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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #90 on: November 29, 2018, 12:46:10 pm »
Chris has just got big hands..............  ;D ;)

Perhaps so,  but they are SKILLFUL hands.

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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #91 on: November 29, 2018, 03:22:31 pm »
I just don't like it.  The model's fine, especially given it's such an awful kit, but I just don't like the aircraft.  At all.
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #92 on: November 30, 2018, 02:15:52 am »
I just don't like it.  The model's fine, especially given it's such an awful kit, but I just don't like the aircraft.  At all.

I'm with Lee.
Good work by Chris building an ugly (and not in a good way) aircraft.
It looks like someone swapped the outer wings for those from an unrelated aircraft.
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #93 on: November 30, 2018, 02:53:16 am »
Great build!  :thumbsup: And the paint scheme suits the aircraft well, too.

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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #94 on: November 30, 2018, 04:29:50 am »
Looks good, Chris, despite all the problems you had building it.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #95 on: November 30, 2018, 05:43:27 am »
Good build Chris, love the scheme.  The wing shapes are kinda weird, for the one I'm building I'm using the 3-View in the book Aircraft of the Fighting Powers as a guide.
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #96 on: November 30, 2018, 06:26:48 am »
Thanks gents.

I must admit I think it's quite attractive from some view points and then from others it just doesn't look right at all. Indeed it goes beyond ugly in some ways. I do like the outer wing plan as it reminds me of a high flying Spitfire's wings, but do they go with the inner wing plan ? And the engine nacelles look almost out of scale in some ways. Mind you I don't think it's helped by the bubble style canopy. They don't look right at all and can ugly up any airframe you put them on.

Still it's done and is now safely parked. I just need to think of something else to put in the high flying scheme as it's one I particularly like, along with the latter 1945 SEAC scheme. So it looks as though I'll be digging one of my CMR Spitfire kits out of the stash to put in the pending pile.

As for my hands ? I've been told they are slightly on the small side, but definitely don't show any signs of having spent a lifetime of heavy labour, which they haven't  ;)
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #97 on: November 30, 2018, 10:17:29 am »
I just need to think of something else to put in the high flying scheme as it's one I particularly like, along with the latter 1945 SEAC scheme.

I did my Hawker P.1027 (Tempest Mk.VII) like that ---  for intercepting the early German jets

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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #98 on: December 01, 2018, 02:23:26 am »
I remember that mate. A lovely looker  :thumbsup:
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #99 on: December 01, 2018, 07:24:50 am »
I must admit I think it's quite attractive from some view points and then from others it just doesn't look right at all. Indeed it goes beyond ugly in some ways. I do like the outer wing plan as it reminds me of a high flying Spitfire's wings, but do they go with the inner wing plan ? And the engine nacelles look almost out of scale in some ways.

I dug out the Aircraft of the Fighting Powers book again to see what it shows, in regards the wing planform. The inner trailing edge is dead straight but not perpendicular to the fuselage centerline. If you extend the line of the trailing edge through the nacelle, it blends in perfectly with the curved trailing edge of the outer wing. The leading edge however is where it all looks wrong, it sweeps back until it reaches the nacelle, but the leading edge of the outer wing doesn't blend in to it at all. There's hidden lines showing where the spars run, rear spar is dead straight from fuselage to wingtip. Front spar runs backwards from the fuselage to the side of the nacelle, then runs perpendicular to the fuselage center line across the nacelle, then sweeps forward to the wingtip.
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #100 on: December 01, 2018, 09:31:00 am »
The final result is impressive! :thumbsup:
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #101 on: December 02, 2018, 03:16:17 am »
I must admit I think it's quite attractive from some view points and then from others it just doesn't look right at all. Indeed it goes beyond ugly in some ways. I do like the outer wing plan as it reminds me of a high flying Spitfire's wings, but do they go with the inner wing plan ? And the engine nacelles look almost out of scale in some ways.

I dug out the Aircraft of the Fighting Powers book again to see what it shows, in regards the wing planform. The inner trailing edge is dead straight but not perpendicular to the fuselage centerline. If you extend the line of the trailing edge through the nacelle, it blends in perfectly with the curved trailing edge of the outer wing. The leading edge however is where it all looks wrong, it sweeps back until it reaches the nacelle, but the leading edge of the outer wing doesn't blend in to it at all. There's hidden lines showing where the spars run, rear spar is dead straight from fuselage to wingtip. Front spar runs backwards from the fuselage to the side of the nacelle, then runs perpendicular to the fuselage center line across the nacelle, then sweeps forward to the wingtip.

Just making the leading edge from the roots to the nacelles perpendicular to the fuselage would be a huge improvement.  That's the problem IMO.
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #102 on: December 02, 2018, 06:25:39 am »
I must admit I think it's quite attractive from some view points and then from others it just doesn't look right at all. Indeed it goes beyond ugly in some ways. I do like the outer wing plan as it reminds me of a high flying Spitfire's wings, but do they go with the inner wing plan ? And the engine nacelles look almost out of scale in some ways.

I dug out the Aircraft of the Fighting Powers book again to see what it shows, in regards the wing planform. The inner trailing edge is dead straight but not perpendicular to the fuselage centerline. If you extend the line of the trailing edge through the nacelle, it blends in perfectly with the curved trailing edge of the outer wing. The leading edge however is where it all looks wrong, it sweeps back until it reaches the nacelle, but the leading edge of the outer wing doesn't blend in to it at all. There's hidden lines showing where the spars run, rear spar is dead straight from fuselage to wingtip. Front spar runs backwards from the fuselage to the side of the nacelle, then runs perpendicular to the fuselage center line across the nacelle, then sweeps forward to the wingtip.

Just making the leading edge from the roots to the nacelles perpendicular to the fuselage would be a huge improvement.  That's the problem IMO.


I agree with you there Fred, and modify the curved outer leading edge too, that actually is swept forward too. Maybe I'll do that with my kit, it hasn't progressed much more than gluing the wings/nacelle together
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #103 on: December 08, 2018, 05:13:27 am »
Well, PITA or not, it certainly looks good Chris - well done. :thumbsup:
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #104 on: December 09, 2018, 12:54:01 am »
Thanks mate
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