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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2017, 01:32:02 pm »
Nice idea and builds! :cheers:
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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2017, 02:00:32 pm »
Often thought of swapping over the Mitsubishi T-2 and Jaguar T-2 over like that as like Kit say's its difficult to tell the two of them apart if the other is not there  :thumbsup:

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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2017, 02:21:32 pm »
This has a strong Whif of Group Build about it........
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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2017, 06:22:24 am »
I never could tell the difference between them anyway, so those two look totally RW to me.  ;D



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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2017, 02:27:02 am »
Great work :thumbsup:

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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2017, 04:10:29 am »
Nice one (two) Bungle - they look great!  :thumbsup:


I never could tell the difference between them anyway, so those two look totally RW to me.  ;D

But both splendid nonetheless.  :thumbsup:

From the front: Mitsu T-2 has a radome, curved intakes with splitter plates and one Starfighter-style Vulcan cannon under the cockpit LH side, Jag T.2 has a tin nose, square intakes with no intake splitter plates and two ADEN guns under the intakes.

From the top/bottom: Mitsu T-2 wing has tip pylons, a straight trailing edge and larger triangular LERX, Jag T.2 has no tip pylons a kinked trailing edge and small curved LERX

From the back: Mitsu T-2 fin has a much broader root and more leading edge sweep no bulge in the spine and ventral fins well forward of the engine nozzles. Jag T.2 has a narrower fin, a bulged spine and ventral fins that are rifght up against the engine nozzles.

On the ground: Mitsu T-2 has single wheels on all gear, Jag T.2 has twins.





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Re: Project Swapshop Update
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2017, 05:40:36 am »

Post #4

Project Swapshop

Yakolev Yak-130-200  'Fake'



BAe 130 Hawk II





Together




Next under the knife - T2 or not T2? that is the question  :-X

I'm liking all of these - but I'm thinking the Hawk II (Yak) looks like it could have easily been the subject of one of the conceptual drawings produced by BAe at some point in the 1980/90s in some way?
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Re: Project Swapshop - Final update
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2017, 12:07:23 pm »

Post #5

Project Swapshop

Hawker Sea Raider



Douglas AD6-X Skyfury




Together

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Re: Project Swapshop - Final update
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2017, 12:10:39 pm »

Post #6 and last

Project Swapshop

Supermarine Skyray F.1





Douglas F4S Scimitar




Together



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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2017, 02:10:20 pm »
Both of them look particularly good in the opposing schemes.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2017, 06:46:52 pm »
Outstanding, man!!! I really am digging the Sea Raider and Sky Fury especially!!  :bow: :bow: :party: :party:
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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2017, 06:16:48 am »
Both of them look particularly good in the opposing schemes.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

They do indeed, the Sea Raider in particular  :thumbsup:
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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2017, 07:12:24 am »
Nice swaps! I esp. like the Scimitar in USMC markings, but the Sea Fury without a spinner looks beefy, too. Totally changes the look of the aircraft.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2017, 08:28:18 am »

Nice swaps! I esp. like the Scimitar in USMC markings, but the Sea Fury without a spinner looks beefy, too. Totally changes the look of the aircraft.  :thumbsup:


It looks pretty much like a Skyraider in fact.  ;D ;)
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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2017, 11:56:13 am »
A couple of years ago I did two models in this same idea. I will not put a link to the old post as all the photos were then with botophucket, but here is the story.


There is an old joke.

How to confuse an Irish Navvy?

Answer :

Hold up two shovels and tell him to take his pick!

So the modern version would be :

How to confuse a JMN?

Show him two models of similar types from the same time period, that are not what they seem, and wait for his head to explode!


The story so far.

In the late 1940’s research going on, on both sides of the Atlantic into the best configuration for swept wing jets.
In particular there was much debate about whether swept wing jets would require a tailplane or not.
In America the Northrop Corperation produced an experimental type in the form of the X-4 Bantam. (The X stood for Experimental).
While in Great Britain the DeHavilland Aircraft Company produced the DH-108 Swallow.
Both designs did produce one definite result. At higher speeds the aircraft all showed reduced longitudinal stability (commonly known as “Porpoising”).

The models :

Planet Models DH 108 Swallow.
&
MPM Northrop X-4 Bantam.

They just underwent a bit of a transformation.

The Swallow got a new canopy (to lose the framing detail) modified from an F-16 (no idea what kit it came from), a long nose probe, and a pitot tube mounted high on the leading edge of the fin.

The Bantam got a shortened, and reshaped, fin, and two wingtip mounted pitot tubes.

Then the colour schemes and markings were swapped over.

Now the finished result :







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