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Offline elmayerle

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Re: Modelcollect
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2018, 01:27:29 PM »
To model company:  How about a US Army '46 counterpart to these huge German tanks ?
Figure shipped as a bare hull "kit" due to weight for final assembly in Europe or wherever.
Early cold war monster tank a counter part to SAC getting big bombers and USN getting Midway and Forrestal class carriers.  ;)
Perhaps a modified M103 as a first effort?  Then on to "bigger and better" efforts.;)

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Re: Modelcollect
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2018, 06:49:12 PM »
To model company:  How about a US Army '46 counterpart to these huge German tanks ?
Figure shipped as a bare hull "kit" due to weight for final assembly in Europe or wherever.
Early cold war monster tank a counter part to SAC getting big bombers and USN getting Midway and Forrestal class carriers.  ;)
Perhaps a modified M103 as a first effort?  Then on to "bigger and better" efforts.;)

I think the cheapest counter to these tanks would be a Tallboy bomb (maybe something half the size). I'm doing a project of a De Havilland DH 101, which was a much larger Napier Sabre powered Mosquito fast bomber (see below), a variant that I'm building I'm calling a Tallboy bomber.

On a side note, I helped Tony Butler with determining the actual size of the thing and he has added my name into a book he has written.

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Re: Modelcollect
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2018, 05:26:35 AM »
@Robert (KitNut617) - Since you already have a TV-Guided Tallboy in your arsenal, why not add a Laser Guided Tallboy!  :)
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Re: Modelcollect
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2018, 05:33:01 AM »
@Robert (KitNut617) - Since you already have a TV-Guided Tallboy in your arsenal, why not add a Laser Guided Tallboy!  :)

Bah!!  Go the good ol' ASM-A-1 Tarzon style:

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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Modelcollect
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2018, 09:35:47 AM »
@Robert (KitNut617) - Since you already have a TV-Guided Tallboy in your arsenal, why not add a Laser Guided Tallboy!  :)

Nice idea Jeff, but did they have lasers back in the late 40's though.

Thinking out loud now, if they used Tallboys to sink the Tirpitz, maybe a half sized one would do the trick here. Does anyone know if there's 1/144 scale Tallboys on the market ?
« Last Edit: January 27, 2018, 09:40:12 AM by kitnut617 »

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Re: Modelcollect
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2018, 09:37:09 AM »
@Robert (KitNut617) - Since you already have a TV-Guided Tallboy in your arsenal, why not add a Laser Guided Tallboy!  :)

Bah!!  Go the good ol' ASM-A-1 Tarzon style:



I think I saw one of those done to scale on Shapeways website

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Re: Modelcollect
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2018, 03:03:57 AM »
Indeed:



Click on image to go to dedicated page - comes in 1/72 and 1/48.  One could always use a 1/72 one on a 1/48 aircraft too. ;)
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Re: Modelcollect
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2018, 07:34:09 AM »
pre-ordered this cool walker in 35th...turret might find its way onto something more 'real world' though.


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Re: Modelcollect
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2018, 09:48:57 AM »
1/72 Lockheed A-12 coming soon.

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I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Modelcollect
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2018, 06:47:19 PM »
Is that a new tool kit Carl, I've got a Revell one in the stash somewhere ---

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Re: Modelcollect
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2018, 07:32:02 PM »
To the best of my knowledge, yes it is Robert.

I have The Kiwi Resin's 1/72 conversion to the A-12.

Now Kiwi has also announced an 1/72 A-12 kit.  Not sure how they are building it.

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Re: Modelcollect
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2018, 01:47:35 AM »
New one coming in 1/48:

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Re: Modelcollect
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2018, 01:59:08 AM »
I wonder what is meant by 'Long Altitude' and it says turboshaft but I can't see any propeller or ducted fan anywhere ---

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Re: Modelcollect
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2018, 02:01:33 AM »
My advice:  ignore the words...
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Re: Modelcollect
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2018, 02:03:22 AM »
Well what is it though, doesn't look like any pics I've seen before of the A-12