Author Topic: Unicorns & Holy Grails  (Read 2926 times)

Offline robunos

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Re: Unicorns & Holy Grails
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2020, 05:00:04 AM »
A holy grail of sorts, although it's a new release :

Some months ago I placed a pre-order for an Atlantis reboxing of the Aurora 1/72 AH-56A Cheyenne Helicopter. An email just now informs me it is now being shipped to me.


Amazing ! I remember building one of those as a kid, my local hardware / toy shop had one. As I recall, it went together really well, the panel lines were a bit deep, though. Also no rockets or missiles, etc. came with the kit . . .


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Re: Unicorns & Holy Grails
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2020, 05:18:43 AM »
Fantastic Plastic FDL-5.


Have you tried contacting Allen Ury directly?

Yes, I did. I send him an email a few items a year as he does ask for feedback in what kits he could re-issue. This and others are not on his short list. Too esoteric I guess. 
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I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: Unicorns & Holy Grails
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2020, 01:32:31 AM »
Did you confirm that he had no old ones (or even partial ones) in stock?
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Offline tankmodeler

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Re: Unicorns & Holy Grails
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2020, 02:30:06 AM »
A few others I would like - same deal frustratingly:





Cool! I did the patterns for those two!

Got one of each for myself, but that's it, I'm afraid. Sorry, dude.

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Re: Unicorns & Holy Grails
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2020, 02:45:06 AM »
Got one of each for myself, but that's it, I'm afraid. Sorry, dude.

That's ok.  Just kindly please pass on details of your stash location...
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Re: Unicorns & Holy Grails
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2020, 03:34:03 AM »
I have a Rhino3D (unfinished) design for 1/350 models of both the Pegasus (similar to the Ithacus, but smaller) and Hyperion based on the drawings in "Frontiers of Space" by Bono & Gatland. I haven't worked on it in a while, because the 3D prints would have been very expensive. Maybe I'll get back to them. I wish Allan would have picked 1/350 instead of 1/288

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Re: Unicorns & Holy Grails
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2020, 03:41:33 AM »
Indeed.  1/350 could allow for easy modelling onto ships of the same scale:



Am aware of Pegasus & Hyperion too:

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Re: Unicorns & Holy Grails
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2020, 03:47:07 AM »
One issue that I had with the design of the Pegasus was the gear. I just couldn't get it to look right in 3D, compared to the drawings. Same with the Hyperion. It looks like Nick Stevens ran into the same issues!

Offline kitnut617

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Re: Unicorns & Holy Grails
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2020, 04:28:34 AM »
So the Ithacus would be 36" tall in 1/72, about the same as the Shuttle on the external tank

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Re: Unicorns & Holy Grails
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2020, 05:06:05 AM »
In 1/350 it would be 183mm (7.5")tall x 69mm (2.7") in diameter.

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Re: Unicorns & Holy Grails
« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2020, 02:47:17 AM »
The early Ca.313s could also be distinguished by their noses. The early model Ca.313 - eg: the Swedish Ca.313S (Svezia, aka Ca 313RPB/S to Caproni), Ca.313F (Francia) for the AdA, and  Ca.313 RPB.1 for the Regia Aeronautica had fully-glazed noses. By contrast, the later Ca.313 RPB.2 for the Regia Aeronautica had the short, stepped nose of the Ca.314.

BTW: RPB = Ricognizione/Pattugliamento/Bombardamento


You are correct:

Caproni Ca.313:





Caproni Ca.314:


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