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Taylortony
08-21-2005, 04:38 PM
well eat your heart out, the Ultimate Mobile http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/il2skins/Ultimate_Boys_Toy.jpg

Ohhh and the Fan works too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Taylortony
08-21-2005, 04:38 PM
well eat your heart out, the Ultimate Mobile http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/il2skins/Ultimate_Boys_Toy.jpg

Ohhh and the Fan works too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Owlsphone
08-21-2005, 04:47 PM
Doesn't leave much room to do anything else in your room now does it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Airmail109
08-21-2005, 04:48 PM
Why the hell would you want to hang that up when you could fly it. Unless theyre testing the under carriage. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif or its a photoshop! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

T_O_A_D
08-21-2005, 05:04 PM
LOL good one!

Jaws2002
08-21-2005, 05:06 PM
You evil man http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

han freak solo
08-21-2005, 08:04 PM
Just don't sleep under it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

I actually have two P-47 Razorbacks in 1:48 scale hanging above my desk at work. Reminds me of my childish ways.

Slater_51st
08-21-2005, 08:21 PM
Want a silly caption for it?

-An original British anti-gravity system installed on a Spitfire. The anti-gravity system was designed to reduce the weight of the Spitfire to increase performance. Unfortunately, construction costs were too high for it to be implemented.


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

S! Slate

PBNA-Boosher
08-21-2005, 08:39 PM
I've got parts of a T-33 in my room, does that count?

woofiedog
08-21-2005, 09:09 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gifOh Yeh!

Chuck_Older
08-21-2005, 09:18 PM
I have a 1:18 P-47D (Don Gentile's) in my room, hanging from a string, and two 1:18 P-40s, R.T. Smith's is on my computer desk

Many 1:48th scale Monogram and Revel models that are in sad repair

All painted from the cockpit out http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Enforcer572005
08-21-2005, 09:47 PM
ive still got a shelf wiht about 60 of them, all wars , all scales. Still got my P400 monogram kit from 1975 that i detailed down to the instrument panel, leaving the door open. painted dials on the panel wiht a pin dipped in white paint. It helped that it was 1/48th.

hanging them from cielings tended to pull them apart over the years.

wayno7777
08-21-2005, 09:58 PM
Can't see the pic, Tony but it sounds like a fighter nose ceiling fan. Cool. Yes, I did have models hanging from the ceiling. Memphis Belle was one I recall. Still have a lot of them....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/FB%20shots/Models/g.jpg

raptor619
08-21-2005, 11:08 PM
i got a 109 E4 a huey hog and a f 18 blue angle hangin in my room right now, so ha beat that! lol

Kuna15
08-21-2005, 11:12 PM
Yes I did. I had B.534, Do-17, Spitfire.

I STILL have Bf-110 nightfighter (with antenna stuff attached on nose) and Fokker D.VII, they are still in box, I never assembled them.http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

raptor619
08-21-2005, 11:14 PM
wait wiat i knew i ha pictures here we go ( note the posters ahah)
http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/4792/pic000059jc.th.jpg (http://img390.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic000059jc.jpg)
http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/2112/pic000068bw.th.jpg (http://img390.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic000068bw.jpg)
http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/9360/pic000085ew.th.jpg (http://img390.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic000085ew.jpg)
there u go, yes i am a teenager so i dont have a wife to worry about lol.
http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/1825/pic000078ur.th.jpg (http://img390.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic000078ur.jpg)
u can kinda see 1 i messed up, but u guys see my posters lol. my 109 and blue ange are right above me

GAU-8
08-22-2005, 02:31 AM
i clearly remember the B-17, and the corsair my older brothers had in their rooms... many nights they had flashlights (thats a "torch" for all you...(nevermind, i was doing the band-of-brothers/red devils thang)..

anyways they moved the flashlight around the room, so the silhuette (i forgot how to spell it)of the aircraft was racing from one side to the other. hey when your 3 that was impressive stuff to watch your older bros do.

crazyivan1970
08-22-2005, 05:00 AM
Very nice http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ploughman
08-22-2005, 05:39 AM
Many an Airfix 109 went blazing to a firey death in my back garden when I was a kid, wee pyromaniac that I was. I would rig a line from the garage roof into a flower bed, load up the doomed aircraft with cotton wool soaked in white spirit and send it to its fate. It's a miracle I'm not a poster boy for the fire brigade.

I always regretted torching my Sunderland though.

MEGILE
08-22-2005, 05:59 AM
No I had a poster of that woman from maid marrion on BBC2.

han freak solo
08-22-2005, 06:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
Many an Airfix 109 went blazing to a firey death in my back garden when I was a kid, wee pyromaniac that I was. I would rig a line from the garage roof into a flower bed, load up the doomed aircraft with cotton wool soaked in white spirit and send it to its fate. It's a miracle I'm not a poster boy for the fire brigade. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Ahhh, the memories! I did similar things to my collection when I turned 16 years old. I used a combination of fireworks and Estes model rocket engines to finish off the 50 or so planes I had.* That was great fun! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

*Disclaimer: This is not a recommendation to use dangerous devices to eliminate a model plane collection. Please use a hammer instead. Thank you.

Lucius_Esox
08-22-2005, 07:20 AM
han freak solo said

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Just don't sleep under it.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think if I had that setup I probably would sleep in it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

whiteladder
08-22-2005, 08:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Many an Airfix 109 went blazing to a firey death in my back garden when I was a kid, wee pyromaniac that I was. I would rig a line from the garage roof into a flower bed, load up the doomed aircraft with cotton wool soaked in white spirit and send it to its fate. It's a miracle I'm not a poster boy for the fire brigade. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


I thought I was the only one that did that!

I got the idea from a toy I got when I was a kid

http://www.stuffwelove.co.uk/superflightdeck.htm

Me and my brother set up a super-super flight deck from my bedroom window to the end of our garden and crash landed loads of models, what a waste.

buglord
08-22-2005, 09:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by han freak solo:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Ahhh, the memories! I did similar things to my collection when I turned 16 years old. I used a combination of fireworks and Estes model rocket engines to finish off the 50 or so planes I had.* That was great fun! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

*Disclaimer: This is not a recommendation to use dangerous devices to eliminate a model plane collection. Please use a hammer instead. Thank you. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I did exactly that as well m8 lol except i just used loads of fireworks. Dont try this at home kids i burnt my arm doing this .

madsarmy
08-22-2005, 09:57 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/tommybomb/spit.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/tommybomb/hurri.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/tommybomb/firefly.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/tommybomb/trainer.jpg

Capt.LoneRanger
08-22-2005, 10:03 AM
Lots of them.

Mostly modern day fighters, an Apache (1:32) and a remote controlled glider. My grandma killed all of them, one after the other, when I was at school and she cleaned up my room. Not a single plane-modell survived that and only 4 of 6 tanks - but they only survived, because they were more easy to fix. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

-HH-Quazi
08-22-2005, 10:16 AM
I had over 40 models hangin from my ceiling at angles dipicting df's when I was a kid. This thread brings back some good memories of those days.

gorillasika
08-22-2005, 11:06 AM
nice one Taylortony,
Have you photoshopped the undercarriage or how is it hanging (pun intended)? pretty tough wire and pretty robust ceiling constructions me thinks.

Slechtvalk
08-22-2005, 11:16 AM
I only see 1 wire and it looks small and the plane would not really be in balance with 1 wire.

But: http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Platypus_1.JaVA
08-22-2005, 11:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by madsarmy:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/tommybomb./spit.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/tommybomb./hurri.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/tommybomb./firefly.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/tommybomb./trainer.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

WOW, you read Terry pratchet too? I thought I was the only one in the world!! His books are not available in most bookstores here in Holland, they would have to make a special order. When people see me reading and they ask what book it is, they look at me in amazement. "No, I never heard of that writer". Or "It looks like a kiddie book". I read quite alot but, Terry Pratchet makes me read a page more then one times to fully understand it on some occasions. I always like the artwork on the books. Death's granddaughter is my favorite figure. Captain Carrot comes as a close second. Anyways, I read them in English and Dutch.

ploughman
08-22-2005, 11:39 AM
Terry's sold over 40 million books in his writing career. You are not alone.

Platypus_1.JaVA
08-22-2005, 11:40 AM
To keep it on topic, Till recently, I had Monogram's 1:48 B-17 hanging from the ceiling. Quite an impressive aircraft it is. However, my room is rather small (that's why I hung it from the ceiling in the first place, no room to put it anywhere else http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) And I accidentally slapped it a few times end it fell on the floor twice. Fortunatly, the old monogram kits are enginered quite well, with all the thick plastic and most of it came out intact, including the landing gear! It has lost a few machine guns tough.

Platypus_1.JaVA
08-22-2005, 11:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
Terry's sold over 40 million books in his writing career. You are not alone. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, In Holland I seem to be... **sniff**

TacticalYak3
08-22-2005, 11:53 AM
To answer the question - yes I did. I liked building mostly bombers, and most of my models were RAF stuff.

TS!

LeOs.K_Walstein
08-22-2005, 01:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PBNA-Boosher:
I've got parts of a T-33 in my room, does that count? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Good! But listen to this: My elder brother was diving in front of Helsinki some 30 years ago and he found a stabilizer that belongs to a back wing of a IL-2 Sturmovik... or just STORMOVIK as we Finns used to call them back in old days!

Okay, I did not get it for to hang it on the ceiling of my room. My brother still has that part in his carage.

Walstein.

Taylortony
08-22-2005, 01:40 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by gorillasika:
nice one Taylortony,
Have you photoshopped the undercarriage or how is it hanging (pun intended)? pretty tough wire and pretty robust ceiling constructions me thinks. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It was sitting on jacks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif the Wire is fake then I photoshopped the jacks and blocks out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif This will show you just what i have actually removed from the image

http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/il2_skinners_guides/spit_2.jpg

Deedsundone
08-22-2005, 01:44 PM
I had ten,mostly 1:72 ones but one 1:32 of Ju 87B.They all crashed landed in the middle of the night once.Since then they are lying in a box.

xTHRUDx
08-22-2005, 07:05 PM
as i got older i realized that the planes didn't look good hanging from the ceiling so i moved them all to the wall, where they are now. it allows for better inspection.

all 1/18 scale.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/JodFoster/planewall.jpg

LeadSpitter_
08-22-2005, 08:20 PM
Yes but I bought the ones you had to build glue and paint which took hours for each. I use to have around 20 or so props, choppers, and jets. all 1:48 scale.

I did hang them up, once they got dusty or pieces broke. I exploded them with m-80s, pink elephants, color rockets for the jets.

I had a mirage that I put a colorrocket in, the thing had to sail 100 feet in the air and explode, i wish I had a video camera back then. the memory was well worth it.