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Re: Avro Nottingham Gr.ii
« Reply #75 on: January 16, 2008, 07:48:48 am »
Thanks everyone, I really enjoyed this one and it certainly got me out of a rut (I understand where you are coming from Simon), I have a pile of started models over the last couple of years but I never actually finished one until this one.

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Re: Avro Nottingham Gr.ii
« Reply #76 on: January 16, 2008, 08:14:55 am »
  :o what a fantastic project  :wub:
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Re: Avro Nottingham Gr.ii
« Reply #77 on: January 16, 2008, 12:43:56 pm »
Well done, sir! The model looks great, and I like the fact you really thought it all through, e.g. calculating the right size and position for the floats.
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Re: Avro Nottingham Gr.ii
« Reply #78 on: January 16, 2008, 01:38:28 pm »
Thanks Hobbes & Lenny
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Re: Avro Nottingham Gr.ii
« Reply #79 on: January 16, 2008, 01:59:57 pm »
Yowsa Robert that Nottingham really came out superbly! That's gotta be one of the best multi-engine whiffs of the year!!! Take a well-deserved bow!

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Re: Avro Nottingham Gr.ii
« Reply #80 on: January 16, 2008, 08:48:44 pm »
Yup....what a sweetheart ! That's one big, beautiful bird, Robert. Very impressive !

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Re: Avro Nottingham Gr.ii
« Reply #81 on: January 17, 2008, 06:03:13 am »
crikey! what a job! love the steps...  :wub:

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Re: Avro Nottingham Gr.ii
« Reply #82 on: January 20, 2008, 11:55:41 am »
Blimey!!!!!
What with this and that Panther on Britmodeller I don't know why I bother with my piddling efforts.
Superb - well done.
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Re: Avro Nottingham Gr.ii
« Reply #83 on: January 20, 2008, 12:57:08 pm »

All you need to do now is a Mk 1 in wartime Coastal Command colours!!
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Hmm!  well maybe at some much later time, I've got a couple of other ideas I'm working on right now.

We had a couple of inches of fresh snow yesterday so I thought I'd play around and see what this would look like as if it was in water (I'm not clever enough to try doing it in Photoshop or whatever you call it)


Thanks again for all your comments everyone, realy appreciated.

Robert
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Re: Avro Nottingham Gr.ii
« Reply #84 on: January 20, 2008, 02:53:37 pm »
Shouldn't it be on Skis not Floats if its landing on snow ?   ;D

Seriously its a very nice build Rob
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Re: Avro Nottingham Gr.ii
« Reply #85 on: January 20, 2008, 03:57:36 pm »
Shouldn't it be on Skis not Floats if its landing on snow ?   ;D

Seriously its a very nice build Rob

Thanks,  but it's funny you should make a comment like that, 'cause while looking through Patrick Martin' book called 'Royal Canadian Air Force-Aircraft Finish & Markings 1947-1968 trying to find some appropriate schemes for this project, I came across a photo of a Grumman Albatross which has landed on snow and wheels up (page 89) Which brings up a couple of questions, would snow support an large floatplane like this? And does snow actually support a floatplane/flying boat better?  The photo would tend to suggest that it can.

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Re: Avro Nottingham Gr.ii
« Reply #86 on: January 21, 2008, 12:03:07 am »
Depends on the snow, I guess. Loose snow is less dense than water so the aircraft would sink deeper, hard-packed snow would be hazardous to land on due to ice ridges.

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Re: Avro Nottingham Gr.ii
« Reply #87 on: January 23, 2008, 12:06:59 pm »
My friend James, who we all know here as 'jamatari', worked some magic and popped one of the photos of the Nottingham into photoshop and created this for me. I think he did a marvelous job.
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Re: Avro Nottingham Gr.ii
« Reply #88 on: January 23, 2008, 03:31:34 pm »
I just love theose photos of her in the snow....wicked ! She just looks right, maybe 'cause she looks like she's in her element, or maybe 'cause the floats are half buried, making her look like a sportscar ! Well, maybe not a sportscar, but certainly less 'clunky'.

The photoshop job looks pretty good as well !

As for the Albatross, they called it a tri-phibian. It had a chine ( or something ? ) down the center of the hull, as well as little ski thingies on the floats. I'm pretty sure Leading Edge did decals and a resin set for it back in his early days.

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Re: Avro Nottingham Gr.ii
« Reply #89 on: January 31, 2008, 08:00:55 pm »
Wow, just catching up on prior GB's and this one sure bowled me over.  The most impressive thing (to me) about your models is how you tackle everything and anything with unlimited courage.  A fearless modeler.

And jamatari's Photoshop: doesn't that just evoke the fantastic box cover art from the old Matchbox models?!

Can't wait to see your next project finished, too!
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