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Picture Post => Current and Finished Projects => Aircraft => Topic started by: 63cpe on November 23, 2017, 01:09:05 pm

Title: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: 63cpe on November 23, 2017, 01:09:05 pm
I guess you all know the Supermarine Swift evolved into a supersonic fighter, the Supermarine Stiletto.

Here's my impression on the Stiletto in it's early F1 version.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4575/26828746359_c36295b82f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GSLkAp)IMG_20171123_192425537 (https://flic.kr/p/GSLkAp) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4564/37888168134_7b76b619bd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZJ3Lob)IMG_20171123_192436161 (https://flic.kr/p/ZJ3Lob) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4526/38605683241_aca31b840e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21PsdCi)IMG_20171123_192459823 (https://flic.kr/p/21PsdCi) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4557/37888167494_232a448d76_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZJ3Lc9)IMG_20171123_192514531 (https://flic.kr/p/ZJ3Lc9) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4548/24733320658_4c26e9ed99_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DFAJx5)IMG_20171123_192602996 (https://flic.kr/p/DFAJx5) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4562/37888167064_b307c71c7a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZJ3L4J)IMG_20171123_192618374 (https://flic.kr/p/ZJ3L4J) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr

Sorry for the crappy pictures taken my my mobile phone. I'll finish this model tomorrow and later add Fairey Fireflash missiles to it, then take pictures with my camera.

Hope you like it!
David
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 23, 2017, 01:14:08 pm
The pics look anything but crappy to me, the Stiletto looks amazing.  :thumbsup:

Have you melded an F-102 with a Swift perchance? I'd have never have thought that'd work, but it REALLY does!
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: royabulgaf on November 23, 2017, 06:01:20 pm
Yes, it does look good.  BTW, do a search for Supermarine 553.  It's a real Supermarine paper project,  resembling a MiG 21/Swift combo.    Hey, this will give me something to do with my Testor's Swifts.
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: 63cpe on November 24, 2017, 05:06:42 am
Thanks! And yes, it's a really ancient Revell box series model of a F-102A (1/96-ish) I bought in a bulk of leftover models. Cleaned it up, got all paint off by using Natrium hydroxide and transplanted the cockpit, exhaust, Wings (& undercarriage), vertical and horizontal tail from the new Airfix Swift.

The Airfix model of the Swift is really a beauty, but IMHO the wings look far more modern than the body of the swift. So opted for a better looking body. The slightly smaller than 1/72 body of the F-102 fitted the bill.

David
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: Old Wombat on November 24, 2017, 05:40:55 am
The intakes give it a slight Dassault look, to me. :unsure:
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 24, 2017, 05:42:04 am
I've already seen the pics on Flickr, and I like the concept. Looks a lot like the XF-90 (which is not bad at all), and obviously Supermarine had troubles getting the thing supersonic since thy added arodynamic fairings to the tail, as practiced on the F-102. Way cool, the concept matches the time frame very well.  :thumbsup:
Some shock cones or splitter plates in the air intakes woudl make it perfect, IMHO.  ;)

I also recognize an airfield diorama print from Noy in Israel?
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: kitbasher on November 24, 2017, 05:57:48 am
Yes, it does look good.  BTW, do a search for Supermarine 553.  It's a real Supermarine paper project,  resembling a MiG 21/Swift combo.    Hey, this will give me something to do with my Testor's Swifts.

Definitely some Miggery and Swiftishery going on with the 553.
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: 63cpe on November 25, 2017, 10:19:31 am
Your right Dizzy. The intakes could use splitterplates, maybe I can add them later. Thanks!
They were'nt in the ancient Revell F-102 (or got lost) :banghead:

The airfield diorama print is from Noy, don't know if it's in Israel

David
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 25, 2017, 10:21:40 am
I don't think the splitter plates were in the early versions of the box scale F-102, I built one for my LHS back then and it looked weird without them compared to pics of the real thing.
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: Weaver on November 25, 2017, 10:24:08 am
That looks great! Just the sort of thing they were drawing back then and might well have built. Nice one! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: 63cpe on November 25, 2017, 10:25:09 am
Aha, so they were never included....OK, thanks. I'll add them later.
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 25, 2017, 11:13:12 am
The later 1/48 Revell kit, the one with the big fin and retractable gear worked by opening the canopy (!) did have splitters, as did the even later 1/72 ex-Monogram kit, but it doesn't look as if the earlier, 1/78 scale kit ever did have them.

But then the real XF-102 didn't either.  ;D
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: 63cpe on November 25, 2017, 12:50:48 pm
The model I butchered might as wel have been a XF-102 as it had a rather small tail and no case X or XX wings... :unsure:

Anyway, splitters plates are coming up!
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: chrisonord on November 25, 2017, 05:14:10 pm
I like the look of this, looks like something from the RAF secret jets book I have, and very convincing. :thumbsup:
Chris
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: 63cpe on November 25, 2017, 11:28:13 pm
Thanks!

Maybe I'll get it finished (splitter plates and fireflash rockets underwings, weathered etc..) in 2018 for the 100 years RAF festivities...
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: NARSES2 on November 26, 2017, 01:04:40 am
looks like something from the RAF secret jets book I have, and very convincing. :thumbsup:


It does, doesn't it
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: royabulgaf on November 28, 2017, 06:20:13 pm
63cpe reply #3-  The reason the Swift fuselage looks so dowdy is when they transitioned from the large diameter centrigugal flow engine of the Attacker to the Swift, they kept pretty much the same fuselage diameter.  I have no clue why.  So even though it had a axial flow engine, it did not have the slim fuselage of its contemporaries.
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: The Rat on November 29, 2017, 08:51:45 pm
This.

Is.

AMAZING!  :wub: :bow:
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 29, 2017, 09:11:27 pm
Agreed!  ^   It's so long, slender, and sleek.....  kind of a mosquito vibe, but in a good way!  :wub:
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: 63cpe on November 30, 2017, 01:17:47 pm
Thanks gentlemen!

@ Royabulgaf: yes, but not only that, it's also the short, turned up nose...still somehow the fuselage doesn't fit the wings, stabilo and tail...

Still got to add splitterplates..

David
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: royabulgaf on November 30, 2017, 08:33:13 pm
63cpe yes.  The Swift Mk 7 looked better with the long nose.  Then, they hang those pipework missile racks under it.  Sigh
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 01, 2017, 02:20:06 am

63cpe yes.  The Swift Mk 7 looked better with the long nose.  Then, they hang those pipework missile racks under it.  Sigh


Should have put them on the wingtips maybe?

But a Fireflash was anything but elegant............
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: 63cpe on December 01, 2017, 11:30:03 am
Ok, might aswell change the planned fireflashes to firestreaks, under the wings..
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 01, 2017, 11:41:12 am

Ok, might aswell change the planned fireflashes to firestreaks, under the wings..


Much sleeker, yes.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1 beauty pics added
Post by: 63cpe on May 28, 2018, 12:19:19 pm
Yesss, thread revival (sort of..) and beauty pics added. Splitter plates and AA finally done..

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1748/42317310172_f24eaaf301_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27trh15)IMG_4850 (https://flic.kr/p/27trh15) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1728/28492304358_a076bcf9d8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KpLvqS)IMG_4853 (https://flic.kr/p/KpLvqS) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1759/41642771234_ceea9260a4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26rQ65o)IMG_4855 (https://flic.kr/p/26rQ65o) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1724/42317309642_362d700917_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27trgQW)IMG_4856 (https://flic.kr/p/27trgQW) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/885/28492303468_fd018540e9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KpLvaw)IMG_4860 (https://flic.kr/p/KpLvaw) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr

More pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/albums/72157666695421389/with/42317309642/

Cheers,
David
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: The Rat on May 28, 2018, 04:46:13 pm
Let me modify me previous statement: I'm amazed at how amazingly amazing it is!  :bow: :cheers:
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: kitnut617 on May 29, 2018, 02:41:48 am
Lovely job  :wub:  well done on that.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: zenrat on May 29, 2018, 03:14:50 am
Fantabulous.  The fin needs to extend back further IMO but that's just a personal aesthetic thing.
Other than that its very nice.
Well done.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: Paper Kosmonaut on May 29, 2018, 01:50:33 pm
This plane looks so right. Great job!
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 29, 2018, 03:42:15 pm
Very nice!!
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: Hank McCoy on May 29, 2018, 05:22:07 pm
WOW !!!   I always liked the XF-90 and had great affection for the HAWK Swift    but  I'd say this is the most beautiful jet fighter ever !!!
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: loupgarou on May 29, 2018, 11:56:39 pm
Much more beautiful than the Swift.
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 30, 2018, 01:09:48 pm
With the needle nose and the rear fuselage 'bumps' it has the look of a non-delta F-102.

Very impressive.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: 63cpe on June 03, 2018, 01:21:24 am
Thank you Gentlemen!

Cheers,
David
Title: Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on June 11, 2018, 02:24:08 pm
That looks one mean beast! :thumbsup: