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Re: WHIFS found on Modeling Madness
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2016, 03:45:41 am »
Looks to me like the Heller/Airfix mould.
I wonder how he got enough weight in it to prevent tail sitting?
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Re: WHIFS found on Modeling Madness
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2016, 04:55:30 am »
Looks to me like the Heller/Airfix mould.
I wonder how he got enough weight in it to prevent tail sitting?

Nose weight plus flatted tyres helps a lot on any Vampire kit.
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Re: WHIFS found on Modeling Madness
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2016, 07:53:09 pm »
Nicely done Arado from the Tintin universe: http://modelingmadness.com/review/axis/luft/oh196.htm

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Re: WHIFS found on Modeling Madness
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2016, 04:58:37 am »
Nice find Rat ! That does look good !

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Re: WHIFS found on Modeling Madness
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2016, 06:26:12 am »
Very nice!  Good find.
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Re: WHIFS found on Modeling Madness
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2016, 01:24:26 pm »
Saw that earlier today, apparently Heller made the engine fit upside down so if you follow the instructions the cowling is updside down too. Nice to know if you're building one!

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Re: WHIFS found on Modeling Madness
« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2016, 09:42:55 am »
The Vampire strikes again.

Currently in the research phase of my Vampire build when I came across this. Per usual, I searched numerous terms and names and didn't find it already here so... here goes nothing.

Hobbycraft 1/48 Vampire Mk I by Dale Rannals.







More here (more pics and write up! ): 
http://modelingmadness.com/review/allies/gb/ranvamp.htm
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Re: WHIFS found on Modeling Madness
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2016, 01:54:16 pm »
LOVE that Vampire!  :wub:

You can almost imagine de Havilland actually doing that to ensure the twin boom configuration worked before stuffing a jet engine in there.  ;D
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Re: WHIFS found on Modeling Madness
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2016, 03:59:38 pm »
Is that ever neat. I have always wanted to do one like that.

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Re: WHIFS found on Modeling Madness
« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2016, 05:30:10 pm »
Looks good, but has me wondering about prop clearance. Let it run as long as it needs for a level lift off and do not flare on landing.
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Re: WHIFS found on Modeling Madness
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2016, 05:42:48 pm »
That's a good point right there.. I'd hope there would be some type of reinforced fin under there or something in the least.  I could imagine this one IRL having tons of fouled props and mechanics griping for eons.

Building mine, it seems as if it sits with a nose up attitude on the ground as if the nose gear was a bit longer? Probably is?  Whatever.... anyway, I noticed this one with the nose gear right AT the nose. Mine isn't like that, it's well back into the fuselage.  Was that something they actually did with Vampires or was this perhaps the builder's attempt at maybe alleviating a bit of that nose up stance to increase the odds of that not happening? 

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Re: WHIFS found on Modeling Madness
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2016, 06:03:29 pm »
Never really noticed that either, seems the single seaters have a very forward nosewheel and the two seaters have it set further back. Is the wheel in the same location but the two seater has a longer nose section maybe?
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Re: WHIFS found on Modeling Madness
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2016, 06:23:19 pm »
Never really noticed that either, seems the single seaters have a very forward nosewheel and the two seaters have it set further back. Is the wheel in the same location but the two seater has a longer nose section maybe?
I do believe you nailed it... looking at my two seater the nose is substantially longer and had it been the same, the gear would be in the same position. 
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Re: WHIFS found on Modeling Madness
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2016, 06:41:33 pm »
The 2-seater Vampire was a private development by DH (DH.113) which incorporated a US built radar which required more length to the nose forward of the nose gear & became the NF.10

The trainer variants were developments of the NF.10 & it was easier to keep the long nose & replace the pull-off radar access nose with a hinged fairing to access electronics housed there.
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Re: WHIFS found on Modeling Madness
« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2016, 08:36:25 pm »
Glorious!  Thanks for the particulars, Old Wombat.

I'm glad Dracula's has the extended nose because with the opaque windscreen and canopy the craft needs to house extra equipment for devices that allow the Vampires to keep apprised of the battlefield.   :lol: :lol:
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