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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #175 on: March 05, 2012, 08:34:29 PM »
Very nice indeed, I particularly like the different turrets.

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #176 on: March 05, 2012, 10:23:31 PM »
Sunderlands look great!!!

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #177 on: March 07, 2012, 12:08:03 PM »
Thanks lads. Now just a bit of silliness based on the Wellesley...

The first is the Type 294 Wellesley PR Mk III, immediately distinguished by its Rolls-Royce Merlin I engine. But the Type 294 was actually a twin-engined design. Where the observer's cockpit had been, sat a 'slave' Rolls-Royce Kestrel XVI driving a large Bentley blower to boost the Merlin's high-altitude performance.

A less successful Type 294 descendant was the Vickers Wellington (aka 'Twin Wellesley'), a twin-engined bomber. Intended as a fast bomber, the Wellington proved anything but. By the time the Wellington began reaching RAF squadrons in 1937, the type was already obsolete.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #178 on: March 07, 2012, 01:02:41 PM »
Wonderful! :-*

A less successful Type 294 descendant was the Vickers Wellington (aka 'Twin Wellesley'), a twin-engined bomber.
Is the Twin in the name just for twin-engined or also for twin-fuselage? ;)

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #179 on: March 07, 2012, 07:12:32 PM »
Thanks lads. Now just a bit of silliness based on the Wellesley...

The first is the Type 294 Wellesley PR Mk III, immediately distinguished by its Rolls-Royce Merlin I engine. But the Type 294 was actually a twin-engined design. Where the observer's cockpit had been, sat a 'slave' Rolls-Royce Kestrel XVI driving a large Bentley blower to boost the Merlin's high-altitude performance.

I stopped reading at "PR".  ;D  Great concept.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #180 on: March 08, 2012, 02:14:09 AM »
The PR one is perfect!

Now, how about a RAF Coastal Command one?
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #181 on: March 08, 2012, 05:24:32 AM »
Thanks guys. Greg: A Coastal Command Welleseley could work -- more fuel in those bomb containers?

Is the Twin in the name just for twin-engined or also for twin-fuselage?

 ;D  Probably a better idea than my twin-engined 'Wellington' Tophe!
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #182 on: March 08, 2012, 01:39:28 PM »
Both ideas seem good, I will "work" for that (for fun), thanks!

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #183 on: March 08, 2012, 02:15:14 PM »
already done (with the help of Blohm und Voss):

Thanks again!

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #184 on: March 09, 2012, 11:55:29 AM »
Sorry Apophenia, I must stay closer to your genius profile: port engine without cockpit then fuselage without engine: (Blohm und Voss helps anyway)


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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #185 on: March 10, 2012, 08:21:23 AM »
Tophe: great variations as usual :) Part of what got me going on a twin-engines Wellesley is the original's tremendous span. But now I'm leaning towards a trimotor  ;D

Based on Glenn R's slendid scratch-built 1/32nd Wellesley on Britmodeller.com
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t60795.html
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #186 on: March 10, 2012, 08:49:16 AM »
That trimotor's great.  Looks very 1930s.  Neat idea and it would be great if someone really did it in plastic.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #187 on: March 10, 2012, 10:34:19 AM »
Wow, great three-engined version, will you pixelize it?

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #188 on: March 10, 2012, 12:08:52 PM »
Thanks Logan. I don't think it would be that hard (if you had the cowlings, props, etc.). Can't really see buying three kits for those fittings so probably one for the casting clone crowd  ;)

Wow, great three-engined version, will you pixelize it?

I'm not as thorough as you Tophe  :-[   I doubt  that I'd do a sideview of the trimotor, It'd look abit too much like the twin-engined 'Wellington' with the old Wellesley nose engine plonked back on  :D
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #189 on: March 10, 2012, 01:28:15 PM »
I'm not as thorough as you Tophe  :-[ 
My English is not fluent enough to be sure, but I think I disagree: YOUR profiles are thorough indeed, according to me, I mean: both perfect and inventive and pleasant and nice (well not "both" but "fourth"?) hehe... ;)

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #190 on: March 10, 2012, 04:53:01 PM »
Where the observer's cockpit had been, sat a 'slave' Rolls-Royce Kestrel XVI driving a large Bentley blower to boost the Merlin's high-altitude performance.

So by 'a large Bentley Blower', do you mean an enlarged version of the Roots-type blowers supplied by Amherst Villiers for use on Bentley automobiles? Or something altogether different?
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #191 on: March 11, 2012, 03:20:16 AM »
Your twin-engined Wellesley is absolutely inspired, apophenia! Tophe, your various permutations of it are imaginative and delightful too!

Nice work, guys!

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #192 on: March 11, 2012, 07:24:45 AM »
Thanks guys. Here's an oldie that may appeal to Brian ...

JCF: Yep, 'Roots' would've been my pre-aphasia choice of names  :-[
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #193 on: March 11, 2012, 08:16:40 AM »
That has a classic look to it, very believable!

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #194 on: March 11, 2012, 11:22:14 AM »
Why "believable"? Is it a fake picture? It seems so perfect, I am pretty sure this is true, not fake, am I wrong?

Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #195 on: March 12, 2012, 03:43:49 AM »
Love the Wellesleys!

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #196 on: March 12, 2012, 11:44:51 AM »
Cheers EH.

Why "believable"? Is it a fake picture? It seems so perfect, I am pretty sure this is true, not fake, am I wrong?

A complete fake Tophe. But not to worry, the next one is absolutely real. No really, honest ...  ;D
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #197 on: March 12, 2012, 11:58:18 AM »
Congratulations for your faking talents. But now, at the tribunal, what will be the meaning of "photographic proof"? ;)

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #198 on: March 12, 2012, 02:26:08 PM »
JCF: Yep, 'Roots' would've been my pre-aphasia choice of names  :-[


Cool, so an installation like the classic front-mounted GMC 6-71 blower use in hot-rods and dragsters
before the top-mount arrangement became dominant:
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #199 on: March 13, 2012, 05:03:48 AM »
Thanks guys. Here's an oldie that may appeal to Brian ...

JCF: Yep, 'Roots' would've been my pre-aphasia choice of names  :-[

My what lovely spats you have there!
 :-* :-*
Nice work, aphophenia!

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