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Offline Glenn Gilbertson

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Sea Hawk Rhinoplasty
« on: April 04, 2015, 04:16:16 am »
Made a start!
In my whifworld in 1956 Western Germany bought the unfinished HMS Leviathan to be completed as an angled-deck carrier - the new Graf Zeppelin.
With the gap in training after WW2 the Navy felt that a training version of their new Sea Hawks was necessary - the Sea Hawk T.103.
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Re: Sea Hawk Rhinoplasty
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2015, 05:14:20 am »
Now THAT looks interesting!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Sea Hawk Rhinoplasty
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2015, 06:15:39 am »
Yess!
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Re: Sea Hawk Rhinoplasty
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2015, 07:00:53 am »
Very nice!  ;D It's got a bit of an Eastern European look about it?
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Re: Sea Hawk Rhinoplasty
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2015, 07:50:56 am »
Does look interesting. Looking forward to watching it progress.

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Re: Sea Hawk Rhinoplasty
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2015, 09:28:13 am »
Very nice!  ;D It's got a bit of an Eastern European look about it?

Ooh no, not to me.  Rather Grumman with a hint of Bell P-59 Airacomet I think.
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Re: Sea Hawk Rhinoplasty
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2015, 10:13:10 am »
why didn't hawker think of this one? :)

glad you did glenn!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Sea Hawk Rhinoplasty
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2015, 07:44:10 am »
Made a start!
In my whifworld in 1956 Western Germany bought the unfinished HMS Leviathan to be completed as an angled-deck carrier - the new Graf Zeppelin.
With the gap in training after WW2 the Navy felt that a training version of their new Sea Hawks was necessary - the Sea Hawk T.103.
http://s165.photobucket.com/user/glenngilbertson/media/P1190565_zpslny31gep.jpg.html?filters[user]=38386830&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=4
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u68/glenngilbertson/P1190570_zpssvyg8yvm.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u68/glenngilbertson/P1190577_zpsddi7sqxk.jpg

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Re: Sea Hawk Rhinoplasty
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2015, 08:13:05 am »
Very nice!  ;D It's got a bit of an Eastern European look about it?

It has a certain Polish touch... can't tell why, but this conversion looks really good! Gotta keep that in mind.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Sea Hawk Rhinoplasty
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2015, 08:55:33 am »
Nice project! I thought of something similar recently, but using the front end of a Vampire/Venom two-seater.

Ditto, using parts from the Merlin Vampire T.11.  Work started last year, currently in the to-do pile.
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Re: Sea Hawk Rhinoplasty
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2015, 11:48:50 am »
Thanks for your encouragement!
Was worried about the nose length, but it seems to have the approximate proportions of an Aero Albatros.
Have coated the Milliput to check the shape - the wet-finger technique has worked surprisingly well.
Nose and (single-seat) spine from Matchbox Hunter. Not done any super-detailing, just boxed in undercarriage bays, drilled some holes to add some interest to wheel hubs, and fuse-wire handles to ejection seats.
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Re: Sea Hawk Rhinoplasty
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2015, 03:25:53 am »
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Re: Sea Hawk Rhinoplasty
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2015, 03:52:46 am »
How to take a pair of distinct aeroplanes and make them disappear !

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Lovely. Really coming along now.

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Re: Sea Hawk Rhinoplasty
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2015, 05:35:57 am »
That is ugggggllllly- but ugly in a perfect WHIF way!   

Nice job. 
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Re: Sea Hawk Rhinoplasty
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2015, 04:27:47 pm »
Nicely done! It looks so right!
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