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Italeri 1/48 Scale V22 Osprey "What If"

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  • Member since
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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Italeri 1/48 Scale V22 Osprey "What If"
Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, December 19, 2020 4:50 PM

Hey all!  I just completed this one, a build idea I've had for several years, and on the bench for the last 6-9 months...

The base kit is italeri's V22 in 1/48th, the figures are mostlyfrom Monogram's C47 Kit, generously sent my way from Keyda, here in the forums!  The Jeep and Driver, and the little guy with the paratroopers are all Tamiya.

 

I did notice the one paratrooper and the pilot both had one foot off the ground in the photos and have since corrected them.  I did not take any new photos, as my photo "booth" is in my ice cold garage....

 

Justin

"...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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    November 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, December 19, 2020 5:16 PM

That's a lot of work - looks fantastic! 

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, December 19, 2020 5:25 PM

Very nice work Justin! Toast Toast

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, December 19, 2020 5:28 PM

Great stuff!  And a cool idea - imagine if we had the capabilties of the Osprey in WWII!  I have this kit.  Going on the bench early next year - how did it go together?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Keyserj on Saturday, December 19, 2020 6:56 PM

This is a super neat "what if" build. I just picked up this kit and look forward to building it.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench:

1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

1/48 Tamiya m1a1 Abrams (Gulf War GB)

                     

  • Member since
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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:58 PM

Well done, Justin.  Wonderful idea.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, December 20, 2020 8:09 AM

keavdog

Great stuff!  And a cool idea - imagine if we had the capabilties of the Osprey in WWII!  I have this kit.  Going on the bench early next year - how did it go together?

 

THANKS, Keavgog!

The kit DEFINTELY does not fall together like a Tamiya kit!  Think along the lines of the Revell 1/48 B17.....not terrible, but does require a bit of extra attention...

There is a nice video series on the build of this kit by an Asian  (I think Japanese, but I'm not 100% on that, and his build looks phenominal!  

Bottom line, this project was certainly a fun ne!

"...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...

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, December 20, 2020 8:11 AM

Keyserj

This is a super neat "what if" build. I just picked up this kit and look forward to building it.

 

Thanks, John!  It was definitely a fun project! 

 

Justin

"...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...

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, December 20, 2020 8:12 AM

jeaton01

Well done, Justin.  Wonderful idea.

 

Thanks to you too, John! 

"...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...

 

  • Member since
    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, December 20, 2020 10:01 AM

Nice!  I like the out of the box thinking.  Glad the figures came in handy.  I rarely ever use any. 

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Sunday, December 20, 2020 11:22 AM

Like those before me, I have this kit as well and I almost chose it for a recent group build. Yours id definately a neat configuration. I like the nose art and the invasion stripes a lot too!

Great job!

 

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/48 RAH-66 Comanche - WIP

- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - DONE

- 1/16 1910 Thomas Flyer - DONE

- 1/78 AC-119 Stinger Gunship (GB) - DONE

 

 

 

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, December 21, 2020 7:04 AM

Jim, Mr.Mike, Thank you!  I did have fun making this idea come to life!

 

Keyda, Thank you again for the figures!

Ben-Build it!  You will have fun!

 

Justin

"...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...

 

  • Member since
    January 2018
  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by banthafodder on Monday, December 21, 2020 3:33 PM

What a cool idea!  It looks great, and seeing an Osprey in those colours almost seems natural.

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    May 2020
Posted by Keyserj on Monday, December 21, 2020 7:07 PM

I started the kit and have a question for you Justin. Seems like the control panel is too big for the nose and leaves a huge gap on the nose when I dry fit the two halves of the body together. Did you experience this?

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench:

1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

1/48 Tamiya m1a1 Abrams (Gulf War GB)

                     

AT6
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  • From: Fresno
Posted by AT6 on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 2:30 AM

I have the same kit released under the Testors label. Nicely represented model.

  • Member since
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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:11 PM

Keyserj

I started the kit and have a question for you Justin. Seems like the control panel is too big for the nose and leaves a huge gap on the nose when I dry fit the two halves of the body together. Did you experience this?

 

 

I don't think I did, although I don't have 100 percent recall on that...

Looking back at some photos from the start, it would appear as though I fitted the instrument panel so there was a bit of a "dashboard" behind the windscreen.... 

I will post a picture tomorrow, when I get to work, as from my tablet I cannot access the Imgur website....

"...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...

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:19 AM

Justinryan215

 

 
Keyserj

I started the kit and have a question for you Justin. Seems like the control panel is too big for the nose and leaves a huge gap on the nose when I dry fit the two halves of the body together. Did you experience this?

 

 

 

 
Keyserj

I started the kit and have a question for you Justin. Seems like the control panel is too big for the nose and leaves a huge gap on the nose when I dry fit the two halves of the body together. Did you experience this?

 

 

I don't think I did, although I don't have 100 percent recall on that...

Looking back at some photos from the start, it would appear as though I fitted the instrument panel so there was a bit of a "dashboard" behind the windscreen.... 

I will post a picture tomorrow, when I get to work, as from my tablet I cannot access the Imgur website....

 

Here are a couple of images:

"...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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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 7:38 AM

Justin,

 

I really like it! I love "what if" dioramas, and the creativity you put into this one is outstanding. 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:23 PM

hogfanfs

Justin,

 

I really like it! I love "what if" dioramas, and the creativity you put into this one is outstanding. 

 

Thanks!  It was a fun one!

"...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...

 

  • Member since
    May 2020
Posted by Keyserj on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 3:41 PM

Thanks for posting the photos of the dashboard. I still had a slight gap after fixing mine but it is much smaller than the original gap.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench:

1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

1/48 Tamiya m1a1 Abrams (Gulf War GB)

                     

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