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Polygons Aerodrome
« on: December 05, 2014, 08:23:19 PM »
Here are some of my aviation, most of these are just aircraft that I've rearranged in ways I thought were interesting, no particular reasoning behind them.

Skywarrior VIP:


Skywarrior as a rotodyne:



C-1 Trader as a VTOL COD:



Two Phantoms and some other parts:



Two Skywarriors merged as a maritime patrol craft:



Rearranged skywarior as an awacs:



Kamov tilt-rotor:



Cargo seaplane - inspired by the convair tradewind:




Some sort of seaplane from the remnants (had to recast a part that I ruined in my first attempt at the cargo seaplane)


Modified phantoms:



Prowler VTOL - originally since I used the prowlers wings on the phantoms, I was just going to do a simple wing swap, but then I realized that if I flipped the wings it sort of looks like the dropship from starcraft 2:

Flight mode:


VTOL mode:


Dropship for reference:

http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/Medivac_dropship

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2014, 08:33:26 PM »
Outstanding!

1/700 or 1/350?

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2014, 09:07:50 PM »
Wow!!! Super whiffing!! The Tradwind and Kamov Tillt rotor are inspiring!!! :D :D
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2014, 09:32:27 PM »
So many great designs! VERY cool!  8)
« Last Edit: December 06, 2014, 01:19:12 AM by ChernayaAkula »
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2014, 09:55:53 PM »
Nice stuff, Poly! I especially like the one with the lengthened wings and 4 jets!

Well done!

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2014, 01:01:55 AM »
Very cool ideas!

Nicely done.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2014, 03:16:50 AM »
Very cool ideas!

Nicely done.

What he said. :)
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2014, 12:50:25 PM »
Outstanding!

1/700 or 1/350?


Both actually, the seaplanes, trader and kamov are 700 and the rest are 350.

Here my latest quick build, a 1/350 backwards wing B-25.
I bought a pack of ten a few years ago and through various moves and cleanups I only have this one left. I tried a rudimentary paint job with one of those silver markers, but it didn't turn out so well.
 

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2014, 01:45:54 PM »
^ Oh my.....  :-*
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2014, 12:04:18 AM »
There are all fantastic! I have several boxes of Trumpeter 1/350 planes and only vague wiffing ideas. The A-3 Skywarrior variants are ll great and that B-25 reminds me of this book cover:




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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2014, 05:59:24 AM »
Reminds me of the 'Rutanised' B-17G you can see on the web. Nice job :)
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2014, 09:52:20 PM »
That book cover is where I got the idea to put the vertical stabilizers on the ends of the wings and the pusher props from Sky Crawlers.

Anyway here are my latest builds.

2 1/700 f-15 concepts.
one is a combination of the silent eagle - conformal weapon bays (although you cant really see them) and canted tail fins - and the f-15 active - canards and thrust vectoring (the real active has 3d thrust vectoring, but I like the look of f-22 style 2d thrust vectoring.
And the other one is based on a tailless f-15.



1/700 f-4 with tomcat wings - added overwing ferry tanks because I think they look nice:


1/700 Tilt-rotor starlifter:


1/350 s-3 viking seaplane:

Now that I look at the picture, those engines are crooked, I'll fix that later.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2014, 02:06:10 AM »
C-1 Trader as a VTOL COD:
I love this twin-boomer! :-* :-*

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2014, 02:40:54 AM »
 :icon_music: "Keeps getting better!"  :icon_music:
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2014, 07:46:48 AM »
I need to save this thread its so full of ideas!

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2014, 09:00:36 AM »
That tilt-rotor Starlifter is a beast. Those rotors would be gigantic.
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2014, 10:40:56 AM »
WOW - do you have a good eye for configuration changes or what :)
I am learning from these.
How you ever saw a seaplane lurking within the S-3 is brilliance :o

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2014, 11:14:58 PM »
That tilt-rotor Starlifter is a beast. Those rotors would be gigantic.

 I still have another starlifter, which I will make as a Quad rotor.

WOW - do you have a good eye for configuration changes or what :)
I am learning from these.
How you ever saw a seaplane lurking within the S-3 is brilliance :o


My thought process is a little strange sometimes. Sometimes I'll get carried away with a theme (when I came up with the sea viking I was on a seaplane theme), sometimes a design idea will pop into my head out of nowhere and other times I'll see something in something. For example I turned my sea viking upside down and got this idea( probably needs some scaleoraming and wing smallening):

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2014, 02:43:58 AM »
I like your thinking.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2014, 07:59:50 AM »
I like your thinking.

 and his doing is even better!

 I really dig the Starlifter,too.

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2015, 01:00:12 PM »
After watching Yukikaze for the nth time and having a surplus of hornets:



Just remembered that I wanted to put the forward canards on top, behind the cockpit, D'oh. Still looks good the way it is though.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2015, 01:10:43 PM »
Appears your glue fumes are stronger than mine  :)

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2015, 03:11:44 AM »
Some 1/350 madness:

Sikorsky Bananaking


Double Hawkeye maritime patrol:


Ducted fan VTOLs:









Couple of VTOLs based on the VC-33 Moms Kitchen from the Macross universe:




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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2015, 04:22:27 AM »
I like your four-engine Hawkeye.  Have you considered applying that same concept to the C-2 Greyhound?  :)
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2015, 08:31:03 AM »
Some neat ideas.  Nice work

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2015, 08:52:10 AM »
Brilliant stuff!  :) Really like the Yukikaze-Hornet!
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2015, 02:31:24 AM »
Love that 4 engined stretched Hawkeye! :)

The VTOLs look a bit like Grumman Model 698:

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2015, 11:05:25 AM »
Some 1/350 madness:
They say "Madness is closed to Genius"... According to me, these models of yours are more genious than mad... ;)

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2015, 05:43:35 PM »

funny how the small scale seems to open up possibilities!
lovely inspiration here


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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2015, 07:30:42 PM »
 :)  Love your work!

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2015, 11:51:35 PM »
I like your four-engine Hawkeye.


Some neat ideas.  Nice work


Brilliant stuff!  :) Really like the Yukikaze-Hornet!


Love that 4 engined stretched Hawkeye! :)


Some 1/350 madness:
They say "Madness is closed to Genius"... According to me, these models of yours are more genious than mad... ;)


funny how the small scale seems to open up possibilities!
lovely inspiration here


:)  Love your work!



Thanks guys :)


I like your four-engine Hawkeye.  Have you considered applying that same concept to the C-2 Greyhound?  :)


Actually I wanted to stretch a c-2 in the first place, but it has a fat butt - so there would be a lot of work involed:


The VTOLs look a bit like Grumman Model 698:


That is no coincidence

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2015, 12:10:38 AM »
And here's some more:

B-25/S-3 wingswap:


Su-25 intermeshing rotor attack chopper:



Airborne seaRAM:




Harrier Bomber:



Su-25 based attack jet (based on the obscure Avenger II from Macross) with a full carpet bombing load of SDBs. I wish they made a 2 seater su-25 in 1/144 or 1/72, I really want to build a bigger one of these:


Vigilante based interceptor:



VTOL F-18 attacker:


These two are prototypes of AEW aircraft with smaller wingspans to operate off small aircraft carriers.

Tandem wing:


Based on the Hs.125 AEW concept:


And this one was just for fun:

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2015, 01:48:49 AM »
ALL of them are located in the range between marvelous and genius! :-*
My very favorites are the Harrier twin-boomer and the very last twin-boomer (on which basis?) :-* :-*
I forgot to say something: :-* :-* :-* :-*

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2015, 03:56:42 PM »
ALL of them are located in the range between marvelous and genius! :-*
My very favorites are the Harrier twin-boomer and the very last twin-boomer (on which basis?) :-* :-*
I forgot to say something: :-* :-* :-* :-*

 :)

Couple more Star Wars themed ones:

X-wing F-14:


B-wing B-25:



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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2015, 11:10:59 PM »
Better and better! :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*!!!!!!

I plan to present it on my site about asymmetric aircraft, as this seems to be the very first asymmetric aircraft with tilting fins ever, no? ??? ;)

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2015, 01:48:11 AM »
2-seat Su-25's are available from Art Model and, if memory serves me correctly, other companies, too.  I know I've seen the Art Model ones for sale recently.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2015, 01:57:38 AM »
I plan to present it on my site about asymmetric aircraft, as this seems to be the very first asymmetric aircraft with tilting fins ever, no? ??? ;)
This is now in line at http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Asymm_addition.htm
Polygon, you are part of Aviation History now! Congratulations! ;)

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2015, 03:22:09 AM »
Love those last ones :)
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2015, 03:32:52 AM »
You made an X-wing fighter out of F-14 parts. You, sir have won the internet forever!
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2015, 10:22:44 PM »
2-seat Su-25's are available from Art Model and, if memory serves me correctly, other companies, too.  I know I've seen the Art Model ones for sale recently.

Thanks for the info, cant believe I missed them when I was looking.

I plan to present it on my site about asymmetric aircraft, as this seems to be the very first asymmetric aircraft with tilting fins ever, no? ??? ;)
This is now in line at http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Asymm_addition.htm
Polygon, you are part of Aviation History now! Congratulations! ;)

 8)

Love those last ones :)

Thanks

You made an X-wing fighter out of F-14 parts. You, sir have won the internet forever!

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Latest batch:

Mirage style Vigilante


JH-7 style Vigilante



XB-43 style Skywarrior


Enlarged su-25 with Hawkeye wings


su-33 AEW



TSR2-ish Vigilante



VTOL Viking


Double B-25 AWACS


Swing-wing Flankers





Cant wait to get started on my next batch, where a mix of Ace Combat and Yukikaze will be my muse.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2015, 09:31:51 PM »
 :-*
and  :-* :-* for the double-bubble XB-43!

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2015, 09:30:49 PM »
Next up: 1/144 Har-nado



I kind of flubbed the nozzles because getting the right position would have required extensive rework of the rear fuselage.

And work has started on my Joint strike harrier idea from the VTOL GB:

Hmmmm... I probably should have planned a bit before ripping it apart, oh well.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2015, 10:19:13 PM »
Love the Har-nado.  :)
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« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2015, 12:46:16 AM »

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2015, 03:17:08 AM »
Nice work
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2015, 10:02:41 PM »
The desert fractal camo on your Har-nado is absolutely superb!

Great stuff!

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #46 on: December 31, 2015, 02:28:46 AM »
Love the Har-nado.  :)
So do I:  :-*

Nice work

The desert fractal camo on your Har-nado is absolutely superb!

Great stuff!

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Thanks, stay tuned for a more refined version :)


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« Reply #47 on: December 31, 2015, 02:53:18 AM »
Cool builds. Keep them coming.   :)
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2015, 09:36:07 AM »
Cool!  The two canards have a very "Miles" feeling after seeing the M.35 and the M.39B and derivatives.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #49 on: December 31, 2015, 11:38:49 AM »
The two canards have a very "Miles" feeling
:-* :-* (yes, I love those 2 canards, thanks for the enjoyment!)

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2016, 02:09:55 AM »
Cool builds. Keep them coming.   :)

Cool!  The two canards have a very "Miles" feeling after seeing the M.35 and the M.39B and derivatives.

:-* :-* (yes, I love those 2 canards, thanks for the enjoyment!)

Thanks all. The inspiration for the canards was actually the henschel p87


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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2016, 03:09:21 AM »
Nice work
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #52 on: January 08, 2016, 04:48:09 AM »
Just wonderful!  :-*
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #53 on: January 08, 2016, 07:31:14 AM »
That's some of the most wicked fractal camo I've ever seen!

Every one of these is pure eye-candy!

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #54 on: January 09, 2016, 12:27:47 AM »
New build: VTOL, formerly a Mitsubishi F-1
That's some of the most wicked fractal camo I've ever seen!
That's the most incredible Mitsubishi F-1 I've ever seen! :-*

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #55 on: January 09, 2016, 03:20:12 PM »
A thread full of inspiration!!
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #56 on: January 09, 2016, 04:57:21 PM »
YES -- A thread full of inspiration !
Rich with kitbashing concepts.  Products of fertile imagineering mind and hands. :)
Much to borrow from for my own builds.

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« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2016, 08:30:02 AM »
impressive kitbashing indeed !
I guess the small scale favorus unhibition  ;)

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« Reply #58 on: January 18, 2016, 12:31:31 AM »
Top class imaganation! Wow!! So many ideas I want to emulate. The dinahS look brilliant
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #59 on: January 18, 2016, 11:28:40 AM »
Great work going on here, i like them all! :)
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2016, 04:21:07 AM »
Thanks everyone for the kind words :). Heres what I've built since the last time I posted:

AW101 Pave-Wiz sea camo:




Forward swept Berkut-ized Hornet:




Next to its small scale prototype:


Back swept Hornet:



Mig29xl:




Whats coming up next:


Cheers guys, thanks for stopping by.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2016, 04:47:33 AM »
Very, very neat. I like that back-swept Hornet. By the way, was that MiG at all inspired by Red Alert 2?

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #62 on: May 19, 2016, 08:19:39 AM »
You've got a real talent for modern camo schemes, especially those of the fractal variety!

Very well done!

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2016, 09:00:52 AM »
All great builds & ideas! can't wait to see where the current builds go! :)
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #64 on: May 19, 2016, 10:21:01 AM »
Awesome builds Mr. P.

1/144 scale?
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2016, 10:49:54 AM »
I love mainly tour FSW F-18 and Mig-29XL :-* :-*

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #66 on: May 31, 2016, 02:58:41 AM »
was that MiG at all inspired by Red Alert 2?

As a matter of fact it was, I was just going to do a straight Red alert version but then I placed the mig kit next to my f16xl and the idea just clicked.

1/144 scale?

Yep, its my new favourite scale

More stuff
Tornado ADV+:
Stretched and featuring conformal fuel tanks and a full load of 10 meteors and 2 ASRAAMs


And tandem landing gear just because I like it


Stealthy F-15:
Painting almost finished

Originally this was just supposed to be a tail-less, f-22 nozzled f-15, but I got a little carried away with it.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #67 on: May 31, 2016, 11:12:26 AM »
Nice new ones :-*

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #68 on: June 07, 2016, 07:23:09 PM »
Absolutely amazing work, love'em all! :icon_alabanza:
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #69 on: June 07, 2016, 07:54:02 PM »
Nice designs you've got there  :)
Good job !

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« Reply #70 on: June 07, 2016, 08:54:11 PM »
That Tornado ADV+ looks great and reminds me of a version that appeared in the November One series of technothrillers that came out some time (long some time) back.  Beautiful work!

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« Reply #71 on: June 12, 2016, 05:02:36 AM »
All brilliant builds, every one of 'em, but the Berknet is possibly the best I've ever seen. Beautiful and believable. :)
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« Reply #72 on: June 12, 2016, 12:09:02 PM »
From super-duper small scale (1/350 & 1/700) to another small scale (1/144), holy crap can't imagine what greatness you could make in larger scales👍
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #73 on: June 25, 2016, 10:58:41 PM »
Thanks all :).

Some updates

Stealth fighter - added some pods and calling it done.
the pods are called LO-FAT pods (Low Observable - Fuel and Armament Tactical). Fuel on the top half, weapons bay on the bottom capable of carrying 3 Aim120s or equivalent sized bombs or missiles (seen here with 1 aim120 and 4 small diameter bombs in each pod).



Also internal carriage of 2 missiles


Harnado Mk.II


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« Reply #74 on: June 26, 2016, 12:04:02 AM »
Wow! I still love what you create/invent... ;)

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« Reply #75 on: June 26, 2016, 05:41:18 AM »
Polygon,

I would like to know more about how you created your LO-FAT Pods.  They are quite interesting. 

Yourj Hornado VG-VTOL Harrier/Tornado combination is a very nice concept.  I hope we will see more WIP images of this as you continue the project. 

So what is the name of that Sukhoi-F-16XL going to be?  :)
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #76 on: July 05, 2016, 02:15:49 AM »
Polygon,

I would like to know more about how you created your LO-FAT Pods.  They are quite interesting. 

Do you mean how I got the idea or how did I build them?
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Yourj Hornado VG-VTOL Harrier/Tornado combination is a very nice concept.  I hope we will see more WIP images of this as you continue the project. 

I don't usually take that many wip pics, but if anyone's interested I could take some more during my next projects. As for the Harnado, its almost finished and there are no wip pics :(.

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So what is the name of that Sukhoi-F-16XL going to be?  :)

I've got it narrowed down to a few names, but you'll have to wait till its finished before I settle on one, should be in a few days.

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #77 on: July 17, 2016, 12:28:25 PM »
Harnado Mk.II finished:



Compared to the Mk.I:


Mk.I underside:

Its kinda ugly, but I didn't have a spare harrier or want to do much work to the bottom, also the landing gear outriggers are mounted on the fuel tanks.

Mk.II underside:

Muuuch better looking using an actual harrier underside and nozzles.

I personally like the look of the intakes of the Mk.I, but the overall look of the Mk.II (nozzles, gear) looks way better. Perhaps a Mk.III will combine the Mk.II with the Mk.Is intake,reinstate the ecm stinger, add some conformal fuel tanks and have some storm shadows hanging off the wings.

Modified F-16 side project:



Still not quite finished:

Official name "Strike Falcon", however it is better known by its crews as the "Mighty Duck" because of its duck nose and impressive performance on a single engine.

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« Reply #78 on: July 17, 2016, 12:45:30 PM »
Super cool!!! 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #79 on: July 17, 2016, 12:51:33 PM »
I love this Mighty Duck, thanks! :-*

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« Reply #80 on: July 17, 2016, 01:00:04 PM »
Great parts integrations on all  :-*
Harnados look deserty and air-to-ground lethal.
Modified F-16 side project looks don't mess with me air-to-air lethal.  Inspired to build similar.
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« Reply #81 on: July 17, 2016, 05:11:14 PM »
Modified F-16 looks Russian! :icon_surprised: :)
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« Reply #82 on: July 17, 2016, 06:09:49 PM »
The Harnado Mk.II is truly inspiring. Great work.
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« Reply #83 on: July 18, 2016, 12:42:14 AM »
That's some truly marvelous fractal camo!

Bravo!!!

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« Reply #84 on: July 20, 2016, 07:59:37 AM »
Great work! Love those Vipers! :)
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #85 on: July 28, 2016, 12:07:28 AM »
Thanks guys :)

Time for some updates

Recently I decided to go back to my tiny roots and finish off a few 1/350 builds:
Original prototype swept wing hornet, more of a flanker feel:

Upside down hornet, inspired by cf-18 false canopy:

AESA radar AWACS. Could have put that pod on a regular hawkeye, but thats not how I roll.


Greyhound as mini Airbus A400, the A200(or maybe closer to A150):

Something I threw together, but it does look nice. Candidate for up-sizing?

Lost a wing :(



In 1/144
Based on this image from the random whiffs topic:


really love the look of it but I didnt have the requisite parts so I'm whipping up something close enough for me:


More Vipers:



I would like to know more about how you created your LO-FAT Pods.  They are quite interesting. 



I'm not great at explaining, but here goes:


Measure what kind of munitions you want - create an open box with said dimensions - attach box to styrene skeleton - wrap sheet styrene around the flat sides, putty for the curves using the skeleton as a shaping guide - add sheet styrene with triangles cut out on the bottom - PSR

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« Reply #86 on: July 29, 2016, 03:15:47 AM »
Cool, now if you could just convince BAe to build the Harnado we could rule the world, again. brilliant.
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #87 on: July 29, 2016, 04:43:39 AM »
I really like the sharky-looking purple & black one.

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« Reply #88 on: July 29, 2016, 05:25:08 AM »
Thank you for the WIP images of your LO FAT weapons pods, really neat idea and happy to know a little bit more about how you put it together. 

The Mighty Duck F-16 is quite striking with the side by side seating arrangement.  Wonder how the F-111 cockpit would fit into that F-16?
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« Reply #89 on: July 29, 2016, 10:41:02 AM »





^^^^^
I love this.

This thread is full of interesting ideas.  :)

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #90 on: July 31, 2016, 02:51:13 AM »
Wonder how the F-111 cockpit would fit into that F-16?


I actually did want to use an f-111 cockpit, but I din't have any in the stash. I think preliminary measurements showed it would fit quite well. Anyhow there is space for 2 pilots because I used the back end of an A-6 cockpit.

Mighty duck getting longer legs:


New nose:


F-2xl:


This is one of the main reasons I don't adhere to specific real world paint schemes - colour matching. I really want this to be a jasdf bird but I'm not satisfied with the way the light blue came out, it just doesnt look right. Kit paint guides arent much help either. I'm gonna have to strip it and try again.

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #91 on: August 13, 2016, 10:14:09 AM »
Mighty duck finished:



Notes on a future version
-work on the cockpit shape
-distended center fuel tank like the EE Lightening instead of drop tanks
-double nosewheel


Looks better especially the light blue.  Still not 100% satisfied though, but I don't wanna strip and repaint it a 4th time so I will chalk it up as a learning experience and move on.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #92 on: August 13, 2016, 12:57:05 PM »
Mighty duck finished:
very delicious, thanks! :-* :-*

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« Reply #93 on: August 13, 2016, 10:38:00 PM »
Mighty duck finished:
very delicious, thanks! :-* :-*

Indeed! And with some mighty tasty fractal camo to boot!

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« Reply #94 on: August 13, 2016, 11:47:24 PM »
Awesome stuff as usual. I love your bashes, I think they are brilliant.

I'm a big fan of researching colors but switching them if they don't look right to your eye. I think you should trust what you see, and I think that leads to a more satisfying build
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« Reply #95 on: August 14, 2016, 01:55:16 AM »
I really enjoyed your Mighty Duck build. Or as written in Latin: Potens Anatis
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« Reply #96 on: August 15, 2016, 08:50:40 AM »
Go, go, Mighty Duck! 8) Looks great! :)
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #97 on: August 23, 2016, 12:06:57 AM »
Cheers guys!

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Go, go, Mighty Duck!

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F-2xl coming along. One of the problems with this camo scheme is lighting, seriously almost every pic of the real one is slightly different.  But anyway now that I've applied the decals and finished painting and look at it more and more, I'm quite happy with the way it turned out.
 All thats left is to make some CFTs, they'll be a pain to make but totally worth it.



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« Reply #98 on: August 23, 2016, 02:42:13 AM »
Sweet!
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« Reply #99 on: August 23, 2016, 09:04:03 PM »
F-2XL is sooooo damn gorgeous!  :-*
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« Reply #100 on: August 24, 2016, 03:01:49 AM »
F-2XL is sooooo damn gorgeous!  :-*

I'll second that! And that a VG Viper...   :)
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #101 on: October 27, 2016, 12:35:08 AM »
New Stuff

F-16xl with CFTs:


Swing Viper:
Not much space for weapons though





F-18 front/F-16 back/F-86 wings:


Ducked F-16:



Looks like the tandem gear bandit stuck again :icon_ninja:

Fixed wing Tornado:

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« Reply #102 on: October 27, 2016, 12:58:21 AM »
Great job :) Swing Viper in particular !
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« Reply #103 on: October 27, 2016, 01:00:52 AM »
I agree: several marvels there, while the swing Viper is my very favourite! :-*

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« Reply #104 on: October 27, 2016, 05:00:33 AM »
I agree: several marvels there, while the swing Viper is my very favourite! :-*

Concur! What a beauty!

Love the camo on all of these too!

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« Reply #105 on: October 27, 2016, 10:51:26 PM »
Lovely set, fixed wing t'nado is my fave, but all very nice indeed. Maybe you should apply to Gen. Dynamics for a job?   8)
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« Reply #106 on: October 28, 2016, 03:08:06 AM »
Maybe you should apply to Gen. Dynamics for a job?   8)

Except they don't really do aircraft anymore... ;)
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« Reply #107 on: October 28, 2016, 11:04:55 AM »
Maybe you should apply to Gen. Dynamics for a job?   8)

Except they don't really do aircraft anymore... ;)
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« Reply #108 on: October 28, 2016, 11:09:58 AM »
EB or BIW would be my dream but Green Card would be the issue, then again with my wife's career who knows where I could end up.

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« Reply #109 on: October 28, 2016, 11:23:10 AM »
Your Aerodrome gives impression of major R&D and flight test center !
Like them all for both design and appropriate color scheme on each one  :)

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #110 on: November 27, 2016, 02:16:34 AM »
Single engine Mig-29/ Halfcrum/ Mig-14.5 - I call it the Smig



ProwlerHog AWACS:

When I looked at it with its fuel tanks on I was tempted to do a floatplane A-10, but alas I got no floats in the stash.

Prowling Growling Mighty Duck




Norwegian Grippen with CFTs launching a Joint Strike missile:




On the bench/ coming up soon

Quad tilt-rotor bullet plaine


Indtruder cockpit on my headless Hind.
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« Reply #111 on: November 27, 2016, 03:19:15 AM »
With a bit more shaping, that last one might match this Unmanned version I drew ages ago:

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« Reply #112 on: November 27, 2016, 03:32:29 AM »
interesting hybrids !

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« Reply #113 on: November 27, 2016, 03:42:51 AM »
Someone got built by the Prowler bug!!

Really great design. The Smig is sharp. My hats off, its tough to convert a double engine to a single when they have that big tunnel between the Nacelles (like Flanker, Tomcat) much easier when they look like a box (Foxbat, Eagle)

CFTS on the Gripen are subtle, but very sexy  :)
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« Reply #114 on: November 27, 2016, 01:08:43 PM »
Prowling Growling Mighty Duck
This one is my favourite, is this a modified F-16XL? Great! :-*

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« Reply #115 on: November 28, 2016, 07:22:59 AM »
Nice work on that fractal camo!

I really like what you're doing with that re-purposed bullet train now a plane. Will look forward to seeing more on this one. It looks every bit a winner already!

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« Reply #116 on: December 02, 2016, 12:55:31 AM »
Someone got built by the Prowler bug!!


Prowler bug... hmmmm... put a prowler cockpit on a super hornet. Would have to widen the fuselage, something to mull over. Thanks for the idea :)

Settled for an ASW role for the hind and trying to decide a canopy style:


And now for my most ambitious build yet - a scratch-build 1/144 X-02 Wyvern from the Ace Combat games. This is going to be a long term thing, I don't care if it takes years but it been on my list for a while and it'll be a test of my skills.

Compared to Flanker:

Some Japanese super modeler has probably done this already, but I don't care I want one for myself. Although if a kit exists it's probably hiding in the Japanese internet, extremely rare and ludicrously expensive.

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« Reply #117 on: December 02, 2016, 04:15:08 AM »

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Prowler bug... hmmmm... put a prowler cockpit on a super hornet. Would have to widen the fuselage, something to mull over. Thanks for the idea :)


Thats a winner! would love to see it.

I have been wanting to mount the front of an F-14 on a Super Hornet forever, hoping to get to it some day.

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Settled for an ASW role for the hind and trying to decide a canopy style:


I like the right better.  :) I think it looks more russian. But the left looks more futuristic. Your call

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« Reply #118 on: December 02, 2016, 06:37:06 AM »
For ASW Hind, how about "reverting" to a Hind-A cockpit and canopy?

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« Reply #119 on: December 02, 2016, 08:05:04 AM »
I like the design on the right as well. Reminds me of the old Boeing cockpits which had the "eyebrow" windows.
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« Reply #120 on: December 02, 2016, 08:52:46 AM »
I would say the right one also, it just looks more Russiany.
That and I like the small low cheek window that juts out farther forward than the rest.
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #121 on: December 02, 2016, 02:20:29 PM »
I prefer the left one, with big Windows (like big eyes of a bird, with more personality)... :-*

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #122 on: December 06, 2016, 01:29:41 AM »

I have been wanting to mount the front of an F-14 on a Super Hornet forever, hoping to get to it some day.



So would that be a Catbug?:


Anyway Prowlerbug:


Alternate widening - going to be more of a su-34:




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« Reply #123 on: December 06, 2016, 04:20:53 AM »
intersting!! I Like both variants  :)
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« Reply #124 on: December 06, 2016, 05:33:07 AM »
Can't pick a favorite either.  Certainly interesting !

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« Reply #125 on: December 06, 2016, 08:49:57 AM »
was that MiG at all inspired by Red Alert 2?

As a matter of fact it was, I was just going to do a straight Red alert version but then I placed the mig kit next to my f16xl and the idea just clicked.

1/144 scale?

Yep, its my new favourite scale

More stuff
Tornado ADV+:
Stretched and featuring conformal fuel tanks and a full load of 10 meteors and 2 ASRAAMs


And tandem landing gear just because I like it


Stealthy F-15:
Painting almost finished

Originally this was just supposed to be a tail-less, f-22 nozzled f-15, but I got a little carried away with it.


Wow all these are amazing, considering they are only 1/144 scale!
I guess its also an affordable form of prototyping a given design in a larger scale!

P.S. Your 'stretched' Tornado ADV somewhat gives me the impression of the Panavia consortiums attempt to mimic General Dynamics F/B-111H! Nice!!

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #126 on: December 10, 2016, 10:35:49 PM »
Luuuuuurrrvve the prowlerhog awacs, can't help but think U2 wings version would look good too.  Is there photo shop expert in da howse???
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #127 on: December 16, 2016, 02:34:28 AM »
For ASW Hind, how about "reverting" to a Hind-A cockpit and canopy?


I'm envisioning this as an inbetween version of the A and D models


Speaking of prowlerhogs, heres another one. This one features propfans/unducted fans which I only just found out about a few weeks ago and thought they might look cool.


This'll be a civve floatplane - I know I said I didn't have any in scale floats but what I do have is a load of 1/350 scale flying boats that i can cut in half:


Prowlerbug ready for priming:

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #128 on: December 16, 2016, 03:43:32 AM »
Great move with the propjet (or unducted fan) look!
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #129 on: December 16, 2016, 08:36:04 AM »
Great move with the propjet (or unducted fan) look!

I can't help but agree with our fearless leader! That's a fantastic concept that looks every bit on pace to finish up a stunner!

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #130 on: December 17, 2016, 01:50:13 AM »
Speaking of prowlerhogs, heres another one. This one features propfans/unducted fans which I only just found out about a few weeks ago and thought they might look cool.
Lovely! :-* :-*

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #131 on: December 17, 2016, 02:56:43 AM »



This'll be a civve floatplane - I know I said I didn't have any in scale floats but what I do have is a load of 1/350 scale flying boats that i can cut in half:




great idea!

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #132 on: December 17, 2016, 03:10:15 AM »
Actually your uneducated fan project reminds me a bit of this real world project from Grumman:


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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #133 on: December 21, 2016, 12:59:20 AM »
Floats have been added and I redesigned the engines since they looked a bit too long:


And I got a new toy:

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #134 on: December 21, 2016, 01:12:01 AM »
Floats have been added
:-* :-* This is even better like that, congratulations!

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #135 on: January 07, 2017, 08:32:47 AM »
Well 2017 is off to a bad start. My airbrush compressor broke :( in the middle of a painting session.
I had to fall back on a half empty can of airbrush propellant and classic hairy stick to finish these builds.

First up, ProwlerBug:

There's alot of bleed through under the masking tape because I wasn't familiar with using a propellant can.




ASW Hind, went for the more visible bubble style cockpit:



Chin mounted radar, drop tanks, torpedos and sonobouy launching capability provided by a guy in the back throwing them out the side door.

Prowlerhog floatplane:


Luuuuuurrrvve the prowlerhog awacs, can't help but think U2 wings version would look good too.  Is there photo shop expert in da howse???


Photoshop? We don't need no stinkin' photoshop!

Heres a 1/700 version along with a backswept berkut and a p-3 orion based flatbed transport:


I find the flatbed a concept kind of quirky, not sure how it would have actually worked out though.





And lastly a less radical straight winged tu-95(1/700):



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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #136 on: January 07, 2017, 11:50:22 AM »
Love the Prowlerbug!  Reminds me there is a story about US expeditionary / landbased EW capability, post retirement of the USMCs Prowlers and their decision not to go for Growlers, in the USNI website.

https://news.usni.org/2017/01/03/opinion-improve-land-based-electronic-warfare-aircraft-readiness

Maybe you could patent your concept and then show them the model  ;)

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #137 on: January 07, 2017, 12:59:23 PM »
Beautiful concepts, all!!  I do believe the flatbed proposals had a fairing between the permanent portion of the fuselage and the first freight item; that would make a lot of sense with regard to reducing overall drag.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #138 on: January 07, 2017, 03:36:01 PM »
 :-* (lovely, once more... or several times more)

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #139 on: January 07, 2017, 07:56:11 PM »
That fractal camo scheme is especially nice.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #140 on: January 09, 2017, 03:26:17 AM »
Maybe you could patent your concept and then show them the model  ;)


They wouldn't know a good idea if it hit them in the head. And I did try, I got a binder full of my ideas, went to their office and started smacking people on the head. Security has my picture and I'm not allowed back. ;D

Beautiful concepts, all!!  I do believe the flatbed proposals had a fairing between the permanent portion of the fuselage and the first freight item; that would make a lot of sense with regard to reducing overall drag.


Ah. I knew I forgot something. I think that's one of the drawbacks of the flatbed concept, it's a bit inflexible to always have to make sure there's a fairing available for any given payload.



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Su-34ized f-18 ready for paint - I'm thinking RAAF F-111 camo scheme:

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #141 on: January 10, 2017, 06:25:43 AM »
I really like your F-86 based build.
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #142 on: January 10, 2017, 08:37:40 AM »
I really like your F-86 based build.

Me too.  Congratulations, wish I thought that configuration. :)
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« Reply #143 on: January 10, 2017, 12:03:31 PM »
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #144 on: January 10, 2017, 01:13:02 PM »
The tandem-canopies F-86 is weird & fantastic, thanks! :-*

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #145 on: January 14, 2017, 05:13:04 AM »
All first rate but that F86 based one, What a gem.  Very well done, as usual.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #146 on: January 17, 2017, 04:37:09 PM »
They're all great, but the Prowlerbug and F-86ish one are fantastic :-*

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #147 on: January 26, 2017, 02:57:42 AM »
Thanks guys, seems like the F-86 is the crowd favourite.

Anyway some small scale whims.

1/700 c-124 flatbed:

Communication circa 1958.
Antarctic Expedition: Air Force?
USAF: Yeah
Antarctic Expedition: Hey listen we just found the antarctic snow cruiser that was lost in the 30's
USAF: Oh cool
Antarctic Expedition: So we want to bring it back to the US, can you help us out?
USAF: Yeah sure, snow problem
Antarctic Expedition: ::)

High winged c-124:


Various flavours of B-25 helicopters:

and a tilt-rotor (my personal favourite upscale candidate)


sr-71 x-wing for those that thought the worlds fastest jet wasn't fast enough:

The donor carcass can also can make a basis for a decent looking supersonic ASM

Ongoing projects:

Quad tilt-rotor taking shape:


JASDF FS-X Delta-nard concept:


FullCat/TomBack:


Redux of my F-1 derived FSW VTOL, rocking more of a yak-141 vibe:

Original:

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #148 on: January 26, 2017, 06:42:39 AM »
I really like the Antarctic Car Carrier. My hat's off to you for the neat concept and it's a treat to see work in smaller scales!

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #149 on: January 26, 2017, 08:56:47 AM »
Love the SR-71 X-Wing and the Freestyle-flavoured FSW F-1!  :-*
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« Reply #150 on: January 26, 2017, 12:45:40 PM »
The stealth missile based on the spare SR-71 fuselage parts is sweet!  What scale was that SR-71? 
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #151 on: January 27, 2017, 02:03:11 AM »

The donor carcass can also can make a basis for a decent looking supersonic ASM


Indeed.  They look very nice.
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #152 on: January 27, 2017, 07:14:23 AM »
Some beautiful ideas and realizations

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #153 on: January 27, 2017, 11:49:17 AM »
So the C-124 dug up the Antarctic cruiser?

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #154 on: January 27, 2017, 01:51:58 PM »
Redux of my F-1 derived FSW VTOL, rocking more of a yak-141 vibe:
I love this modern twin-boomer of yours! :-*

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #155 on: January 30, 2017, 04:20:54 PM »
So much configuration and color scheme creativity.
I'z still marveling at F-86, A-6/A10 and A-6/F-18 builds. :-*
Now B-25 variants and external cargo transport (novel).  You have a keen kitbashing eye.

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #156 on: February 03, 2017, 12:30:10 PM »
The stealth missile based on the spare SR-71 fuselage parts is sweet!  What scale was that SR-71? 

1/700

So the C-124 dug up the Antarctic cruiser?

No, just hauling it back home

Jasdf FS-X:


Cargo Bear:


Bullet train QTR almost finished:


Was a bit warm today so I had the fan running :P:


After the QTR is finished I'm going to redirect most of my effort to the floaty GB.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #157 on: February 03, 2017, 07:17:52 PM »
I really like the JASDF FS-X! Looking forward to seeing that one finished. All of your stuff is really great looking!

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #158 on: February 03, 2017, 09:11:03 PM »
That F-16+18 is beyond awesome, can't wait to see it finished.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #159 on: February 04, 2017, 01:20:14 AM »
Gorgeous work.  That cargo Bear looks very close to the Douglas C-132 effort.  I've got a small-scale DC-8 I'm tempted to use as the upper lobe of a C-132, may get a small-scale Bear to donate propellers.

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« Reply #160 on: February 04, 2017, 03:30:07 AM »
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« Reply #161 on: February 04, 2017, 04:41:56 AM »
beautiful hybrids !

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #162 on: February 04, 2017, 08:47:38 AM »
All cool and creative - really. :)
Like to use some of your concepts when I get back to new builds.

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #163 on: February 07, 2017, 11:08:36 PM »
That cargo Bear looks very close to the Douglas C-132 effort.

Huh, that's funny. I know about the c-132 and even looked at pictures of it about a week before I started the cargo bear, but the entire time I was building it I never made that connection.

Like to use some of your concepts when I get back to new builds.

I'd like to see that :)

Bullet train QTR finished enough, I wanted to wrap it up so I can shift focus to the Floaty Gb




A preliminary concept which may end up on a Floaty Gb build.
AEW/AWACs for stovl carriers: the EH-347 compound helicopter, based on the BV-347

It's no E-2 but it's better than a helicopter.
Features:
AESA radar on front, back and sides (mounted on sponsons)
Folding rotors & wingtips
More powerful engines
Retractable gear

Now to get cracking at those ships.

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« Reply #164 on: February 08, 2017, 02:01:40 AM »
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« Reply #165 on: February 08, 2017, 02:44:49 AM »
Amazing builds. Don't stop.  :)
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« Reply #166 on: February 08, 2017, 06:34:02 AM »
Amazing builds. Don't stop.  :)

Concur! The Bullet train QTR is pure eye-candy!

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« Reply #167 on: February 08, 2017, 11:34:14 AM »
Amazing builds. Don't stop.  :)

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« Reply #168 on: March 27, 2017, 10:55:52 AM »
Amazing! I love the EH-347!

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #169 on: March 27, 2017, 11:00:41 AM »
Alternate F-2/FS-x:



Revised FSW VTOL comparison with old version:



su-34ized F-18:



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« Reply #170 on: March 27, 2017, 12:47:32 PM »
What can I say but WOW :)) :P 8) 8)
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« Reply #171 on: March 27, 2017, 04:53:52 PM »
What can I say but WOW :)) :P 8) 8)

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« Reply #172 on: March 27, 2017, 05:06:53 PM »
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« Reply #173 on: March 27, 2017, 07:26:22 PM »
Great builds. I like the updated F-2A.
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #174 on: March 28, 2017, 05:13:41 PM »
Really like the F-2 and VSTOL.

The Su-ification of the Hornet (Platybug?), however, first reminded me of an "eggplane", but then I realized it's the perfect modern incarnation of F7U Cutlass (which, admittedly, looks like an eggplane). ;D So it has a charm of its own too.

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #175 on: April 06, 2017, 02:34:43 AM »
Just a (hopefully)  quick build that has been in the cards for a while. My take on a navalized F-15, I extended the wings so that the outboard pylons would be inboard of the wing-fold.


Just as wide as a super hornet, but slightly longer:

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« Reply #176 on: April 06, 2017, 02:58:36 AM »
Interesting.
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #177 on: April 09, 2017, 08:14:49 AM »
Some in flight shots before I attach the gear and fold the wings:




This is the EW Growler version. Features extra doo-dads in the tail and extra EW avionics are carried in the front half of the CFTs like one of the original concepts for the original f-15s

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #178 on: April 09, 2017, 02:56:38 PM »
This painting is so complicated/great it deserves a gold medal for the painter (scale 1 or even more: reduced scale)... :-*

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #179 on: April 09, 2017, 10:34:03 PM »
The F2 is brill, but the EF 15 Growling Eagle is just the tops, what an idea and why oh why was it not the replacement for the EF111!!!
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« Reply #180 on: April 10, 2017, 06:38:00 AM »
That some real eye-catching magnificence!

Talk about a stunning paint job!

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #181 on: April 10, 2017, 01:53:05 PM »
Impressive creative jets in design and finish.  Like them all. :)

Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #182 on: April 12, 2017, 01:21:29 PM »
Finished and on deck:



I gave it a Tornado style refueling probe, but as I was painting it I thought I should have gone with a Hornet style probe, bit too late to change anything though.

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« Reply #183 on: April 13, 2017, 04:01:02 AM »
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« Reply #184 on: April 13, 2017, 07:35:07 AM »
Beautiful!!  With your permission, I'd like to adapt this scheme for a 1/72 navalized F-15 model.

I'd probably have(will, on mine) put the refueling probe on the other side where I could plumb it in to the existing plumbing for the boom receptacle, but that's just me.

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« Reply #185 on: April 13, 2017, 12:54:49 PM »
Just superb!!! 8) 8)
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #186 on: April 14, 2017, 10:22:46 AM »
Beautiful!!  With your permission, I'd like to adapt this scheme for a 1/72 navalized F-15 model.

I'd probably have(will, on mine) put the refueling probe on the other side where I could plumb it in to the existing plumbing for the boom receptacle, but that's just me.

Sure, here's the recipe if you need it: Tamiya paints XF-8 Flat Blue, XF-23 Light Blue, XF-66 Light Grey and white.

I put the probe on the right for personal reasons, as I am right side dominant, if(HUGE if) I were in the cockpit I would want the probe on the right side.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome
« Reply #187 on: July 07, 2017, 09:53:15 AM »
SWEET FS-X!! What kits were used?

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« Reply #188 on: July 10, 2017, 07:31:55 AM »
That's some rockin' paint work!

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