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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, February 14, 2020 1:26 PM

a little more done to the MO. It kinda looks like Buck Rodgers LOL.

Gam, here are the  VATE (Vectored Atmospheric Thrust Engine) engines.

Steve

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 14, 2020 3:08 PM

Or Flash Gordan! Yes

 

And awesome, saw those before and figured they were some sort of vents. Very cool!!! 

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Posted by PFJN on Friday, February 14, 2020 9:35 PM

Hi,

Here are a couple in process images of my armored car.  I'm still playing around with ideas to make the gun look more like a "death ray".

Pat

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:29 AM

How about a radar dish, or if you can find something close. Drill a hole in the middle and slide it down the barrel. 

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 24, 2020 1:14 PM

Started on the superstructure and guns. The guns are not glued yet and I want to do a lot more to the super.

Steve

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:31 AM

Pat: Ohhhhh, that looks cool! 

Steve: She's coming along great! 

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:19 AM

Hey guys great work going on here!  Yes

I finally got off my duff and started on my project last night.  Since I have no 3-views or "official" dimensions, I started sketching out the Veltro, then made simple cardstock cutouts of the wings, tails, and fuselage.  BUT!  I forgot my phone at work so no photos.  Embarrassed  I went through two iterations on the fuselage and wings, and mocked them up.  The wings still look too narrow in chord, so one more pass and it will be time to start planning actual part fabrication.  To me, the trick in modeling a small plane in 1/72 is that tiny dimensional changes can have a significant impact on the final appearance of the model.  I also want to maintain a high level of detail, at least comparable to a Hasewaga kit, so solid block modeling will be limited.  I have most of the little details figured out already, but the "skyhook" mechanism concept eludes me - there are no clear illustrations of this part.

I really do want to make a section of that launch bay!

I PROMISE to post photos of mock up V1.0 and possibly mock up V2.0 tomorrow.

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:23 AM

modelcrazy

Started on the superstructure and guns. The guns are not glued yet and I want to do a lot more to the super.

 

This is really quite convincing. You certainly have a knack for this stuff.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:07 PM

Thanks BK,

G, looking forward to the pics.

Steve

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 12:36 PM

Oops, got home late from work and fell asleep on the floor with the cat last night, so no progress.  Sad  But I did snap two pics of the V2.0 mock up of the Veltro fighter:

As you can see, the wing chord needs work.  Aside from that, I think the stabilizers will be shortened just a smidge.  I am satisfied with the landing gear position/wing break, wing gun locations, control surface sizes and general fuselage shape.  Overall dimensions work out to a suitable WW II proportion of 38 ft span, 33 ft fuselage length.  Hopefully Ver3.0 will be the pattern for the actual build.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:02 AM

G: That looks cool! 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:37 AM

Gamera

G: That looks cool! 

 

Ditto

Some more work on the MO last night. I decided to make the forward blisters nutron pulse guns and the bow barrel a sonic wave gun. Of course sanding and filling is in order.

 

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:25 PM

Well, after some more work, I think I'm finally done adding and buttoned her up. Guns on, as well as the antennas. I think I'm going to paint her black and red with the black having a star field. The "camo" will be a MS 32 18D pattern like North Carolina using the black and red. I'm not sure I'll paint any red on the superstructure but I'll see how dark it is. Anyway, her she is just finished, then with the black.

Steve

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 2, 2020 11:30 AM

That looks awesome! 

I'd be tempted to paint a shark mouth on the bow... would that be too much??? 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 2, 2020 11:51 AM

Not sure, I may be able to find one in the decal box to check.

Steve

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Posted by Real G on Monday, March 2, 2020 4:13 PM

Steve, you are blasting right along!  YesYes  No brass or bonze colored areas?

I refined the Veltro's proportions and am satisfied with them.

The earlier iteration had racier looking wings, but the broader wings with less sweep better captures the look of the illustrations.  Things will shape up when I flesh out the fuselage.

I am considering options for fabricating components, as I want to keep weight down and need the model to balance on its C.G., since I am planning to suspend it from the mother ship's launch arm like in the illustration.

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:35 AM

Okay, so I am about to get off my duff and start the Veltro in earnest!  I pulled out a 25 year old build (my first scratchbuilt airplane) to assess fabrication process for the fuselage and wings.

The little rocket plane is a Berezniak-Isaev BI-1, an early WW II Soviet experimental fighter.  When I built the model, I had scant information on the plane.  I just had a three view and a few bad black & white photos.  But the skis intrigued me, so that is what prompted the build.  Anyway, to stay OT, the fuselage was vac-formed from 0.030" sheet plastic over a solid buck made from sheet plastic profiles and a few formers filled in with Milliput epoxy putty.  The buck proved strong, surviving two test pulls and one final pull.  It still exists somewhere in my closet of doom.  The wings were laminated sheet plastic, but came out too thin due to a miscalculation on my part when scaling up the drawings.

Gotta remember to NOT use scrap blister packaging for the windscreen!

Based on reviewing the BI-1, I figure the Veltro's fuselage will be made the same way, as it worked well.  I am thinking of vac-forming the wings to get a thicker profile and to keep that all-important weight down.  I'll use at least one or two spars to keep the wings from "squishing" during the scribing/detailing process.  I was thinking about how to integrate the wings to the fuselage, and remembered a process in a modeling book I read 40 years ago!  Stay tuned.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:47 AM

Ohhhhhh, that BI-1 looks cool! Neat concept and she came out really well!!! 

Really looking forward to how the Veltro works out. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:07 PM

That Bl-1 loos supurb, excelect scratch building Bow Down

Really looking forward to what you do with the Veltro.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:16 PM

Real G
Steve, you are blasting right along!    No brass or bonze colored areas?

I'm thinking, I'm thinking. 

I added the starfield to the black. I may paint the side vents brass or bronze, Maybe even th antenna or wing pods??? It's going to need something else besides black and red.

Steve

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:48 AM

Ohhh she looks cool in black Steve- almost like a Space Pirate! 

Maybe do the wing pods in bright red??? 

 

BTW: I think I finally have an idea. Forget the time machine... 

It's SPACESHARK!!!

Hold on, more details to come... 

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Posted by brassbow on Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:11 AM
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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:18 AM

Sorry Brassbow, Photobucket. Smile Dots

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:23 AM

Spaceshark....   Intrested.

Here the MO is with some red on her. Now that it's on I like it so I'll add some more.

Gam, I was thinking of copper for the wing pods, engines nozzels, antennas and hull vents.

Steve

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 6, 2020 8:28 AM

Oh cool... I was thinking of red on the rocket pods on the tail fins etc. Still in case that looks friggin' awesome! The copper will give a cool steam-punk feel to her. 

Really looking forward to how she comes out! Heart

 

SPACESHARK tm is currently on it's way to me from Amazon. More details when he gets here... 

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Posted by Real G on Friday, March 6, 2020 10:02 AM

Steve - I’m liking that black/red paint job!  Definitely work some brass/copper/bronze color in there.  Steam punk space pirate ship!!!   Break out a casket of space rum and fetch me a space wench!  Arrrrgh!!!

Gamera - Space Shark?  Now you got me curious.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamera_vs._Zigra#/media/File%3AGamera_vs_zigra_poster.gif

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 6, 2020 11:32 AM

Oh Real G, Zigra was formidable but SPACESHARK is far more frightning. 

 

I'm a little afraid the mods might have a problem with me posting something so horrible and monsterous on a family friendly site. We'll have to see... 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, March 6, 2020 12:02 PM

modelcrazy

I did some sanding and more filling.

 

 

Surprise Looking at all that filler is bringing on a seizure Dead 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 6, 2020 12:42 PM

Mongoose, it gave me a chance to try diffrent fillers Big Smile

Steve

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 9, 2020 11:28 AM

The plastic great white shark for the SPACESHARK conversion got here Friday. Been too busy to get the rest of the stuff ordered for the conversion though. Hopefully; I'll have something to post soonish. Embarrassed

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