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North American P-51c/ Seahorse FB mk2.

Started by chrisonord, June 12, 2020, 03:30:09 PM

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chrisonord

Here's one of my Griffon powered Fleet air arm Sea Mustangs. The aircraft  is based at NAS Couldrose in the early  50's, and is one of about  25 modified  ww2 era RAF  Mustangs  given to the FA.A. to compliment the  Sea Furies sent to the Korean war.  A more powerful and  upgraded version  using the P-51D and a contra prop  Griffon engine  known as the  Seastang FR -4  was also developed for the navy from surplus  aircraft.   This is the 1/72nd scale  Hobbyboss P-51C with some  modifications  including a nice 5 blade propeller courtesy of the Wooksta, and some engine  cowl bumps made from pieces of sprue. The arrestor hook is  slightly  based on the one fitted to the Seafire  but fastened to the  fuselage  instead of the  tail fin. The kit went together really easily, but needed a  bit of putty and sanding to get a good fit in places.
Chris
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If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
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PR19_Kit

I like that very much, it's very 'Naval'.  :thumbsup:

How come it's not in the 'In the Navy' GB?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

chrisonord

Quote from: PR19_Kit on June 12, 2020, 03:55:48 PM
I like that very much, it's very 'Naval'.  :thumbsup:

How come it's not in the 'In the Navy' GB?
I totally forgot about  the GB Kit, would it be possible to  enter it/ move it over.  I have been on autopilot for  the last week or so , so things that should  twig haven't been.
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

PR19_Kit

I should think it would be, you need to ask Old Wombat or Zenrat, who are the mods for that GB.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

chrisonord

Thankyou Kit, I have been doing too  many  things at once, unfortunately mostly  real world.  Packing my belongings  and looking at  houses  as well as  working on my triumph.
Chris
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

NARSES2

That works really well Chris  :thumbsup: Got the looks of a single seat Firefly about her.

As for moving the thread ? If Old Wombat and Zenrat are o.k. then I'll shift it for you.
Decals my @r$e!

chrisonord

Quote from: NARSES2 on June 13, 2020, 12:25:05 AM
That works really well Chris  :thumbsup: Got the looks of a single seat Firefly about her.

As for moving the thread ? If Old Wombat and Zenrat are o.k. then I'll shift it for you.
Thankyou Chris
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

DogfighterZen

I like that a lot! Looks so good in that scheme|  :wub:
"Sticks and stones may break some bones but a 3.57's gonna blow your damn head off!!"

kitnut617

I like that one Chris --- lovely job you've done on it  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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chrisonord

Thankyou guys  I  quite  enjoyed building it  as it was a fairly simple one to do. The next one is the airfix  P-51D, and compared to  the Hobbyboss kit , quite  ragged  and in need of a lit of sanding on its edges.
Chris
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

zenrat

Quote from: chrisonord on June 13, 2020, 02:37:36 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on June 13, 2020, 12:25:05 AM
That works really well Chris  :thumbsup: Got the looks of a single seat Firefly about her.

As for moving the thread ? If Old Wombat and Zenrat are o.k. then I'll shift it for you.
Thankyou Chris

You started it after the GB began didn't you Chris?

Then it's OK by me.

:thumbsup:
Fred

- 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..

chrisonord

Quote from: zenrat on June 13, 2020, 06:22:35 AM
Quote from: chrisonord on June 13, 2020, 02:37:36 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on June 13, 2020, 12:25:05 AM
That works really well Chris  :thumbsup: Got the looks of a single seat Firefly about her.

As for moving the thread ? If Old Wombat and Zenrat are o.k. then I'll shift it for you.
Thankyou Chris

You started it after the GB began didn't you Chris?

Then it's OK by me.

:thumbsup:
I did Fred yes, cheers
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

Tophe

Most of the Griffon-engined Mustangs I know are Reno racers with contra-rotating propellers to have no torque, no matter the huge power. How your model controls this issue? (like Spitfires 14-24?) <_<
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

chrisonord

Quote from: Tophe on June 13, 2020, 07:58:10 AM
Most of the Griffon-engined Mustangs I know are Reno racers with contra-rotating propellers to have no torque, no matter the huge power. How your model controls this issue? (like Spitfires 14-24?) <_<
This is based on an earlier  Griffon engine, my next mustang build  will have a later griffon fitted  and will have a contra prop  on it Tophe, I  have  done  a wee bit of homework on  this build, but I am  sure Lee will put me straight  on it if asked.  :thumbsup:
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

kitnut617

Well Rolls Royce was going to do this for their Griffon engined Mustang   ;) This was called their Private Venture Fighter.

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