Oct 18, 2013, 8:18 AM - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
Can someone help me identify the plane used at the AOS "The Bus". I'm fairly certain it's a kit bash itself but
would like to know what the base model is, thanks.
Oct 18, 2013, 11:20 AM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
I'm guessing it's an all CGI model unique to the show, maybe based on an actual aircraft with design modifications.
Oct 18, 2013, 1:31 PM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
Looks really fancy with all the winglets... Would be cool to see a model of this
Btw I love that show
Oct 18, 2013, 1:42 PM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
Oct 18, 2013, 4:06 PM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
[QUOTE=Idaho Jones;3084306]I think the C-17 is the base.
Thanks Idaho, definitely looks close enough, might pick one of these fellas
Revell Germany - 1/144 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
362mm length, add another two engines and it would look great,thank you
Oct 19, 2013, 11:38 PM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
I think it is all CGI, as far as a starting point for it I'd guess a C17 for the fuselage and the wings. It looks like they added a bulge over the cockpit and running back to the forward wings. The forward wings, at a quick look, seem to be C17 as well, although they don't seem to have the droop of a C17.
Oct 19, 2013, 11:44 PM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
nah... not C-17... its close. Vertical stabilizer is all wrong and the nose is too blunt on the 17... just my 2 cents. It's CGI
Oct 23, 2013, 6:15 AM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
As far as I saw, and while I'm not a zoomie, it's a C-17. Of course the Vertical Stabilizer is going to be different, they added a second set of wings and engines! Nose cones can be changed up to accommodate new avionics and such. Similar stuff happens in Aircraft all the time... and you're really only going to have one person fly the bus? last I checked the USAF says it takes at least 3 to run it!
http://shieldtv.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Jet.jpg - this really looks like a C-17...
Yes, it's CGI, but the base is a C-17. The cargo bay, where the vehicles are stored, looks almost 100% C-17. compare it to here:
def a C-17 base if nothing else. Probably used a mockup that has been used for other movies or at least used it as the base.
Oct 23, 2013, 11:33 AM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
AWESOME, great spec drawings, great find, even has details for the skylight, didn't know that was Coulson's office in there.
C17ldmstr, couldn't ask for a better source of info
Oct 23, 2013, 12:22 PM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
unique model that is a mix of C5 and C130
Oct 23, 2013, 1:43 PM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
Just for reference:
Oct 29, 2013, 10:17 PM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
More like a mix of C17 and C5
This explains the "hump". The dimension that the loadmaster talks about are right. In some episodes they show two cars parked side by side on the ramp, as well as the lab with an overhead level. This is a good place to give perspective. By this I would say more C5 by the size. Source: Army guy that jumps out of airplanes.
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3 Weeks Ago Mar 23, 2014, 9:26 AM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
I'm on it, I'm on it!! Got the two kits, and in the research stages at the moment. Took the Revell plans and scaled them up to 1/144, then took the schematic of The Bus and scaled that up to match, taking into account the pointier nose. And lo and behold; they match very satisfyingly! I even dare say that the rear wings are the ends of the actual wings transposed.
Yes, the avionics hump on top of the tail has a different shape, as does the nose. Probably Stark Avionics packages. There are indeed some differences in window and door positions, but nothing that can't be fixed easily. The "difficult" bit to do will be the hump and the skylight, with interior. Difficult, but not impossible. Thanks C17ldmstr for the great info!
The 1/144 ramp will very comfortably hold a 1/144ish (Actually 1/160 aka N-scale) '62 Corvette convertible with room to spare for a SUV... So that matches the various screenshots.
I think the lab and the "upstairs" should work as well. From the scenes I've seen of the upstairs interior I get the feeling it all fits, with the upstairs realistically low-ceilinged.
Ofcourse it is all fantasy, so a little "willing suspension of disbelief" is required. But I will keep you folks posted as soon as my project kicks off for real!
3 Weeks Ago Mar 23, 2014, 3:06 PM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
Only been a member of this forum since today, and already loving the place! bobatrek managed to get me some great detail shots of his blueprints for The Bus, and I've spent the afternoon watching more episodes for screenshots. Looks like this project is on the roster soon! First need to clear my workbench, which means finishing at least 2 kits. So I think in a week or two...
Watch this space for a build report...
3 Weeks Ago Mar 23, 2014, 6:11 PM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
Rob! Awesome and I can't wait to see the progress on this. Where in the world did you find that corvette???
3 Weeks Ago Mar 24, 2014, 5:16 AM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
The wonderful world of Evilbay, C17ldmstr. N Scale 1 1962 Corvette by FNS | eBay
As I said, it's N-scale, which varies between 1/150 and 1/160, depending on where in the world you are. On a model it's 10% off at most, which translates to a difference less then 2 millimeters for this Corvette. I think I can live with that. Now I need to find rrrreally tiny blue leds to do one of the two Corvettes I have in hover mode...
3 Weeks Ago Mar 24, 2014, 7:26 AM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
I took a trip to the center of Athens today and managed to pick up only 1 C-17 (the 2nd will be in my hands by friday). Tried to also get the vette, but no luck. Now, time to get everything started... stay tuned.
3 Weeks Ago Mar 24, 2014, 7:56 AM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
Ebay for the Vette, Teddz! I think the guy I linked still has a few of them. Looking forward to following your build as well. Still looks like I'll be starting in a week or two.
3 Weeks Ago Mar 24, 2014, 8:10 AM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
Thanks Rob!!. Looking forward to yours as well.
Yea I found the vette via your link, thanks.
I thought about just getting one kit and casting the wings and 2 engines for the rear set of wings, but decided I could possibly use the leftover greeblies for the 1.20 meter Victory II Class Star Destroyer project I'm working on or some other future project.
3 Weeks Ago Mar 24, 2014, 9:17 AM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
Well, it's my first ever "big" conversion, and my first ever time making my own parts, resin or otherwise. I decided it would be easier to do the big changes (like the hump with the skylight) on a donor model, kinda like making a facial prosthetic on a model's lifecast. From what I've figures out sofar with the scaled up plans for the C-17 and The Bus and the Revell parts I think using the spare wings from a second kit would very easily make your second pair of wings. Need to move some engine mounts, but otherwise pretty easy.
My plan now is to do the hump as a single piece of resin, that would just drop into the existing model kit's fuselage when you cut a hole along a few choice panel lines. But yeah.. it's a plan. We'll see how it works out.
3 Weeks Ago Mar 24, 2014, 10:20 AM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
While I was looking everything over, I was trying to figure out how to display it.... I see 3 general options...
1. In Flight - real easy
2. On the ground - so so on the easy scale
3. either version 1 or 2 in VTOL mode. This one is obviously being a much bigger PITA to build since it would mean all 6 engines need to be in the hover position along with flaps and slats in the right position.
This has the potential to get bananas.
3 Weeks Ago Mar 24, 2014, 12:42 PM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
I'm leaning towards option 2. Ramp down, Lola parked on it. Nice view of the lab (lit up, ofcourse...).
That being said.... Hover mode, with the engines lit up with blue LEDs? Oooooh, so tempting. Maybe... maybe for the second one... Definitely toying with the idea of a Lola in hover mode. Low hover, wheels tilted sideways, lit up with fiber-optics or LEDs...
2 Weeks Ago Apr 1, 2014, 12:11 AM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
looking at side views of a C-17 vs The Bus it looks like the top deck of The Bus follows the same basic profile as the top of the C-17 but the cockpit is moved forward and down which means the bottom of the fuselage is flatter.
I have 2 kits in hand - 1 fuselage I bashed together to get a 3D scan of the front and rear to help figure out what needs to be modded at the front and where the rear wings attach.
2 Weeks Ago Apr 2, 2014, 8:28 AM - Re: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - The Bus
The cockpit is actually in the same place on both aircraft. On the Bus, since the nose cone is different it changes the look of the forward slope and the hump on top changes the line that comes off the top making it look like it's been moved. Everything forward of the wings needs modding... same goes for aft of the wings... matter of fact, I don't think there's a single section of this bird that doesn't need modding... It's longer, taller and it's fuselage diameter is wider by a foot (I checked against what Boeing has)... Yay!
Something I found that looks interesting...
So while I wait for the 2nd kit (and possibly 2 more for another one) and my fiber optics to arrive (this week), I started to work on the easy things... 4 of the 6 engines, all those wheels, and general prep/paint of parts.
I'll start posting pics when I get a new camera. My last one committed suicide by diving into deep Mediterranean waters while on the way back from a Greek island. There's a reason for the wrist/neck strap that comes with these things...
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