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The X-Files Group Build Proposal (Canceled)

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GAF
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The X-Files Group Build Proposal (Canceled)
Posted by GAF on Monday, January 11, 2021 7:08 PM

 

I want to believe!

This is a suggestion for a group build that's out there.  Build an aircraft (or vehicle) that did not get out of the prototype stage, or at least only a few were made. This could include the Valkyrie, the YF-12, the N-9M Flying Wing, the X-15, the NF-104A, YF-23, etc. Heck, even the Wright Flyer was experimental at one time!  I've expanded it to include experimental vehicles of all types. 

Builds are open to suggestions. Only kits that are under 50% completion considered. Builds will begin this summer (June), and last until whenever (its experimental, after all).

Please sign up below, and if enough people express an interest, we'll see about funding. This is dependent upon what happens between now and this summer, of course.  Can't believe I'm proposing another GB!  Sad

Gary

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, January 11, 2021 9:24 PM

This intrigues me....

"...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 modelcrazy on Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:40 AM

Hmmm, I'll have to give some thought to what I can do 

Does it have to be aircraft only? there a quite a few paper tigers.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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GAF
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Posted by GAF on Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:57 PM

Well, I don't see why not.

Gary

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Posted by Tomcat on Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:15 PM

I'd be interested.  There's a lot of x & y planes to choose from. I would be neat.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:50 PM

Hmmmm.  I'd love to do and x-15

Thanks,

John

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:15 PM

An X-15 certainly qualifies.  Smile

Gary

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 18, 2021 6:53 AM

Can it include subjects that did not get off the drawing board. I have plenty of Luft 46 and paper panzers in the stash.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, January 18, 2021 7:54 AM
I've committed to so many GB's this year but this would be awesome. F-16XL

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Monday, January 18, 2021 10:18 AM

Bish> Sure, I'll allow it.  As long as its not something like

https://www.megahobby.com/products/soviet-ball-tank-w-winter-skis-interior-1-35-miniart.html

I'm saving that for the "WTF Group Build"!  Wink

Tempestjohnny> Since I plan to start this around June (to give people time to finish up other projects), you have plenty of time.  That F-16XL is perfect.

Someone mentioned that manufacturers tend to base their models on prototypes, which in this instance, could be a good thing.  Smile

Gary

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 18, 2021 10:22 AM

Sounds good. I remembered after i posted i also have a British prototype vehicle, the Marksman. So if its running into next year, i'll be in.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:51 AM

Bish> I had to look the Marksman up.  More of an anti-aircraft system than tank.  Is that the Takom kit?

Gary

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Posted by learmech64 on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:59 AM
I'm in with the 1/48 Dragon Ho-229.
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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:11 AM

Yep, it was an AA system, along the same lines as the US Sgt Yorke, and like the Yorke it didn't enter British service. Though the Finns put the turret onto some old Soviet tanks and has now upgraded those with Leopard hulls. And yes, thats the Takom kit.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:28 AM

Grumble... I've been trying to resist joining a bunch of GBs this year. So far I've been able to barely resist Lewbud's Ground Attack GB. But I think you have me Gary.

Is a 1/144th Fujimi Nakajima G10N Fuguku 'America Bomber' kosher? It was designed by the Imperial Navy to take off from the Japanese home islands, cruise over the Pacific, cross the US and Canada bombing at will, cross the Atlantic, and then land in German occupied Europe to refuel and rearm and repeat the process in the other direction. 

Never got beyond a plywood mock-up. The six gigantic engines were a monsterous headache. The Japanese engineering at the time just wasn't up to the task of getting anything like that workable. 

  

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

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:05 PM

Gamera> That's fine.  That why I placed the start date in June to allow people to finish up a few projects.  Smile

Gary

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:27 AM

Thanks Gary! Sitting here freezing my butt off June sounds like it's forever but it will be here before I know it... 

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

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:54 PM

Gamera> Don't I know it!  June is next month, or at least it seem like it!  The beauty of being retired, when time slips away like nobody's business.

Meanwhile, I've got a ship to build.  Smile

Gary

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:10 PM

I'd like to find an X-32 that I can get but the ones I see are going for more than I'm willing to spend.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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GAF
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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:59 PM

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:22 AM

Thanks Gary, yes. 1/72 is what I wanted and all I saw was the Revell offerings for about twice that price. I can't get it until the 29th but put it in my watchlist. I just won a bid on an out of production Williams Brothers PW Wasp I'm going to build for a good friend and the modeling budget is a tad low at present.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:36 PM

It looks like we have enough Test Pilots to give this GB a go.  At least, at this time.  So I plan on starting it (God willing) on June 20 of this year, the start of summer.  How long it will run is up in the air, but count on one year.  I'll post the official group build about a month before sometime in May.

Decisions on what to build are not necessary at this junction.  All that is required is it be of a limited run and be of an experimental nature.

Gary 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:37 PM

Well Gary, if this goes or not I bought the Tam 1/72 Boeing X-32. I wanted one anyway.

What a gawd awlful looking plane. A face only a designer could love.

Oh jeez lookie there. You posted just before I did.

 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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GAF
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Posted by GAF on Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:42 PM

Great minds think alike.  Big Smile

I've got my eye on a Special Hobby D-558-1 Skystreak.

Gary

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:59 PM

Thats sounds good to me. Got 2 kits planned for this.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:48 PM

I picked up a D-558-2 Skyrocket for the build.

Not the same as the D-558-1 Skystreak, which was jet powered.  I still intend to buy that one, but it seemed reasonable that I should build both versions.

Gary

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Saturday, February 13, 2021 3:34 PM

Ok Gary,

I'm in! Why do you have to pick such cool subjects!

 

Great choice with the D-558 phase 2! I love me some Skyrocket! Even though 

it was Navy. Go Air Force!

 

I have a NF-104 resin conversion kit, a few X-1's, I think a X-3 in the stash and an X-15.

 

Mark

 

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  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by Deeve_ on Saturday, February 13, 2021 5:29 PM

I am totally down with this. Right in my wheelhouse :)

 

I have so many things to choose from its ridiculous.

 

X-15, XB17, YB-35 and a wack of German Luft 46' stuff. 

 

 In Progress.

1/48 Tamiya DO335-B2

1/72 Hasegawa Mitchell Mk.III RAAF

1/72 Italeri XB-70 Valkyrie

1/72 Revell LA-5FN

Deeve_

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, February 13, 2021 7:15 PM

How about experimental versions of tanks? Like the original XM1 or the MBT70?

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Saturday, February 13, 2021 9:56 PM

Rob Gronovius

How about experimental versions of tanks? Like the original XM1 or the MBT70?

I was thinking about the MBT 70 just the other day. Yes, that's fine!

Gary

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