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Worst kit box art?

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Something about this always struck me as off. Maybe its the volleys of cannon rounds coming out at a jaunty angle.

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The "cannon rounds" are the least of that image's woes.

The perspective is right out the window in every way.

The nose narrows far too much and so is unrealistically pointy.

The engine air intakes are too wide.

The exhausts are too far from the fuselage and there wouldn't be flames shooting out as the CF-100 had no afterburners.

Edited by Kevan Vogler

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I don't know anyone who works work sonobuoys but I've heard it pronounced as "sauno-buey."

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That would actually be a sonobuoy: Link

Nope, it's a torpedo. you can see the empty shackles on the side of the helicopter.

The Sea King carried its sonobuoys internally and launched them from a spot on its belly just ahead of the tailwheel.

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How do you Americans pronounce 'SonoBuoy' ???

East Coast, West Coast, or Southern?

Seattle area: So-No-Boy. But I call the marker thingies floating around off the shore "booies".

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How do you Americans pronounce 'SonoBuoy' ???

Aah, thank God you asked this, Ken!! I was wondering the same thing when I saw the comments regarding that box art. ☺ Be it in English English or American English the pronunciation of this word has bothered me. Same goes for the word "buoyancy"!

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A Life-Booey ??

Ken

If you're from the east coast, particularly around the New York City area, it may be pronounced "Ba-Ba-Booey".

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Finally found it! Built this one as a kid...

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I remember something odd... mind you, the FW 190 was mean enough as it was, with that massive radial power plant. Then they took it too far with the introduction of afterburners, as seen in the box art photo. So much power that the wings wouldn't stay on! Mind you, after building that kit, I remember that the left wing on the box art did closely represent the warp of the kit parts.

Cheers,

Mark.

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Finally found it! Built this one as a kid...

fw_190_zpsoypkeoi3.jpg

I remember something odd... mind you, the FW 190 was mean enough as it was, with that massive radial power plant. Then they took it too far with the introduction of afterburners, as seen in the box art photo. So much power that the wings wouldn't stay on! Mind you, after building that kit, I remember that the left wing on the box art did closely represent the warp of the kit parts.

Cheers,

Mark.

Yeah. You didn't know that! Only the flat black 190 "night fighter" midget version had the afterburners. Everybody knows this.

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How do you Americans pronounce 'SonoBuoy' ???

As you call a Buoy a Boo-ie - do you also say Sonno Booie ??

Just curious.

Ken

PS - We say in the mother tongue 'Boy' snd 'Sonno Boy'

PPS - Same goes for Buoyancy - do you say 'Booie Ancy' ???

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buoy

I say it like this---so, no, boo, eee

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Finally found it! Built this one as a kid...

fw_190_zpsoypkeoi3.jpg

I remember something odd... mind you, the FW 190 was mean enough as it was, with that massive radial power plant. Then they took it too far with the introduction of afterburners, as seen in the box art photo. So much power that the wings wouldn't stay on! Mind you, after building that kit, I remember that the left wing on the box art did closely represent the warp of the kit parts.

....Aaaaaand we're back!

That's a cool box cover. It plays well on the fact that a young boy's imagination automatically associated the Luftwaffe as black knights. I think even the young would be able to cross check that one online if it was released today.

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True! But hey, I was all of 6 then. Saw it on the shelf, and my dad knew by my reaction that we're going to be building this one, no argument.

Mind you, given that I ended her shelf-life with a good ole firecracker behind the engine, perhaps the box art isn't completely wrong afterall...

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Ahhhh, the classic "Bubble-Bubble Top" Canopy look! Yes. And that was a MiG? I thought it was a swing-wing from NASA with the Sabre being the chase plane. Huh, go figure. Learn something new every day ;)

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Resurrecting an old thread, I thought this was worthy.  The box art is probably quite accurate but the subject matter deserves a mention.  Note the multiple water tank options !!!

 

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