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GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
The X-Files Group Build
Posted by GAF on Friday, September 1, 2023 3:21 PM

 

I Want to Build'em!

This is 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 as experiments. This could include the Valkyrie, the YF-12, the N-9M Flying Wing, the X-15, the NF-104A, YF-23, rocket cars, air racers, etc. Anything modified beyond standard. Heck, even the Wright Flyer was experimental at one time!

Builds are open to suggestions. Only kits that are under 50% completion considered (that's open to interpretation). The Group Build will begin this October 14th, 2023 (the date of Chuck Yeager's flight in the X-1) and last until October 15, 2024. Remember, have fun and let's see what sort of x-perimental craziness you can come up with!

 

 

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, September 1, 2023 3:21 PM

ROSTER:

PFJN2:  Pro Resin 1/72nd Avro 707C

GAF:  Tamiya 1/72nd Bell X-1 Mach Buster (Complete)

          Revell 1/68 D-558-2 Sky Rocket (Complete)

Bobbaily: Monogram 1/24th Olds Aerotech

Gamera: Fujimi 1/144th Nakajima G10N Fuguku

               Amusing Hobby 1/35th FV4005 Stage 2 Self-Propelled Gun

Lostagain: TBD

Real G: Xtrakit 1/72nd Saunders-Roe SRA-1

             Meng 1/72nd Ki-98 Mansyu

Jeaton01: Special Hobby 1/72nd D-558-1 Skystreak (Complete)

Cwalker3: Takom 1/72nd Krupp Raumer S  (Complete)

                  Takom 1/72nd Minenraumer  (Complete)

Keavdog: Monogram 1/72nd  X-15 (Complete)

                 Revell 1/65 Douglas X-3 Stiletto

Trabi: ELF models 1/72nd DFW T.28 Floh

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, September 1, 2023 3:22 PM

COMPLETED BUILDS:

GAF:  Tamiya 1/72nd Bell X-1 Mach Buster

Revell 1/68 D-558-2 Sky Rocket

Cwalker3: Takom 1/72nd Krupp Raumer S

Takom 1/72nd Minenraumer

Keavdog: Monogram 1/72nd  X-15

Jeaton01: Special Hobby 1/72nd D-558-1 Skystreak

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    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Friday, September 1, 2023 7:04 PM

Hi,

Can I enter my Pro Resin AVRO 707C?

Pat

Avro 707C, Pro Resin R72-029 (2007) (scalemates.com)

707C

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, September 1, 2023 7:19 PM

Pat,

Oooooohh!  I like that!  A small-scale Vulcan.  Sure you can enter it.  I've got you down on the list.  Smile

Gary

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Friday, September 1, 2023 8:14 PM

Gary,

Please add me to the list-Oldsmobile Aerotech-if it meets the criteria.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/monogram-2901-olds-aerotech--129291

Brief history of the vehicle:

https://www.supercars.net/blog/1987-oldsmobile-aerotech-st/

Thanks

Bob

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, September 1, 2023 8:59 PM

Bob,

That's quite the car!  Got you down.  Will love to see that one built.

Gary

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 4, 2023 10:25 PM

Gary would you put me down for the 1/144th Fujimi Nakajima G10N Fuguku please?

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

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 8:34 AM

Your on the list.  Looks like a fun build.

BTW, Happy After-Birthday!  Happy Birthday

Gary

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 7:36 PM

Thanks Gary! 

I had lobster sushi and my mom brought me a homemade chocolate pie. Life is good.... 

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

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 10:10 PM

I'll skip the lobster sushi, but everyone loves chocolate pie!

You're supposed to boil the bait before you eat it.  Wink

Gary

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Sunday, September 10, 2023 7:25 AM

Lobster sushi! very fancy Cliff.
Mine was a week ago, out for breakfast and roast pork for dinner.

Here is my possible roll call for this GB. Not sure that the Pfiel qualifies as there were 37 made and 11 delivered.

Disappointed I don't have a X-wing...

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, September 10, 2023 8:51 AM

Lostagain,

Sounds like you and Gamera have birthdays very close together.  Congrats to you!

As for the Do-335, it makes it into "very few" produced, so yeah, it qualifies!

Don't worry!  You have just over a month to decide.  They all look like good models.  As a suggestion, I think the Caudron would be a good choice as it would fit in your planned French GB.  I'll put you on the list.  Smile

Gary

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 9:43 PM

Belated happy birthday Piers! The roast pork sounds delectable! 

And lol I'll have to remember the bait line about sushi Gary. 

I like all of those Piers! 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 2:18 PM

I'm looking for that perfect X-Plane to pull from the stash.  It HAS to be really weird, yet buildable in a reasonable amount of time.

So the scratchbuilt XF-103 is out.  Stick out tongue

 

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 2:37 PM

Real G,

Well, there's a lot to choose from (depending on the availability of a model).  As a suggestion, here's a list of SOME of the better known types.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_experimental_aircraft

As for experimental tanks, the MBT 70 and the XM-1 come to mind.  And many race cars had prototypes built before they entered production.

You've got may choices!

Gary

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 2:45 PM

Hoping someone does the XB-70.  I poked around for an X-15  but the prices are crazy.  I'll be watching though :)

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 3:21 PM

Gary,

I only need to open the storage boxes labelled "X-Planes" in my closet!  So many (too many) to choose from.

I have a few X-Tanks, like the Maus, the E Series panzers, some oddball Soviet postwar armor, and a PL-01.

I'm still waiting for a good US MBT-70.  The DML "Black Flag" kit is more a West German version.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 8:12 PM

I have been thinking of maybe swapping out mine for this FV4005. British Cold War tank destroyer with a 182mm gun, the biggest gun EVER mounted on a AFV hull. The British built one and killed the project when every time you fired the gun the recoil almost ripped the turret off the thing's hull...

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

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, September 15, 2023 12:10 PM

John (Keavdog)> I found one of the Revell boxings at a local model show for $15.  I'm sure that if you look around you can find one.  Be patient.  Would love to have you for this group build, sir.  I know you do awesome work.  Smile

Real G> Should I put you down as "To Be Determined"?  Sound like you have a lot of choices.

Gamera> Well, I wouldn't want to influence you, but why not do both?  The GB will last a year.  Big Smile

To everyone else who expressed an interest, please post here for confirmation.  I don't want to put anyone down who doesn't feel up to it or thinks they don't have a model  that fits.

Gary

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, September 15, 2023 1:12 PM

Gary,

Sure, please put me down as TBD.  Thanks!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, September 15, 2023 8:28 PM

Real G>  Okay, your on the list.  Looking forward to your choice!

Gary

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 15, 2023 9:00 PM

K Gary I'll aim at both!!! 

We'll see how it turns out... 

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

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, September 15, 2023 10:35 PM

Gamera> That's the spirit!  At least you can say you tried!  Wink

And I didn't realize until I blew up the image that the turret has "April Fool" written on it!

Gary

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 1:20 PM

Okay, I'm officially jumping in!

Here is the current state of play, photo taken last night:

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 1:29 PM

^^^^ Neat-o!

Thanks,

John

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 6:15 PM

That's great, Real G!  Such an odd aircraft.  Similar to the Convair XF2Y-1 Sea Dart.  Looks simple enough.  Good choice!

Gary

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 4:06 PM

Here are two I recently finished.  You can put me down for a Special Hobby 1/72 D 558-I Skyrocket.

 

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 9:27 PM

John,

Those are two beautiful Convair delta wing designs!  Nice!

Got you down.

Gary

  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Friday, September 29, 2023 10:29 AM

If approved, I would like to join in with Mengs Krupp Raumer S and Minenraumer in 1/72. These were prototypes of mine-clearing vehicles produced by the Germans in WW II. A review of the kit be found here:

https://finescale.com/product-info/kit-reviews/2021/01/workbench-review-takom-krupp-raumer-and-vskfz-617

 

Cary

 


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