Author Topic: The Boeing XP3B Penguin - A Petulant Tale in 1/72 Scale  (Read 1593 times)

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Re: The Boeing XP3B Penguin - A Petulant Tale in 1/72 Scale
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2018, 06:29:26 AM »
Oh that is lovely ... and funny :)

Originally, I was going to just chop off the front and add a large radial for mixed power...

Okay, that someone has to do that! And your work-in-progress shots scream for a full airliner version too!
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Re: The Boeing XP3B Penguin - A Petulant Tale in 1/72 Scale
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2018, 08:14:10 AM »
At 1/172:  length 93ft 2in   wing span 100ft 4in    Sensible dimensions !

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Re: The Boeing XP3B Penguin - A Petulant Tale in 1/72 Scale
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2018, 03:47:34 AM »

Oops looks like I forgot to add a "money shot"

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Re: The Boeing XP3B Penguin - A Petulant Tale in 1/72 Scale
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2018, 10:38:51 PM »
Brilliant model Brian, you put the scale in Scale-O-Rama.

I've always liked Midnight Blue on an aircraft so win-win for me

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Re: The Boeing XP3B Penguin - A Petulant Tale in 1/72 Scale
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2018, 07:54:33 AM »
Couldn't resist ... here's BdB's Boeing XP3B Petulant Penguin as an airliner. Passenger Penguin, perhaps?
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Re: The Boeing XP3B Penguin - A Petulant Tale in 1/72 Scale
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2018, 02:42:37 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: The Boeing XP3B Penguin - A Petulant Tale in 1/72 Scale
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2018, 01:42:02 AM »
Couldn't resist ... here's BdB's Boeing XP3B Petulant Penguin as an airliner. Passenger Penguin, perhaps?

Oh my you've totally taken this to the next level, apophenia!

While I like Passenger Penguin maybe Passenger Pigeon is more appropriate?

I have a soft-spot for extinct species.

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Re: The Boeing XP3B Penguin - A Petulant Tale in 1/72 Scale
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2018, 06:15:10 AM »
Ooo ... I like Passenger Pigeon. So, does that mean that 3 billion Boeing 377 Passenger Pigeons were built but there's none left alive?
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Re: The Boeing XP3B Penguin - A Petulant Tale in 1/72 Scale
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2018, 07:59:27 AM »
OOOH,,, that absolutely works.  :smiley:
Boeing 377 already taken by Stratocruiser.  Thatz a nit.
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Re: The Boeing XP3B Penguin - A Petulant Tale in 1/72 Scale
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2018, 01:38:14 AM »
Very nicely done, Brian!  There is absolutely everything to like about this one, and a great story to go with it.  Thanks for sharing this moment of history  ;).

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Re: The Boeing XP3B Penguin - A Petulant Tale in 1/72 Scale
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2018, 01:58:30 AM »
Brian,

This is absolutely fantastic!  It's definitely a contender for best WHIF of 2018!  (and I don't just mean "so far")!! 

Interesting backstory.  In the early-90s when I was flying B-52s, our unit considered a similar record attempt.  It was a challenge because of setting up air refueling from bases where we don't normally have tankers (e.g., Santiago, Chile); but the biggest technical challenge was oil consumption.  The 50+ hour flight would have used oil to the point of being right at the edge of safe.  In the end, it was a political difficulty that killed the plan - the Antarctic Treaty prohibits any "militarization" of the Antarctic continent.  Air Combat Command determined that our simple overflight with politically sensitive nuclear bombers would draw too much negative attention, and so they denied permission.  Still, it was an interesting exercise in mission planning.  Had we known the Petulant Penguin did it already, we wouldn't have bothered!

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Re: The Boeing XP3B Penguin - A Petulant Tale in 1/72 Scale
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2018, 01:10:03 AM »
Brilliant build and backstory.  8)

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Re: The Boeing XP3B Penguin - A Petulant Tale in 1/72 Scale
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2018, 05:13:08 AM »
WOW, one of your very best, and that's saying something.   And that goes for the airliner version too. Brilliant stuff.
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Re: The Boeing XP3B Penguin - A Petulant Tale in 1/72 Scale
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2018, 05:29:50 PM »

that scale shift is very neat


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Re: The Boeing XP3B Penguin - A Petulant Tale in 1/72 Scale
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2018, 03:05:55 PM »
that looks gorgeous in that deep blue. i can just imagine how hard the enlisted crew would have to listen for orders stuck between those howling engines!