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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2370 on: October 10, 2020, 09:33:02 am »
Gloster Ganymede - RAE Farnborough, 1949

RAF CXP-1001 PROTOTYPE.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

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A 'beta' Gloster CXP-1001 was released by the DAT boys recently with a basic Republic of China (Taiwan) skin and this was of enormous interest to me so I've decided to skin it from scratch and this RAF prototype is my first offering although I should add that it's still a WIP as I need to add more weathering and tidy up a few things. Anyway, about 46 years ago, the Putnam book on 'Gloster Aircraft since 1917' was one of just three aircraft books in the local library and I reckon that it's this book with it's substantial section on Gloster Projects that made me a whiffer! The CXP-1001 was one such Gloster project but one that had some traction in so much that the Chinese Nationalist Government were keen enough to have a Gloster team spend about a year working with a small team of Chinese design engineers before calling it off due to the political situation in China. Tantalisingly, the Putnam book mentions that a technical mission was sent to the United States at the same time and I wonder if any paper projects came out of this?

Anyway, back to the CXP-1001, loads of whif potential in this one!

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Gloster CXP-1001
« Reply #2371 on: October 10, 2020, 10:52:24 am »
I am liking that :thumbsup:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Gloster CXP-1001
« Reply #2372 on: October 10, 2020, 01:21:03 pm »
Is this entered in the Prototypes GB?
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Gloster CXP-1001
« Reply #2373 on: October 10, 2020, 04:08:20 pm »
It could be, four days to go yet.  ;D
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Gloster CXP-1001
« Reply #2374 on: October 10, 2020, 05:51:32 pm »

Ooooo! Yeah!  :thumbsup: :wub:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Gloster CXP-1001
« Reply #2375 on: October 11, 2020, 02:31:48 am »
It could be, four days to go yet.  ;D

Second that, worthwhile entry!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Gloster CXP-1001
« Reply #2376 on: October 11, 2020, 07:03:17 am »
Always been interested in the CXP-1001 ever since I first discovered it, probably in the same book as you  ;D You've really done it justice with this  :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Gloster CXP-1001
« Reply #2377 on: October 11, 2020, 03:57:50 pm »
Oh yes, that CX-1001 is a cracker - nice one!  :thumbsup: :wub:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Gloster CXP-1001
« Reply #2378 on: October 13, 2020, 03:56:13 pm »
Great work! :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2379 on: October 17, 2020, 06:34:59 am »
Gloster Celeste FB.2 - No.134 Squadron, RAF South East Asia Command, 1950

RAF CXP-1001.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

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RAF CXP-1001.06 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

The 'Ganymede' name doesn't quite work for me so I've changed it to the equally astronomical 'Celeste'. I will eventually get around to doing camo versions of the CXP-1001 but with limited time I thought I'd just convert my prototype silver skin into an operational silver SEAC bird by adding SEAC bands directly onto the skin and my usual decals for insignia, serials and codes.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - CXP-1001 SEAC
« Reply #2380 on: October 17, 2020, 06:37:43 am »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - CXP-1001 SEAC
« Reply #2381 on: October 17, 2020, 11:21:05 am »
Gloster Celeste F.4 - No.41 Squadron, RAF Fighter Command, 1953

RAF CXP-1001.07 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

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I'm not sure why I've gone for No.41 Squadron but I quite like this! The mapping of the 3D model makes it harder to do a camo scheme so I've had to simplify it slightly by using the same camo pattern for the left and right fuselage halves but I did manage to make the wings and stab's different. When SF2 came out (in late 2008) it introduced specular mapping and 1950's RAF birds like the Meteor and Hunter could then (where appropriate) have camo upper surfaces with shiny silver undersides. The CXP-1001 3D model has specular mapping so I've made a simple specular map to make the undersides shinier than the uppersurfaces and this is best seen in the middle aircraft in the last picture.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - CXP-1001 RAF
« Reply #2382 on: October 18, 2020, 06:22:40 am »
That looks so good in that scheme  :bow:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - CXP-1001 RAF
« Reply #2383 on: October 20, 2020, 03:17:52 pm »
Lovely looking machine.  :thumbsup:. Any chance of seeing the Nationalist marked aircraft?

Another thought, it would probably have passed to the PRC, potential for markings?  Also maybe nationalist Glosters vs Communist MiG-9's or piston aircraft?
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - CXP-1001 RAF
« Reply #2384 on: October 21, 2020, 12:06:41 am »
Lovely looking machine.  :thumbsup:. Any chance of seeing the Nationalist marked aircraft?


Always my intention but the prototype and RAF versions were an itch that just needed to be scratched!

And there's more scratching to be done too.