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Offline NARSES2

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Re: Bristol 142m-2
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2018, 08:35:48 am »
I can wait.  Your stuff is usually worth it.

Absolutely. This build has really grabbed my imagination  :thumbsup: One of those where you can savour the work in progress
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Re: Bristol 142m-2
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2018, 05:30:55 pm »
I'd replace the Mercury with a Hercules or a Taurus at the minimum.


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Re: Bristol 142m-2
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2018, 01:38:40 am »
Fascinating idea. I hope you'll show more photos soon.
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Re: Bristol 142m-2
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2018, 12:23:09 pm »
Changed the rear of the "fuselage". It's actually the front turret of a Amiot 143. One of those glass balls is the turret.

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Re: Bristol 142m-2
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2018, 12:40:55 pm »
...and an FW189 lurking in the background if I am not mistaken.
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Re: Bristol 142m-2
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2018, 02:04:19 pm »
You're a veritable fount of Whiffness just now, aren't you?  ;D ;) :thumbsup:
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Re: Bristol 142m-2
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2018, 02:10:19 pm »
Thanks Mate! :thumbsup:

...uhm the thingy lurking in the background is actually a stalled project. Dunno what to do next...see pictures. Just nice looking, but some weirdness or out-of-this-worldiness is missing. Maybe add a tracked landinggear?

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Re: Bristol 142m-2
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2018, 02:22:02 pm »
Woah!  :o

That canard FD2 thingie in the background looks REALLY good! Just cries out for a Raspberry Ripple colour scheme!
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Re: Bristol 142m-2
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2018, 07:37:33 pm »
Wow! Asymmetric airplane and twin-boomer! Let me clap my hands loudly... :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :wub: :wub: :bow:
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Re: Bristol 142m-2
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2018, 08:18:37 am »
Is thingy the offspring of a dh comet (racer) and vampire?
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Re: Bristol 142m-2
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2018, 12:46:11 pm »
Thanks for your comments gentlemen,

@ Caveman: well, ehm can't really remember. It's around for quite some time. Think your right. Just checked and think the wing and rear engine U/C fairing came from an DH88. Engines sure came from the new airfix tigermoth fromt glazing is from a PZL 38 and the rear is from an Bloch 174. They match perfectly rear to rear. Tailboom came from an vampire. So most is DeHavilland.....still think there is also a forerunner off a Edgley Optica in it.

@PR_19Kit: It's the Scott Furlong Predator (check it on this forum via search). It will be sprayed desertpink. I'm still working on the decals. Although it's not really much, just some white text with lightningbolt below the text, a small union jack and a registration.

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Re: Bristol 142m-2
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2018, 02:34:49 pm »
But the Predator has a single, quite large, delta wing and some big box intakes on top of the fuselage.

So is yours a Predator II perhaps?
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Re: Bristol 142m-2
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2018, 03:59:47 pm »
Late to the party.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

As to engine, summat that exotic needs an exotic engine, A-S Deerhound.  ;D

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Re: Bristol 142m-2
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2018, 06:08:57 am »
Jeepers, those guys certainly made some WIERD engines!   :o

A buddy of mine is building the Deerhound Whitley using the new Airfix kit, and I suggested he did it in an 'operational' scheme. He gave me an old fashioned look, but then he doesn't really 'get' Whiffing.  ;D ;D ;) ;)
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Re: Bristol 142m-2
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2018, 07:37:20 am »
Having had a quick read of Armstrong-Siddley's long history of failure with in-line radials, with the same issues occurring over & over again, I'm at a loss to understand why they kept at it for so long. :unsure:
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