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Fleet air arm Twin pioneer C.O.D aircraft

Started by chrisonord, June 22, 2020, 03:39:34 PM

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chrisonord

This build took a lot longer than  I  could have ever imagined  to complete, and it nearly went  in the parts bin. The  fuselage  was terrible  and one side was/is slightly smaller  than the other, and needed a lot of surgery to  sort out. Lots of putty super glue  and swearing.  Anyhow, using  the panel lines  to paint  along were no longer an option  due to the marvellous fit so, I  just  cracked on even though it looked wrong.  The tail didn't fit right either, so the fuselage  needed trimming down half a millimetre at a time to get it something like.  Good job  I  like twin pioneers isn't it.  Anyhow, this is a fleet air arm  C.O.D aircraft  operating  from no specific  air station  or used by any specific  unit as it was sort of a pool aircraft  and used by several different crews at different locations. The aircraft was in service  during  the mid 50's.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/emAeZHz9Lk26QSbf6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/bVH9ydnzJgboWcuy7
https://photos.app.goo.gl/W6MCMgGeN6YcRe7X8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/zwvRv97NV1GewiMN6
I could do with taking some  better  pictures of this but then it would  show just how  out of line  this thing is, so I won't.  ;D
Chris
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Captain Canada

Love it ! For sure some better, more atmospheric pictures would really do her justice, but I do like the Yamaha backdrop you have going on there !

What kit is that ?
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

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chrisonord

Quote from: Captain Canada on June 22, 2020, 04:02:14 PM
Love it ! For sure some better, more atmospheric pictures would really do her justice, but I do like the Yamaha backdrop you have going on there !

What kit is that ?
Hya Todd,
Its the  Valom kit in 1/72nd scale, I  was so looking forward to building this  kit  and in the box it looks really nice, but its not
Really.  I will take some more pictures tomorrow, as my living room lighting is terrible.
Chris
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

Dizzyfugu

Nice!  This could also have become an alternative the the lighweight ASW aircraft specification that spawned the Seamew?

NARSES2

That's come out really well Chris  :thumbsup:

I know what Vallom can be like. They can look fantastic in the box, but ..................... :-\ . Still I'm going to make a start on my Fokker T.V. in the next week or so
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Scotaidh

Good Job, Chris!  You did well making that silk purse from what sounds like a sow's ear of a  kit.  :)  It looks good.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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PR19_Kit

That worked really well Chris, the ESDG over Sky scheme works VERY well on that pudgy shape.

A Twin Pin wouldn't have needed a catapult or arrestor gear to get on and off a carrier, but the question is, could it fly fast enough to catch up with the ship?  ;D

[Says he who's flown in one and know how sloooooooooow they can fly!]
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zenrat

Looks good Chris.
:thumbsup:

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- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

Rheged

I like it!!!

I assume that it lands by virtue of the carrier slowing down until the Twin Pin is effectively stationary above the deck, then hordes of matelots rush out and wrestle it to the ground.      I've heard stories of Swordfish being landed that way!
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TallEng

That's funny I was thinking exactly the same idea :thumbsup:
I was going to base flights  at the various Naval stations around the British coast,
Another flight in Malta to cover the Mediterranean and one in Hong Kong to cover the Far East.
Not sure if they would need folding wings in case they had to be struck down on the carrier?
But I'd guess it would be likely that they would fly out with the spares/provisions etc and fly back
To base the same day.
Interesting to hear your difficulties with the kit, from looking in the box it looked
Like it would go together quite well.

Regards
Keith
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NARSES2

Quote from: Rheged on June 23, 2020, 02:23:58 AM

I assume that it lands by virtue of the carrier slowing down until the Twin Pin is effectively stationary above the deck, then hordes of matelots rush out and wrestle it to the ground.      I've heard stories of Swordfish being landed that way!

My dad told exactly those stories from his time on a merchant carrier  ;D He also told of the Swordfish T.A.G. swearing to his crew mates in the pub that it had been overtaken by a seagull or more than one occasion  ;)
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chrisonord

Thankyou for your kind  words guys, this thing has been sat on the naughty  pile  for quite some time  as I  lost interest in finishing it. I  eventually  sorted out some  decals for it when I was  finding the ones for the  Seahorse, and finished it  while I   decalled the viggen.  Valom have  released another aircraft that I  would love to  do but I am  put off to be honest.  Yet another case of  interesting  kits being  released by  poor manufacturers.  Here's a few more  pictures, the sky had been  dull here all day, not  much better.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/rJXmaUP7TK9JSuBfA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/GifHLrnY8mkVL8Uq6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/vLLjm2D2xiSoTFeVA
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If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

The Rat

She's a beauty! Didn't even know there was a kit of that, even if it is a bit of a bear.
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