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Offline The Big Gimper

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #360 on: August 09, 2019, 02:17:33 AM »
I would be pissed if a heap of money/effort was spent on the vehicle but then I was only given a long ladder to enter/exit...

Agreed but they ran out of money in the budget. It was supposed to be an escalator.  You're lucky it wasn't a rope ladder.

This is drawn by someone who likes large wheels.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #361 on: August 09, 2019, 02:19:42 AM »
I would be pissed if a heap of money/effort was spent on the vehicle but then I was only given a long ladder to enter/exit...
That's probably the "Aw ****!" exit for when everything breaks down and power is off.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #362 on: August 09, 2019, 04:48:49 AM »
This is drawn by someone who likes large wheels.

I loved that song by Sir Rolls-a-lot "Baby Got Wheels"

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #363 on: September 07, 2019, 12:52:30 AM »
Questions:
 - Why would you build such a large target?
I might suggest that this is the equivalent of a coastal artillery piece, i.e. more artillery than a tactical combat weapon. It certainly matches the aesthetic of a more long range, less exposed piece than a tank or APC.

Could be a ground-based orbital defence weapon sort of thing.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #364 on: September 07, 2019, 11:08:27 AM »
Questions:
 - Why would you build such a large target?
I might suggest that this is the equivalent of a coastal artillery piece, i.e. more artillery than a tactical combat weapon. It certainly matches the aesthetic of a more long range, less exposed piece than a tank or APC.

Could be a ground-based orbital defence weapon sort of thing.
A SHEVA from John Ringo's Posleen War series?

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #365 on: September 11, 2019, 11:16:51 PM »
Questions:
 - Why would you build such a large target?
I might suggest that this is the equivalent of a coastal artillery piece, i.e. more artillery than a tactical combat weapon. It certainly matches the aesthetic of a more long range, less exposed piece than a tank or APC.

Could be a ground-based orbital defence weapon sort of thing.
A SHEVA from John Ringo's Posleen War series?
Sure, that sort of thing.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #366 on: October 04, 2019, 11:48:55 PM »
Not my photo but this was entered at the IPMS Ottawa CAPCON last weekend.

Note he/she moved the intake to the sides.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #367 on: October 05, 2019, 03:37:41 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #368 on: October 05, 2019, 07:54:09 AM »
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #369 on: October 06, 2019, 02:53:15 AM »
Sweet.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #370 on: October 06, 2019, 11:51:51 PM »
Found on Facebook.  Source: http://fighters.forumactif.com/t75013-sncaso-so4070-minerve-1-72

Sncaso 4070, at 1/72, made from scratch, plasticard, balsa, foam, aluminum.

The Delta Trijet Single-car delta trijet designed as part of the Minerva Program (which will lead to the Mirage IV), was based on a radically different approach to that of Dassault. Reduced to a minimum, it was based on a guide from the ground and a single-seat configuration, where the pilot was reduced to the role of a passenger? for the return flight.

Much smaller than its competitor, it was a very thin wing delta configuration, a Bicycle main gear train with two retractable out riggers, an single Atar engine and two Strato-Reactor mounted in pods.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #371 on: October 07, 2019, 03:16:37 AM »
Wow! :smiley:
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #372 on: October 07, 2019, 11:22:15 AM »
Damn!!  That's a gorgeous concept & back story and a very well done, and finished, model.  I am in awe of the modeler's talents.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #373 on: October 07, 2019, 06:53:36 PM »
Agreed. Also look at the Mirage IVB. This guy is good!
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #374 on: October 23, 2019, 07:56:19 PM »
Via @Hush_kit on Twitter

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