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While awaiting  bits to dry on the Great White Beast, here is a Vac I did awhile back. A very old Combat Models Xp-67 Moonbat. It was a multiple case Guinness project.

I don't think there wasn't a piece that didn't get a correction or repair. I hope you will enjoy.

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37 minutes ago, LorenSharp said:

I don't think there wasn't a piece that didn't get a correction or repair.

Hence the name, Combat models. You might be suffering from PTMD at this point.:mental: You have my admiration for finishing a Combat kit!

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The newer ones aren't too bad. This one though was very rough. A lot of the molding either did'nt get formed or was so thin you could read the Lord's Prayer through it. My guess it was a good 25 years old. I picked up at a yard sale for $5.

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This is the first model of this weird and wonderful airplane. I like it. 

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Surprisingly, the kit was complete. But I added the aftermarket interior of a P-38, P/E  and nose wheel from a P-39,prop blades from 2 P-51s and the main wheels aftermarket A-20. It has a little bit of everything in it.

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Interesting bit of history on this one. It was designed as a bomber interceptor in 1940.McDonell Aircraft was the contractor on it.As far as I can tell it was the first truly blended wing fuselage combination innovative for the time. Unfortunately,

it was saddled with the worst engine ever designed. A 12 cyl. inverted low RPM Continental. McDonell wanted Allison inlines or a Rolls Royce Merlin, but the Gov. paper pushers said nope, work with what you got. The continental had a nasty habit of catching fire at the drop of a hat. Even though it was a low rpm engine it ran very hot. They tried several different intake redesigns, which made building this a nightmare. 2 Prototypes were built, the first one caught on fire on the test stand and was destroyed. The second one did make it in the air 5 or six times I think.The last time one engine caught fire in flight and upon landing a main gear collapsed writing the whole shebang off. By then it was 1944 and it wasn't needed and the project was cancelled. Interesting side note, they had a hard time seeing it on Radar, can't imaging why though.

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Had it entered service it was supposed to carry 6-37mm cannon, pressurized cockpit and a top speed of 472 MPH.

 

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Thank you,there were a bunch of these odd ball types built during the war.

 

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I love that you kept at it and finished it!  What an acomplishment understanding what you had to start with.  This is a very interesting plane, thanks for the background  info on it.

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And they say the A-10 is an ugly beast! At least the Warthog doesn't sound like a Pokemon 😂, very intriguing design, just a big blended wing with props and a tail!

 

Love a bit of uniqueness, nice job.

 

Marc

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pretty much plus the wings were laminar flow as well to be a slick and as aerodynamic as possible. Just sad it was saddled with a dog of an engine.

 

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That you managed to make such a good model out of the kit says something about your ability, determination, or tolerance of consuming massive amounts of alcohol! If you squint real hard, you can see where an F-22 inherited  its genes. I have the 1/72 Anigrand resin kit, and it looks to be a little better, but has the obligatory mass of pinholes and pseudo wheel bay detailing. The Continental inline engine was the W-34 turbojet of its day, as nothing that  used it was worth a darn!

Mike

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Thank you 72modeler, the finished product could have been better at the rudder and elevators,they turned out rougher than I had wished.The props should be counter rotating instead of pointing in the same direction. There isn't a whole lot of information or photos out there on the Bat.Alot of the details added were for other aircraft entirely,and the rest of the details to look "busy " enough to appear correct. I had constructed it for a group build on another site whose subject was was the lost art of building vacs. Thought about reposting it here, but went with posting the final pictures instead.

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Thanks, Corsairfoxfouruncle,for all it's minus' it was a fun and educational build. I always did like the design of the Bat.

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You have triumphed mightily over this beast of a kit and I salute you. I built one many years ago and it is currently in a very poor state of repair. Your work will inspire me to  try and restore it.

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I look forward to your restoration matti64!

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Nice job on what sounds like a difficult kit to build.  I have a 144th scale resin Moonbat that was included in one of my Anigrand kits, and think I'll stick with that!

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Very nicely done.

 

I wonder if it would've been any good had it entered service?

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Nice build. Especially when I look at the parts supplied (also got this one cheap. Then I knew why...). Good to see the shape of the assembled kit (I remember the canopy needs attention) and thanks for the parts list.

Combat offers a white metal set for this but without any pic and not knowing what it does include I did not order this.

 

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On 27/05/2019 at 09:14, LorenSharp said:

 I had constructed it for a group build on another site whose subject was was the lost art of building vacs. Thought about reposting it here, but went with posting the final pictures instead.

 

A WIP would be great, or even just a link to the other site for the build.    I had wondered why there was no 1/48th XP-67 (Czech Model do an XP-55 and XP-56 and XP-77

Be interesting to see what is involved! 

Great build by the way,  what evers it's 'faults', it's done!

21 minutes ago, Caerbannog said:

Combat offers a white metal set for this but without any pic and not knowing what it does include I did not order this.

The Combat site is hardly helpful in this respect.... but like Sanger...

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This did have the white metalset but the condition was very poor what I didn't build from scratch I used after market items.

 

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