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Offline apophenia

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Apophenia's Offerings
« on: January 13, 2012, 09:57:03 AM »
How do all! I tend to bash pixels from existing images (and I'll try to be diligent about crediting sources).

I like prototypes, one-offs and other odd-balls -- even for whifs. So, first up is our masthead Chimera in prototype form ...
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012, 09:59:25 AM »
Next up is an oldie, the first Canadian Forces Sukhoi CF-189 being escorting to CFB Bagotville by a CF-18M.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012, 03:28:37 PM »
Mate, you get a special commendation for doing the chimera prototype!

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 04:15:47 PM »
Nice to have you here! Excellent chimera :)

Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2012, 08:42:39 PM »
Good to see you here, Apophenia! Any chance of you reposting your AW Aries/Armadillo here?

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2012, 10:56:04 PM »
Excellent!

Great to see your work again!
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2012, 11:27:44 PM »
Nicely Done! :)
 
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2012, 02:15:39 AM »
Those are great :)

Offline apophenia

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2012, 06:19:27 AM »
Wow, great welcome. Cheers lads!

Any chance of you reposting your AW Aries/Armadillo here?

For sure EH -- including the Hyena testbed you recommended ... in your earlier incarnation  ;)
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2012, 06:23:15 AM »
BTW, the Armstrong-Whitworth backstory was predicated upon licencing PZL designs to make use of AW's metal construction experience. Here's the operational outcomes (for P.11/24 and a P.23 evolution).
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2012, 09:22:03 AM »
Mmmm...I really like the P.23/AW123

...I also have a 1/48 P.24G in the stash already planned to be a RAF alternate to the Gloster Gladiator...
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2012, 10:01:52 AM »
Thanks! I'd forgotten about the Africanus. Beautiful work! Oh, & I obviously love the Hyena-equipped variants!  ;) 

May I ask where you got a side view of the Hyena from?

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2012, 12:24:16 PM »
Thanks lads.

Greg: I wish now that I'd done a version of the Armadillo with underwing Vickers 40mm guns.

[Edit: Now I have ... http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=351.msg4596#msg4596 ]

EH: Yeah, I think I was out ona thin branch with the Africanus  ;)  I never did find a sideview of the Hyena. So, I had to (ick, ack!) paint one myself.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2012, 06:15:40 AM by apophenia »
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2012, 03:26:56 PM »
Do you have more views of Panther mailplane? A 3-view would be lovely.

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2012, 07:24:05 PM »
It's great to see you posting, apophenia!

Oh and my what lovely spats you have!!!
 :-*
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2012, 08:39:28 PM »
Quote
I never did find a sideview of the Hyena. So, I had to (ick, ack!) paint one myself.

In that case, doubly well done! I've only seen a front-on and front-quarter view in the Armstrong Whitworth Putnam myself. The A.W. XVI is a little cracker!  :-*
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2012, 05:42:36 AM »
Very nice, especially like the Chimera and the Sukhoi CF 189.  :)

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2012, 12:18:28 PM »
Cheers Bladerunner. The CF-189 retouch was fun. I probably overdid the weathering on the CF-18 but wanted it to look suitably beat-up (don't want to outshine the new kid!).

Next up is an alternative-alternative take on Litvak's AltCan scenario. There's a backstory for the CX-112 but it's a bit too long for here.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2012, 12:29:52 PM »
Do you have more views of Panther mailplane? A 3-view would be lovely.


Alas, I ditched the original sideview (there never was a 3-view). What I had in mind for the Panther was a re-engined prototype AW.123 with the rear cockpit smoothly faired over to become a mail compartment.

See below: http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=351.msg4597#msg4597
« Last Edit: January 17, 2012, 06:13:36 AM by apophenia »
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2012, 12:13:00 AM »
Nice!  :)
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2012, 01:58:42 AM »
Brilliant Idea!

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2012, 05:39:30 AM »
Excellent ones

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2012, 09:48:35 AM »
Cheers Bladerunner. The CF-189 retouch was fun. I probably overdid the weathering on the CF-18 but wanted it to look suitably beat-up (don't want to outshine the new kid!).

Next up is an alternative-alternative take on Litvak's AltCan scenario. There's a backstory for the CX-112 but it's a bit too long for here.
That's gorgeous and it's got a great family resemblance to both the CF-100 and the C-102.

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2012, 10:22:11 AM »
That's gorgeous and it's got a great family resemblance to both the CF-100 and the C-102.

Doesn't it, though? The whole thing just screams "Avro". I love it.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2012, 01:45:28 AM »
I love this thread.

Cheers,

Logan