Genessis-Models

Genessis Models Survey

 

 

Genessis-Models
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 1 of 2      1   2   Next
Choppa Nutta

Avatar / Picture

Admin
Registered:
Posts: 2,524
Reply with quote  #1 
Yep too late for 2017

but ....

I like this idea and I didn't want to forget it [smile]

so I thought I'd chuck it in here as a kind of place holder for the next round of GB proposals etc.

__________________
May The Farce Be With You !
Paul... [tongue]

Gallery
http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/a-gallery-of-my-art-other-endeavours-with-video-links-8037830?&trail=15
0
Gnarkill1984

Avatar / Picture

Squadron Leader
Registered:
Posts: 1,201
Reply with quote  #2 
Oh I like this!

Could be a chance to scratch build an 84sqn griffin or merlin, puma, lynx chinook.,or build a bigger plane, e-3D, nimrod, c-17, cv-10

__________________
0
Choppa Nutta

Avatar / Picture

Admin
Registered:
Posts: 2,524
Reply with quote  #3 
Would add a nice personal touch to ones build would it not ? [smile]

I should add preferably with the correct markings and registration numbers etc. for that extra personal touch [smile]

anyhow it leaves room for a lot of scope
and seeing as the more open GB's seem to be more popular so it's worth floating this idea for the next GB [smile]

- Sounds like you have a few to choose from Gerry [smile]

for me it's a handful of R22's, a Scheiwzer (Hughes) 300, a Hughes MD 500 for the helicopters I've flown,
plus some Jetrangers and Bell47's for helis I've flown in.
And for the fixed wings I've piloted a Chipmunk, Robin 2000, Extra 300, Pitts Special S2, Piper Warrior, a Luscombe Silvair and a bunch of Cessna 150's
oh yeah and a few paragliders too but that would be a tricky subject to model [wink]
Also been a passenger in a microlight and an old open cockpit wooden glider which was fun [smile]
as well as being a passenger in few airliners but have no clue as to their registrations etc.

Note that I haven't crashed anything (yet [wink] although some of my paraglider landers might blur that particular line haha [smile]
But I've managed to walk away from them all with no damage to the paraglider [wink] [biggrin]

I also owned a Cessna 120 for a year but never got to fly it but that's another story

I suppose one could include family members to make ones selection a little broader ?
Basically it's a theme where you choose a vehicle that has some personal relevance to each model builder  [smile]

Never driven any tanks though, but would love to ! [biggrin]
driven a few boats and a home made land yacht, plus a few uninteresting cars.
Obviously there's buses and trains etc. too [biggrin]

Anyhow I figure it could make for interesting GB with lots of personal stories [smile]

__________________
May The Farce Be With You !
Paul... [tongue]

Gallery
http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/a-gallery-of-my-art-other-endeavours-with-video-links-8037830?&trail=15
0
Gnarkill1984

Avatar / Picture

Squadron Leader
Registered:
Posts: 1,201
Reply with quote  #4 
Including family members opens up a whole can of worms as my dad was navy but worked a lot with the raf especially at wittering on harriers [smile]
__________________
0
Timbo

Avatar / Picture

Chief Technician
Registered:
Posts: 280
Reply with quote  #5 
I like the sounds of this GB idea.

I even have an Italeri 1/48 kit of a North American Harvard that I planned to build after one that I flew in 2 summers ago.  Can't wait for the 2018 GB proposals to open so I can vote for this idea

Great thinking Paul.

__________________
Tim
0
Choppa Nutta

Avatar / Picture

Admin
Registered:
Posts: 2,524
Reply with quote  #6 
Maybe we should start the next round of GB proposal right away ? haha [biggrin]

Glad you like the idea chaps, it's kind of a spin off idea from my entry to the "Where You From" GB [smile]

Tim, you can't leave the story there mate, do go on and tell us more ! [biggrin]
Got a picture of it ?

There's a Harvard in WW2 US Navy dark blue colours at my local airport, looks and sounds great !
last time I checked, a while ago now, it was £500 for thirty minutes, I was very tempted at the time
but every spare penny was going towards heli lessons etc. so I didn't do it.

Caroline Grace has one of the few dual seat Spitfires in operation today,
that is also tempting, very tempting but at £2500 a go it will have to remain on the wish list (I would hope that £2500 is per hour)

But i figure to give this as broad an appeal as possible for a GB idea I reckon it ought to be the "Personal Story GB"
where if grandad flew Spitfires etc. in the war or whatever, a modelling subject that relates to one on a personal level
Preferably with photos and the story behind it etc. [smile]

Tim, will you be joining in the current GB ?
Hope so mate [smile]



__________________
May The Farce Be With You !
Paul... [tongue]

Gallery
http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/a-gallery-of-my-art-other-endeavours-with-video-links-8037830?&trail=15
0
Gnarkill1984

Avatar / Picture

Squadron Leader
Registered:
Posts: 1,201
Reply with quote  #7 
Have a look at some of the prices on these lol

http://www.migflug.com

__________________
0
Gnarkill1984

Avatar / Picture

Squadron Leader
Registered:
Posts: 1,201
Reply with quote  #8 
£1750 for a jet provost 30mins over London not too bad

€17,500 for a mig-29 edge of space 50min flight inc supersonic

__________________
0
Choppa Nutta

Avatar / Picture

Admin
Registered:
Posts: 2,524
Reply with quote  #9 
That edge of space flight is the cost of a full on helicopter license ! more in fact ! [biggrin]
but yeah,
if I were rich man ...
dadada dah dada dah ...

where's my fiddle ?
oh yeah, I left it on the roof !! [biggrin]

I'm guessing that no one would be entering a space shuttle for this GB idea then ? haha [biggrin]

__________________
May The Farce Be With You !
Paul... [tongue]

Gallery
http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/a-gallery-of-my-art-other-endeavours-with-video-links-8037830?&trail=15
0
Gnarkill1984

Avatar / Picture

Squadron Leader
Registered:
Posts: 1,201
Reply with quote  #10 
I dunno, does this count lol

[IMG_1916]

__________________
0
Choppa Nutta

Avatar / Picture

Admin
Registered:
Posts: 2,524
Reply with quote  #11 
haha, would you be offended if I said Twat ? lol [biggrin]

You're a funny guy Gerry,
that made me laugh out loud [biggrin]

I'm gonna say yeah
but ....
only if you completely scratch build it from kitchen junk [wink] [biggrin]

__________________
May The Farce Be With You !
Paul... [tongue]

Gallery
http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/a-gallery-of-my-art-other-endeavours-with-video-links-8037830?&trail=15
0
Choppa Nutta

Avatar / Picture

Admin
Registered:
Posts: 2,524
Reply with quote  #12 
I hope you know I'm only teasing Gerry ? [biggrin]
I've got that kind of sense of humour [smile]

__________________
May The Farce Be With You !
Paul... [tongue]

Gallery
http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/a-gallery-of-my-art-other-endeavours-with-video-links-8037830?&trail=15
0
Timbo

Avatar / Picture

Chief Technician
Registered:
Posts: 280
Reply with quote  #13 
Well the story is.......

  I am very fortunate to live about a 30 minute drive away from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and for the last 5-6 years I have been a member of the museum.  You may have heard of this museum as it has one of the two remaining Lancasters that are airworthy (and might I add that between May and November it flies twice a day almost every weekend).  I love going there for a few hours on the weekend with my kids and just walking around.  They have many planes at the museum, most are airworthy, including a B-25, seafire, several Harvards, 2 DC-3's among others.

  Part of being a member of the museum is that you have the opportunity to fly in any of the planes at the museum all ranging in price from $3500 cdn for an hour in the Lancaster to $100 for 20 mins in the DC-3.  2 summers ago I was lucky and was given the gift of a 30min flight in one of their North Amercian Harvards.  What an amazing experience from the pre-flight check of the plane to sitting in the cockpit on the runway with the canopy wide open waiting to take off to pulling 1.5 G's in a sharp turn.  The highlight for sure was when the pilot let me take the controls and fly for a little while.  

  Here is a pic of the actual plane I flew in.....
North_American_Harvard_220 by Tim Ashton, on Flickr

  right after my flight I purchased the kit and an aftermarket decal sheet so that one day I could build the same plane that I flew in.

  I hope this makes it as a group build soon so that I can read similar stories that others have.

Tim
 

__________________
Tim
0
Gnarkill1984

Avatar / Picture

Squadron Leader
Registered:
Posts: 1,201
Reply with quote  #14 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Choppa Nutta
I hope you know I'm only teasing Gerry ? [biggrin]
I've got that kind of sense of humour [smile]


Do one ya wee bawbag!

lol mate that's really tame compared to how we spoke to each other whist serving lol

__________________
0
Gnarkill1984

Avatar / Picture

Squadron Leader
Registered:
Posts: 1,201
Reply with quote  #15 
Timbo, its was your lanc that made the long journey over to the uk to fly alongside ours couple of years ago. Was truly a sight to behold!
__________________
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.