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Handley Page HP.111

Started by Hobbes, January 02, 2020, 08:51:07 AM

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Hobbes

I've started work on a Handley Page HP.111: the airliner based on the Victor.

( image above from SecretProjects)



I've got a high-res version of the 3-view (as can be found in 'On Atlas' shoulders'), courtesy of Chris Gibson. I'm building in 1/144 scale, using the Great Wall Hobby kit of the Victor for the wings, tailplanes and undercarriage. The fuselage will be scratchbuilt, as there's no airliner that comes close in size: the HP.111 fuselage is midway between narrowbodies and widebodies.

This is the first plastic being cut: a 40mm PVC rod that will become the fuselage center section.


ysi_maniac

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Tophe

Quote from: Hobbes on January 02, 2020, 08:51:07 AM
I've started work on a Handley Page HP.111: the airliner based on the Victor.
Great project! :thumbsup:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Mossie

I've always liked the V-bomber based airliners, this'll be good.

Quote from: ysi_maniac on January 02, 2020, 09:08:31 AM
Looks a scale 1/1 gun! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :banghead:

I scrolled a bit fast and thought the same!
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sandiego89

Bold project Hobbes!  That nose is going to be a doozy.  Looking forward to it!!
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NARSES2

Quote from: Mossie on January 02, 2020, 11:37:06 AM
I've always liked the V-bomber based airliners, this'll be good.

Quote from: ysi_maniac on January 02, 2020, 09:08:31 AM
Looks a scale 1/1 gun! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :banghead:

I scrolled a bit fast and thought the same!

Makes 3 of us  ;D
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DogfighterZen

Quote from: NARSES2 on January 03, 2020, 06:08:19 AM
Quote from: Mossie on January 02, 2020, 11:37:06 AM
I've always liked the V-bomber based airliners, this'll be good.

Quote from: ysi_maniac on January 02, 2020, 09:08:31 AM
Looks a scale 1/1 gun! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :banghead:

I scrolled a bit fast and thought the same!

Makes 3 of us  ;D

Make that 4! ;D
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wacek85

Quote from: DogfighterZen on January 05, 2020, 04:28:24 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on January 03, 2020, 06:08:19 AM
Quote from: Mossie on January 02, 2020, 11:37:06 AM
I've always liked the V-bomber based airliners, this'll be good.

Quote from: ysi_maniac on January 02, 2020, 09:08:31 AM
Looks a scale 1/1 gun! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :banghead:

I scrolled a bit fast and thought the same!

Makes 3 of us  ;D

Make that 4! ;D

Make that 5 :D Looks like Mk108 :D

The Rat

First two pictures aren't showing up for me.
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Rheged

"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
It  means that you read  the instruction sheet

Hobbes

Quote from: The Rat on January 05, 2020, 01:32:15 PM
First two pictures aren't showing up for me.

should be fixed now.

kitnut617

The 15'-0" diameter fuselage on the HP.111 is something I always thought that Avro should have gone with for their Atlantic project. They wouldn't have had a main spar sticking out into the cabin if they had done.  I'm going to build something along those lines in the future.



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Hobbes

#14
Progress: I've made drawings for the front and rear sections of the fuselage. These are side and top views, plus a bunch of cross-sections. As I've done before, these will form a skeleton that I can fill in with scrap styrene and putty.

I sent this out to be laser-cut in styrene, and this is the result.



This sheet is about A3-sized, and contains parts for the HP.111 and for an Ariane 5 launch tower.

Link for those who can't see the image:
http://www.acme-engineering.nl/model/snijlab%202021.jpg