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Anyone ever decide to make a totally fictional model?

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Anyone ever decide to make a totally fictional model?
Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 19, 2021 4:26 PM

Just for fun I decided to make a fictional WW1 era biplane.No reserach just winging it(pun noted).The tail has a strong Handley Page influence.The upper wing has high spacing because an engine pod will be mounted with a tall prop and perhaps 2 more engine pods.. 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, February 19, 2021 7:18 PM
Never gone this far but I have done a few what-ifs. Did a Monogram F-82 in 357thFG markings a while back

 

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Posted by gregbale on Friday, February 19, 2021 7:29 PM

I've occasionally used damaged or scrapped models...plus stuff from the 'spares' box...to build wildly-improbable aircraft. They usually come out looking like 'Sky Pirates' or 1930s comic-book designs. Finished off with 'spares' decals as well...leaning toward shark mouths, lightning-bolts, and some interesting combinations of insignia. Propeller

Nice work on your WW1 bird, by the way...but it needs floats. It looks like something the RN would have used during the Dardanelles campaign, like a cousin to the Short 184.

Greg

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Posted by PFJN2 on Friday, February 19, 2021 7:35 PM

Hi,

A few years ago I started a 3D print model of a small cruise ship IK kind of made up.  Unfortunately I rtan into issues on not being fully sure how to proceed in a couple areas and set it aside for awhile, and now I have alot of homeowner things I need to address before I can get back to it.

I agree though that doing a completely made up build can be fun, and your plane looks very interesting.

Pat

Model

CAD

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 19, 2021 7:56 PM

I have lots of stuff to add!

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, February 19, 2021 8:11 PM

Sounds fun.  Keeps the rivet counters at bay Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 19, 2021 8:51 PM

Drive em nuts !lol

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Posted by Back to the bench on Friday, February 19, 2021 9:23 PM

Now that is cool! Yes Looks like it could be buzzing around in that zany old movie...

Gil
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Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 19, 2021 9:40 PM

Yes!I was thinking of that movie when I sketched it out.

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Posted by Surface_Line on Saturday, February 20, 2021 2:37 AM

In a time when I had overdosed on Clive Cussler novels, I built a highly accurate model of one of the small ships that is never mentioned in the books, the RV Coastal Gem.

There may be more to come.

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Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, February 20, 2021 6:12 AM

I'm getting ready to begin another of my warship to starship conversions in the basic style of Starblazers/Space Battleship Yamato.  So far I have the Space Assault Ship Toronoga, Fire Support Ship William Tell, and Interdiction ship Aweeny Todd.  Keeping with the theme, more places around the planet discovered that it would be easier to convert old and sunken warships for use in space that start from scratch.

Joining the fleet will be th Battlecruiser Prince of Sherwood Forrest.  It will be based on a British Battleship and have two engines, one mounted above the other.  The primary weapons will look the same but many shanges and additions will be made along the way.

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, February 20, 2021 6:46 AM

Post up some pics if you like!

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Posted by VintageRPM on Saturday, February 20, 2021 7:51 AM

Tucker Torpedo LMP1
Tucker Torpedo LMP1
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Thrust DC3
Thrust DC3
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HMLS Aston Villa
HMLS Aston Villa
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Security Drone
Security Drone
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Mike

 

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:35 AM

So creative!love that steam punk WW1 tank!

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Posted by armornut on Saturday, February 20, 2021 10:38 AM

     Lots of stuff in my head but getting to the table.....open circuitHmm. Love the stuff posted here already, can't wait to see more. You guys are so cool.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:24 AM

as a high school kid, yes, all the time. I made sci-fi space craft. I remember cobbling together the "Frankenstein" Haunted Tank from the comic books. Monogram reissued Aurora submarines like the Skipjack and Wolfpack U-boats became starships.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:44 AM

Hi;

       Yup. I've done that years ago. They can be fun. I even went so far as to turn the Titanic into a 1912 " SuperTanker" what if. Now As to Clive Cussler's ships mentioned. I have a long time W.I.P of one of the ships From N.U.M.A. mentioned in at least three of the Novels. With Mr.Cussler's permission. I have shown it twice, But Never entered in Competition with it. 

    Just didn't want to have to justify it to the judges who don't know that N.U.M.A. does exist as a foundation founded by Mr.Cussler for underwater research.The Earnings from part of his income from books funds many of their ship finding expeditions. 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:46 AM

Mike!

     Luv them all. You really let your imagination run didn't you. Great stuff !

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, February 20, 2021 1:41 PM

Agreed!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:29 PM

Hi;

    Just had to come back here. As I worked cleaning up my bench I thought of something. Movies! There were some good ones back in the day. One that popped up was an old Humphrey Bogart Movie. No, Not Casablanca either!

     There's this. A foggy waterfront. A ragged beat up old " Three Island" steamer. A tired old " Rummy " captain being given a chance to retreive his career. What? Yeah, the owners of the shipping line want to scuttle her for the insurance money!

    If he succeeds they promise he will be re-instated in the " A " list of Captains. Yeah fictional at best, But they actually didn't have the Maritime Unions like in the sixties or seventies. If that was today, as far as he was concerned the Beach is where he'd stay!

     Thus starts the story of the " Wreck of the Mary Deare" . To model her you have to dig nowadays I guess. The closest thing you'll find affordable is LINDBERG'S "Q" ship.

   G.Morrison civilianised one so I figure it's my turn. So with that in mind I dug out the old model and started the build. Yup ! When Finished I will have a nice little model of the " Mary Deare" when she was in better shape!

    I did discover as rigged she'd would've made a lousy "Q" ship anyway. Only Two deck guns where structures would NEVER have been.  Plus the Day ports ( Portholes ) were too large and many of the ones on the cabin deck were too small!  A smart U-Boat captain would not have been fooled!

    Like Clive Cussler's ships she will of course be fictional. So there others such as one I am going to try to photo over here. How about a Steam-Punkish Submarine built of model rail-road parts partially skeletonized so you can see inside? I've got the parts and with the museum not being to busy I believe I will start on her too. I like working on more than one project at a time. It keeps the old wheels spinning faster.

 Just one burning question from this morning. Although fictional. Is the Green and Gold de-winged C-47/DC-3 Supposed a faster than normal machine for Public transportation? If so she is as neat as the " Tucker" I specifically liked the " BP" marks on her. That's who I sailed For!

 

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Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:57 PM

Awsome thread and some great models! I did have a crack at making spacecraft about 30 years ago, but nothing as cool as what's on here.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by VintageRPM on Saturday, February 20, 2021 5:57 PM

Tanker-Builder

 Just one burning question from this morning. Although fictional. Is the Green and Gold de-winged C-47/DC-3 Supposed a faster than normal machine for Public transportation? If so she is as neat as the " Tucker" I specifically liked the " BP" marks on her. That's who I sailed For!

The Thrust DC-3 is a Land Speed Record vehicle, circa 1950. I built it a few years after Thrust SST broke the sound barrier on land. Thrust SST was British built and the BP & Dunlop logos are to show the Britishness of Thrust DC-3 as a predecessor.

Full "back story" on the Tucker can be found on the Grand Prix Modelers Association web site, along with other fictitious vehicles by other modelers.

Mike

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:00 PM

Appreciate the strength of the N brace!  

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:13 AM

Ya Know:

   I never thought of saving "Damaged" ship models that way. I just rebuilt them into another form of Sea Going Vessel. Never thought about space!

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, February 21, 2021 1:30 PM

Decided to put on decage.  

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Monday, February 22, 2021 2:36 PM

I've got a box full of parts for an imaginary Colonial Fleet Repair Ship. 

Starting point is a pair of 1/350 Trumpeter USS Lexington lower hulls with the bow and stern cut off and the rest glued together. That will be the storage and workshop sections. 

Engine section is an empty Heinz catsup bottle that I want to install Battlestar Pegasus engines on; just need to buy another one. Rather not scrap the one I have(yet). 

Haven't figured out the bow section yet but if I get another Pegasus that would likely do nicely. 

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, February 22, 2021 6:12 PM

Looking really cool Philo.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, February 22, 2021 6:14 PM

I'd like to see that build Straycat!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, February 22, 2021 10:39 PM

Thanks!

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