Apology for unannounced hiatus and sneak-peek at upcoming creations.
About this creation
Woah, I've been gone quite a while, haven't I?
School and WoT has certainly been keeping me busy, especially after I got Blitz for my iPhone in October. But, I'm back now...so, it's all cool, right? I apologize to my D+C4 friends for just up and disappearing, and also that I was not here to administer my WW2 Contest.
As for the sneak-peek, well just look at the header image. I got Creator set 31011 for Christmas.
Some things you can expect to come from this set:
--The airplane will have two variants: Temple Stallion FR Mk. I, Temple Stallion Mk. I (if I can figure out how to do the Wildcat-esque landing gear and fit it into this model). I may also convert the Stallion Mk. I to the Stallion Mk. II with a Merlin engine
--The boat shall be modified to become the Flencer ASV-2, a modern version of the original ASV
--The helicopter shall be modified to become the Temple Bobcat attack helicopter, developed in tandem with the Westland Lynx
As a preview, here's the "historical" write-up on the Stallion FR Mk. I:
In 1943, Temple set about converting Stallion Mk. I airframes to Fighter-Reconnaissance standard. The landing gear was moved to a more conventional position under the wings, as having the landing gear set in the fuselage under the engine had caused problems with maintenance on a damaged engine. The cockpit was lengthened and an observer added in a second seat. The engine was downgraded to the 1050hp Wright R-1830-45 engine as opposed to the 1200hp R-1830-76 engine originally fitted to the Stallion. This made it so the aircraft did not fly too fast, as it was lighter and had less drag than the original Stallion. The armament on the Stallion FR Mk. I consisted of two 0.303-inch machine-guns in the forward fuselage (in some aircraft, two of the Stallion's original 0.303-inch machine-guns mounted in the wings were kept as well) and two cameras, one a video camera mounted on the right wing and the other a still-shot camera mounted on the left wing. The still-shot camera could rotate 90-degrees up or down, but the video camera was fixed in place. The observer controlled these cameras so the pilot could concentrate on flying the plane and deterring enemy aircraft.