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Finished, Supermarine Attacker on Floats, Suez.
« on: November 25, 2009, 12:14:34 pm »
I'm in. Well it is already Naval, but I think this fits well within the "or anything else you think falls into a broad concept of navalization ..." rule.  I leave that call to the moderator.  

Supermarine Attacker on floats.

Using the 1/72 scale Eastern Express kit, which is quite crude, likely ex-Frog mold from the 1950's. Floats will be from a bf-109 (lengthened) or perhaps some other floats I have laying around (An2, Serian).  

Will be marked as Fleet Air Arm, with a few possibilites: Korea, cruiser based, Malaya.  
  

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Re: Supermarine Attacker....on floats
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009, 12:16:58 pm »
Started work.

Sorry "freddie", you had to go.  Scratch cockpit tub and seat from a hawk going in.  Seat will be back dated to period seat. 
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Re: Supermarine Attacker....on floats
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2009, 04:53:41 pm »
Ohhh you removed the :wacko: navalized pilot :wacko:
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Re: Supermarine Attacker....on floats
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2009, 06:21:49 am »
Keep going!  :thumbsup:

I was going to put a hull on one and even started work on it, but it's languished for a couple of years. You may give me the inspiration to start it up again.
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Float work
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2009, 01:46:03 pm »
lengthening the floats.  Cut at a seam and inserted stryrene tubing.  Still need sanding.  Strut will be moved. 

The Rat- would love to see yours on a hull. 
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Re: Supermarine Attacker....on floats
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2009, 02:32:01 pm »
That's interesting: you could say that the UK government got serious about jet seaplane fighters for some reason, so the other manufacturers produced competitors to the SRA.1.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Supermarine Attacker....on floats
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2009, 06:33:35 am »
Floats are done, primer coat on.  Will have additional bracing on the floats. 
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Re: Supermarine Attacker....on floats
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2009, 07:38:33 am »
im gonna keep en eye on this build  :mellow:
good progress so far  :thumbsup:
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Re: Supermarine Attacker....on floats
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2009, 11:25:26 pm »
Super Cool :mellow: This is something I never would have thought could Happen!!!!!!!!! Have You been Watching 'Thunderbirds' Episodes on Youtube??????? this feels like something from that Show!!!!!!! Can't wait to see what Else you do. Have you Decided on Paint & Markings Yet?????? i think it would great with a Shark's mouth on it!!!!!!! :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Supermarine Attacker....on floats
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2009, 01:25:35 am »
heres my take on a possible Attacker floatplane using 'Spitfire' type floats

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,17340.0.html

i went for a boring EDSG. over sky scheme same as normal service examples, it would look nice with suez stripes tho to add a splash of colour?

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Re: Supermarine Attacker....on floats
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2009, 06:51:29 am »
Cobra/TRSjoe,  I have not fully decided on the markings yet, but Suez stripes over the normal FAA colors has been my first choice.  Need to run the paint shop this afternoon, who ever thought Iwould not have the right grays in the stash?

Thanks for posting your version on floats- looks like mine will be quite similar, but I went for longer floats to account for the heavier weight.  Will also have RATO bottles, as I imagine she would have a longish takeoff run without them. 
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Re: Supermarine Attacker....on floats
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2009, 09:22:50 am »
Cool idea ! Looking forward to seeing how you decide to finish her....the Suez stripes do sound rather tasty !

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Re: Supermarine Attacker....on floats
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2009, 12:23:07 pm »
Can I suggest you to modify inlets ' la Taon' in order to avoid water ingestion?  -_-
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Re: Supermarine Attacker on Floats. Suez. Paint done
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2009, 10:58:00 am »
Paint on.  Went for the Suez markings.  Also cut the canopy to display open.  First use of airbrush- pleased with it.  Will have to wait until the weekend to finish
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Re: Supermarine Attacker on Floats. Suez. Paint done
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2009, 11:49:33 am »
oohh now that does look neat, cant wait to see it completed, really cool work  :thumbsup:
 
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