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Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« on: August 30, 2018, 03:26:27 PM »
Back again, again. I hope the thread sticks this time.

Starting fresh on flickr because of photobucket.

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Firstly, an opinion needed: cut along the line or not?

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Soviet tailless bomber. Gonna have to be careful straightening the engines, the hole for the engine nacelle goes almost all the way to the end of the wing.

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Going to cut the tail off a bear. Instead of starting with the 1/200 kit, I've started on the non scale kit I got off Aliexpress just to get an idea of I need to do to the bigger, nicer kit.

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Also converting a non scale macross kit into a real worldish 1/144 fighter.

Stay tuned for more.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 05:12:53 AM »
Those are some interesting concepts!

I'm looking forward to seeing what happens to that Bear.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 04:02:01 AM »
Liking what I'm seeing.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 06:56:15 PM »
Don't know why but to me the FSW Phantom looks a bit BSG-ish. Its very good and I would like to see more.

Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2018, 03:19:53 PM »
Don't know why but to me the FSW Phantom looks a bit BSG-ish.
Interesting, I was getting more of a Klingon vibe.

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A spur of the moment build. Think VJ 101 but with props.

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Tailless Bear. Doesn't look quite right with the nose and radar, I wanted more of a B-2 nose, but the radar is pretty integral. I guess I could chop it off and call it an earlier model.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2018, 09:56:25 PM »
I don't see a problem with the Bear, looks fine to me. Put some paint on & she'll look excellent! :smiley:
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2018, 02:30:52 AM »
I like the nose just as it is. Gives it that big Soviet look.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2018, 06:38:42 AM »
I like the nose just as it is. Gives it that big Soviet look.

Concur. It looks like it belongs to me.

Love where this one went! Most imaginative!

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2018, 10:35:03 AM »
Oh yeah! :smiley:
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2018, 10:30:15 PM »
Very interesting, great things expected here.  ??? :D
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2018, 11:32:43 PM »
Round two is looking like a knock out so far!
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2018, 06:35:15 PM »
I like the nose just as it is. Gives it that big Soviet look.

Concur. It looks like it belongs to me.

Love where this one went! Most imaginative!

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Like they said. 
And - the Phantom reconfiguration is cool.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2018, 03:41:22 AM »

the tailless Bear is a great beginning !



Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2018, 03:29:25 PM »
Post weekend update.

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Increased the size of the stinger.

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What could have been super herc.

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Prop VJ101/harrier.

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Ready for priming!


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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2018, 03:54:33 PM »
Longer stinger works. Whole concept is cool.  8)
They all work.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2018, 09:36:42 PM »

 :smiley:

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2018, 06:37:41 AM »
Those are some sweet little wonders and it's hard to pick a favorite.

I've got to admit though that upgraded C-130 is really growing on me.

Great stuff!

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2018, 09:43:29 AM »
Small update:

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Nearly done.

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New project based on saab projekt 1825? (I think), light 2 seat attack jet. Used a shortened Mitsubishi F-1 fuselage.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2018, 06:58:49 PM »
Love the tilt rotor!

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2018, 08:59:46 AM »
Love the tilt rotor!

Yeah! seconded ---

very interesting ---

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2018, 10:05:53 AM »
Love the tilt rotor!

Yeah! seconded ---

very interesting ---

Now thirded ---
Should be flown by USAF and USN.  Heck,,, the Army too.

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2018, 11:19:55 AM »
Love both
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2018, 07:55:59 PM »
I fourth all the previous comments. Awesome work!
Work in progress ::

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

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2018, 01:18:15 AM »
Love them both! Any details of construction on these?

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2018, 01:27:46 AM »
I get a mini su-25 feeling from the last one👍
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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2018, 05:16:11 AM »
Wow is that some great stuff!

I can't really pick a favorite, they all look so innovative to me.

You have an enviable imagination!

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Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2018, 08:54:56 AM »
They all look great - that tilt-rotor looks fantastic!

Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2018, 01:23:00 PM »
Thanks guys! :smiley:

Should be flown by USAF and USN.  Heck,,, the Army too.

Actually I am trying to think what colours to paint it. Although I do love my blue splinter camo, I'm trying to steer clear of it and mix it up a bit.
So current thoughts are:
RAF/RN green and grey stripey
US/Marines green and black/green and brown

Love them both! Any details of construction on these?

Tilt-rotor: Body is from a Harrier that had its engine removed and replaced with a styrene tube, wings are from an F-16 bulked up with some puty and the rotors are from a cheap non scale V-22 (same brand as the Tu-95). Engine nacelles are built from F-2/F-16 and Tornado fuel tanks - the back half of a Tornado fuel tank forms the main body, the nose forms the intake and the nacelle nose is the pointy end of the F-2 tank.

SAAB thing: shortened Mitsubishi F-1 fuselage (would have liked a T-2 for the clear double canopy), Tornado wings, F-16 tail fin AND RB-04's from Fox One.

Unless otherwise stated all builds are 1/144 scale.