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(Some Panzer Making Guy)   Not happy with the level of detail currently available in 1:1 kits on the market, a bunch of guys decide to scratch build their own   (panzerfabrik.net) divider line
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2020-12-04 5:38:13 AM  
You realized that if a war breaks out, somebody is liable to bomb the Hell out of you with extreme prejudice. Maybe you should stick to building aircraft carriers in bottles.
 
2020-12-04 8:51:05 AM  
That seems like a fun build. I'd end up adding A/C and a stereo, lose points for inaccuracy
 
2020-12-04 9:06:05 AM  

brantgoose: You realized that if a war breaks out, somebody is liable to bomb the Hell out of you with extreme prejudice. Maybe you should stick to building aircraft carriers in bottles.


They're in Grand Junction, Colorado.

I'm thinking that the risk is pretty small that they'd be bombed if war broke out, the original non-crappy Red Dawn notwithstanding.
 
2020-12-04 9:15:29 AM  

OldJames: That seems like a fun build. I'd end up adding A/C and a stereo, lose points for inaccuracy


I think I'd be more interested in the M113 C&R Lynx APC:

https://www.panzerfabrik.net/m113-c-r​-​lynx

I'd fill it full of radios and slap some antennas on it and it would be my mobile Field Day station.

At 71 km/h top speed (44 mph in actual real speed) it wouldn't be fast enough to commute to work with, but it's fast enough for driving around town and I'm sure there is enough room in the back for things like groceries, so I could use it to go to places around here like the supermarket, dollar store, and Walmart.
 
2020-12-04 11:09:22 AM  

dittybopper: OldJames: That seems like a fun build. I'd end up adding A/C and a stereo, lose points for inaccuracy

I think I'd be more interested in the M113 C&R Lynx APC:

https://www.panzerfabrik.net/m113-c-r-​lynx

I'd fill it full of radios and slap some antennas on it and it would be my mobile Field Day station.

At 71 km/h top speed (44 mph in actual real speed) it wouldn't be fast enough to commute to work with, but it's fast enough for driving around town and I'm sure there is enough room in the back for things like groceries, so I could use it to go to places around here like the supermarket, dollar store, and Walmart.


A 113? Why? WHY??? Good luck keeping the heater working and swapping out power-packs.
 
2020-12-04 11:11:21 AM  
You know, I'd love to see new Spitfires, Hurricanes, Mustangs and Me-109s build from the ground up with modern upgrades so they can maintained easier...maybe affordable to us plane-owner wannabees.

/Start up a new Merlin engine  line....now that would be something!
 
2020-12-04 12:02:55 PM  

Frothy Panties: You know, I'd love to see new Spitfires, Hurricanes, Mustangs and Me-109s build from the ground up with modern upgrades so they can maintained easier...maybe affordable to us plane-owner wannabees.

/Start up a new Merlin engine  line....now that would be something!


I like the way you think.

Back home in Central PA, we had a local Chevy dealer, Gene Stocker, who flew as a hobby.  He had a restored P-51 Mustang.  Well-liked guy.

Unfortunately, he ended up auguring it in to the side of a local hill, fatally.  He was mourned, as was the plane.
 
2020-12-04 3:36:17 PM  
Isn't a 1:1 kit of an army tank just an, uh, army tank?

I drive a 1:1 kit of a 2004 Subaru Forester. The model has very realistic weathering and rust!
 
2020-12-04 3:38:55 PM  

Frothy Panties: You know, I'd love to see new Spitfires, Hurricanes, Mustangs and Me-109s build from the ground up with modern upgrades so they can maintained easier...maybe affordable to us plane-owner wannabees.

/Start up a new Merlin engine  line....now that would be something!


If I was going to do something like that, I'd want an ME-163B, except with a small turbojet engine instead of a rocket motor, and retractable landing gear.

Some guy who was training to be an ME-163 pilot at the end of WWII actually built one from scratch after the war as a glider.   It's still flying.

Because it can't be embedded:  https://www.youtube.com/wa​tch?v=BNIpJc​OZPlA
 
2020-12-04 4:15:24 PM  

dittybopper: Some guy who was training to be an ME-163 pilot at the end of WWII actually built one from scratch after the war as a glider.   It's still flying.

Because it can't be embedded:  https://www.youtube.com/wat​ch?v=BNIpJcOZPlA


Given the high rate of descent, he has to release right above the airport, has maybe 2-3 minutes to do some maneuvers, than has 1 shot to land it.

Cool that it flies, but would be boring as hell over time, not to mention the expense of hiring a tow plane every time you wanted to take it out.
 
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