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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2012, 01:13:02 am »
Lovely projects both! :thumbsup:

Thinking I'd like to join in, but what to do? Hmmm.....
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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2012, 01:49:20 am »
Thinking I'd like to join in, but what to do? Hmmm.....

Well, my 'Gnat F3' idea is as follows:
  • It's a single-seater (of course).
  • The pilot's seat is essentially where the so-called 'real' T1's rear seat is but is raised.
  • The nose area ahead of the instrument panel is adapted to take a radar, but the overall fuselage length isn't changed (well, not significantly).
  • Think of it in terms of how the Hawk 200 evolved from the original Hawk T1 and you'll get the idea.

Go ahead, fill your boots - I know I'm never going to get round to doing it, but would love to see it done by someone else.
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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2012, 02:39:21 am »
If I get involved I'm thinking single seater for the RNZAF. Was wondering if I do it wether it should have slightly larger/stronger undercarriage to enable rough field landings and some weapons carriage ?
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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2012, 04:05:36 am »
I still want to do the Vulcan with three nuclear armed Gnats slung underneath.  Got the Vulcan and four Matchbox Gnats to go with it.  The lack of WE177s put paid to my nefarious plan.
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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2012, 04:35:59 am »
I still want to do the Vulcan with three nuclear armed Gnats slung underneath. 

Have unmanned Gnats as the weapons - a sort of a Ryan Firebee equivalent.
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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2012, 04:44:36 am »
It was the actual RAF plan I wanted to do - see Project Cancelled for more.

As for unmanned stand off, eventually I'll be doing a Lincoln/Lancaster hybrid with a Miles 52M as a stand off bomb for taking out u-boat pens.
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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2012, 04:46:06 am »
I still want to do the Vulcan with three nuclear armed Gnats slung underneath.  Got the Vulcan and four Matchbox Gnats to go with it.  The lack of WE177s put paid to my nefarious plan.

Colin does some for the old SAMI TSR.2 set, I'm sure he'd sell you a handful if you ask him nicely.  They are WE.177B/C's, the Gnats would have probably used the WE.177A so you'd need to get the razor saw out.
http://www.freightdogmodels.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=625&osCsid=fccfd66cedeedcea522b98b1868ce92e

Failing that, Belcher bits do the A model (also B/C) as part of a larger RAF nuke set.  He's in Canada, but it might be worth a quick email to see if he'll sell you them seperately.
http://www.belcherbits.com/lines/172conv/bl3.htm
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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2012, 11:27:56 am »
If you want to go the Belcher Bits route I'd go shares on the other weapons in the set.  ;D
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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2012, 09:28:19 am »
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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2012, 10:07:00 am »
Noted.  I'll take you up on it but not for a while.  Too many propellery things to do first!
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