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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2017, 02:11:02 AM »
Pure inspiration:

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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2017, 02:33:09 AM »
Yeah, I know.  Pity.
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2017, 03:49:03 AM »
An old crappy photo of and old one, now long gone, it fell to a hard floor and I couldn't be arsed to repair,
Tamiya Do 335, turned into a raceplane, a flying Silberpfeil.  ;)

As some no doubt know the nickname for the German Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz racing cars
in the 1930 was Silver ArrowsSilberpfeil in German. So this a flying version.

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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2017, 01:40:11 AM »
Another oldie, EE Lightning based LSR profile, a Bluebird scheme:


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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2017, 07:51:11 AM »
Folks:

Does anyone know where I can get 1/72 decals with the various oil companies, Texaco, Esso, Shell, Gulf etc and any other related air racing sponsor markings? I can get a few here and there off many generic sheets but I am looking for something more focused.

Thanks
« Last Edit: July 03, 2017, 08:03:57 AM by The Big Gimper »
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2017, 09:26:44 AM »
I put this one together for my tandem seat Spitfire (see bottom pic). It will be called the 'Shell' Spitfire on the show circuit

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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2017, 01:37:35 AM »

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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2017, 02:39:46 AM »
Oh how I wish there was a 1/48 kit of the Pond Racer...
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2017, 08:29:51 AM »
Do aircraft in the Reno unlimited category require a supercharger?
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2017, 02:00:27 PM »
Do aircraft in the Reno unlimited category require a supercharger?

No.
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #41 on: July 14, 2017, 07:52:28 AM »
Do aircraft in the Reno unlimited category require a supercharger?

No.

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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #42 on: July 14, 2017, 01:35:03 PM »
One of the mods made to the P-38s to convert them to racers was the removal of the turbo-superchargers to
save weight, the aircraft weren't operating at high altitude in a pylon race so the Allison's standard centrifugal
mechanical supercharger was sufficient.
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2017, 02:52:36 AM »
Hard to believe this is a Bugatti - the Type 32 Tank:

 

Google image search for Bugatti Type 32 tank

This is the Type 57G Tank:


Google image search for Bugatti Type 57G tank

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