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Old 10-11-2018, 03:09 PM
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Murph's XF5U What If Repaint at 1/48

Well never having much common sense, I figured why not build this odd looking creature, after all, it has the strangest looking props I've ever seen. Then I got to thinking, shouldn't those props be painted black and not wood grain? So I was off to the races again.

I decided I dint much like the all blue color scheme and have always been more partial to Army schemes than Navy, and, since the bird never went into production why not just make it an Army bird. I always liked the looks of checker boards and yellow against OD so this is what I came up with.


I then added to my lack of sense and built wheel wells, redesigned the props and made them rotated. Its still a strange looking bird.


Without modifications it went together quite well and everything fit. The front of the engine intake were a little head scratcher, but after looking them over I figured them out. In general it was and enjoyable build.


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Old 10-11-2018, 03:14 PM
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Outstanding job there young fella!! Your "Whiffer" idea turned out great!!
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:50 PM
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Very interesting and unusual model.It reminds me of Horten 229 mixed with V-22 Osprey.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:52 PM
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Very creative Mike. Nice repaint and nice build.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:25 PM
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Mike,

A great "what if". Your construction of it is superb!

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Old 10-12-2018, 07:30 AM
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Thank you for the kind comments gentlemen.

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Old 10-12-2018, 08:37 AM
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I can only seconded the comments above, quite fantastic.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:36 AM
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Why not, any repaint is OK!


Nice work


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Love it Mike! Absolutely believable.
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