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Title: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Mossie on August 11, 2021, 08:09:54 AM
Gannet Scale Models is a company selling 3D printed resin models, run by Lost Cosmonauts who is a forum member.

There's a a selling page on Numonday.  Currently available products include a Miles M.52,  the radio controlled M.52 rockets that were tested from Mosquitos and an Apollo capsule. All in 1/72.
https://www.numonday.com/shop/gannet-scale-models-store/

Heres the list of forthcoming releases from the Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/GannetScaleModels/

English Electric P.8 1/72
Armstrong Whitworth AW.58 swept wing version
Saunders Roe P.187
Armstrong Whitworth AW.58 delta wing Sapphire engined version
Fairey Delta III or Fairey Large to F.155 requirement
De Havilland DH.117
Blackburn P.139

Plans for 2022 include: Vickers Type 582, 2 RAE Proposals for Mach 2 interceptors from their 1952 report An Investigation into an Aircraft to Fly at a Mach Number of 2, Aero. 2462, DeHavilland Swallow
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on August 11, 2021, 08:18:39 AM
Thanks! Am looking for a volunteer to build up the first print of the swept wing Armstrong Whitworth AW.58 and give feedback

Having moved house recently and mired in renovations I don't have my model making bench or materials so have to inflict my prototypes on other people. Anyone want a free kit in return for your feedback and photos?
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: crudebuteffective on August 11, 2021, 09:06:39 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on August 11, 2021, 08:18:39 AM
Thanks! Am looking for a volunteer to build up the first print of the swept wing Armstrong Whitworth AW.58 and give feedback

Having moved house recently and mired in renovations I don't have my model making bench or materials so have to inflict my prototypes on other people. Anyone want a free kit in return for your feedback and photos?

one volunteer here
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: rickshaw on August 11, 2021, 10:18:43 PM
Another volunteer here.  PM me for my snail mail address. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitbasher on August 12, 2021, 12:36:20 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on August 11, 2021, 08:18:39 AM
Thanks! Am looking for a volunteer to build up the first print of the swept wing Armstrong Whitworth AW.58 and give feedback

Having moved house recently and mired in renovations I don't have my model making bench or materials so have to inflict my prototypes on other people. Anyone want a free kit in return for your feedback and photos?

Would love to but doubt I could do it justice.

Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on August 12, 2021, 01:10:25 AM
Quote from: crudebuteffective on August 11, 2021, 09:06:39 AM

one volunteer here

All yours - heading your way today

Quote from: rickshaw on August 11, 2021, 10:18:43 PM
Another volunteer here.  PM me for my snail mail address. :thumbsup:

Fancy the next one? It might be a bit of a monster

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51370722842_72d53b18cc.jpg)

Quote from: kitbasher on August 12, 2021, 12:36:20 AM

Would love to but doubt I could do it justice.


Happily let you have a crack at one if you like - my aim is that folks shouldn't be too daunted by them. If there is something that poses too much of a problem then that is an opportunity for me to make improvements
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Mossie on August 12, 2021, 01:29:52 AM
I'll raise my hand for the monster!
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Scotaidh on August 12, 2021, 01:40:23 AM
Ooh - yes, please!  If you don't have enough volunteers at this point, why yes, I'd love to give that gorgeous girl a go!

:wub:

:)

I live in the US, though, so if that's too $$ for the postage & etc, I'll understand. 
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Pellson on August 12, 2021, 03:02:27 AM
I'm awfully impressed by the subjects and everything, but as my experience with all resin kits is limited to a few Anigrand kits, I think some of the more experienced chaps here would be better test pilots.

That aside - I'm still really, really tempted by the FD3.  :wub:
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitbasher on August 12, 2021, 03:45:57 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on August 12, 2021, 01:10:25 AM
Quote from: kitbasher on August 12, 2021, 12:36:20 AM

Would love to but doubt I could do it justice.


Happily let you have a crack at one if you like - my aim is that folks shouldn't be too daunted by them. If there is something that poses too much of a problem then that is an opportunity for me to make improvements

I may put my hand up for the delta-wing AW.58!
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: rickshaw on August 12, 2021, 04:21:26 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on August 12, 2021, 01:10:25 AM
Quote from: rickshaw on August 11, 2021, 10:18:43 PM
Another volunteer here.  PM me for my snail mail address. :thumbsup:

Fancy the next one? It might be a bit of a monster

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51370722842_72d53b18cc.jpg)

LOVE IT!  It is one I've been interested in a long, long, time... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 12, 2021, 05:58:38 AM
That Saunders-Roe machine has to be the BIGGEST ever proposal for an RAF 'fighter'!  :o :o
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitbasher on August 12, 2021, 07:06:00 AM
Quote from: PR19_Kit on August 12, 2021, 05:58:38 AM
That Saunders-Roe machine has to be the BIGGEST ever proposal for an RAF 'fighter'!  :o :o

Thunderbird 2.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Mossie on August 12, 2021, 07:09:56 AM
Kit, it's slightly smaller (talking inches) then some of the other F.155T proposals but it was certainly heavier and bulkier.

I've mentioned it before but I've got this image in my mind of it slowly building speed down the runway, then leaping into the air as the four rockets were lit. I believe the standard procedure would be to light the rockets at altitude, either way, it must have been a hell of a kick for the pilot.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on August 13, 2021, 03:28:35 AM
Quote from: crudebuteffective on August 11, 2021, 09:06:39 AM
one volunteer here

On the way

Quote from: rickshaw on August 11, 2021, 10:18:43 PM
Another volunteer here.  PM me for my snail mail address. :thumbsup:

Quote from: Scotaidh on August 12, 2021, 01:40:23 AM
Ooh - yes, please!  If you don't have enough volunteers at this point, why yes, I'd love to give that gorgeous girl a go!

:wub:

:)

I live in the US, though, so if that's too $$ for the postage & etc, I'll understand. 

I'm aiming to print locally so I'll see if I can track down a collaborator who would print and distribute these in the US & Australia in return for a royalty on sales. I'd like to try and make the most out of the distributed nature and low retooling costs of 3D printing. Know anyone local to you who might be interested?

Quote from: Mossie on August 12, 2021, 01:29:52 AM
I'll raise my hand for the monster!

I did some work on the undercarriage last night so might have something soon. Are you the UK?

Quote from: Pellson on August 12, 2021, 03:02:27 AM

I'm awfully impressed by the subjects and everything, but as my experience with all resin kits is limited to a few Anigrand kits, I think some of the more experienced chaps here would be better test pilots.

That aside - I'm still really, really tempted by the FD3.  :wub:

Experience schmearience - I've never made a resin kit in my life. My exposure to resin to-date consists of a couple of PJ Productions helicopter crewmen

Quote from: kitbasher on August 12, 2021, 03:45:57 AM
I may put my hand up for the delta-wing AW.58!

Sorry, someone has already made a start on that at https://www.instagram.com/p/CSZ5hFsDU3l/ - can I put you down for the deHavilland DH117?

Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Pellson on August 13, 2021, 05:07:48 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on August 13, 2021, 03:28:35 AM

Experience schmearience - I've never made a resin kit in my life. My exposure to resin to-date consists of a couple of PJ Productions helicopter crewmen


Yeah, well.. if you put it like that..  ;D
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitbasher on August 13, 2021, 08:28:23 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on August 13, 2021, 03:28:35 AM

Quote from: kitbasher on August 12, 2021, 03:45:57 AM
I may put my hand up for the delta-wing AW.58!

Sorry, someone has already made a start on that at https://www.instagram.com/p/CSZ5hFsDU3l/ - can I put you down for the deHavilland DH117?

Okeydokey, yes please, I'd be honoured!  The DH117 is an interesting design, I always think of it as a sort of very pedestrian British equivalent of the rather more glamorous F-101/CF-101B Voodoo.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Mossie on August 13, 2021, 09:43:34 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on August 13, 2021, 03:28:35 AM

Quote from: Mossie on August 12, 2021, 01:29:52 AM
I'll raise my hand for the monster!

I did some work on the undercarriage last night so might have something soon. Are you the UK?

Yes, in the sunny East Riding.  I'd be honoured to tackle it, I've been thinking of scratching it, especially since Dan Sharp's bookazine came out.  I'm an average modeller at best, but would love to have a go, thank you.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on August 14, 2021, 04:16:17 AM
Cool, so I have volunteers for at least my next 4 designs lined up. (Kitbasher, Rickshaw, Pelison and Mossie,... did I miss anyone?)

Thanks all

The monstrosity has grown legs

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51374360228_0b7d1df904.jpg)

Meanwhile over on instagram the delta winged AW.58 has been freed from the supports and is ready to assemble. For the production version I'll change the breakdown of parts and print orientation to make it easier to build and better quality - for this and the swept wing I think I'll draft up some Fireflash missiles so that folks have an option for an in-service build

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51377432573_da9c441c6b.jpg)

Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on August 18, 2021, 11:47:54 AM
The P.8 has been added to the store - stock is coming as fast as I can print it so expect some to be available from Friday

Have added 1/72 Fireflash missiles - since I modelled them for including in the AW58 kits a few folk had asked if I could do them separately for adding to Swifts, Meteors etc. Just one pair in stock at the moment but again I'll have a more as soon as I can print them off (probably Sunday)
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on August 30, 2021, 11:27:23 PM
Sorry if you're checking the store front and I'm showing as being out of stock on planes. I've about three weeks worth of printing to clear (thanks for your enthusiasm for some of the kits already) so once I've cleared that (or doubled down and bought a second printer) I'll restock the store again
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on September 23, 2021, 12:52:06 AM
I know a few folks are waiting on kits and the backlog has grown to about 4 weeks so I've invested in a second printer so hopefully will get through them quicker and not keep you waiting so long
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Pellson on September 23, 2021, 04:44:03 AM
That's very nice of you, but in all honesty, and considering the sizes of stash recently revealed - I don't think many will be left without kits to build if they have to wait a month or so..  ;)
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitnut617 on September 23, 2021, 05:32:03 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on August 30, 2021, 11:27:23 PM
Sorry if you're checking the store front and I'm showing as being out of stock on planes. I've about three weeks worth of printing to clear (thanks for your enthusiasm for some of the kits already) so once I've cleared that (or doubled down and bought a second printer) I'll restock the store again

Hi, do you have a store access that is not on Farcebook ?
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on September 23, 2021, 05:56:52 AM
Sure, my main store front is https://www.numonday.com/shop/gannet-scale-models-store/

Plane kits are out of stock at the moment as I'm prioritising trying to meet the orders folk here have made by message or email - if you like you can let me know what you'd like and I'll do those before I restock on NuMonday
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitnut617 on September 23, 2021, 07:50:51 AM
Well I wanted to browse what you have created so far, to see what you have done and what the costs are but not much shows on your page. But something I've been looking for is a Z.122, this was a proposed 'smaller' Blue Steel.

I've been building a model of this in 1/72:

(https://www.whatifmodellers.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fvillage.photos%2Fimages%2Fuser%2F8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f%2Ff3002f1d-9adf-430b-bf16-f2f40778a2eb.jpg&hash=ad93ca180ff6f8030ba28cff144ffcdcc4c99122)

I got hold of three Blue Steels from Airfix some years ago, and got to the point where I was fitting the Blue Steels to the model. But the in-service Blue Steels are much too big for it, so I had asked Phil Butler what was actually in the rendering (Phil had previously told me he worked in the Concorde program) and he thought they were probably meant to be the Z.122. It was also earmarked for the TSR2.

Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on September 23, 2021, 08:16:00 AM
Quote from: kitnut617 on September 23, 2021, 07:50:51 AM
Well I wanted to browse what you have created so far, to see what you have done and what the costs are but not much shows on your page. But something I've been looking for is a Z.122, this was a proposed 'smaller' Blue Steel.

I've been building a model of this in 1/72:

(https://www.whatifmodellers.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fvillage.photos%2Fimages%2Fuser%2F8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f%2Ff3002f1d-9adf-430b-bf16-f2f40778a2eb.jpg&hash=ad93ca180ff6f8030ba28cff144ffcdcc4c99122)

I got hold of three Blue Steels from Airfix some years ago, and got to the point where I was fitting the Blue Steels to the model. But the in-service Blue Steels are much too big for it, so I had asked Phil Butler what was actually in the rendering (Phil had previously told me he worked in the Concorde program) and he thought they were probably meant to be the Z.122. It was also earmarked for the TSR2.

Sorry, other way to see some of what I've done is having a scroll through the thread I was writing on secret projects which covered my progress https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/1-72-scale-3d-printed-prototypes-and-proposed-projects.33287/ or if you use instagram - I'm at: https://www.instagram.com/gannetscalemodels/

Cost wise (including postage) I've been doing small missiles about £8, 1/72 aircraft £15-20 but the larger two day prints at £40.

I'm happy listen to suggestions for future kits of missiles, planes or accessories but if you want to commission a particular thing for you then I'd charge my design time hourly and you could have the digital model and all future rights
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitnut617 on September 23, 2021, 09:22:41 AM
So £40 for the SR P.187?  Do I order it through Shapeways over this side of the pond? I'm in Canada.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 23, 2021, 09:37:59 AM
If and when you get round to the jet Blue Steel, that would give you a basis for what Bob's after, or just take it as a suggestion and work it into the programme as and when.  If it's applicable to TSR2, it's likely to sell on it's own.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on September 23, 2021, 09:45:18 AM
p.187 to Canada:

Shapeways will demand most of your innards for something that size

I've been doing UK only while I started up. Plan currently is to find local printers for other regions/nations so as to save on shipping but will check what the postage to Canada would be

Other Blue Steels:

if anyone has the relevant drawings... I also need to improve the air-to-air portfolio with Red Hebe etc.

Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitnut617 on September 23, 2021, 11:43:24 AM
Let me know if you get an associate over here then please Alistair. Then I'll get one to go with my other SR aircraft kits (SRA/1, SR 53, SR.177)
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on September 23, 2021, 11:58:04 AM
Quote from: kitnut617 on September 23, 2021, 11:43:24 AM
Let me know if you get an associate over here then please Alastair. Then I'll get one to go with my other SR aircraft kits (SRA/1, SR 53, SR.177)

When I'm in the post office next sending one out I'll ask what the Canada postage would be like
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on September 24, 2021, 02:58:37 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on September 23, 2021, 11:58:04 AM
Quote from: kitnut617 on September 23, 2021, 11:43:24 AM
Let me know if you get an associate over here then please Alastair. Then I'll get one to go with my other SR aircraft kits (SRA/1, SR 53, SR.177)

Standard airmail looks like being £20 or so

When I'm in the post office next sending one out I'll ask what the Canada postage would be like
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitnut617 on September 24, 2021, 06:03:53 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on September 24, 2021, 02:58:37 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on September 23, 2021, 11:58:04 AM
Quote from: kitnut617 on September 23, 2021, 11:43:24 AM
Let me know if you get an associate over here then please Alastair. Then I'll get one to go with my other SR aircraft kits (SRA/1, SR 53, SR.177)

Standard airmail looks like being £20 or so

When I'm in the post office next sending one out I'll ask what the Canada postage would be like

OK then, now I'm interested but not this month. Got a big car repair job coming up on mrs kitnut's vehicle first, heater core has to be replaced before winter really sets in.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on October 05, 2021, 11:08:03 AM
After a bit of discussion and 3-view drawing horse trading with kitnut617...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51554997810_150369554c.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51554079441_cf04212f59.jpg)

and with folded fin

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51554313548_31ec2acb1b.jpg)
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitnut617 on October 05, 2021, 11:56:39 AM
Excellent  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on October 25, 2021, 02:20:54 AM
Apologies if you've seen the newsletter and come here to see what is happening - have had a health issue and family emergency which has meant I've not done much in the last couple of weeks and won't be able to run things off for at least the next week

Sorry for any disappointment, normal service will resume as soon as I can
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Pellson on October 25, 2021, 03:59:36 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on October 25, 2021, 02:20:54 AM
Apologies if you've seen the newsletter and come here to see what is happening - have had a health issue and family emergency which has meant I've not done much in the last couple of weeks and won't be able to run things off for at least the next week

Sorry for any disappointment, normal service will resume as soon as I can

Take care, mate. Life and family outweigh basically anything, so go slow until things settle down
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitnut617 on October 25, 2021, 06:19:27 AM
Quote from: Pellson on October 25, 2021, 03:59:36 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on October 25, 2021, 02:20:54 AM
Apologies if you've seen the newsletter and come here to see what is happening - have had a health issue and family emergency which has meant I've not done much in the last couple of weeks and won't be able to run things off for at least the next week

Sorry for any disappointment, normal service will resume as soon as I can

Take care, mate. Life and family outweigh basically anything, so go slow until things settle down

I concur and don't forget, this is just a hobby --- not the most important thing in the world.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Martin H on October 25, 2021, 03:23:46 PM
Quote from: kitnut617 on October 25, 2021, 06:19:27 AM
Quote from: Pellson on October 25, 2021, 03:59:36 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on October 25, 2021, 02:20:54 AM
Apologies if you've seen the newsletter and come here to see what is happening - have had a health issue and family emergency which has meant I've not done much in the last couple of weeks and won't be able to run things off for at least the next week

Sorry for any disappointment, normal service will resume as soon as I can

Take care, mate. Life and family outweigh basically anything, so go slow until things settle down

I concur and don't forget, this is just a hobby --- not the most important thing in the world.

I'll third that. family and wellbeing come first.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on November 24, 2021, 08:23:28 AM
Thanks folks, family all good (or as good as one could reasonably hope for) & I'm largely on the mend as well

I'll aim to get back printing again next week and both catch up with requests I wasn't able to fulfil and a couple of new kits to offer up
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 24, 2021, 09:32:33 AM
The parts breakdown posted on Facebook for the forthcoming FD.3 looks very impressive.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: McColm on November 28, 2021, 04:58:25 AM
Have you ever thought of making conversion sets in 1/72 scale? I have a long list of ideas that would go towards your beer tokens or Christmas present funds.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on November 28, 2021, 05:51:06 AM
Quote from: McColm on November 28, 2021, 04:58:25 AM
Have you ever thought of making conversion sets in 1/72 scale? I have a long list of ideas that would go towards your beer tokens or Christmas present funds.

I'm happy to take suggestions but my radius gauges and micrometer are in storage while we renovate the house so it may be for Christmas '22 present funds
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: McColm on November 28, 2021, 06:21:46 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on November 28, 2021, 05:51:06 AM
Quote from: McColm on November 28, 2021, 04:58:25 AM
Have you ever thought of making conversion sets in 1/72 scale? I have a long list of ideas that would go towards your beer tokens or Christmas present funds.

I'm happy to take suggestions but my radius gauges and micrometer are in storage while we renovate the house so it may be for Christmas '22 present funds
That's okay I can wait.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on November 28, 2021, 06:34:50 AM
Quote from: McColm on November 28, 2021, 06:21:46 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on November 28, 2021, 05:51:06 AM
Quote from: McColm on November 28, 2021, 04:58:25 AM
Have you ever thought of making conversion sets in 1/72 scale? I have a long list of ideas that would go towards your beer tokens or Christmas present funds.

I'm happy to take suggestions but my radius gauges and micrometer are in storage while we renovate the house so it may be for Christmas '22 present funds
That's okay I can wait.

Thanks, Feel free to drop me a message with your wishlist or add it as a post in the meantime
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: McColm on November 28, 2021, 07:29:00 AM
Turning the 1/72 Airfix or Italeri  Shorts Sunderland MkV into the Sandringham. A plug for the nose, rear and upper gun turrets.
Plugs for the twin fuselage weapons doors and a template for the fuselage windows. I think there's a difference in the engines on the later models.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: McColm on November 28, 2021, 07:54:24 AM
Then there's the 1/72 Allison 501D the commercial version of the T-56 turboprop engine.
If you could produce these with the Mach2 Convair 580 as the donor kit.
You could alter the diameter to suit the 1/72 Lockheed Constellation or Boeing 377/B-29.
It could also be an alternative to the turboprop Neptune.
This would save me a lot of time of having to soften up the plastic to slide the T-56 engines inside.

The Grumman E-2 Hawkeye stand and rotodome in 1/72 scale. If this was sold as as a separate kit including the air scoops,  maybe the Saab Eerieye AWACS scanner.

1/72 fuselages
A decent Avro York and the Avro Lincoln.

If you do 1/72 helicopter rotor blades then the Boeing Chinook, because they have a tendency to snap off.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 28, 2021, 08:17:33 AM
No point in a York as there's a complete kit from Mach Poo and two superb conversions from CMR. Ditto Lincoln, which is covered with several available conversions  and a complete vactorm.

In any case, both are too big for the printer Alistair uses. Breaking them down increases complexity, time and thus cost.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: KiwiZac on November 28, 2021, 08:39:15 PM
Quote from: McColm on November 28, 2021, 07:29:00 AM
Turning the 1/72 Airfix or Italeri  Shorts Sunderland MkV into the Sandringham. A plug for the nose, rear and upper gun turrets.
Plugs for the twin fuselage weapons doors and a template for the fuselage windows. I think there's a difference in the engines on the later models.
*cough* Solent Mk.IV *cough*
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: McColm on November 29, 2021, 12:37:56 AM
Quote from: KiwiZac on November 28, 2021, 08:39:15 PM
Quote from: McColm on November 28, 2021, 07:29:00 AM
Turning the 1/72 Airfix or Italeri  Shorts Sunderland MkV into the Sandringham. A plug for the nose, rear and upper gun turrets.
Plugs for the twin fuselage weapons doors and a template for the fuselage windows. I think there's a difference in the engines on the later models.
*cough* Solent Mk.IV *cough*
To be honest I have never heard of the Solent before you mentioned it. Britmodeler has a feature on this conversion but I would still like to have the blanking plates and alternative engines for my build. Four T56 turboprops  would look gorgeous.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Gondor on November 29, 2021, 05:34:56 AM
Quote from: McColm on November 29, 2021, 12:37:56 AM
Quote from: KiwiZac on November 28, 2021, 08:39:15 PM
Quote from: McColm on November 28, 2021, 07:29:00 AM
Turning the 1/72 Airfix or Italeri  Shorts Sunderland MkV into the Sandringham. A plug for the nose, rear and upper gun turrets.
Plugs for the twin fuselage weapons doors and a template for the fuselage windows. I think there's a difference in the engines on the later models.
*cough* Solent Mk.IV *cough*
To be honest I have never heard of the Solent before you mentioned it. Britmodeler has a feature on this conversion but I would still like to have the blanking plates and alternative engines for my build. Four T56 turboprops  would look gorgeous.

T56's are available if you look

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/FHP72103B?result-token=OIJNq

Gondor
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitnut617 on November 29, 2021, 07:01:35 AM
Quote from: Gondor on November 29, 2021, 05:34:56 AM
Quote from: McColm on November 29, 2021, 12:37:56 AM
Quote from: KiwiZac on November 28, 2021, 08:39:15 PM
Quote from: McColm on November 28, 2021, 07:29:00 AM
Turning the 1/72 Airfix or Italeri  Shorts Sunderland MkV into the Sandringham. A plug for the nose, rear and upper gun turrets.
Plugs for the twin fuselage weapons doors and a template for the fuselage windows. I think there's a difference in the engines on the later models.
*cough* Solent Mk.IV *cough*
To be honest I have never heard of the Solent before you mentioned it. Britmodeler has a feature on this conversion but I would still like to have the blanking plates and alternative engines for my build. Four T56 turboprops  would look gorgeous.

T56's are available if you look

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/FHP72103B?result-token=OIJNq

Gondor

And so are Darts, and they fit almost without any work to do.

(https://www.whatifmodellers.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fvillage.photos%2Fimages%2Fuser%2F8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f%2F684b88a7-dec2-4ac3-816b-82a2de27fdff.jpg&hash=94eab3586a8a031efb0183c2a9556b2196e43c93)
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: McColm on November 29, 2021, 08:28:53 AM
Quote from: Gondor on November 29, 2021, 05:34:56 AM
Quote from: McColm on November 29, 2021, 12:37:56 AM
Quote from: KiwiZac on November 28, 2021, 08:39:15 PM
Quote from: McColm on November 28, 2021, 07:29:00 AM
Turning the 1/72 Airfix or Italeri  Shorts Sunderland MkV into the Sandringham. A plug for the nose, rear and upper gun turrets.
Plugs for the twin fuselage weapons doors and a template for the fuselage windows. I think there's a difference in the engines on the later models.
*cough* Solent Mk.IV *cough*
To be honest I have never heard of the Solent before you mentioned it. Britmodeler has a feature on this conversion but I would still like to have the blanking plates and alternative engines for my build. Four T56 turboprops  would look gorgeous.

T56's are available if you look

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/FHP72103B?result-token=OIJNq

Gondor
They are oblong/rectangle so they don't fit on radial engines. I know as I have tried.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: McColm on November 29, 2021, 08:31:42 AM
Quote from: kitnut617 on November 29, 2021, 07:01:35 AM
Quote from: Gondor on November 29, 2021, 05:34:56 AM
Quote from: McColm on November 29, 2021, 12:37:56 AM
Quote from: KiwiZac on November 28, 2021, 08:39:15 PM
Quote from: McColm on November 28, 2021, 07:29:00 AM
Turning the 1/72 Airfix or Italeri  Shorts Sunderland MkV into the Sandringham. A plug for the nose, rear and upper gun turrets.
Plugs for the twin fuselage weapons doors and a template for the fuselage windows. I think there's a difference in the engines on the later models.
*cough* Solent Mk.IV *cough*
To be honest I have never heard of the Solent before you mentioned it. Britmodeler has a feature on this conversion but I would still like to have the blanking plates and alternative engines for my build. Four T56 turboprops  would look gorgeous.

T56's are available if you look

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/FHP72103B?result-token=OIJNq

Gondor

And so are Darts, and they fit almost without any work to do.

(https://www.whatifmodellers.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fvillage.photos%2Fimages%2Fuser%2F8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f%2F684b88a7-dec2-4ac3-816b-82a2de27fdff.jpg&hash=94eab3586a8a031efb0183c2a9556b2196e43c93)
Heritage Aviation used to sell the resin Rolls Royce Darts as well as the Dakota Turboprop engines but the company has closed down.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitnut617 on November 29, 2021, 09:02:00 AM
Well try Aircraft in Miniature 
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on November 29, 2021, 09:08:27 AM
Engine debate aside my current fixed to-do list is:
- DeHavilland DH117
- Blackburn P.139
- Armstrong Whitworth AW.189
- Hawker P.1103
- Vickers Type 582
- RAE designs for a Mach 2 aeroplane (engines in fuselage and engines in nacelles)
- Fairey Small
- English Electric P.6
- English Electric P.1

The Esteemed Misters Wooksta, Thorvik and others have chipped in with other interesting suggestions. My main criteria isn't commercial viablity and is more like "Is this something I want to make a model off myself"

Other mullings (non exclusive list off the top of my head) include:
- Armstrong Whitworth AW.171/172
- BAC P.141
...





Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitbasher on November 29, 2021, 12:16:55 PM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on November 29, 2021, 09:08:27 AM
Engine debate aside my current fixed to-do list is:
- DeHavilland DH117
- Blackburn P.139
- Armstrong Whitworth AW.189
- Hawker P.1103
- Vickers Type 582
- RAE designs for a Mach 2 aeroplane (engines in fuselage and engines in nacelles)
- Fairey Small
- English Electric P.6
- English Electric P.1

The Esteemed Misters Wooksta, Thorvik and others have chipped in with other interesting suggestions. My main criteria isn't commercial viability and is more like "Is this something I want to make a model off myself"

Other mullings (non exclusive list off the top of my head) include:
- Armstrong Whitworth AW.171/172
- BAC P.141
...

DH127!
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 29, 2021, 12:34:27 PM
BAC 583 and their P.45 VG trainer
I keep banging on about the operational Supermarket 545 and the trainer version, the 554. One fuselage and wings, two noses.  The latter is applicable to the Swift wth a new canopy.
That Boulton-Paul trainer, I forget the designation.
Hawker P.1125 and P.1129
And I'll second Dave's request for a DH.127
There's a VG Hawker proposal, but I can't recall the designation.

TBH, there's shedloads of projects I'd like.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 29, 2021, 01:07:17 PM
Was the DH127 that one with a pair of swivelling exhaust nozzles as well as a conventional exhaust?
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on November 29, 2021, 01:36:24 PM
Quote from: The Wooksta! on November 29, 2021, 12:34:27 PM
BAC 583 and their P.45 VG trainer
I keep banging on about the operational Supermarket 545 and the trainer version, the 554. One fuselage and wings, two noses.  The latter is applicable to the Swift wth a new canopy.
That Boulton-Paul trainer, I forget the designation.
Hawker P.1125 and P.1129
And I'll second Dave's request for a DH.127
There's a VG Hawker proposal, but I can't recall the designation.

TBH, there's shedloads of projects I'd like.

I was looking at the Supermarine (or supermarket if you prefer) drawings you sent just earlier - was the 545 you did recently from an existing kit?
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 29, 2021, 02:00:33 PM
Yes, the Maintrack one (currently Whirlybird), but it's the original prototype, whereas production aircraft were to have a redesigned nose reminiscent of the F86D.  The two seat trainer, the Type 554 was based more on the production type.  After 545 was cancelled, 554 bit the dust too, despite meeting all the criteria for the trainer spec that was rewritten around the Hunter T7, but VS offered a two seat radar equipped Swift trainer that reused the type 554 nose.

Looking at the plans, there's a panel line aft of the cockpit that looks like a natural break for an optional nose section. Hence you can get three kits from the same base drawings, but with optional noses.  IIRC I sent drawings for all three and the Swift T-bird.

I'm keen for it, largely as it forms the epitaph for my Alternate Spitfire programme.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on November 29, 2021, 02:02:54 PM
You did, thanks. I was just looking at them earlier today
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: KiwiZac on November 29, 2021, 08:54:34 PM
Quote from: McColm on November 29, 2021, 12:37:56 AM
Quote from: KiwiZac on November 28, 2021, 08:39:15 PM
*cough* Solent Mk.IV *cough*
To be honest I have never heard of the Solent before you mentioned it. Britmodeler has a feature on this conversion but I would still like to have the blanking plates and alternative engines for my build.
I admit the market would be pretty narrow but I think Kiwi builders would be keen.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: McColm on November 29, 2021, 11:24:07 PM
I was thinking along the lines of a Group Build, as the Sunderland is one kit that's always available and there's so many variables that can be built.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on November 30, 2021, 12:49:04 AM
Sorry to disappoint but I don't think a range of Sunderland conversion parts is a goer from me.

I've had a read around and I hate saying no to stuff but I'm afraid that it's not a subject that grabs me enough to get hold of the base kits and spend the time and effort on

Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Gondor on November 30, 2021, 01:37:26 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on November 30, 2021, 12:49:04 AM
Sorry to disappoint but I don't think a range of Sunderland conversion parts is a goer from me.

I've had a read around and I hate saying no to stuff but I'm afraid that it's not a subject that grabs me enough to get hold of the base kits and spend the time and effort on

Nothing stopping anyone who wants to doing a conversion set themselves though.

Gondor
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: McColm on November 30, 2021, 03:46:40 AM
With all the spare time next year, balsa wood and a few resin moulds should do the trick.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on December 03, 2021, 07:40:11 AM
I'm not at a proper computer and trying to embed images on the phone is a faff so please bear with me. Will edit this next week to do it the right way.

In the meantime you should hopefully be able to click through the following links if you're interested in a gander at:

Digital draft of parts breakdown for the Fairey Delta 3: https://flic.kr/p/2mLJMcc

Parts as printed: https://flic.kr/p/2mNoRAm

Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: The Wooksta! on December 03, 2021, 07:54:49 AM
Looks awesome.  I trust you've got me down for one?
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on December 03, 2021, 08:15:14 AM
Quote from: The Wooksta! on December 03, 2021, 07:54:49 AM
Looks awesome.  I trust you've got me down for one?

I vaguely recall a suggestion somewhere that you might fancy one. Trial one will head off to Mr Thorvik next week for a build and running of a critical eye over

Depends if you want to wait for the 👍🏻 or 👎🏼 on that as there is another in mid print which I could wing your way if you'd rather get your mitts on it early rather than wait for any tweaks?
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: The Wooksta! on December 03, 2021, 04:31:03 PM
Hard choice, but I'm an impatient sod at times. I'll go with an early one. Besides, I've a boast to make good on!
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on December 04, 2021, 01:34:33 AM
Steady on, I'll not hold you to your pre-Telford productivity standards. Judging by the "my stash just grew" thread you've got kits up to your eyeballs and enough ideas to keep you simmering till the crack of doom

Taking a break from workshop/house renovations & assorted debris this weekend so will get it off the machine and out to you mid next week. Then I need to crack on with all of the Saro P.187 back orders that have trickled in while I've been out of action
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: The Wooksta! on December 04, 2021, 04:31:03 AM
Said boast
Quote from: The Wooksta! on September 16, 2021, 03:00:44 PM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on September 16, 2021, 01:06:46 PM
Quote from: The Wooksta! on September 16, 2021, 12:49:51 PM
I simply don't have the time to do everything.
I dunno, you do a good impression of a modeller capable of just about any transformation in no time. I bet if I got a FD3 to you the week before Telford it'd show up finished and immaculate.

You can blame Wooksta! for spotting my nascent 3D printer whiffery obsession and then adding fuel to the embers

I probably could, provided it arrived the Friday before. If that's a challenge then you're on!

Would have to be a simple scheme, but I'd be aiming for the cover of the first British Secret Projects book.

Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on December 09, 2021, 08:39:47 AM
Ok, face ache seems to be responding well to antibiotics so looks like the resin isn't blame

Am back taking orders via message here or the numonday storefront at
https://www.numonday.com/shop/gannet-scale-models-store/

I'm printing to order so if the stock isn't there or you're wanting multiples just drop me a line and I'll do my best to accomodate
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Gondor on December 09, 2021, 10:39:26 AM
Glad to hear that it's not the resin's fault  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on December 13, 2021, 03:07:44 AM
Thanks, took a while to get to the root of but happy it is finally improving

Meanwhile... Mr Wooksta! has been busy making me look halfway professional by helping me with some box art... now I'm just in need of some pretty examples of builds to put centre stage.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51743913363_f6daf259a7.jpg)

If you've built one of my kits and wouldn't mind it being shared on as promotional materials and possibly being the box top image please drop me a line with your model against a contrasting plain backdrop. All submitted models will go into a draw (end January to let folks who've just ordered kits get some modelling time in) for a free kit of your choice
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on December 17, 2021, 08:52:41 AM
Y'all have cleaned me out of almost everything & one printer is in need of maintenance so I'm calling time on it for the year.

Thanks for your support and enthusiasm & the shop will reopen early in 2022 with a restock and some spiffy new designs
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Gondor on December 17, 2021, 09:42:10 AM
Your most welcome  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Rheged on December 17, 2021, 10:13:58 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on December 17, 2021, 08:52:41 AM
Y'all have cleaned me out of almost everything & one printer is in need of maintenance so I'm calling time on it for the year.

Thanks for your support and enthusiasm & the shop will reopen early in 2022 with a restock and some spiffy new designs

I'm sure that all those here assembled would like to thank you for your considerable services to whiffery!!    Enjoy your Christmas break!!
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Leading Observer on December 17, 2021, 10:22:35 AM
Quote from: Rheged on December 17, 2021, 10:13:58 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on December 17, 2021, 08:52:41 AM
Y'all have cleaned me out of almost everything & one printer is in need of maintenance so I'm calling time on it for the year.

Thanks for your support and enthusiasm & the shop will reopen early in 2022 with a restock and some spiffy new designs

I'm sure that all those here assembled would like to thank you for your considerable services to whiffery!!    Enjoy your Christmas break!!

Seconded :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on December 19, 2021, 01:29:05 PM
Thirded! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on January 09, 2022, 01:07:01 PM
Quote from: Gondor on December 17, 2021, 09:42:10 AM
Your most welcome  :thumbsup:

Thanks, look forward to seeing how your build comes together in due course

Quote from: Rheged on December 17, 2021, 10:13:58 AM
I'm sure that all those here assembled would like to thank you for your considerable services to whiffery!!    Enjoy your Christmas break!!

Quote from: Leading Observer on December 17, 2021, 10:22:35 AM
Seconded :thumbsup:

Quote from: Glenn Gilbertson on December 19, 2021, 01:29:05 PM
Thirded! :thumbsup:

Thanks all, the appreciation goes both ways - I'm delighted to find folks likemindedly keen on these types. You've made starting up my little microbusiness a genuine joy

The builds of the Fairey Delta 3 are going very nicely and the main point of feedback was to make the pitot a separate part so it doesn't get knocked off. Done.

Shop reopened although restocking will take a couple of weeks as I've a fortnight or so worth of orders for the FD3 to try and meet before I can do anything else
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on January 13, 2022, 06:41:56 AM
Messers @Thorvic and @The Wooksta! continue to make lovely progress on the Fairey Delta 3 and I've started churning out a tweaked production version of that at £35 (inc. UK postage) for preorders. The dead printer has been revived and I've just gotten a delivery of 8kg of resin so full steam ahead for a little while

Meanwhile @crudebuteffective has been going great guns and made a test build of the downscaled Lost British Projects English Electric P.1 - they do it at 1/48 but I'm now able to offer it at 1/72 for £20. The cockpit canopy is solid and connected to the fuselage so difficult to add vac form to but I'm very impressed with how it looks built up

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51818601115_b3558cd9b2.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51816937147_2618a9aa01.jpg)
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 13, 2022, 07:07:48 AM
I can second just how good that kit is.  Even before cleanup it just looks amazing. And at twenty notes inc. P&P, an absolute steal.

I think we've all paid more for resins kits of far more dubious quality...
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 13, 2022, 09:41:35 AM
Quote from: The Wooksta! on January 13, 2022, 07:07:48 AM

I think we've all paid more for resins kits of far more dubious quality...


Some of no quality at all!  :o
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: NARSES2 on January 14, 2022, 06:16:04 AM
Quote from: PR19_Kit on January 13, 2022, 09:41:35 AM
Quote from: The Wooksta! on January 13, 2022, 07:07:48 AM

I think we've all paid more for resins kits of far more dubious quality...


Some of no quality at all!  :o

Certainly done that and there's the vaguest possibility that one injection kit I have is actually of a negative value on the basis that any attempt at building it would be detrimental to your health and no I'm not talking about a certain Ukrainian resin producer whose kits I actually enjoy if I'm in the right move.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 14, 2022, 06:55:42 AM
 ;D ;D

I have one of those kits too, of a Karas, that could possibly me made into a model of a Karas, but only by replacing all the parts by the Heller bits instead!
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: NARSES2 on January 14, 2022, 07:17:21 AM
Oddly mines of a Polish aircraft to, but it's a PZL 50
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on January 14, 2022, 07:20:17 AM
I did a Starfix 1/48 Spitfire last year out of sheer masochistic curiosity. For accuracy is roughly on a par with the inflatable Spitfires you get at fairgrounds, for modelling pleasure it is bettered by your scalpel rolling off the bench and impaling a thigh

I got it for nowt and still feel overcharged
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 14, 2022, 07:32:17 AM
I don't recommend dropping scalpel into a thigh. Did that thirty years back and had t been an inch another way, we wouldn't be having this conversation.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on January 14, 2022, 09:32:54 AM
Quote from: The Wooksta! on January 14, 2022, 07:32:17 AM
I don't recommend dropping scalpel into a thigh. Did that thirty years back and had t been an inch another way, we wouldn't be having this conversation.

I got a good safety demo when I was young as I watched my Dad (a trained carpenter) in the loft hobby area not bother with a workbench to save a moment and balance a bit of wood on his thigh to saw. The result was as messy as you'd expect and getting down the ladder while bleeding was "interesting"
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Gondor on January 14, 2022, 10:39:50 AM
I did the scalpel trick myself some forty years ago despite the Humbrol modelling knife have a knobbly end to stop it rolling  :banghead:

Gondor
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Green Dragon on January 23, 2022, 09:07:43 PM
Lost my scalpel once, found it sticking vertically out of my foot. Didn't feel a thing. Until I pulled it out!  :banghead:

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Scotaidh on January 24, 2022, 01:42:18 AM
The last time I used a scalpel was in college.  I broke the stupidly thin blade when I applied too much sideways force and the blade shattered like a New Years' resolution ... 

After that demonstration of weakness, I've never used one again.  For modeling I use X-acto knives, and I use one with a very dull blade.  I have new blades, and blade holders with new blades in them - I keep them in a small drawer for that one time in a thousand that I need a sharp blade. 

I find the dull blade much more useful for scraping duties, which is 90%+ of the uses I have that knife.  The broken-off tip is great for scribing lines in plastic and clearing dried paint from the lids of my Humbrol paint tins; the back of the blade is great for scraping down joint lines and the built-up paint on my stir-sticks ...

The only time I actually use X-actos for cutting is to cut the shrink-wrap on a new model box or to trim masking tape or separate decals so I can soak them individually instead of the whole sheet at once.  :)

The scalpel? I used it once after breaking the "lab" blade ... I used a hook-shaped blade to remove a small piece of glass from the sole of my foot.  :)
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on January 25, 2022, 01:49:43 PM
Scalpel related accidents aside there has been some progress

Umpteen Fairey Delta 3s are off into the world and I'll hopefully get some finished pictures to share

Now the printers have a bit of capacity to spare I can try something new again. The DeHavilland DH117 is ready to try out and once printed will head in the direction of brave test pilot Kitbasher

Will amend the image embedding bit if you want you can see the render here

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51841871212_158798d0cd.jpg)

and layout of bits on the print surface here

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51843548415_db8127aedc.jpg)
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Gondor on January 25, 2022, 01:55:51 PM
That looks like the slimline version of an F-89, well if you squint a bit...

Gondor
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitbasher on January 25, 2022, 02:16:58 PM
Quote from: Gondor on January 25, 2022, 01:55:51 PM
That looks like the slimline version of an F-89, well if you squint a bit...

Gondor

That and/or a pedestrian F-101B.

But hey, very excited to be test driving the kit!
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: The Rat on January 25, 2022, 03:25:26 PM
Quote from: The Wooksta! on January 14, 2022, 07:32:17 AM
I don't recommend dropping scalpel into a thigh. Did that thirty years back and had t been an inch another way, we wouldn't be having this conversation.

Femoral artery?
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 26, 2022, 09:17:58 AM
Very probably.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on January 29, 2022, 05:22:28 AM
A bit of an epic share of images as there's been a lot happening - the good Mr The Wooksta! has kindly lent his skills to casting some add ons for the P.8 e.g. tail fins, retracted IFR probe, belly tank for your what-offing needs and those have been added to the store and are displayed below on some fetching builds by aforementioned Mr W!, Gary Marshall, Mr Martin H and Mr crudebuteffective

Single seater:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51848908966_322ecd66e0.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51849234899_b1f2b863c0.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51847939777_0a1d14b27d.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51849563545_cc76b8e01c.jpg)

Twin seater:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51847939757_29a3cd5940.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51848972868_344a0cc390.jpg)

AW.58 delta:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51849234889_dd6ebd4121.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51849563570_7cb9896eaf.jpg)

AW.58 swept wing:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51847939592_bbeb786601.jpg)
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on January 29, 2022, 05:27:18 AM
And in pictures of new additions to the range news we have:

The Fairey Delta 3 pictured almost complete by Mr The Wooksta! and as a license built Rockwell F-110 Titan armed with AIM-54s by Mr crudebuteffective, thank you gents

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51847939622_98e92cd3e7.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51848973058_4b03de8f7b.jpg)

In answer to the siren call of the Z.122 missiles for the TSR2 and the armed Concorde earlier in the thread these have also been run off and added to the range

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51848972848_11e6c5f589.jpg)
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on January 29, 2022, 05:29:32 AM
P.S. I was pleased to have almost caught up with orders and managed to restock the numonday store front but that was apparently just throwing fresh meat into the lion enclosure and y'all have ransacked me again. If there's something you are after and it is showing as out of stock please drop me a line and I'll add you to the print queue. Am working flat out to keep up
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on February 09, 2022, 01:27:13 AM
I've been busy and while I haven't updated numonday storefront yet today I think (overnight print gods willing) that I have at least one of everything and multiples of most

1/72 Blue Water missiles are new and not listed yet pending getting some pictures sorted out
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitnut617 on February 17, 2022, 12:04:30 PM
And my order for the Z.122's arrived today, or I should say were at the post office when I went today. I think they arrived Friday.

Lovely bits of work they are too ---
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on February 19, 2022, 01:17:52 PM
Quote from: PR19_Kit on August 12, 2021, 05:58:38 AM
That Saunders-Roe machine has to be the BIGGEST ever proposal for an RAF 'fighter'!  :o :o

Not a fighter but I have been working on another design which you've been suggested as a potential test builder for

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51890564557_508856ddbf_c.jpg)

How occupied is your bench?
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 19, 2022, 02:42:24 PM
I LOVE it!  :wub: :wub:

My bench is always 110% occupied, but there's always room for more, SPECIALLY those with long wings!  ;D

That's Mr. Wallis' Swallow project, isn't it?
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on February 19, 2022, 10:32:18 PM
Quote from: PR19_Kit on February 19, 2022, 02:42:24 PM
I LOVE it!  :wub: :wub:

My bench is always 110% occupied, but there's always room for more, SPECIALLY those with long wings!  ;D

That's Mr. Wallis' Swallow project, isn't it?

Well spotted, it is indeed

Drop me a line and we can figure out getting that bench to 150% full
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on February 20, 2022, 10:01:17 AM
Some moving around of 1s and 0s

Engines shrunk to 2/3 of the previous size. Rear wheels and bays moved as far back and outboard as I can without fouling the wings. Nosewheel moved to front of the bay to retract rearwards

A fair bit of guesswork and interpretation in it but looks the part - will try a print at 1/144 and see how we fare from there

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51893175741_304c5b352e_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on February 22, 2022, 04:54:45 AM
Even more exciting than my digital fettling - some folks have been making these in real life and making a splendid job of doing so:

Fairey Delta 3s from Mr. crudebuteffective and Thorvic

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51894639428_fd4b72c6f0_c.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51894605756_597b4fbfd9.jpg)

Armstrong Whitworth AW.58 delta

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51895203930_be9d502721.jpg)

Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: NARSES2 on February 22, 2022, 06:03:30 AM
I know it's not my period, but I do like the Fairey Delta  :wub:
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 22, 2022, 11:03:07 AM
I always think the AW58 looks how the Javelin SHOULD have been.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on February 23, 2022, 05:39:48 AM
I was pretty unhappy with the shape and started redoing the digital design but out of curiosity decided to print the Swallow kit as is to see how it looked

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51899186891_0dee5f9ae3.jpg)

Far happier with it in resin than in pixels - I might hold off redoing it

Based on Chris Gibson's drawing and Bill Rose's text in British Secret Projects book on deltas

Going to be post cured tomorrow and then dispatched to PR19_Kit for a test build (and hopefully he won't see fit to stretch the wings on this one)
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 23, 2022, 06:12:33 AM
Quote from: Lost Cosmonauts on February 23, 2022, 05:39:48 AM

Going to be post cured tomorrow and then dispatched to PR19_Kit for a test build (and hopefully he won't see fit to stretch the wings on this one)


Even I'd have a job stretching THOSE wings!  ;D They almost vanish entirely at the tip!

Looking forward to getting at this one.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on February 26, 2022, 08:04:58 AM
images coming tomorrow but this'll do for now - I realise I draw up, print and make models of military planes but that's not to glorify or revel in warfare. I just appreciate pointy planes designed to go very very fast

The attacks on the Ukraine are horrendous and will hopefully be repulsed but at the moment as real missiles are striking, killing and injuring people it seems like the least that my model weapons can do is hopefully help and shelter those most in need - all proceeds of sales of missiles by @numondaycom store, messages here, facebook or assorted model making forums will go to the Red Cross funds for relief of suffering caused by the Russian invasion. Z.122 £10, Fireflash £8 a pair, Blue Water £7.50 each with options of standard shape or short nose and folded fins for TSR.2 fit, Red Dean £10 a pair

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51905393908_c71fdb8165.jpg)

Even if you don't need some what-if missiles then this is the Red Cross link - I had a bit of a balance in my paypal account so have already made a first donation to start off

https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-crisis-appeal (https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-crisis-appeal)
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: NARSES2 on February 27, 2022, 05:30:47 AM
Well done sir  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on February 27, 2022, 10:11:28 AM
Better pic of the Blue Steel and options e.g. long/short nose, ready for flight or folded fins and tailbone yay or nay

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51908237655_655da5e5d6.jpg)
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on March 06, 2022, 11:50:36 AM
Thanks to the fine test building of Mr Kitbasher we can lay eyes on the DH117 model. He'll do a post in due course in resplendent technicolour and detail so as a nod to the 1950s I'll limit myself to grainy black and white

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51922235798_d73fa25322.jpg)

My test print had warped tailplanes, missing rudder detail and too narrow a canopy so the final model is a testament to some very fine fettling
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on March 11, 2022, 09:57:50 AM
Thanks folks who've ordered model missiles directly or via the store. All money received from these sales is going to the Red Cross efforts to aid Ukraine

£70 so far
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on March 20, 2022, 03:15:21 AM
Oooh, lots of things to share so apologies if this post sprawls a bit

The ever productive Mr @crudebuteffective has lived up to 50% of his username by very effectively building a DH117 as licence built by deHaviland Canada, kit bashing together a Fairey Delta 3 and the SaRo P.187 into a Spectrum vehicle and cobbling together a pre-production Barnes Wallis Swallow at 1/144 (PR19_Kit is doing the official test build but I have to maintain a regular supply to keep Oliver hooked)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51924195745_4bf62791c1.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51923662028_fa3a5b3566.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51938479507_01975a1acb.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51939464566_362bf42642.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51938476452_34a53ca3e9.jpg)

I managed to eventually print the 1/72 Heinkel Lerche for a test build

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51938088509_03765e2570.jpg)

Same status with the Armstrong Whitworth AW.171

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51940279426_70a7b8d198.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51940279406_66b36d8783.jpg)

...

and after much much arm twisting I've had a go at breaking the Barnes Wallis Swallow down into more parts so I can fit it into a printer at 1/72. It A. works B. Looks very very sinisterly cool in black. This is a late strike proposal so is pretty darned big at about 58cm span, pen included in shot for scale. Too big for me to display anywhere (even though I really want to do it in grey/green low level came and hang a couple of stand off missiles under it

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51946543622_457f01b4b0.jpg)
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Gondor on March 20, 2022, 08:06:13 AM
That 1/72 scale Swallow looks as if it should be in the Star Wars universe.

Gondor
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitbasher on March 23, 2022, 02:59:29 AM
Quote from: PR19_Kit on November 29, 2021, 01:07:17 PM
Was the DH127 that one with a pair of swivelling exhaust nozzles as well as a conventional exhaust?

That's the one, Kit.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 23, 2022, 05:29:39 AM
I've got the plans for it blown up in the scratchbodge plan book.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 23, 2022, 08:26:32 AM
I LOVE the 1/72 scale Swallow, will it carry a Tallboy?  ;)
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on March 23, 2022, 08:50:18 AM
Quote from: PR19_Kit on March 23, 2022, 08:26:32 AM
I LOVE the 1/72 scale Swallow, will it carry a Tallboy?  ;)

Blue Danube or a recessed Blue Steel would probably fit.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 23, 2022, 10:52:30 AM
I want a Swallow at some point, but will have to sell some stuff to fund it.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Leading Observer on March 23, 2022, 02:36:08 PM
I would like to thank Alistair for his outstanding customer service :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 23, 2022, 03:56:15 PM
I second that wholeheartedly.
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Martin H on March 24, 2022, 12:33:57 AM
Quote from: The Wooksta! on March 23, 2022, 03:56:15 PM
I second that wholeheartedly.
I wish to be associated with the above comment.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: kitbasher on March 24, 2022, 01:25:27 AM
Quote from: Martin H on March 24, 2022, 12:33:57 AM
Quote from: The Wooksta! on March 23, 2022, 03:56:15 PM
I second that wholeheartedly.
I wish to be associated with the above comment.  :thumbsup:

Ditto
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on March 24, 2022, 02:49:52 AM
Thanks, the comments on customer service mean a lot

I had been messaging with another modeller about getting a kit to him ahead of release for a planned recuperation and then sorting out some spares and checking in last week how the build was going which you could call customer service but was more friendly modellers having a natter. I learned yesterday that he passed away on this week.

I'm very glad that we were chatting as fellow modellers - that's how I very much want to work
Title: Re: Gannet Scale Models
Post by: Lost Cosmonauts on June 26, 2022, 11:09:56 AM
Apologies for not embedding the pics properly but due to log in issues I can only access on my phone

AW171 test build is done and looking very nice.

https://flic.kr/p/2nseAFe

https://flic.kr/p/2nscaUC

I've sent off a few recent orders so that's me all but cleaned out - thanks everyone for the support and so see y'all in August when I turn the printers back on after their summer break