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Steampunk GB feeler Pt2

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 8, 2019 2:14 PM

Maybe like this?

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 8, 2019 3:09 PM

Those are awesome Steve!!! 

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

 

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Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:19 PM

Hi,

Here is a rough first sketch of the plane I intend to try and build.

A4001

It's meant to be about the same size as a WWII dive bomber with a "cranked" leading edge to the wing, like a Vultee Vengeance, and a twin turret aft, like the early Brewster Bermuda concepts (or an A-20G). 

VengeanceBermuda

[Vengeance (L) & Bermuda (R)]

A20

[A-20]

In addition, although it is meant to have a radial engine and a tail dragging layout, the wings will have a slight inverted gull shape, and the fwd cockpit canopy will have a "bulged" Malcolm hood like shape, similar to the post war Fairey Gannet. 

Gannet

[Gannet]

The main landing gear will also retract inward from the wing bend, kind of like the Gannet, and the tail will have three vertical parts, though the overall shape of the empennages, and the wing tips will be rounded, kind of similar to the Bermuda.

And finally, I also intend to put on a detachable cannon under each wing kind of similar to a Vicker's S Gun pod, shown below.

S Gun

Regards

Pat

PS.  All images, except for my initial sketch, come from Wikipedia

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:23 PM

That looks great Pat, some serious kit bashing.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:45 AM

Bump

I'll set up and official thread the first of Dec.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:29 PM

Yeah, that looks super cool Pat!

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

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 12:15 PM

I'm working on my idea. It's gonna take some out of the box thinking...

BK

On the bench: AMT '71 Corvette, 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190 D9, 1/48 Otaki Fw-190A8, 1/72 Academy YF-16A

On Deck: 1/35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog, 1/35 Tamiya 1/4 ton Jeep

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/35 Italeri M4E3 Sherman 76MM

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 2:49 PM

BrandonK

I'm working on my idea. It's gonna take some out of the box thinking...

BK

 

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Posted by PFJN on Saturday, November 30, 2019 7:08 PM

Hi,

I know the build doesn't start for a month, but since I am going to be 3D printing alot of my parts, I hope it is OK that I started messing around a little in CAD trying to plan out how the plane will looks a little.  Here are a couple images that will hopefully give a better idea of what I am thinking about.

isoTopFrontSide

In addition, I recently was able to pick up an inexpensive copy of the 1/35 scale EMHAR Mark V Hermaphrodite WWI tank, and I have been giving some thought to maybe trying to kitbash it into something kind of along the lines of this tank prototype from the 1920s, that never got built.

If I have time, I may try and also do this kitbash as well, if that is OK, since its kind of along the lines of a Steampunk or Diesel Punk concept.

Pat

PS.  I decided to name the plane the "Pterosaur"

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:49 PM

Pat you can plan all you want, and you can build anything you want. That's the beauty of this GB, no judging.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 2, 2019 1:10 PM

OK boys, the official thread is up. Working on badges at present. I miss CodyJ, he was a master of badges.

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