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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2018, 03:31:21 am »
Noooo Brian, I said I'd cut it off, I didn't say I wasn't going to put it back again somewhere else.  ;D ;)

Ah.   A canard perhaps?  ;)
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2018, 03:35:27 am »

Kit, how does that Sea-Can scale out when you're doing 1/72, is it a bit smaller ?


Yes, a little bit smaller as it's 00 Gauge, which is 1/76 scale as opposed to 1/72. But I deliberately chose a Hi-cube container, which is 9'6" high as opposed to the 8' 6" of a standard one. It's a little pout of scale, but not that much.
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2018, 03:36:00 am »
Noooo Brian, I said I'd cut it off, I didn't say I wasn't going to put it back again somewhere else.  ;D ;)

Ah.   A canard perhaps?  ;)


Noooooooooooo............  ;D ;)
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2018, 04:39:52 am »
Noooo Brian, I said I'd cut it off, I didn't say I wasn't going to put it back again somewhere else.  ;D ;)

Ah.   A canard perhaps?  ;)


Noooooooooooo............  ;D ;)

Coward!  You know it is screaming out for one with that longer nose...   ;)
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2018, 04:40:23 am »
Impressive project. Very curious to see what it will look like when complete.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2018, 07:21:31 am »
Noooo Brian, I said I'd cut it off, I didn't say I wasn't going to put it back again somewhere else.  ;D ;)

Ah.   A canard perhaps?  ;)


Noooooooooooo............  ;D ;)

Coward!  You know it is screaming out for one with that longer nose...   ;)


But it won't look all that much longer when I've done it.  ;D ;)
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2018, 09:45:37 am »
Needs  to be in green with a big 2 on the tail. :thumbsup:
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2018, 10:23:14 am »

Needs  to be in green with a big 2 on the tail. :thumbsup:


It'll certainly be in green, yes. (and maybe black too........)

Not sure about the tail insignia yet, especially as the RW 'dyne's tail folded sideways so maybe you wouldn't see it.
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2018, 11:57:13 am »
Well I'll be darned, while searching for this thread I came across this thread by coolpo6307 some six years ago and he did almost exactly the same thing!  :o And I posted 2-3 comments on his thread so something of it must have stuck in my mind.

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,35527.0.html

Thanks for the inspiration all that while ago.  :thumbsup:

On my own build, the engines won't be as simple as I thought as the C-160 Tynes don't have any landing gear bays, but they do have a HUGE exhaust duct right where I want to put the wheels. I'll have to graft the front of the Tynes onto the rear of the Elands, and try and work out how to get the turbine exhaust out. Revell are never one to use two parts where seven will do, and the engine nacelles have ELEVEN separate parts! And that's not including a few little detail intakes etc. The Airfix nacelles have Five......

The Tyne props are 2 cm larger in dia. than the Eland props so some of the wing extension has had to be inboard of the engine nacelles, and I've done that on one of them so far. The outboard extensions will wait till that bit's dried.

I've also assembled the tail booms from the Noratlas, and they may need sawing down a tad as they look somewhat long to me, but that should be pretty straightforward.

More pics later, with luck.
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2018, 01:20:36 pm »
I think the Noratlas bits were a big hint.

They will need some extra parking space on the Atlantic Conveyor and Hermes due to the spotting factor...and extra hearing protection!!!

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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2018, 02:29:30 pm »
Nah! I think they were a smokescreen.
He is obviously going to crosskit a Rotodyne and an H-54 Skycrane.
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2018, 03:14:44 pm »

Nah! I think they were a smokescreen.
He is obviously going to crosskit a Rotodyne and an H-54 Skycrane.


True to an extent, there's at least one part from the Skycrane that'll be on the Rotocrane.   ;)

Here's the port hybrid engine just positioned on the extended wing. As the standard 'dyne main gear is way aft in the nacelle I figured I could route the exhaust out of the side, like the Dart's exhaust on an F-27 but larger. It works OK, or it will do with a bit of PSR around the pipe itself anyway. The Tyne engine fits fairly well onto the Eland nacelle but it'll need some side 'cheeks' to fair it in properly.

The wing extension worked fine, but bizarrely when it's plugged into the fuselage it sweeps back about a degree. When I checked with the standard wings they do exactly the same! I'll file the wing mounts on the fuselage to straighten them up, it looks silly like that.




And here's the wing, engine, prop and tailboom assembly............  ;)

See, I said the tail would be at the rear, jut not in the normal position.  ;D  There's a fair amount of work to be done to fair the boom into the nacelle yet, but it doesn't look too bad.


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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2018, 05:53:04 pm »
Looking betterer & betterer, Kit! :thumbsup:
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2018, 07:09:48 pm »
A twin-boom Rotodyne may be a winner! :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2018, 06:32:21 am »
Very neat Kit
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