Author Topic: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)  (Read 4568 times)

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2017, 03:24:01 AM »
What a treat to see one of these being built!

Will be sure to keep tuning in!

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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2017, 02:46:49 AM »
Gibberish.                                                                                           Not Gibberish.

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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2017, 03:38:37 AM »
Rote Linie = doppelwandige Schottwand
Flugdeck A
Raketenmagazin B
Raketenwerfer C
12,7 cm HV Geführte Raketen D
12,7 cm IR Geführte Raketen E
Flugbetrieb F
Waffenbetrieb G
Red line = double-walled bulkhead (both walls from UFO kit, back-to-back)
A Flight deck (HO scale Victorian house railings)
B Spring loaded rocket magazine deck (bulkhead door from UFO kit) (Works like this)
C Missile Launcher (Sagger Rails from a 1:48th scale Mi-24)
D 12.7 cm HV guided rockets (rocket rack from 1:48th ITC Grumman Duck)
E 12.7 cm IR guided rockets (AT rockets from 1:48th Mi-24 Hind kit)
F Flight Operations position (Pilot's seat from a 1:48th Lindberg P47 kit)
G Weapons Operations position (Pilot's seat from the UFO kit)

Raketenlademotor H
Raketengestell vertikale Unterstützung I
Raketengestell J
Besatzung Sauerstoff K
Luftkompressionssystem für Raketenwerfer L

H Missile loading motor (HO fireplug and trashcan)
I Missile rack vertical support (AIRFIX Great Western paddle wheel sprue)
J Missile racks (HO scale T-62 turret ring hull sections)
K Life support systems (48th scale Mi-24 Hind rocket pod halves)
L  Air compression system for missile launchers (scrap sprue)

Raketenbelastungsarm M
Untere Raketenablage horizontale Unterstützung  N
Raketen-Rack-Motor O
Atomwaffen P
Obere Raketenregal horizontale Unterstützung Q

M Missile loading arm (random scrap from parts box) N Lower Missile rack horizontal support (Great Western, again..)
O Missile rack loading motor (HO scale trash can)
P 15 cm Atomic gravity bombs (48th scale gravity bomb fins from an A-10 )
Q Upper Missile rack horizontal support (AIRFIX Great Western paddle wheel sprue)



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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2017, 06:28:52 AM »
Those are some awesome details and I like how you let us know what the base parts were.

This is shaping up to be an epic project!

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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2017, 10:32:23 PM »
Those are some awesome details and I like how you let us know what the base parts were.

This is shaping up to be an epic project!

Brian da Basher

+1 :)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2017, 02:09:15 AM »
Again, thank you gentlemen.

Brian - Pardon but I'd lost some formatting on the last series of photos. In addition to the German (to the left) and explanatory (to the right), I've ammended the text in my post above with (Bold and Parentheses) to better hightlight the source materials.



Since the genesis of this craft was a TV prop, with the weakness of an oversimplified interior to facilitate filming, I decided to *think like a prop designer*; given an advanced-technology Nazi saucer but constrained to WWII German design philosophies (10 lbs of highly functional crap packed into a 5 lb container*) while recycling available materials.

*- pay attention here, you Hollywood people. Given how cheap and small good cameras are, you could seed the interior of one of these claustrophobic craft with enough lenses to keep any director happy. Unless the director is just permanently unhappy.

But at least I didn't resort to the bathroom plunger.
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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2017, 06:24:33 AM »
Quick-n-dirty walkthrough from the underside.



A HO Victorian house gratings.
B Bulkhead doors from UFO kit, repositioned to be 'racetrack' style magazines for those 12.7 cm missiles. And these guys think their U-shaped magazine for the AR15 is 'revolutionary'.
C Twin ATGM rails from Hind Mi-24
D 48th scale Grumman Duck rocket rack


E HO T-62 turret race pieces.
F Sprue reinforcements as bulkhead braces. To upper left, sprue as underside/bottom half of flight computer (probably should have beaten it up some more so as not to look so sprue-like)
G Drop down crew ladder from ... Victorian House grating. Make a note of this, factors into our later monkeying around with the hull.
H Great Western sprue, horizontal
I Great Western sprue, verticle
J Maintenance deck for missile arm motor, again the Victorian house grating.


K Lumpy looking missiles. Note that one of them (#3 of 4) has already been expended. Thanks, A10 kit with tons of ordnance. (was editing while you were posting, elmayerle ). Upper left (white) is the fuze box.
L  HO scale T62 turret races attached to Great Western sprue. White is HO fireplug, to the left is HO Victorian house grating.

I figured that since this was a saucer design, circles had something major to do with it's form and function (hence the paddle wheel sprues of smaller-than-turret diameter, in both the horizontal and vertical planes).

Peripheral inspiration
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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2017, 06:28:03 AM »
Love the information, but what is "K"?

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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2017, 08:38:13 PM »
Very impressive !

Frederic

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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2018, 09:32:15 PM »
I'll just leave this here, filed under 'L' for Ludicrous.
https://www.thelocal.de/20180619/toy-nazi-ufo-taken-off-market-after-criticism

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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2018, 11:07:17 PM »
Oh, FFS! :-X All they have to do is change what is in the description & make it what it is ... Science Fiction!
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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #42 on: June 30, 2018, 03:22:44 AM »
^ Which is exactly what is happening at the moment and which is all that was asked of Revell. Nothing more.
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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2018, 01:29:40 AM »
This thread would probably give the pearl clutchers an aneurism.