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Offline Eddie M.

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Whiffery on Deck
« on: January 17, 2016, 12:33:07 AM »
Good afternoon Gents.. Here are the last two and maybe the only two projects that I got done in '15'. The CH-54 is OOB with Blackhawk weapons pylons and rockets added for self defense. I read that when these big boys went out, they always needed Slicks or Cobras for cover so, I gave it a little bit of a bite itself. I scratch built the Daisy Cutter out of a large Stuka bomb provided to me from Mr. Fontaine and added bits and bobs to round it out.









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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2016, 12:38:02 AM »
Next is just a train wreck that I managed to make something decent out of.... It's the Revell Choctaw with 1/72 V-22 wing and props. I liked the idea of an early VTOL bird, so here it is... :)



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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2016, 04:15:05 AM »
Nice work on both of those! :)
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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2016, 06:17:33 AM »
Yeah, but love the tilt-rotor Choctaw  :-*
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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2016, 07:06:41 AM »
Wow, those are awesome builds! The Chocktaw VTOL is amazing! I wish I'd thought of that.

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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2016, 11:43:48 PM »
Yeah, but love the tilt-rotor Choctaw  :-*

Checks all the boxes for me too!! It really captures a retro future look and the scheme is pretty too. Superb!
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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2016, 04:05:36 AM »
Very nice, Eddie! That VTOL Choctaw is a special kind of crazy, but I LOVE the CH-54. Just love it.
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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2016, 04:19:10 AM »
Yeah, but love the tilt-rotor Choctaw  :-*

Checks all the boxes for me too!! It really captures a retro future look and the scheme is pretty too. Superb!

Lets make that three :)

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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2016, 07:40:35 AM »
Now that's some hot stuff, Eddie!

Love the Big Horkin' BombTM!

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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2016, 09:23:30 PM »
Thank you very much Gentlemen. I am humbled by your kind comments. :)
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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2016, 02:17:49 AM »
The Tilt-Rotor* H-34 is hilarious.  ;D


* I'm not going to call it a VTOL H-34 as being a helicopter it was always VTOL.  ;D  :icon_fsm:

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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2016, 03:16:26 AM »
The V-22/helicopter mix is wonderful, thanks!

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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2016, 03:31:06 AM »
Regarding CH-54:  Top notch concept for payload. 
Your building these two reveals an insightful kitbashing mind  :)

H-34 is so "correct" makes me wanna build one.
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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2016, 11:32:14 AM »
Thanks Finsrin... I wish I could claim originality on the CH-54 load out, but that was a real life mission they carried out. I just thought it looked ballsy and decided to give it a whirl.. :)
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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2016, 02:38:19 AM »
Indeed:

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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2016, 02:56:57 AM »
Indeed:



In the 3rd image, the main LG tires look very unhappy.  ;D
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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2016, 05:26:10 AM »
Good Evening Gents! I certainly don't crank out the projects like I use to, but I do finish one here and there. Mr. Fontaine asked if I had finished my Super Stallion with a bite and remembered that I did.... Here she is with two mini gun pods as well as Sidewinders for a little extra kick. Along with that I'm including a real world V-22 that I built as an example of one of the many aircraft we build parts for...Hope y'all are enjoying your evening!









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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2016, 07:51:13 AM »
Super cool builds 8) 8) 8)

I've a CH-54 to be repaired, Hmmmm . . . . . .
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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2016, 08:15:26 AM »
Thank you very much!

The CH-54 lends itself to a wide scope of uses, real or proposed. I'm looking forward to seeing what you can do with your repaired work horse. :)
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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2016, 09:45:11 AM »
Eddie, thanks for sharing image of your Sea Stallion with a bite.  I think it was GTX that has wondered aloud about an armed CH-53 and I remembered your project.  V-22 is a nice surprise too.  BZ!


Super cool builds 8) 8) 8)

I've a CH-54 to be repaired, Hmmmm . . . . . .

Is the world ready for an MH-54 Pave Truck?  :)
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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2016, 11:08:10 AM »
That's beyond awesome, Sailor! The load-out is totally wicked and adding those Sidewinders really takes it to the next level!

It's a treat to see this baby and that V-22 is some real eye-candy too!

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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2016, 12:11:34 PM »
Indeed:



That's the strangest bomber I've ever seen!

The Sea Stallion, Choctaw and V-22 are all awesome!!!!!

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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2017, 06:00:41 AM »
Not a WHIF but a great build. Scratch built CH-54B (scale not shared) but what a beauty. I'm guessing 1/32 or 1/35.



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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2017, 07:03:22 AM »
It is YUUUUUUGE!  :)

Also very nice to see a larger scale model of the much ignored CH-54 Tarhe. 
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Re: Whiffery on Deck
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2017, 01:31:22 PM »
Using the A4 sheet of paper as reference, the CH-54 scales out at 1/18th approx :smiley:
It's just superb :P :-*
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