Author Topic: Space-Lightning  (Read 13981 times)

Offline jcf

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2014, 02:20:03 AM »
A drag racing P-38? Hmmm, now you've got me thinking. I have a couple of 1/24 Allisons as well!  ;D


Take it to the lakes.   ;)



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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2014, 08:42:55 AM »
What?! :icon_twisted: Accute heresy and/or madness :-\
You dare pretending the glorious Moon mission Apollo-2014 was a fake filmed on the Salty Lake at night??? Lord, your JC-38 roller and orbiters (JC-38R, JC-38 O, JC-38 OČ) will never receive a single federal $ anymore!

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2014, 02:23:10 PM »
Still for outer-space, here is the hypersonic "vacuum-energy" cruizer...:

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2014, 02:43:06 PM »
Brilliant  :)

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2014, 03:21:21 PM »
Thanks a lot!
And here is the long-range (inter-galactic) Lightning powered by solar wind, a sail-spacecraft, yes.

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2014, 09:20:28 AM »
I forgot to explain the colours:
- they are selected by my son who has never visited inter-galactic area
- like houses in Sweden snow, in outer space there is a lack of bright colours so the spacecraft wear flashing colours
- this is a tribute to our friend Ericr models and this spacecraft is named Ericraft...

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2014, 09:52:01 AM »
What?! :icon_twisted: Accute heresy and/or madness :-\
You dare pretending the glorious Moon mission Apollo-2014 was a fake filmed on the Salty Lake at night??? Lord, your JC-38 roller and orbiters (JC-38R, JC-38 O, JC-38 OČ) will never receive a single federal $ anymore!

 ;D  ;D  :icon_fsm:

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Offline Tophe

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2014, 09:58:52 AM »
Glad you like my absurdity, jcf...

Well, here is a summary of the space Lightinings you all helped me gathering:

Thanks again!

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2014, 08:55:57 PM »
Litening Space Station with the 2 asymmetric escape gliders:

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2014, 07:47:29 AM »
Heh!  :)

Suggestions:

B-Wing Lightning : pod, one inner wing, engine/boom, one outer wing, weapon pod under wingtip.

Lightning space station with artificial gravity: replace the ball with a torus, then have two identical, asymetric Lightnings attached to the rim facing in the same direction of rotation, so that they can spin it with their engines
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2014, 09:34:04 AM »
Suggestions:
B-Wing Lightning : pod, one inner wing, engine/boom, one outer wing, weapon pod under wingtip.
My SF knowledge was so poor I did not know what is a B-wing (thanks Google), and here comes the B-Wing like Wea-38BW:

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2014, 09:37:41 AM »
Nicely done Tophe! That's just what I had in mind.  :) :D
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2014, 10:51:46 AM »
Thanks a lot!

Suggestions:
Lightning space station with artificial gravity: replace the ball with a torus, then have two identical, asymetric Lightnings attached to the rim facing in the same direction of rotation, so that they can spin it with their engines
I am not sure I understand all while... here is the LW-38A Lord Weaver Space Station 1 (put in service in 2114):

Offline kerick

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2014, 11:33:32 AM »
Isn't the Mak Faulke made out of two P-38 booms plus other parts?

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2014, 02:21:43 PM »
I forgot to explain the colours:
- they are selected by my son who has never visited inter-galactic area
- like houses in Sweden snow, in outer space there is a lack of bright colours so the spacecraft wear flashing colours
- this is a tribute to our friend Ericr models and this spacecraft is named Ericraft...

great color choice  ;) ;) ;) thanks!

and great inspiration : a couple of rockets and an appropriately scaled P-38, it really is doable!