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Armstrong-Whitworth Manta NF2 - new addition to Ho229 mania!
« on: August 05, 2008, 10:34:52 am »
Following Mossies’s Rafwaffe Ho229 and MartG’s Armstrong-Whitworth Manta PR.1 (let's call it that for the purposes of this thread), this will become my take on a possible post-war exploitation of captured German technology by the RAF.....
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Re: Armstrong-Whitworth Manta NF2 - new addition to Ho229 mania!
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008, 03:19:42 am »
Found time to progress my 'Manta'. 

Added the seats (having first painted the interior (such as it is) a very dark grey and raised their bases), then attached the uppers fuselage/wing half.  Meteor NF nose then added.
Of course, in my haste I realised I'll need to apply the gynaecological method of completing a sinmple interior (ie rummage around inside through a small gap), but never mind.   ;D ;D
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2008, 11:19:07 am »
"Manta" Ray Charles??  :wacko:
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Re: Armstrong-Whitworth Manta NF2 - new addition to Ho229 mania!
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 07:36:04 am »
Cool :thumbsup:
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Re: Armstrong-Whitworth Manta NF2 - new addition to Ho229 mania!
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2008, 01:59:37 am »
Progress continues with this project, as can be seen in the shot below.  I'm slowly deviating further from the basic Ho229 design, and trying to capture something of the Armstrong-Whitworth AW52 (second picure).  Still some way to go, though.  ;D ;D

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Re: Armstrong-Whitworth Manta NF2 - new addition to Ho229 mania!
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2008, 06:10:46 am »
 :cheers:  It looks very RAF to me already !

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Re: Armstrong-Whitworth Manta NF2 - new addition to Ho229 mania!
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2008, 11:02:20 am »
I like where this is headed!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Armstrong-Whitworth Manta NF2 - new addition to Ho229 mania!
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2008, 11:04:57 am »
That Meteor nose looks so right there - it looks to have fitted on quite smoothly too (am I correct?).

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Re: Armstrong-Whitworth Manta NF2 - new addition to Ho229 mania!
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2008, 12:14:39 pm »
I like where this is headed!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Armstrong-Whitworth Manta NF2 - new addition to Ho229 mania!
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008, 07:37:59 am »
Me too :thumbsup: :party:
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Re: Armstrong-Whitworth Manta NF2 - new addition to Ho229 mania!
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2008, 07:47:21 am »
You know kitbasher, you should have a read of the Putman Handley Page book.  The origins of the Victor started off quite a bit like this.
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Re: Armstrong-Whitworth Manta NF2 - new addition to Ho229 mania!
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2008, 11:31:23 am »
how gutted am i ?

my own work so very similar











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Re: Armstrong-Whitworth Manta NF2 - new addition to Ho229 mania!
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2008, 11:44:27 am »
You know kitbasher, you should have a read of the Putman Handley Page book.  The origins of the Victor started off quite a bit like this.
Yes, I've seen drawings of the early HP concept but was fimly in AW flying wing mode when I came up with this idea.  There is some resemblance, though.  ;D ;D
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Re: Armstrong-Whitworth Manta NF2 - new addition to Ho229 mania!
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2008, 11:47:30 am »
how gutted am i ?
my own work so very similar

Well there you go - great minds think alike.  Just like you I'm discarding the original massive nosewheel, but will be sticking with a single wheel.  No underwing stores either, just internal cannon.  ;D ;D
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Re: Armstrong-Whitworth Manta NF2 - new addition to Ho229 mania!
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2009, 10:03:41 am »
Slow progress with the Manta, I'm afraid, but progress nevertheless.  Cockpit's done, as is some more filling - the dreaded sanding to follow next.  If this was the top of my modelling list I guess it wouldn't take too much effort to get it done, but my 'Sovietise It!' item is top of the pile.  I think must be second.   ;D ;D
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