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WWII style Space Fighters
« on: December 11, 2016, 05:47:28 AM »
Any futuristic takes or retro looking stuff? I'm looking for examples, and having a hard time ...










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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 03:41:19 PM »
Tomcat, check this guy's work...

http://mikedoscher.deviantart.com/gallery/

... a lot of great art, but too big to post here... still, here are some...
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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2016, 04:31:06 AM »
Tomcat, check this guy's work...

http://mikedoscher.deviantart.com/gallery/

... a lot of great art, but too big to post here... still, here are some...


Awesome thank you!

Found these:



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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2017, 09:46:04 PM »
Any futuristic takes or retro looking stuff? I'm looking for examples, and having a hard time ...




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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2017, 03:12:39 AM »
Not quite a WWII style space fighter but close enough (or at least I think so):  Manfred von Richthofen's aircraft from the movie "War of the Worlds: Goliath":




Someone modelled one too:



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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2017, 01:37:32 PM »
Nice^^

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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2017, 01:48:54 PM »
I intend doing something similar to the above using a 1/72nd P-40 plus some 1/72nd P-51 bits.


One day. ;)
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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2017, 05:01:56 PM »
WOW -- lotta great designs  :)
Some can be kitbashed into a similar configuration.
Viper WWII  :-*

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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2017, 02:40:52 AM »
I intend doing something similar to the above using a 1/72nd P-40 plus some 1/72nd P-51 bits.


One day. ;)


There are 1/72 and 1/48 kits available too:

1/48 by Alfred Wong:




!/72 Fantastic Plastic version:


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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2017, 03:59:14 AM »
Oh wow!! That is excellent!  8) I thought I saw a kit, but I wasn't sure if it was just another CGI tease  >:D



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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2017, 04:09:29 AM »
@ Greg: I don't intend doing a replica of the Caprica Warhawk/WW2 Viper, just something inspired by it. ;)

@ TT: Now, there's something else to inspire a similar type of build! (Spitfire & Typhoon/Tempest look likely candidates for surgery) :)
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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2017, 04:21:07 AM »

@ TT: Now, there's something else to inspire a similar type of build! (Spitfire & Typhoon/Tempest look likely candidates for surgery) :)

One of the things Ive noticed is that its important to find good "layouts" as it is the actual craft. An interesting design/style can be transferred to a different subject, for example a Canard Super Hornet. Great stuff in this thread.
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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2017, 08:09:44 PM »
I know this thread is a bit old already... but I wanted to add in the awesome Me262 X-Wing mashup that Ben Stone did.  A really great project that made me realize you could take this hobby away from the instruction manual.

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=16619&p=albums&album=26805
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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2017, 08:24:36 PM »
No such thing as an old inspiration thread! ;)

That looks strangely "right". :-\
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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2017, 03:29:40 AM »
I know this thread is a bit old already... but I wanted to add in the awesome Me262 X-Wing mashup that Ben Stone did.  A really great project that made me realize you could take this hobby away from the instruction manual.

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=16619&p=albums&album=26805


Reminds me of the Japanese "X-wing" from Star Warrior....which you can get kits of:


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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2017, 03:32:07 AM »
No such thing as an old inspiration thread! ;)


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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2017, 08:51:01 AM »
I know this thread is a bit old already... but I wanted to add in the awesome Me262 X-Wing mashup that Ben Stone did.  A really great project that made me realize you could take this hobby away from the instruction manual.

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=16619&p=albums&album=26805

That's wonderful. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2019, 02:28:56 AM »
Sorry to resurrect and old thread, just browsing around. 

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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2019, 03:48:12 AM »
No need to apologise.  Reviving old threads is actively encouraged.
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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2019, 06:11:38 AM »
This thread is a marvel.

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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2019, 10:07:45 PM »
Needs more DRADIS in the nose :smiley:
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Re: WWII style Space Fighters
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2019, 03:45:25 AM »
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