Started by PR19_Kit, July 19, 2018, 04:08:35 PM
Quote from: The Wooksta! on July 19, 2018, 04:30:10 PMDon't forget that the Venom and Sea Venom have different door shapes!I've always had a hankering for a single seat RN Sea Venom.
Quote from: The Wooksta! on July 19, 2018, 04:30:10 PMI've always had a hankering for a single seat RN Sea Venom.
Quote from: kitbasher on July 19, 2018, 11:12:34 PMVenom/SeaVenom different wing shapes?In what ways, Kit?
Quote from: JayBee on July 19, 2018, 11:25:07 PMThe trailing edge of the Vampire wing angles forward giving the wing a trapezoidal shape, The Venom has a straight, i.e. non swept, TE.
Quote from: PR19_Kit on July 19, 2018, 04:08:35 PMQuite why the Sea Venom doesn't have a fuselage is lost in the mists of time,
Quote from: Mossie on July 20, 2018, 01:05:55 AMQuote from: PR19_Kit on July 19, 2018, 04:08:35 PMQuite why the Sea Venom doesn't have a fuselage is lost in the mists of time, Because I've got it! You sent me it so I could do the high altitude Vampire with the Goblin engine and long wings. It didn't work out as the Sea Venom has the fairing for the hook on top of the fuselage, so if you need it back I'm happy to send it.
Quote from: The Wooksta! on July 20, 2018, 05:08:22 PMLooking forward to the finished result.Have you considered a two seat trainer DH Swallow?
Quote from: PR19_Kit on July 20, 2018, 03:36:09 PMThe Venom's proceeding apace, maybe faster than the Rotocrane, but that's because there's so much PSR on the 'crane.I glued the two halves of the Rareplane Venom FB4 fuselage together (and their precision is SO impressive!) and then sawed off the front end. Conveniently Rareplane, or more likely de Havilland, have a panel line exactly where the saw cut needed to be, and it lined up with another one on the Airfix T11. Having assembled the T11 cockpit I then sawed off the engine (!) and installed the intakes and their trunking, and then glued the Venom engine onto the rear. It fitted EXACTLY! Magic stuff. I then spent a happy half hour filing and sanding the FROG Sea Venom wings and booms so that they looked a bit more like they should do. Those moulds have NOT stood the test of time well at all!Here's all the bits assembled in position.Oh yes, I did the 'pliers and file' trick on the inboard trailing edges of the wings too, but as the moulds are so bad they didn't need much filing, just a light skim really.
Quote from: Doug K on July 21, 2018, 01:28:10 AMYou're not wrong, about the tooling. I got one from fleabay (very cheap luckily) and one tip tank is pretty much 1/3 missing. Plastic didn't make it al the way to the Moulden. Explains the price. Unfortunately I bought it for the damn tanks!
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