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Uncle-Krunkus
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, December 05, 2010 - 11:00 PM UTC
Hey scratchers,
I'm just practicing taking and uploading photos before I start documenting my EOD build.
This is a kitbashed/scratchbuilt freighter I built about 10 years ago.
It has a similar capacity and manuoverability as the Millenium Falcon.
See if you can name at least three kits which donated parts for it!



AussieReg
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, December 05, 2010 - 11:38 PM UTC
The vertical sections look like spitfire wings.

That's an awesome piece of work Andrew, does it have a name?
Uncle-Krunkus
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Posted: Monday, December 06, 2010 - 12:33 AM UTC
It has "Arizona" printed across the hull above the loading doors on the back. But it wasn't a definite conscious decision to name it. It was one of my first real kitbashed creations, and I was largely just putting puzzle pieces together. It has inspired me to do more deliberate kitbashes though. You know, something which has a bit of design work done before you start gluing bits together.
I really recommend the completely freeform gluing session to anyone though. Either as an introduction to freeform design or even just as a stress reliever. Rummaging through a big bin of bits and making up a fantasy with a bit of glue is just great fun.
It also taught me how to use milliput, water, and marbles to create really nice smooth internal curves for the transition between any two pieces of styrene. (note: the top intersection of the three wing sections which meet at 120deg)
retiredyank
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Arkansas, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 06, 2010 - 01:42 AM UTC
The bottom rear of the engine nacells appears to be road wheels, though from what kit I can't tell.
old-dragon
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Posted: Monday, December 06, 2010 - 03:54 AM UTC
Hmmmm, though I/we could use a few more pics, here's my input;
-1/35 tank roadwheels- unknown source
-enterprise TOS rear nachelle pieces
-spitfire wings{probably 1/48...need a realtime reference for actual model size...might be 1/32 scale wings}..yeah, Damian called that 1st- I know.
-1/48 P-61 top quadgun turret
-is that and 1/32 F-14 rear section where the enterprise pieces are attached too?


..I can't name the 1/48{?} lil cockpit since I'm not too good at the wingy things so much........but if I'd have to guess, it's the tail section of a P-61 blackwidow.{possibly a C-119 nose...but I'll stick with the P-61 tailsection}

How close am I?!.....
retiredyank
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Posted: Monday, December 06, 2010 - 05:58 AM UTC

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-1/35 tank roadwheels- unknown source


I think someone already said this...
Uncle-Krunkus
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Posted: Monday, December 06, 2010 - 10:33 AM UTC
Okay, you've done really well, although I knew you would.

The overall height is about 310mm (12.2")
That makes the Spitfire parts 1/24 (*2kits)
The vertical sections are the top of the wings back to back.
The aft section and the engine towers are the Spitfire fuselages, cut and turned, joined and puttied.
The sides of the body are just sheet styrene formed to the fuselage sections and wrapped around some round $2 shop toy wheels.
The front of the body is a P61 rear body, turned around with the turret put on backwards. You can see the wing attachments turned into "gills".
Yep, Enterprise rear nacelles for the sheild generators.
P61 fuselages for the lower drive pod.
Tank road wheels at the back of the drives.
The upper drive intakes are screens off some old halogen light fittings.
Almost everything else is just scratched or found objects.
old-dragon
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Posted: Monday, December 06, 2010 - 04:14 PM UTC

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-1/35 tank roadwheels- unknown source


I think someone already said this...


Well, you actually said roadwheels while I said tank roadwheels trying to be somewhat specific...but that wasn't a Kit like he asked for, so I mentioned 3 other kits, along with Damians previous answer of spitfire kit{notice how I gave him credit since I said the exact same thing}.
Hope there's no hard feelings-