"What If..." P-65 from AMT 1/48 Tigercat FINISHED

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  1. hawkeye2an

    hawkeye2an Active Member

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    Posted the build in the start to finish. Thought I'd put the finished product here as well. My local club's contest this month is "What If.." so I built as if the USAAC accepted the Tigercat and changed to Merlins. The kit started as an AMT 1/48 Tigercat.
     

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    That just looks WRONG ! Nice job though.
    Ed
     
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    Got to admit it looks...er...different. But a bl**dy good job all the same!
     
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    Nice one!
     
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    Thanks for the comments guys. I posted these on another forum and got many RUDE comments. Here, at least if you don't like the idea of messing with a classic, you can appreciate the work that went into it. I have always felt that the hobby was supposed to be fun. I had a REAL FUN time building this one.
     
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    I like it...

    HOUSTON...
     
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    I saw that Mungo guys comment...>A$$hole
     
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    One of the reasons I stopped going to the local IPMS meetings - too many 'anoraks' stuck with all the latest fads of pre-shading this, post shading that and other nonsense, when most of them hadn't even seen the real aircraft in question. Di**wits !!!
     
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    Thanks for the comment Terry. I learned a new word. I've always known those guys, just never realized there was a name for them (Besides a**holes).
     
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    Anoraks..nice

    I don't get what the big deal
     
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    It originated with 'train spotters' at British rail stations, collecting train numbers. Back a few years ago (ok, a lot of years ago!), they used to wear those nylon anoraks against the wind and cold. Ever since, anyone who spouts off all the technicalties, on weapons, aircraft, cars or whatever, but has never used the said piece, or been involved 'for real', is called an 'anorak'. Good one isn't it?
     
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    Yeah, pretty cool. Mungo is an Anorak!
     
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    Very nice model! And a good term to remember, Terry - "anorak". I tend to use the term "BUA Syndrome" to describe such types - which translates as "Bug Up A** Syndrome". The sort of person who tells you that rivet number 28 on longeron 5 is in the wrong place on your model. At any rate, hawkeye2an, nice to see another KC Chiefs fan on the site (or who at least admits to it - not to worry though, things are looking up for them; now way to go but up!).

    Venganza
     
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    It makes me wonder what the plane could have done with those engines. Very nice build Hawkeye.:thumbright::cool:
     
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    Nice conversion Hawkeye. Kinda reminds me of a de havilland Hornet with a big nose at first glance. Then I got it. Well done.8)

    Cheers

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    See hawk, I don't know what famous planes reputations you may have jeopardized but I really don't care if you did. It looks great and you had fun making it. You are the modeler and you paid for the plastic and can do whatever you desire. Tell your haters to go find a corner and cry.
     
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    I love it! :)

    But where are the radiators? :confused:
     
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    Maglar pretty much summed it up. And you can tell by looking at the model that you really did have fun with it, unrestrained by accuracy issues. Some people just don't get what-ifs, do they? It's like getting bent out of shape over time-travel contradictions in a Star Trek episode – er, it's not real, it's science-fiction.

    I really like it Hawkeye. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the comments you GET IT !!
     
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