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Offline Cliffy B

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Finished Builds - Physical
« on: April 01, 2015, 11:35:00 PM »
Post your finished physical builds here.
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Offline nils

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Re: Finished Builds - Physical
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2015, 11:52:47 PM »
on the bench:
-various models

on the drawing board:
-various 1/72 TinTin aircraft
-1/72 Eurocopter Tiger (Belgian Army)
-various other 1/72 and 1/144 aircraft

Offline ed s

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Re: Finished Builds - Physical
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 11:44:53 AM »
During the late 1930's Germany's most successful racing airplane was the Heinkel 103. It competed in numerous races, but is most famous for winning the Schneider Trophy in the 1938 race.

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Offline finsrin

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Re: Finished Builds - Physical
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2015, 01:16:08 PM »
BV.235 and He-103 both look the part.  Good choices of wingtip accent paints too.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2015, 02:13:55 PM by finsrin »

Offline Artoor_K

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Re: Finished Builds - Physical
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2015, 07:28:41 PM »
1/400 Oгонок battleship Potemkin

Sickening, weakening
Don't let another somber pariah consume your soul
You need strengthening, toughening
It takes a bit of dark to rekindle the fire burning in you
Ignite the fire within you

Offline LemonJello

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Re: Finished Builds - Physical
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2015, 04:28:31 AM »
1/35 Riverine Assault Support Craft:

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Re: Finished Builds - Physical
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2015, 09:11:26 PM »

Offline Weaver

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Re: Finished Builds - Physical
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2015, 02:51:16 AM »
Fleet Air Arm Douglas-Blackburn Skyhawk S.2 of 736 NAS loaded with a Red Beard tactical nuclear bomb aboard HMS Albion during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962:

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Offline Volkodav

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Re: Finished Builds - Physical
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2015, 10:55:16 PM »
Its a bit of a cop out But at least, unlike the Type 42 RAN Light Destroyer, RAN FAA Hellcat, or RAN Flight 1 Arleigh Burke, is actually finished.

Australia's independent nuclear deterrent had been built concurrently with that of the United Kingdom, adopting common launch platforms to those used by the UK with the RAAF being responsible for Australia's deterrent.  This worked well until various defence reviews in both the UK and US made the RAAFs retention of the role difficult, however, even though there was a very clear need for more tactical, as opposed to strategic air power in light of the changing regional strategic environment, the RAAF retained the deterrent where the UK migrated to Polaris.  The cancelled Blue Streak and Skybolt projects saw the B-58 acquired to replace Vulcan and later supplemented with FB-111A, using WE.177 bombs while the B-1A was planned as the as the next generation.

The reason Australia had not acquired polaris was two fold, first the US was reluctant to provide the System to Australia and secondly there was great reluctance to take the mission from the RAAF let alone let the RAN get into nuclear propulsion.  Ironically it was the first Australian Labor government in twenty three years that launched a defence review that resulted the transfer of the deterrent mission to the RAN leading Australia to lobby the US for Trident and six modified Ohio Class SSBNs. 

Of course once the B-1B project is kicked off, Australia had a new government and orders of 24+12 of a modified version capable of conventional missions, cutting the Ohio order to four, another change of government saw the cancelled subs reinstated and delivered later in the mid 1990s

This model is of the lead ship of the second batch of two boats, HMAS Victoria.  The primary external difference is a re-profiled lower forward fin base scalloped to improve hydrodynamic flow.

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Finished Builds - Physical
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2015, 10:39:42 AM »
The Science Pirate Submarine Propellor, the  Caimen Went
(Lone Star Models, Alligator 1/72 )