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1/48 Hobby Boss Yak-38U Forger B - With a twist

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1/48 Hobby Boss Yak-38U Forger B - With a twist
Posted by Grant Dalzell on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:37 PM

A tongue in cheek look at a what if the US Navy had Yak-38's. I will be following this one up at a later stage with an A-4 in the Yak scheme......yes the  blue over green scheme

Painted with Gunze, Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics, Vallejo metal colour and AK Xtreme metal, Flory dark dirt wash, Ink wash and AK satin varnish.

Drop tanks are from an A-4, and I wanted to add Aim-9's but they wouldn't fit unfortunately

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 5:10 PM

A-38 Bananaconda?  Stick out tongue

 

 

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Posted by E Baker on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:09 PM

Ugh, it makes my brain hurt. It looks like so many other aircraft that I have seen, but it just doesn't fit!!! All that being said, I do like it though. What-if builds are a lot of fun to look at.

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:25 PM

E Baker

Ugh, it makes my brain hurt. It looks like so many other aircraft that I have seen, but it just doesn't fit!!! All that being said, I do like it though. What-if builds are a lot of fun to look at.

 

Lol, same here. If you hadn't stated what she was I'd have stared at her trying to figure out what USN aircraft she was till my eyeballs bled...

Really nice paint work, looks just right!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:27 PM

Notwithstanding the fact that the concept is insanely brilliant, and the workmanship first-rate...

...that has to be the butt-ugliest aircraft I've ever laid eyes on! It's long and mishapen...like a bit of coyote dung drying on the prarieWhistling

Still, a truly inspired project (and great fun)! Genuine thanks for sharing it with us. (It's actually beginning to grow on me....)

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."

 

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    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, September 13, 2018 4:42 AM
Great build. But wow that nose

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, September 13, 2018 5:11 AM

This thing has character. I can’t place it but it reminds me of something, just not sure what. Keeps me staring at it for sure. Well done

On the bench - 1/48 Revell PT-17, on hold 1/32 T-38 Thunderbird custom build, and in the works a 1/32 kit bash F-18A Desert Storm Hornet.

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Posted by Grant Dalzell on Thursday, September 13, 2018 4:05 PM

Thanks guys

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Posted by E Baker on Thursday, September 13, 2018 6:44 PM

Gamera
Really nice paint work, looks just right!

Just a question, what about this bird looks "just right"! 

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Posted by PFJN on Friday, September 14, 2018 11:09 AM

TheMongoose

This thing has character. I can’t place it but it reminds me of something, just not sure what. Keeps me staring at it for sure. Well done 

Hi,

It reminds me alot of a Toucan. Stick out tongue

Toucan

Pat

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Posted by Declassified on Friday, September 14, 2018 8:29 PM

Everything, it looks great. Its a great "what if."

 

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Posted by F-8fanatic on Saturday, October 13, 2018 2:27 PM
That's a fantastic what-if build.....but I cannot help but think that this would be the result if a Fouga Magister, an A-4 Skyhawk and an F-11 Tiger all got together somehow and had a love child!
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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, October 13, 2018 2:56 PM

Cool idea with a face only a mother could love!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

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    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Saturday, October 13, 2018 3:38 PM

You're a twisted man Grant! Very nicely built though

In the queue: 1/48 Vultee Vengeance (RAAF), Spitfire Vb (Malta), Spitfire VIII x2 (RAAF), P39 x2 (RAAF), P43 Lancer (RAAF), Martin Baltimore (Malta?), Martin Maryland (Malta), Typhoon NF1b, Hellcat x2 (FAA)

 

Chris

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Posted by Grant Dalzell on Sunday, October 21, 2018 6:50 PM

Thanks guys, yeah, the old Yak isn't a pretty bird 

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