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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2017, 02:17:40 am »
Very neat Jim  :thumbsup:

I built the Swallow in RAF high altitude scheme (one of my first resin builds) now maybe I should put my X-4 in USSAF operational colours ?
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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #46 on: December 25, 2017, 03:14:17 am »
I do like the Sea Fury/Skyraider swap - that worked really well.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #47 on: December 26, 2017, 07:39:17 am »
OK, I was thinking about your glorious project this morning as I was waking up when I had an idea for a couple of planes for you to swap around if you have the time/kits:

CF-100 and F-89.   :mellow: :mellow:
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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #48 on: December 26, 2017, 02:04:31 pm »
A Javelin and an F-89 too?

I've thought of doing a wing swap between them, and while a delta F-89 looks sort of OK, those massively thick wings really don't do it justice. But a straight winged Flat Iron looks pretty darn good......
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Re: Project Swapshop
« Reply #49 on: January 17, 2018, 11:00:12 am »
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Project Swapshop

T2 or not T2 that is the question....

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Did I mention the time I confused an RAF Squadron Leader at the model show in RAF Museum at Hendon?

He was sure he'd flown in one of the RAF Jaguars I was displaying. Trouble was they were a Mitsubishi F-1 and a T-2  :wacko:

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Re: Project Swapshop
« Reply #50 on: January 18, 2018, 01:19:37 am »

Did I mention the time I confused an RAF Squadron Leader at the model show in RAF Museum at Hendon?

He was sure he'd flown in one of the RAF Jaguars I was displaying. Trouble was they were a Mitsubishi F-1 and a T-2  :wacko:

 ;D ;D ;D Probably knew which knife and fork to use though  :angel:  Sorry Dave  ;)
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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #51 on: January 18, 2018, 02:30:31 am »
This is a great thread.

I don't have the skills to deliver it, but I do daydream occasionally of a BOAC Il-62..

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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #52 on: January 18, 2018, 02:46:30 am »
This is a great thread.

I don't have the skills to deliver it, but I do daydream occasionally of a BOAC Il-62..


Hm, somewhere I have a PanAm Trident and a BEA 727-100 that have been 'in build' for many decades. I should look them out.
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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #53 on: January 20, 2018, 08:36:20 am »
The Avro Shackleton and the Lockheed Neptune could be swapped over as evaluation aircraft, so could the Lockheed P-3 Orion and the Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic.

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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #54 on: January 20, 2018, 09:12:05 am »
Very neat Jim  :thumbsup:

I built the Swallow in RAF high altitude scheme (one of my first resin builds) now maybe I should put my X-4 in USSAF operational colours ?

The Swallow was my first ever resin full kit build.  :rolleyes:
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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #55 on: February 11, 2018, 04:09:33 am »
OK, I was thinking about your glorious project this morning as I was waking up when I had an idea for a couple of planes for you to swap around if you have the time/kits:

CF-100 and F-89.   :mellow: :mellow:

Your post immediately triggered the thought - What about the Clunk & Bucc?   :lol:

Then I thought that if one were really ambitious, one could do a three-way swap - CF-100, F-89, and Buccaneer   :wacko:
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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #56 on: February 11, 2018, 04:14:11 am »
I have an idea that someone on here did an RCAF Bucc some years ago. It certainly looked 'different'........  ;)
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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #57 on: February 11, 2018, 06:32:52 pm »
How about a B-52 and a Tu-95? Both available in 1/144th if you don't want to break the bank/marriage.

Surely the natural swaps for a Buccaneer would be either an A-6 Intruder (RN/USN markings) or an F-105 (RAF/USAF markings)?

How about a three-way (ooh-err  ;) ) between an F-111, a Tornado and an Su-24 Fencer? F-111 in Soviet markings, Fencer in RAF/Luftwaffe/Italian markings, and Fencer in USAF markings.

EE Lightning and an Su-7? Both extreme-sweep designs, and the Su-7 was originally intended as a fighter before it was moved to the attack role, so maybe put it in an NMF scheme and give it some AA-1 Alkalis? Alternatively, use a Mig-21, Su-9 or Su-11. You could even put Firestreaks on the Su and Alkalis on the Lightning: the latter are short, so they'd probably fit on the Lightning's inboard wing, ahead of the undercarriage bay on the original Russian pylons. To confuse matter even further, you could put a pair the distinctively Russian MiG-21 drop tanks on the Lightning's overwing pylons... :wacko:

Vautour and a Yak-25/27/28?

Mirage 2000 and an F-16?

Curtiss P-40 or Vought Corsair swapped with a Dewoitine D.520? Both designs with the cockpit relatively far back.

Mitsubishi J2M Raiden and a razorback P-47 Thunderbolt: both big, beefy radial-engined designs.

Gloster Gladiator and Polikarpov I-153 or I-152?

Gloster Gladiator and PZL P.11c or, better yet P.24 (enclosed cockpit GR-engined export version)


The Avro Shackleton and the Lockheed Neptune could be swapped over as evaluation aircraft, so could the Lockheed P-3 Orion and the Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic.

The RAF actually flew Neptunes though, so it wouldn't look out of place in UK markings. The P-3/Atlantic swap sounds good though: they're in different size/range categories, so you might imagine the USN taking on the Atlantic as a natural replacement for the Neptune, in exchange for the French taking the Orion as a long-range complement to the Atlantic.
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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #58 on: February 11, 2018, 06:48:53 pm »
I have a Zvesda Fencer... and now I also have a huge hankering to make it a SEA camo 'Nam bird...   :unsure: :mellow: :mellow:
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Re: Project Swapshop - an update
« Reply #59 on: February 11, 2018, 07:15:22 pm »
How about a B-52 and a Tu-95? Both available in 1/144th if you don't want to break the bank/marriage.

Surely the natural swaps for a Buccaneer would be either an A-6 Intruder (RN/USN markings) or an F-105 (RAF/USAF markings)?

How about a three-way (ooh-err  ;) ) between an F-111, a Tornado and an Su-24 Fencer? F-111 in Soviet markings, Fencer in RAF/Luftwaffe/Italian markings, and Fencer in USAF markings.

EE Lightning and an Su-7? Both extreme-sweep designs, and the Su-7 was originally intended as a fighter before it was moved to the attack role, so maybe put it in an NMF scheme and give it some AA-1 Alkalis? Alternatively, use a Mig-21, Su-9 or Su-11. You could even put Firestreaks on the Su and Alkalis on the Lightning: the latter are short, so they'd probably fit on the Lightning's inboard wing, ahead of the undercarriage bay on the original Russian pylons. To confuse matter even further, you could put a pair the distinctively Russian MiG-21 drop tanks on the Lightning's overwing pylons... :wacko:

Vautour and a Yak-25/27/28?

Mirage 2000 and an F-16?

Curtiss P-40 or Vought Corsair swapped with a Dewoitine D.520? Both designs with the cockpit relatively far back.

Mitsubishi J2M Raiden and a razorback P-47 Thunderbolt: both big, beefy radial-engined designs.

Gloster Gladiator and Polikarpov I-153 or I-152?

Gloster Gladiator and PZL P.11c or, better yet P.24 (enclosed cockpit GR-engined export version)


The Avro Shackleton and the Lockheed Neptune could be swapped over as evaluation aircraft, so could the Lockheed P-3 Orion and the Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic.

The RAF actually flew Neptunes though, so it wouldn't look out of place in UK markings. The P-3/Atlantic swap sounds good though: they're in different size/range categories, so you might imagine the USN taking on the Atlantic as a natural replacement for the Neptune, in exchange for the French taking the Orion as a long-range complement to the Atlantic.
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