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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #325 on: April 25, 2012, 12:45:00 PM »
Soooo...tempted get another A-10 kit....but where to get Afghan decals?
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #326 on: April 25, 2012, 09:26:53 PM »
Soooo...tempted get another A-10 kit....but where to get Afghan decals?

Simples!  I make you a set!

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #327 on: April 25, 2012, 11:59:12 PM »
Very cool! Great minds ;) 

 
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #328 on: April 26, 2012, 03:16:49 AM »
Looks like I missed a many graet aircraft the HA-1113 is superb

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #329 on: April 26, 2012, 03:48:25 AM »
Aarrgghhh...their ganging up on me! :o
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #330 on: April 26, 2012, 08:33:51 AM »
Thanks arc' ... I was amazed at how easily the HA-200 canopy bits slid into place on the '109 fuselage.

Doom!: Very nice! Especially like the camouflage's balance and the flag on the tail (I never thought of that).

I considered putting the roundels in the USAF positions but all AAF aircraft seem to put them on the vertical tail. The Warthog's slime lights rules that out and I ended up with them on the nacelles instead.

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #331 on: April 27, 2012, 04:25:20 AM »
I like how the markings kind of "blend in" with the camo on those A-10s, apophenia. That effect makes them look like they've seen action to my eye. Great work!

And Doom, your A-10 is a show-stopper too! I like the flag on the tail!

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #332 on: April 27, 2012, 06:14:11 AM »
Thanks Brian. I wanted them to look fairly newly re-painted but 'lived in'. I suspect that Kandahar 'rock flour' would make an excellent paint stripper  ;)
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #333 on: April 29, 2012, 11:25:30 AM »
Musings elsewhere about C-27s and Hercules got me thinking about the Lockheed L-400 again. To my mind, keeping the standard Herc fuselage made the L-400 proposal too big (especially to compete with the Spartan in the military market.

So, here's an updated L-400 with shorter fuselage and (for the civvie market, at least) twin PW150As.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #334 on: April 29, 2012, 12:56:37 PM »
Cute...
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #335 on: May 01, 2012, 08:34:38 AM »
Griffon-powered Mustangs came up elsewhere. So, here is the P-51G ...

The North American XP-51G were converted XP-51Fs with British Merlin 145Ms driving 5-bladed propellers. In November 1944, the second XP-51G was re-engined with a Rolls-Royce Griffon 65 with Rotol 5-blade prop.

The USAAF decided that Packard Merlin-engined P-51Hs would be built at Inglewood, while the P-51G would be built at Dallas. 'Shimmy VI' is a P-51G-2NT flown by Col CL Sluder, commander of the 325th Fighter Group in Germany in June 1945.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #336 on: May 02, 2012, 03:03:47 AM »
That's very nice.

Very few things can't be improved with a contra-prop.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #337 on: May 05, 2012, 07:38:21 AM »
A HAL-IAI Alkira of 30 Squadron, RAAF. Formerly a base support unit, 30 Sqn was stood up to full fighter squadron status with the arrival of the Alkira. Moving from East Sale to RAAF Base Darwin, 30 Sqn operate in the light strike fighter role as well as Lead-In Fighter Training (augmenting the RAAF's Hawk 127 LIF).

The HAL-IAI LCA was chosen, in part, for its engine commonality with the RAAF's F-18F Super Hornet. An Aboriginal word, Alkira ('bright') reflects the original users' name 'brilliance' (Tejas for the Indian Air Force, Havraká for the Israeli Defence Force).
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #338 on: May 05, 2012, 08:51:43 AM »
Although I personally don't care for the Tejas, you do do nice artworks. :)
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #339 on: May 07, 2012, 11:02:46 AM »
The Breda Ba.165 Asso ... an updated Ba.65 with a mid-mounted 880 hp Isotta-Fraschini Asso XI.RC RC2C.15 liquid-cooled V12 driving an extension shaft. The hollow nose-reduction gear allowed for a third 12.7mm Breda-SAFAT machinegun on the centreline.

[ Based on a Ba.65 A80 of 159a Squadriglia by JJ Boucher ]
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #340 on: May 07, 2012, 11:34:21 AM »
That is gorgeous, apophenia.  When's the model coming out to go with the box art?  :D

Cheers,

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #341 on: May 07, 2012, 03:16:19 PM »
Oh you could get people like that!
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #342 on: May 07, 2012, 03:17:32 PM »
That is gorgeous, apophenia.  When's the model coming out to go with the box art?  :D

Cheers,

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Keep that in mind for next year's April Fool's GB...some fake box art jobs could really get some people!
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #343 on: May 07, 2012, 04:49:20 PM »
The Ba165 Asso is tasty indeed

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #344 on: May 07, 2012, 05:23:17 PM »
 :icon_bofh:The more I look at that last one, the more it looks like a RR Griffon engine from a Shak or Lincoln!  Now that would be impressive!
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #345 on: May 08, 2012, 05:11:15 AM »
WOW!
 
That is just begging for a sharkmouth. :)

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #346 on: May 08, 2012, 10:16:34 AM »
Thanks guys. I've got a sideview in the works ... but got distracted by AGRA's RAAF Twin Mustangs  ;)
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1329.msg17429#msg17429

:icon_bofh:The more I look at that last one, the more it looks like a RR Griffon engine from a Shak or Lincoln!  Now that would be impressive!


Indeed. The Achilles Heel of all pre-WWII Italian aircraft was available engine power. The Griffon would've been a treat but those humongous IF W18s were the most powerful they had. I figured a V12 was more practical option even if it did put out less oomph.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #347 on: May 08, 2012, 08:36:08 PM »
Love the Twin 'stang!

Always liked the look of the Asso, with the annular radiator on the Cant Z.501 in particular. Good excuse to have some annular radiator Macchi/Fiat/Reggiane late-war fighters to match those Fw-190D-9s wouldn't you say?!!

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #348 on: May 09, 2012, 07:23:34 AM »
Thanks EH. Here's another Twin Mustang ...
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1329.msg17523#msg17523

I like the look of the Asso XI on the Gabbiano too. It is fun to imagine Regia Aeronautica fighters with truly successful IF V12s  ;D
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #349 on: May 09, 2012, 11:53:10 AM »
I-FORT was converted to Ba.65ter standard with the installation of a 880 hp Isotta-Fraschini Asso XI V12 engine. The private-venture Ba.65ter was tested by the Regia Aeronautica but the Ministero dell'Aeronautica concluded that the 1000 hp Fiat A.80 RC.41 18-cylinder radial engined version would offer superior performance.

Without an RA order, the Ba.65ter became a development airframe for Breda's Ba.165 program, eventually being re-engined with a more powerful 960 hp I-F Asso XI RC.40.
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