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GROUP BUILDS => Themed Build Repository => Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 => Topic started by: NARSES2 on February 17, 2014, 08:21:22 am

Title: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: NARSES2 on February 17, 2014, 08:21:22 am
A few of us were discussing our memories of Whiffery and among the names that came out were Mike McEvoy, Ian Hartup and even Terry, however the one model that seemed to come up in everyone's thoughts was the P.R.19 Meteor a beast that acquired a life of its own  ;D Therefore we thought why not a theme build on the subject of aircraft with long wings on the basis of " any aircraft can be improved with longer wings".

One model has already been completed and appeared at Huddersfield, another 2 are on the go and I have just started working mine out. So come on join in if you have a idea and have some communal fun, that's what Theme Builds are all about.

Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: JayBee on February 17, 2014, 09:09:10 am
Chris,

Whether this is a formal GB or not, is there a termination date in mind?

 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Captain Canada on February 17, 2014, 09:55:56 am
I could see myself getting in !

I'm thinking either a Harvard, T-33, or CF-100 Canuck as a high altitude research plane.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: The Rat on February 17, 2014, 11:44:18 am
or CF-100 Canuck as a high altitude research plane.

         Done! (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34058.0/highlight,slapshot.html)  ;D
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 17, 2014, 12:20:22 pm
Hehehe, what HAVE I done?  ;D

Can I enter again or am I banned?
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: The Rat on February 17, 2014, 12:28:45 pm
Hehehe, what HAVE I done?  ;D

Can I enter again or am I banned?

Banned, totally. In fact, you know all those U-2 wings you have stashed away? You are required to send them to other participants for their projects.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Weaver on February 17, 2014, 12:41:11 pm
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/hws5mp/The%20Whiffery/HAT/SPKaero-Copy.gif) (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/hws5mp/media/The%20Whiffery/HAT/SPKaero-Copy.gif.html)


(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/hws5mp/The%20Whiffery/HAT/HAT1.jpg) (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/hws5mp/media/The%20Whiffery/HAT/HAT1.jpg.html)


   Spackman Aerospace was formed in the early 1960s, initially to conduct aerodynamic research and develop equipment for high-altitude flight. However, a shortage of available aircraft on which to test their products led the company to seek an economical testbed aircraft of their own. The opportunity came when they became aware, through their service contacts, of an RAF Gnat trainer whose wing had been damaged beyond repair when a ground vehicle ran into it. The airframe was duly acquired and fitted with a pair of radically different wings of the company's own design.


(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/hws5mp/The%20Whiffery/HAT/HAT2.jpg) (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/hws5mp/media/The%20Whiffery/HAT/HAT2.jpg.html)


   The High Altitude Testbed, or H.A.T. as it is more commonly known, has subsequently served for many years on a variety of projects, the details of which the company are not at liberty to discuss due to commercial confidentiality and contractual restrictions, and this has led to much ill-informed speculation which the company are at pains to dismiss. In particular, the aircraft has only ever been used for civilian and commercial purposes and never as a plausibly deniable surveillance asset by Her Majesty's Government.


(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/hws5mp/The%20Whiffery/HAT/HAT3.jpg) (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/hws5mp/media/The%20Whiffery/HAT/HAT3.jpg.html)


   The canopy is painted white purely to reduce solar heating in the cockpit and not, as has been claimed, to conceal the nature of equipment installed in place of the former rear seat. The dielectric areas on the nose, wings and tail are for precision navigation equipment so that the aircraft is always exactly sure of it's location for safety reasons, and the pods sometimes seen under the wings are part of an air sampling project conducted in partnership with the University of Cheltenham. Coincidentally, these pods also feature areas of dielectric material, but in this case it is used purely to avoid static electricity charges interfering with the collection of delicate pollen samples.


(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/hws5mp/The%20Whiffery/HAT/HAT4.jpg) (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/hws5mp/media/The%20Whiffery/HAT/HAT4.jpg.html)


   Although Spackman Aerospace does occasionally undertake work abroad for foreign governments, this is always strictly in compliance with HM government regulations and the company never operates near conflict zones or in areas of political controversy. However the similarity of the H.A.T. to a standard Gnat has lead to many erroneous sighting reports from areas of the world where the aircraft has categorically never operated. Areas that the H.A.T. definitely hasn't been seen in include Cyprus in 1967 and 1973, Southern Chile in 1982, Barbados in 1983, Southern Turkey  in 1991 and 2003, Austria in 1991, various parts of Italy in 1992, 1995 and 2011, Northern Greece in 1998 and  Uzbekistan in 2007. Despite the fact that only one aircraft was ever built, scrupulous maintenance and a huge stock of spare parts have kept it serviceable for a remarkable 40 year career.


(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/hws5mp/The%20Whiffery/HAT/HAT6.jpg) (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/hws5mp/media/The%20Whiffery/HAT/HAT6.jpg.html)


(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/hws5mp/The%20Whiffery/HAT/HAT5.jpg) (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/hws5mp/media/The%20Whiffery/HAT/HAT5.jpg.html)


Hi Kit  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Gondor on February 17, 2014, 12:49:17 pm
So as that is a forty year old aircraft makes it old hat then !  ;D

Nice though  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Hobbes on February 17, 2014, 12:51:32 pm
I've got the same registration printed up for my project, dammit!  ;D
(photos to follow in a few days, I haven't finished it in time)
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Weaver on February 17, 2014, 01:13:10 pm
I've got the same registration printed up for my project, dammit!  ;D
(photos to follow in a few days, I haven't finished it in time)

Parrallel universes, parrallel universes........ ;)
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 17, 2014, 01:13:43 pm
I'm laughing my SOCKS off here, that is MAGNIFICENT!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bow: :bow: :bow:

So was that the model at Hudders that Chris mentioned?
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 17, 2014, 01:19:41 pm
Hmmm, those wings look vaguely familiar, are they 1/200 747-400 wings by any chance?
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Weaver on February 17, 2014, 01:36:07 pm
Cheers Kit - glad you approve! Yes, it was the one at Huddersfield.

Can't fool the connoissieur of long wings eh? Yep, they're 747-400 ones. Can't vouch for the scale: they're off a Hobby Model Kits job that I think was described as 1/288th but doesn't actually have anything written on the box.

Other bits:

Nose cone : cut down drop tank (the original nose was cut off too short for another project, which is why this fuselage was spare)

RWR<sorry> radio navigation equipment fairing on the fin top made from various bits of Evergreen.

Paint: ArtFX rattle can from Halfords. This range of acrylics has some tasty shades in it and covers very well in only one coat. However, it has a peculiar "hydrophobic" surface effect when dry which causes water to bead and run off, which makes decalling tricky, so be warned! If I'd had more time (and some acrylic varnish), I'd have given it a coat of acrylic varnish before decalling. This effect basically killed my self-print decals, tested on the paint-hack Meteor you can see in the background.

Decals : Fantasy Printshop Luftwaffe (sorry) serials in various sizes. These were excellent: thin and very fast reacting (almost too fast).


Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: The Rat on February 18, 2014, 05:52:13 am
Weaver, that's worthy of a whiffie for both the model and story!  :bow:
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: kitbasher on February 18, 2014, 07:00:27 am
OK, so more wing is a key attribute, that's a given.  But more engine too (if it already has more than enough wing)?
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: NARSES2 on February 18, 2014, 08:04:02 am
Chris,

Whether this is a formal GB or not, is there a termination date in mind?

 :rolleyes:

Nope Jim. Being a TB rather then a GB (I know the difference because I'm in charge of the blessed things  ;D) the timescale is open ended. It will carry on until it withers on the vine.
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: NARSES2 on February 18, 2014, 08:05:41 am
As a point of note lads. What I do with my GB and TB builds is to post a single picture and a link in the finished models section of the forumn. In that way people who would not normally stray into this area get to see them  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: darthspud on February 18, 2014, 10:36:02 am
is this TB open to all?

Might have a whiffery , but very slow builder.
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 18, 2014, 11:31:48 am
It took me over 15 YEARS to build all three PR19s, so the time frame is surely wholly elastic.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: JayBee on February 18, 2014, 12:05:30 pm
Chris,

Whether this is a formal GB or not, is there a termination date in mind?

 :rolleyes:

Nope Jim. Being a TB rather then a GB (I know the difference because I'm in charge of the blessed things  ;D) the timescale is open ended. It will carry on until it withers on the vine.


Good!  :thumbsup:

PS what is a TB?
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Weaver on February 18, 2014, 12:16:14 pm
TB = Themed Build. Like a GB but without a time limit.
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: JayBee on February 18, 2014, 12:34:25 pm
Thanks.
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: NARSES2 on February 19, 2014, 07:19:15 am
is this TB open to all?

Might have a whiffery , but very slow builder.

Certainly is sir, welcome aboard
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: kitbasher on February 19, 2014, 01:00:58 pm
CF-100 Canuck as a high altitude research plane.

Economy Canberra PR.9 with scrunched in motors!

(sorry Canada - and I do mean Canada, not just the Captain - I love you dearly)
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 20, 2014, 01:19:46 am
A nice idea! I could add something here, too, got an idea, a basic kit and donation parts for a high altitude version. It was actually intended as a "PR_19_kit tribute", because it perfectly fits into the long wing concept. :thumbsup:

Gotta start a Russian one next, though.
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: darthspud on February 25, 2014, 12:15:23 pm
I'm thinking along the lines of an F5,/F20 , stretching the wings with odds and ends from my stash and maybe finishing it as either PRU or AAEE Boscombe Down colours.
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Captain Canada on February 25, 2014, 01:50:06 pm
Economy Canberra PR.9 with scrunched in motors!
(sorry Canada - and I do mean Canada, not just the Captain - I love you dearly)

Pretty much ! I see it in white and blue as an NRC bird out of Ottawa.....lotsa lumps and bumps.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 25, 2014, 03:14:05 pm
I've been toying with a variation or development of my Avro Alston for a while and I've got most of the bits in a box for it.
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: The Rat on February 25, 2014, 07:49:45 pm
Pretty much ! I see it in white and blue as an NRC bird out of Ottawa.....lotsa lumps and bumps.

Along the lines of what I was thinking of for my CR-100.
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Captain Canada on February 25, 2014, 07:59:48 pm
Ya that was a beauty Rat ! Looks right too....I'd like to do one in 144th scale, so it would be more fun to 'fly' around the room !

 :tornado:
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: kitbasher on February 25, 2014, 11:21:33 pm
Coming soon......
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: NARSES2 on February 26, 2014, 07:10:19 am
I have sourced the kit, so I can get started when I get the current 3 completed
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: lancer on February 26, 2014, 02:13:39 pm
SO I had a though while I was studying this afternoon - What if due to the introduction of anit-grav technology there was no longet a need for big, long wings??? - Discuss....
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: lenny100 on February 26, 2014, 04:11:04 pm
got a instesting idea for a 1944 build, more to come once i win some ebay kits
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 26, 2014, 05:13:02 pm
SO I had a though while I was studying this afternoon - What if due to the introduction of anit-grav technology there was no longet a need for big, long wings??? - Discuss....

HERETIC! Burn him at the stake!
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: kerick on February 26, 2014, 05:35:49 pm
SO I had a though while I was studying this afternoon - What if due to the introduction of anit-grav technology there was no longet a need for big, long wings??? - Discuss....

Still need big long stabilizers!  ;D
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Weaver on February 26, 2014, 06:23:25 pm
SO I had a though while I was studying this afternoon - What if due to the introduction of anit-grav technology there was no longet a need for big, long wings??? - Discuss....

I had a thought recently that anti-gravity would be more interesting if it was possible but awkward. In most sci-fi, it's either not there at all, or it's too easy: perfect handwavium that keeps people glued to the decks in spaceships or flying through the air in supersonic bricks without consequence or attention.

I won't get too far into thread drift with my original idea (huge vertical towers), but what if anti-gravity needed two large "opposite pole" units, equidistant from the payload, with a relatively low power consumption and payload capacity but an inconvenient minimum distance? In practice, this means that even a small, single-seat craft needs a pair of ten feet diameter generators on the end of 40 feet long poles sticking out of either side. Kit's long wings would be universally replaced by long "dumbells"..... :wacko: ;D
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 27, 2014, 01:56:48 am
HERETIC! Burn him at the stake!

Or bound to a long wing!  ;)
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Rheged on February 27, 2014, 02:10:19 am
SO I had a though while I was studying this afternoon - What if due to the introduction of anit-grav technology there was no longet a need for big, long wings??? - Discuss....

HERETIC! Burn him at the stake!

Every organisation needs a court jester.  I will charitably assume that this was meant in an ironic fashion.  As to anti-grav, "SPACE 1889" posits "liftwood" as a means of aviating on Mars.  Some good steampunk potential there.
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: JayBee on February 27, 2014, 04:30:10 am
SO I had a though while I was studying this afternoon - What if due to the introduction of anit-grav technology there was no longet a need for big, long wings??? - Discuss....

Or ANY wings at all!  :rolleyes:

Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: The Rat on February 27, 2014, 04:58:51 am
Long wings would still be necessary in case there is a failure of the anti-grav system. If there's a failure you don't want to be cruising at FL900 and have wings the size of an F-104.  :o
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: JayBee on February 27, 2014, 06:31:32 am
True, the safety case for ant-gravity flight would be rather difficult to prove.
Mind you they somehow managed with jet powered, passenger carrying, heavier than air flight. Consider this :

You lock anything up to 500 passengers in an Aluminium (Aluminum to our American friends) tube.
You add bits sticking out the side (lets call them wings) and fill them with a volatile liquid. This liquid is the fuel for two or four hot air blowers that you also mount on these “wings” (lets call them jet engines).
Then you place the whole contraption at the end of a long strip of concrete or tarmac, and allow it to accelerate due to the thrust output by the jet engines.
Then you hope and pray that before it reaches the end of this long strip it will somehow defy gravity and rise safely into the air.
The alternative is large fireball at the end of the strip with accompaniment of tearing rending metal, snapping of bones, burning flesh, and dying screams from tortured throats.

Jet powered passenger carrying heavier than air flight –

I think NOT!
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: lancer on February 27, 2014, 10:23:53 am
SO I had a though while I was studying this afternoon - What if due to the introduction of anit-grav technology there was no longet a need for big, long wings??? - Discuss....

HERETIC! Burn him at the stake!

Oh come on; it wasn't that bad a thought
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: kerick on February 27, 2014, 10:35:49 am
True, the safety case for ant-gravity flight would be rather difficult to prove.
Mind you they somehow managed with jet powered, passenger carrying, heavier than air flight. Consider this :

You lock anything up to 500 passengers in an Aluminium (Aluminum to our American friends) tube.
You add bits sticking out the side (lets call them wings) and fill them with a volatile liquid. This liquid is the fuel for two or four hot air blowers that you also mount on these “wings” (lets call them jet engines).
Then you place the whole contraption at the end of a long strip of concrete or tarmac, and allow it to accelerate due to the thrust output by the jet engines.
Then you hope and pray that before it reaches the end of this long strip it will somehow defy gravity and rise safely into the air.
The alternative is large fireball at the end of the strip with accompaniment of tearing rending metal, snapping of bones, burning flesh, and dying screams from tortured throats.

Jet powered passenger carrying heavier than air flight –

I think NOT!


Don't forget the disembodied voices in the buildings and the aluminum tube telling you where to go and what to do, and we do it!!
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 27, 2014, 04:31:02 pm
SO I had a though while I was studying this afternoon - What if due to the introduction of anit-grav technology there was no longet a need for big, long wings??? - Discuss....

HERETIC! Burn him at the stake!

Oh come on; it wasn't that bad a thought

 ;D :lol:
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Rheged on February 28, 2014, 03:01:18 am
One of these days, the  gentleman of the hat might confound and perplex us all by producing  something with tiny stub wings. 
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 28, 2014, 08:59:05 am
One of these days, the  gentleman of the hat might confound and perplex us all by producing  something with tiny stub wings. 

Funny you should say that.........  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Gondor on February 28, 2014, 11:19:36 am
I thought PR19 had already done that using parts left over from a DC-9 Whiff!

Gondor
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 04, 2014, 04:01:19 am
Contribution for this vague GB is on the way, already taking hardware from.  ;D
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 04, 2014, 05:34:03 am
I thought PR19 had already done that using parts left over from a DC-9 Whiff!

Gondor

Not quite Alastair.

The DC9-BJ just had small wings relative to a full size DC9, on the BJ they were almost huge.  ;D
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 06, 2014, 03:52:25 am
Progress here is good! I might be able to post one or two teaser pics soon  ;D
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: lenny100 on March 06, 2014, 06:10:55 am
got my parts from ebay so build on
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: NARSES2 on March 06, 2014, 07:10:38 am
I have the kit I need, just need to finish what's on the bench at the moment
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 06, 2014, 09:30:47 am
For your entertainment... and wild guesses  :wacko:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2803/12973030913_78223f4873_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/12973030913/)
Teaser pics... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/12973030913/) by dizzyfugu (http://www.flickr.com/people/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/12973304954_f9124562ea_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/12973304954/)
Teaser pics... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/12973304954/) by dizzyfugu (http://www.flickr.com/people/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7353/12972885355_ccec266fc3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/12972885355/)
Teaser pics... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/12972885355/) by dizzyfugu (http://www.flickr.com/people/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2532/12972884695_280c70f7a4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/12972884695/)
Teaser pics... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/12972884695/) by dizzyfugu (http://www.flickr.com/people/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Captain Canada on March 06, 2014, 04:00:14 pm
Super 'Stang !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 07, 2014, 12:06:02 am
Keen eye!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 07, 2014, 06:33:51 am
Super 'Stang !

 :thumbsup:

With a BIG prop!
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 07, 2014, 10:15:50 am
When there's little to stir you need a BIG mixer! Free space to the ground is rather tight, but it works  ;)
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 08, 2014, 01:46:19 am
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7430/13006315653_89b3676e4d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/13006315653/)
More teaser pics (painting phase)... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/13006315653/) by dizzyfugu (http://www.flickr.com/people/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7304/13006315403_e9c5b529ac_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/13006315403/)
More teaser pics (painting phase)... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/13006315403/) by dizzyfugu (http://www.flickr.com/people/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 08, 2014, 02:01:58 am
That's starting to look suspiciously like 'P-51 meets Bv155' to me......  ;)
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 08, 2014, 04:10:36 am
VERY good. And a Smurf was also involved...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 08, 2014, 09:31:46 am
A SMURF!  :o

Does that mean it'll be blue with a white top???
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: TallEng on March 08, 2014, 10:39:28 am
Looks more like PRU Blue and Medium Sea Grey ;D
Which is pretty close to a Smurf colour scheme...... :rolleyes:

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 09, 2014, 03:29:30 am
Yup. Spitfire PR.19 style, with a high waterline.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 10, 2014, 12:35:55 am
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2500/13038226813_b20023240d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/13038226813/)
1:72 North American Mustang FR.6, aircraft &quot;W2-Q/TV416&quot; of RAF 80 Squadron, Tengah Air Base, detached to Kai-Tak Airport, Hong Kong; 1950 (whif/Hasegawa kit conversion) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/13038226813/) by dizzyfugu (http://www.flickr.com/people/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

More about it here:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38570.0.html

 ;D
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: The Rat on March 10, 2014, 04:49:03 am
Very nice! But I hope the pilot doesn't raise that tail too much on take-off, not a lot of prop clearance!  :o
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 10, 2014, 06:14:31 am
Ground clearance IS tight, but it works!  ;)
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: kitbasher on April 07, 2014, 05:34:51 am
Almost done.....Ta193H-1 120027 'White 5'.
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: kitbasher on April 13, 2014, 06:59:31 am
Almost done.....Ta193H-1 120027 'White 5'.

Which looks like this:
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff90/kitbasher_2007/Focke-Wulf/Flitzer01_zps46e31b49.jpg) (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/kitbasher_2007/media/Focke-Wulf/Flitzer01_zps46e31b49.jpg.html).

Of which there is a bit more at http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38729.msg635773/topicseen.html#new.
Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: ericr on December 21, 2015, 10:24:32 am

I just discover the H.A.T. : beautifully monochrome indeed  ;D

Title: Re: Following in the footsteps of the P.R.19 - the idea
Post by: Captain Canada on January 18, 2016, 04:42:53 am
Bizarre. I've visited and commented on this thread many times, but have never noticed the HAT ! Love it ! I can see a few variants of somat that sleek and powerful looking. Maybe a V bomber. Thanks for pointing it out !

 :cheers: