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Fairburn Sharkfish
« on: January 06, 2018, 03:44:54 am »
Thought I'd try cross kitting Blackburn Shark and Fairey Swordfish

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Re: Fairburn Sharkfish
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 02:14:12 am »
I've always thought of the Shark as a 'value engineered Swordfish'.

It's smaller, neater, looks more aerodynamic with those angled struts, and it still seemed capable of doing pretty much the same job as a Stringbag.

One day I REALLY ought to build that AMT kit.  :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: Fairburn Sharkfish
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 03:21:24 am »
What's the floatplane in the background?
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Re: Fairburn Sharkfish
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 09:50:56 am »
What's the floatplane in the background?

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Re: Fairburn Sharkfish
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 08:01:14 pm »
Thanks Chris.
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Re: Fairburn Sharkfish
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 06:26:23 am »
What's the floatplane in the background?

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Ah, cheers. Looked very WWI - Bristol monoplane type at first glance.
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Re: Fairburn Sharkfish
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2018, 03:06:13 pm »
I was thinking Beaver or Otter or Norseman but they are all too modern (even if vaguely the right shape).
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Re: Fairburn Sharkfish
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2018, 05:10:19 am »

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Re: Fairburn Sharkfish
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2018, 06:09:55 am »
So is that a Shark with Swordfish wings? And what did the Walrus provide?
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Re: Fairburn Sharkfish
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2018, 06:32:44 am »
It is indeed and with a new engine. Walrus was for the ACME pigeon catcher

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Re: Fairburn Sharkfish
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2018, 11:18:57 am »
Looks as if you have a bad case of paint cracking on that upper wing

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Re: Fairburn Sharkfish
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2018, 06:55:45 am »
Good thing you told us what it was....looks natural to me ! Except for the colours lol
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