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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #50 on: June 09, 2021, 05:09:13 AM »
This sort of GB was Brian's bread and butter, no less than three or four stunning entries complete with wacky backstories.

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Indeed he is. And not one of Brian's stunning entries would be in anyway predictable ... unless maybe you predicted the inclusion of obscure snack-food references  ;)
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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #51 on: June 09, 2021, 06:03:04 AM »
This sort of GB was Brian's bread and butter, no less than three or four stunning entries complete with wacky backstories.

Sadly missed, always remembered

Indeed he is. And not one of Brian's stunning entries would be in anyway predicable ... unless maybe you predicted the inclusion of obscure snack-food references  ;)

Also thought of Brian being in this GB and his creativity.  "Sadly missed, always remembered"  --  says it.

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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #52 on: June 09, 2021, 06:14:32 AM »
This sort of GB was Brian's bread and butter, no less than three or four stunning entries complete with wacky backstories.

Sadly missed, always remembered

Indeed he is. And not one of Brian's stunning entries would be in anyway predicable ... unless maybe you predicted the inclusion of obscure snack-food references  ;)

Forgot about the snack food references  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #53 on: June 09, 2021, 09:38:28 PM »
Just had a vision of an angel rocking a pair of white Gangster spats

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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #54 on: June 10, 2021, 03:15:28 AM »
Gotta love those 'tween Wars racers  :-*  Sleek and slippery with pilots seated in improbable locations  :smiley:

And spats are a bonus. "Blessed Saint Brian - patron of all things trousered, big-booted, or otherwise whiffily wheel-covered - please bring my petition before Our Lady Polystyrene. Blessed Brian of Bash, spat for us!"

Don't forget Airship submarines...
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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2021, 07:39:31 AM »
Don't forget Airship submarines...

Perfect example of Brian never being predictable  ;D
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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #56 on: June 13, 2021, 05:28:19 AM »
Technically Streamline Moderne only refers to a period style of, primarily American,
Architecture, not streamline design in general. The application of the term to anything
Streamline is of very recent origin and an artifact of the internet rather than scholarship
and design histories.

Wikipedia is one of the worst purveyors of mixed up crap and flat-out incorrect statements
when it comes to discussion of art and design of the period.

The Modern Era and/or The Machine Age are both better descriptors for the period.

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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #57 on: June 13, 2021, 10:35:45 AM »
Good points. Mostly I just thought the term 'Streamline Moderne' was evocative. I do like the term 'The Machine Age' though  :smiley:

And quite right that much of the design of the era springs from architecture. I haven't mentioned architectural styles mainly because whiffers tend not to do architecture. Which is kind of perverse in a way - since architectural models are all what-ifs!

If anyone is interested in a background primer on design styles of the '20s and '30s, Matt Bird at RISD has a series of introductory lectures on industrial design: https://www.youtube.com/user/HistoryofID/playlists
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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #58 on: June 14, 2021, 03:16:43 AM »

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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #59 on: June 14, 2021, 03:21:08 AM »

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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #60 on: June 14, 2021, 03:25:29 AM »
On on a similar theme:



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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #61 on: June 14, 2021, 03:36:10 AM »


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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #62 on: June 14, 2021, 04:11:22 AM »
I love all things floatie ... but that Colombian Condor on floats is the Dog's Round Parts!

Mind you, I've got a real soft spot for the Westland 'What-a-Pity' as well  :smiley:
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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #63 on: June 14, 2021, 06:02:39 AM »
Tigermoth fighter.

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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #64 on: June 14, 2021, 08:40:53 AM »
Mind you, I've got a real soft spot for the Westland 'What-a-Pity' as well  :smiley:

Aka “what are we going to do with all these left over DH.9 bits?”

 ;D
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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #65 on: June 15, 2021, 01:46:45 AM »
My all time favourite inter war type

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairey_Fant%C3%B4me

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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #66 on: June 15, 2021, 02:07:55 AM »
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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #67 on: June 15, 2021, 08:44:33 AM »
Nice! I love the Fairey Fantôme!

For non-R/C models, is the limited-run Tombo 1/72 kit the only game in town? Reviews of the Tombo kit aren't especially flattering  :o

Aka “what are we going to do with all these left over DH.9 bits?”

 ;D ;D   Building Wapitis would have been a bit like running downhill - easy to get started, trickier to stop.
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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #68 on: Yesterday at 02:07:44 AM »
There is also this one:

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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #69 on: Yesterday at 03:17:09 AM »


CFBV
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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #70 on: Yesterday at 04:17:35 AM »
There is also this one:

Thanks Greg.

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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #72 on: Yesterday at 10:39:43 PM »

Looks rather like George Peppard in The Blue Max.