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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #60 on: May 22, 2017, 12:01:54 AM »
If you want to do something different, TSSAM (AGM-137A) in 1/72 and 1/48 would be nice.  It never made it to production due to mismanagement, not technical problems per se (I was there, I know quite well what happened).  Of course, for real confusion, you could do a 1/35 BGM-137B with boosters et al. as it would be in, or on exiting, the launch pod.

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #61 on: May 22, 2017, 04:07:57 AM »
At the risk of overloading you with ideas, another that would be cool would be 1/48 versions of the AGM-124 or more specifically, the pods planned to carry it:



I'm not sure of the pod dimensions though - anyone?
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #62 on: May 22, 2017, 07:46:36 PM »
I'll second the motion for the AGM-124, AGM-129, and AGM-137 (TSSAM) - I could see some of these on so many of my projects: A-12, B-1, B-2, SR-75, F-35B, FB-15M...

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #63 on: May 23, 2017, 12:43:11 AM »
I should add that I'll be glad to help in modeling stowed TSSAM for carriage purposes as opposed to the "in-flight" configuration depicted on the available 3-view.

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #64 on: May 23, 2017, 02:12:15 AM »
I'd be interested in a Blue Streak in 1/72.   It could be further developed into a Europa II European Orbital launcher.

I've been looking for some drawings so I could do a Blue Streak too ---  ;)  But for the Spot on Designs A.W. Pyramid kit to be mounted on the top of it.

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #65 on: May 23, 2017, 01:10:03 PM »
I'd be interested in a Blue Streak in 1/72.   It could be further developed into a Europa II European Orbital launcher.

I've been looking for some drawings so I could do a Blue Streak too ---  ;)  But for the Spot on Designs A.W. Pyramid kit to be mounted on the top of it.

I have plans for mine.  I need at least three...   ;)

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #66 on: May 24, 2017, 05:33:44 PM »
I actually had a little spare time, so for an update...

The AGM-129 ACM, in 1/72.



That's the three-pack, above. Six and twelve-packs also available. 1/48 will be ready soon.

That AGM-137 looks like it'll be one of my next projects—and I'd be very grateful for the advisement on the weapon's stowed configuration, elmayerle.


***edit to fix link to the 12-pack of AGM-129 with a link that shows the product page. -- jjf
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #67 on: May 25, 2017, 02:00:43 PM »
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2017, 02:56:11 PM »
Nick,

The link to the 12-pack of AGM-129 shapes was not working.  Fixed it so it works now.  Liking the idea of having some of these in 1:48th scale.  :)
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #69 on: May 25, 2017, 07:49:10 PM »
Aaaand...it was put up just in time, by several hours, for Shapeways to update their pricing structure in that material, playing havoc with the prices I'd projected, making it more expensive.

(Although the change DID actually knock down the prices of most of my items in the "Frosted Detail" material, which is most welcome, so...that's getting passed down to potential customers, I'm happy to say, if anyone's biting.)

A good several hours of methodically tinkering with the models didn't produce a quick and convenient solution to the problem—so, I took the time to rework the AGM-129s into a version suitable for printing in a much more inexpensive material. It's a slightly lower resolution, although with a missile body as slick as this, and at this size, it's probably not that noticeable. But the control surfaces had to be made slightly thicker in order to print correctly...but, after more than a little agonizing, I realized that this comes to about .5 mm difference in the finished product.

Still not completely ideal—especially for a fastidious old flight sim hand like me—but, I hope, this will be an acceptable compromise when it comes to outfitting a BUFF with three megatons worth of thermonuclear punch. And at an even more budget-friendly price than before! :)

The more accurate (again, by ~.5 mm) versions are still available, of course, if anyone's completely committed to slightly closer fidelity.

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #70 on: May 27, 2017, 04:17:33 AM »
I just received my set of 6 of Nick's Davey Crockett - very nice quality. :)
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #71 on: May 27, 2017, 06:48:40 AM »
Nick,

If you wanted another project, you might try to do a 1/48 version of the F-35B/C gunned (see below).  This could also be used as the Terma multimission pod (also shown).  Neither of these are currently available with any of the 1/48 kits available:


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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #72 on: May 29, 2017, 04:43:27 PM »
And to make a productive evening, for once...the AGM-129 packs are now available in 1/48 scale.

On a couple of other points...

-Lots of good suggestions above, for which I'm most grateful. I'm mulling over a couple already...

-That AGM-124 pod is certainly very do-able, even with the existing information here (and from what I've been able to glean elsewhere), although I'd have to extrapolate a tad on the rear of the pod.

-By any chance, would there be any interest in non US/UK nuclear gravity bombs? I've made kind of a career out of building them for my flight sim endeavors, and even managed to scrounge up enough data to model some non-western examples—if anyone's got an Atlas Cheetah or a PLAAF/NK/PAF Fantan model they want to give a snappy new warload as a conversation piece.

Heck, I'd make a Project X-Ray "Bat Bomb" if anyone wanted one. ;)
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #73 on: May 30, 2017, 01:46:33 AM »
would there be any interest in non US/UK nuclear gravity bombs?

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #74 on: May 30, 2017, 03:49:49 AM »
would there be any interest in non US/UK nuclear gravity bombs?

Aircraft delivered mines such as the Mk 60 CAPTOR ASW Mine (was available from Meteor Productions but now OOP/OOB), Mk65 Quick Strike, Mk 36 Destructor, BLU-14/BLU-31 mines, also any of the earlier mines from WW2, Korea, and the Cold War era for NATO, UK, and US would be attractive.  There is one person at Shapeways selling some of these shapes and I use that term politely as they are more toy-like than an actual scale replica of the subject.     

M118 3000 pound GP Bomb.  Only one ever available was from Cobra Company in resin and it was horribly expensive as it was two bombs and the 600 gallon center-line fuel tank for the F-105 Thunderchief.  The bombs were/are the prize in that old set as they were carried by several other aircraft.  HOBOS GBU Electro-Optical Guided and Pave Way GBU Laser Guided versions of the M118 wouild also be nice to see. 

12,000 pound Tall Boy and if possible the 6000 pound version (believe this was just a proposal) would be excellent in 1:48th and 1:72nd scale.  Some one at Shapeways offers the Tall Boy and Grand Slam in 1:144th scale but they appear to have no interest in scaling their model up. 

Commando Vault BLU-82 15,000 HC Bomb weapon with skids and parachutes.  Needed for the MC-130 in 1:72nd scale.  Would also be nice to see it in 1:48th scale. 

Operation Carolina Moon focused charge floating bomb/mine/weapon carried by C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft to attack the Thanh Hóa railroad bridge in North Vietnam during the war in SEA.  Link to Global Security page on Operation Carolina Moon - TAWC OPLAN 155, Project 1559

Tiny Tim 11.75 (298mm) Air Craft Rocket.  The Squadron True Details Tiny Tim shapes are rather disappointing in the details plus the fins are usually broken inside of the package before you have a chance to open it.  Also the rocket motor exhaust part is very fragile as it is a separate piece that has to be removed from a pour plug and it too is usually broken and loose inside of the package.  Similar rocket weapon from the UK might also be considered.  Do not recall the project name for it but it was quite similar to the Tiny Tim. 
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