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Anyone ever decide to make a totally fictional model?

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, February 22, 2021 11:12 PM

Ok I didn't have a prop so I carved it out of Mahogany...  

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:51 AM

Rudders and elevators installed.       

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:52 AM

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:08 AM

Hey Boss! Da Plane! Da Plane !!

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:16 PM

Lol!

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:23 PM

Constructed the engine pods and carved the props..   

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Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:50 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:07 AM

Webt with dark grey Tamiya primer...had to add paint to the color cup 3 times!   

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:23 AM

Actually, the more I think about it, the more I'm of the mind to say most of my models are fictional; at least to some extent. Being a kitbasher, I think it's just the nature of the game.

As for the aircraft, it looks like a mix of two Dehaviland airframes, one a bomber and the other their pusher fighter .  .  . sort of!!

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:19 PM

Yes it was a mishmash of features that I like!

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:52 PM

Went with dark green.  

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:04 PM

philo426

Anyone ever decide to make a totally fictional model?

Sure.  Science fiction subjects, and models like Aurora's classic monster movie kits.

What-ifs are only partially fictional, I guess, if it involves a machine that existed, like a prototype, that we then finish as if it had been moved to production.

You've got a nice build going there, philo!

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:52 PM

Thanks!2 jars of Tamiya X-5 green was barely enough.!

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:09 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 26, 2021 12:23 AM

Raided my parts stash for radiators made the surround out of aluminum strip.  

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 26, 2021 1:46 PM

Did not have the decals "so I will paint the roundrels..   

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Posted by Dodgy on Friday, February 26, 2021 10:56 PM

How big is this beast Philo? It's looking awsome by the way!

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 26, 2021 11:17 PM

Thanks!Wingspan. 18 1/4"Length 17 1/4". I need to add the red dots and perform some touch up.  

 

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:58 AM

Not perfect but not bad I will try to fine tune with touch up.  

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:00 AM

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:08 AM

I have a question on this.

As I have followed this I have noticed something that Piqued my interest. Is she supposed to be a Sea-Plane? I was wondering because of the Bow shape ( Nose?)

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:56 PM

Yes like a flying canoe!

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Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:12 PM

Hey, I've got one of those!! It's called a wooden boat and everytime I spend money on it, it goes flying out the window!!

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:30 PM

Isn't that the way?lol!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:19 AM

Dodgy;

    I have had seven over the years. You are soooo Right! ( " A Boat -  A Hole in the water into which you pour all your hard earned Money) "Boater's Dictionary definition"

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:29 AM

One of the kits I've been tinkering with is a mishmash of the Dragon MBT70 turret on the hull of an Esci M60A1. The tank never made it past a dozen prototypes due to too many problems with the turret and counter revolving driver's compartment, among other new technology problems.

So I am removing the driver compartment from the turret and keeping it in the same spot as the traditional M60 series tanks.

I plan on calling it an MBT60 along with some other modifications to the turret.

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, February 28, 2021 3:27 PM

Started the rigging. Fine fishing line.   

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Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, February 28, 2021 6:45 PM

Tanker-Builder

Dodgy;

    I have had seven over the years. You are soooo Right! ( " A Boat -  A Hole in the water into which you pour all your hard earned Money) "Boater's Dictionary definition"

 

Seven! Wow, you are a glutton for punishment! Have you heard this one TB? B.O.A.T. - Bring On Another Thousand.....

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 Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:06 PM

I used a 0.025 guitar string for the box kite bracing... 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:40 PM

This is nice work, Phil.

As I recall, this aircraft was the A.V. E. Rage company's long distance maritime search aircraft prototype. But as it had no capability of floating, became an important behind the lines resupply aircraft for morning beverage of the Arab Troops- the A.V.E.Rage "Joe".

When the Ottoman Army attempted to retake Aqaba on the Red Sea, three 'Joes" were scrambled from Amman with war loads and sent south.

Unfortunately all three had misplaced propellers causing them to diverge from course.

Joe 1 flew south west into Sinai and landed at Folger in Egypt.

Joe 2 flew south east into Saudi Arabia and landed at Sanka.

Joe 3 had all three props put on backwards and flew north and was never seen again.

 

 

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