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The X-Files Group Build Proposal

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GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
The X-Files Group Build Proposal
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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  • From: Hatboro, PA
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.

GAF
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    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:57 PM

Well, I don't see why not.

Gary

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  • From: South west, PA
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 1/48 F20 (as a MIG 28, in Aggressor colors); Monogram 1/72 F-15E Strike Eagle; Hasegawa 1/48 JU-87B2 and a Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:50 PM

Hmmmm.  I'd love to do and x-15

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:15 PM

An X-15 certainly qualifies.  Smile

Gary

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
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

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

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    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
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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    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
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

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
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

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

GAF
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    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
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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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
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

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
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
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
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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