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Offline Modelling_Mushi

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Gloster Gargenay
« on: February 26, 2019, 08:22:30 pm »
I think I lost the original post (its been so long now) but its finished so here she is.

Basically a Zero re-badged as a 1939 Gloster product just prior to the BoB.

Had a bigger backstory but I cant remember it ...  :-[

Some WIP photos then the finished product.

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Re: Gloster Gargenay
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019, 01:36:02 am »
Nice paint job.
I actually think the unfinished four colour scheme looks as good as the three colour you ended up with.

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Re: Gloster Gargenay
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2019, 03:30:58 am »
 :wub: Nice model, for the defense of Singapore, but against whom? :unsure:
Thanks for making me remember the asymmetrical painting of RAF 1940, I added a little word about it at the end of my site http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Asymm_addition.htm  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gloster Gargenay
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2019, 07:59:24 am »
Now that's colourful!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gloster Gargenay
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2019, 06:01:20 pm »
What the HE*Q is that ? lol Neat idea
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Re: Gloster Gargenay
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2019, 08:28:54 am »
What the HE*Q is that ? lol Neat idea

Methinks he was aiming for this:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloster_F.5/34
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Re: Gloster Gargenay
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2019, 09:14:33 am »
I like that.

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Re: Gloster Gargenay
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2019, 10:48:30 pm »
I just got a Minicraft 1/144 A6M2 Zero/Zeke that I'm turning into a Gloster Gyrfalcon Mk.Va (Gargenay)
« Last Edit: March 11, 2019, 01:52:59 am by nighthunter »
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Re: Gloster Gargenay
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2019, 12:34:07 am »
Maybe the RAF would have insisted on better protection for the Pilot and Fuel System so a more powerful Engine would most likely be needed given the extra weight penalties that would involve and preferably one produced in the UK.  Not certain which radial they would use but they also could have used American Engines as well.

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Re: Gloster Gargenay
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2019, 12:28:45 pm »
So, since great minds, may I offer help?

Gloster Gargenay (Gyrfalcon)

General characteristics:

Crew: one
Length: 9.06 m (29 ft 8 in)
Wingspan: 12.0 m (39 ft 4 in)
Height: 3.05 m (10 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 22.44 m2 (241.5 sq ft)
Empty weight: 1,680 kg (3,704 lb)
Loaded weight: 2,796 kg (6,164 lb)
Aspect ratio: 6.4
Powerplant: 1 Bristol Hercules 14-cylinder radial engines, 1,600 hp (1,200 kW) each

Performance:

Never exceed speed: 660 km/h (356 kn, 410 mph)
Maximum speed: 534 km/h (287 kn, 346 mph) at 4,550 m (14,930 ft)
Range: 3,104 km (1,675 nmi, 1,929 mi)
Service ceiling: 10,000 m (32,810 ft)
Rate of climb: 15.7 m/s (3,100 ft/min)
Wing loading: 107.4 kg/m2 (22.0 lb/sq ft)
Power/mass: 294 W/kg (0.18 hp/lb)

Armament:

Guns:

A wing:
8 .303 in Browning Mk II* machine guns (350 rounds per gun)

B wing:
2 20 mm Hispano Mk II (60 rounds per gun)
4 .303 in Browning Mk II* machine guns (350 rounds per gun)

C wing:
4 20 mm Hispano Mk II cannon (120 rounds per gun)

C wing (Alt.):
2 20 mm Hispano Mk II (120 rounds per gun)
4 .303 in Browning Mk II* machine guns (350 rounds per gun)

E wing:
2 20 mm Hispano Mk II cannon (120 rounds per gun)
2 .50 in M2 Browning machine guns (250 rounds per gun)

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