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Offline NARSES2

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Gnat Themed Build
« on: May 19, 2012, 06:43:11 am »
Well this is where you can put all your Gnat or even Hawk builds

Chris
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 09:22:52 am »
Gnawk?

Haat?...
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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 02:29:32 pm »
O.K.
This is my Gnat, which somehow seemed to have started this theme build,
(the original thread kind of took on a life of its own)
So it only seems fair that I should post the first one  ;D

 









Modifications to the original Airfix T1 kit include; moving the slipper tanks to the
outboard position, adding sidewinders and shortening the fin, I also converted
it to a single seat by shortening the canopy and building a new spine,
details on the original thread  http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34946.0.html

So, lets see yours :thumbsup:

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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 02:48:59 pm »
And if you need inspiration (for a Gnat build) :wacko: there's this thread as well http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,18130.0.html
And if you need Gnats (although you might need to be quick) :o
 http://www.ehattons.com/36711/Airfix_A01006_Folland_Gnat_T_1_Jet_trainer_with_RAF_marking_transfers/StockDetail.aspx
Although I am sure there are others. :thumbsup:

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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012, 06:55:04 pm »
I have to admit that is a sweet looking aircraft.
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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012, 03:14:27 am »
gnawk :)



NB, nothing was done to scale :)
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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2012, 04:14:31 am »
Thats excellent!

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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 05:59:06 am »
Got 5 Airfix new ones just waiting.....I'll slip them in between building real stuff (shock horror!!!) for the club display.
All will be single-seaters :thumbsup:
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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 07:28:38 am »
I may even be tempted into building something relatively modern for a change, if I can think of an idea  :banghead:
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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 10:23:02 am »
I may even be tempted into building something relatively modern for a change, if I can think of an idea  :banghead:

You can always put a prop on one Chris..............  ;D ;)
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! :)

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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2012, 01:32:16 pm »
with that landing gear!!!

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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2012, 02:13:11 pm »
with that landing gear!!!

madness!

But that's why we're here.  ;D

It could be a four element, small diameter contra-prop........  ;)
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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2012, 12:45:14 am »
Superb idea. I'm in definitely.
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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2012, 01:25:43 pm »
More Gnattery - this one was built for the recent Cosford show (see the 'Operation Cosford' thread), and was intended as a take on the Gnat F1 prototype on display there.  As I think I said in either that thread or TallEng's Gnat build thread, the plan was always to adorn it with squadron markings and to tool it up.  Well here is the finished product:


It's finished in Leuchars-based 603 Sqn colours at the time of the 50th Anniversary Review of the RAF in 1968.  The F2 was developed from the T1 (in this alternative world that's how Teddy Petter would have done it); a later, radar-equipped Gnat F3 would be developed, although that did not see service with the RAF.

Enjoy!  ;D ;D
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Re: Gnat Themed Build
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2012, 07:14:25 pm »
Gneat :thumbsup:  aGnother Gnat :thumbsup:
I Like the 'raked' fin flash, looks much better than the more normal 'square' one.

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