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Supermarine 553

Started by Geoff_B, December 10, 2003, 03:10:47 PM

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Geoff_B

Just a quick shot of what i've been working on whilst the 2nd 583 dries. I had the idea at the Nationals and searched high and low for an Su-7,Su-9 or Su-11. This is the model so far as i still need to prime it and paint it, but as its 90% antiflash white that should be prettey simple to do.

And yes it's yet another project from the British Secret Projects - Fighters by Tony Buttler  :D  :D  :D  :D


Cheers

Thor B)  

Ollie

Nice project Thor!!  So, you are now the master scratchbuilder!!  How long before all of Tony's book is done?   :o  :o  :o  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:  

JoeP

Funky!  B)
Are those control surfaces big enough?  :huh:
Tell us more about the aircraft when you post more photos as it gets closer to completion.

JoeP
In want of hobby space!  The kitchen table is never stable.  Still managing to get some building done.

Geoff_B

Hi JoeP

Those tail surfaces are actyually to scale !!!!, we seemed to go through a phase in the 50's and 60's with doing smaller tail and fins than we should have, then go completely the other way with the Tornado, all fin and not as much fuselage !!!!.

I'll try and get some undercoat on it over the weekend and cover up that blue plastic !!!. Just trying to show how simple some scratch builds can be when you put your mind to it.

heers

GeoffB B)  

nev

has a very soviet look to it.

Can't wait to see the finished product.
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ysi_maniac

Reviewing old threads. Any chance to see this nice project finished? :unsure: :thumbsup:
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Thorvic

Should be on some SIG photos from SMW over the years, the Model is with TSR2Joe for his Research & Development SIG display, along with teh Hawker 1134.

Martin should be able to point you in the right direction for photos

Geoff _B
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Martin H

#7
ill have a look in the files.

edit:

just did and i found this................


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Like the 533, nice model.  ;D ;D
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puddingwrestler

Something to do with the angle of the cockpit and the glorious soviet spinal bulge on the pic above makes it look banana shaped...
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buzzbomb

Love this sort of stuff

Keep it coming along

PALG

Quote from: Martin H on July 29, 2009, 10:31:10 AM
ill have a look in the files.

edit:

just did and i found this................




Is that an Avro Aston in the background?!?!  Maybe not - engines are in wing roots - is it a modified Avro Jetliner (nose modified)?Inspires me to press on with a Lufthansa whif I am doing.

sequoiaranger

...the pilot's forward vision would be terribly restrictive, I **LOVE** the X-3 nose on the plane!!

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kitbasher

Looking forward to seeing this one progress.  The Su-9 that gave up its fin, missiles and transfers for my Sovietise It! GB entry is due to be anglicised at some point and will look not unlike a 'production' 553.   ;D ;D
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Quote from: PALG on July 29, 2009, 08:21:40 PM
Is that an Avro Aston in the background?!?!  Maybe not - engines are in wing roots - is it a modified Avro Jetliner (nose modified)?Inspires me to press on with a Lufthansa whif I am doing.

It's the Jetliner -- check the forward wing-root strake.

And speaking of Avro Canada ... did that twin-fin canard start out life as a CF-105? And what has it since become out there in Buttlerland?