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Italeri V22 Ospreyin a 'What If' D-Day finish...

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Italeri V22 Ospreyin a 'What If' D-Day finish...
Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:02 PM

So, I've had this idea floating around my head for a bit now, and with these corona quarantines floating about, I decided to clear my bench and get started.  My thought process is, what if The invasion force had Ospreys to augment the Dakotas and Skytrains as a delivery system of the paratroopers....

I have gotten the initial build and paint finished this past weekend, and have the invasion stripes set for this weekend.

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

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Posted by familyman on Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:23 PM

And what if those paratroopers had been armed with M4's? They would have cut through the german troops like a hot knife through butter.

Mike

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:24 AM

Cool concept and I am tuned in to see the final version. Good luck on those stripes and can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:01 AM

I'm also looking forward to your next post. How was the kit?

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, March 22, 2020 12:26 PM

It does kind of resemble a Shorts Bros. aircraft. USAAF or RAF?

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, March 22, 2020 4:28 PM

Well, they would have been more useful than the gliders for those portions of the assault force. Parachute Infantry don’t need no stinking Ospreys! 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, March 22, 2020 4:35 PM

Goodness, jumping out of one of those?

In hover, you'd get blown down into the head of the guy before you. 

In level flight, you'd get blown up the b#tt of the guy ahead of you.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:06 PM

GMorrison

Goodness, jumping out of one of those?

In hover, you'd get blown down into the head of the guy before you. 

In level flight, you'd get blown up the b#tt of the guy ahead of you.

 

It can do ramp jumps, just like large helicopters such as the Chinook. Dropping from any helicopter in a hover in combat would be suicidal- a stationary target. 

Forward airspeed and a slight pause between each jumper insures adequate separation in the air. Ramp jumps are pretty sweet compared to side doors...

 

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, March 22, 2020 7:43 PM

I expect something C-47-ish like "That's All Brother." Looking forward to the finished build. Anything will look good with Invasion Stripes!

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:42 PM

USAAF.....I'm an american....you know we saved the brits in WWII! ;) Lol

 

This was the Italeri kit, and while it wasn't as bad as revell's lightning or black widow kits, it definitely has some troubles!

 

 

Definitely C47 inspired....actually, the decals I picked up are actually from a C47 skytrain.  I finished the main construction, paint, decals and weathering this weekend.  I will post photos tomorrow from work.  (It's a PITA to do on my tablet...)  I only have the small bits that like to break off left to install, and a little darkening on the canopy glassbecause I painted it separately and the color is lighter.

 

Keyda sent me some of her extra paratroopers, so I am picturing a scene similar to Shep Paine's scene....

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, March 23, 2020 11:50 AM

 

I do need to 'modulate' the canopy color; since I painted it separately, it came out lighter than the fuselage, but other than that, just the small "bits and bobs" need to be added!

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by WillysMB on Monday, March 23, 2020 12:09 PM

This is toooo cool! What a neat idea - shades of Final Countdown.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, March 23, 2020 2:02 PM

Wow! That actually works really well! Yes

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 23, 2020 2:11 PM

Best looking V-22 I've ever seen (not a fan).

Now it needs a couple of crew in crush caps and A2's.

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Monday, March 23, 2020 2:16 PM

That looks really good! What with the US Army's new retro uniforms, maybe...  Big Smile

Now do the German Wasserfall Ferngelenkte FlaRakete Mk. IX!

Gary

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, March 23, 2020 6:40 PM

Cool idea. Like your execution! I think it's the weathering that really seems to give it a period correct vibe.

In the pattern: Lots in my stash. Can't decide if that 1/350 Enterprise I started a few years ago should be next or not...it is last model on my SOD.

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, March 23, 2020 8:06 PM

Not a fan of the Osprey but your rendition is right-on! Terrific execution. Like I said, anything looks good with Invasion Stripes! Well done.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, March 23, 2020 8:43 PM

Maybe a jeep and 57mm AT gun would go good with that...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:56 AM

Your Osprey is an inspiration! I'm going through my stash to see what I have that will fit a similar "what-if" idea. I've done two in the past, an A-Wing and an X-Wing Star Wars model.

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I really like the whole idea of "what-if's."

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:21 AM

I'm really digging that A-Wing!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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