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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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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 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.

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

That looks great Pat, some serious kit bashing.

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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.

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

Maybe like this?

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, November 8, 2019 1:55 PM

Now Ther!

   I have always liked the SteamPunk style imagined around the Nemo ( Omen) era of 20,000 Leagues. How about a full Blown Maudsley Steam Paddle-Wheel engine powering a ground vehicle?

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 8, 2019 1:13 PM

More items to spark the imagination.

And a little Damnation Alley

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 8, 2019 12:51 PM

Real G

 

 
Gamera

Real G: I like the idea of the angel figure's wings, not sure sacrificing a pigeon is a good idea though. Really interesting to see you work more out toward your Veltro. 

 

 

When I had outdoor cats, I could have offered you a fine selection of bird, rodent, and lizard carcasses!  And the lizards were constantly on clearance sale because they were always half off!  Surprise

 

ROTFL!!! I'm sure the US Postal Service would be delighted with you mailing half-eaten animal carcasses to me... Big Smile

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Posted by Real G on Friday, November 8, 2019 11:57 AM

Gamera

Real G: I like the idea of the angel figure's wings, not sure sacrificing a pigeon is a good idea though. Really interesting to see you work more out toward your Veltro. 

When I had outdoor cats, I could have offered you a fine selection of bird, rodent, and lizard carcasses!  And the lizards were constantly on clearance sale because they were always half off!  Surprise

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 8, 2019 11:05 AM

Steve: Interesting? I don't think you've seen the half of it... Wink

Real G: I like the idea of the angel figure's wings, not sure sacrificing a pigeon is a good idea though. Really interesting to see you work more out toward your Veltro. 

Brandon: Wow, now that sounds cool! 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:38 PM

I've already picked out an old Mack truck to use as the base and I'm gonna pimp it out with all kinds of death "thingys" attached to it. And a huge nasty blade/plow on the front. It will be all rusty and steel plated up. A real tetanus shots worst nightmare and it will be called..."Crowd Control".

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 Real G on Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:04 PM

Gamera,

I think some craft doll components with good old fashioned styrene junk bits skeleton... and a dead pigeon(!!!) would work.  Hey, with Christmas careening towards us, how about stealing an angel's wings?  I do the devil's work, I know.

I had a look around for appropriate parts for the Veltro, but I am of the opinion that if you want to do it right, you have to do it yourself.  I am leaning towards vac forming the basic parts and just using aftermarket for the details.  OR I could get lazy an just carve a solid fuselage and flying surfaces.  For a one-off, it can work.  Just heavy though.  The Bakagalas I am working on is tremendously light yet rigid due to the hollow box frame within.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:49 AM

Labeling the entries are going to be intresting, that's for sure.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:31 AM

Real G: My first look was that she looks sorta like a He-111 but on the second the wing isn't really wide enough. I have a trashed Matchbox 1/72nd He-111 that you're welcome to if I can find it... 

 

As to the figure I was thinking I could probably find a doll face for the head. As to the body I'm not sure- maybe a model/toy human skeleton modified to look more cyborgish? Or a model/toy T-1000 Terminator endoskeleton- it'd have to be modifed to go from a 6ft./183cm bodybuilder to a 5'1"/155cm petite girl. I'd just be going with a generic cyborg look, not exactly like the drawing here, the ones in the manga, or Rosa Salazar from the live-action movie.  

 

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

 

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:56 PM

modelcrazy

That's a cool looking fighter, kinda like a Beaufighter without the engines and using V tail.

Hmm good point!  Now to source a junky old Airfix or Matchbox kit...

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 12:32 PM

That's a cool looking fighter, kinda like a Beaufighter without the engines and using V tail.

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:58 AM

Gamera,

That Alita figure would be an awesome project!  Scratchbuilt figure!  I have never dared.

BTW, I have a better pic of the Veltro fighter I want to do:

It's ramming an enemy Falke fighter, but this panel offers the clearest topside view of the aircraft.  Starting to take notes and collect data.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:56 AM

Love to have you Piers

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Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:55 AM

I am in, no idea what but there is a bucket of spares to warp up a spare/old kit. I will have to purchase some copper and bronze paints...

 https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4740/39804623811_9d42f5cfc1_m.jpg

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 4, 2019 5:26 PM

Post apocalyptic, biopunk, either sounds great Gam

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 4, 2019 5:11 PM

That's awesome Real G!

 

Thinking about it two ideas do come to mind:

The post-apocalypic Hemicuda from Phantasm V Ravager. Not too hard to build I'd think, two machine guns in the hood and some other added stuff:

 

Cover page to Yukita Kushiro's GUNNM or 'Battle Angel: Alita'. Love this drawing but looks like a pile of work to try to build this as a figure...

Any issue with either of these? I dunno if I'll go with either. Just something to grind around in my head till the first of the year...

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 4, 2019 12:31 PM

No problem Gam, just pore some glue in your parts box and shake.

G that looks cool.

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Posted by Real G on Monday, November 4, 2019 12:21 PM

Piccies of my planned project:

The launch arm is too cool to NOT build.  Scale will be 1/72 to keep the overall size to a manageable level.  I wonder how hard it would be to do the Andrea Doria in 1/700...

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