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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #570 on: June 11, 2019, 05:41:06 am »
I like the Herc.    :thumbsup:  I built and destroyed an Airfix (moulded in tan, with a bloodhound & landie) when a youth.  I'll build another one day.

Funny you should mention the Tan plastic. Thats what this one was in. It was a 2nd hand buy, missing the landi and bloodhound. In fairness the kit on its own is quite good...

Not the way 12 year old Fred built it.  I think i was still twisting parts off the sprues and working to the theory that the more glue I used the better it would be.
I certainly didn't paint it until after it was all put together and had the transfers in place.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #571 on: June 11, 2019, 06:27:34 am »

Thats 15 compleations since March 1st

What 1st March 2010 ? Flipping heck Martin that's some rate of build  :bow:

I particularly like the last pair of trainers, Hawk especially  :thumbsup:
A lot of em were part started builds taken off the shelf of Doom Chris.

Still some rate of finishing Martin. I'm trying to slip one part started in with every two fresh starts and I'll still struggle to hit double figures in a year. And I'm retired !  ;D
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #572 on: June 11, 2019, 08:18:26 am »
That DB conversion you used on the Herk is a real dog of a job, and later Flightpath took it on without changing anything and made the same assertion, that it was designed for the Airfix kit!  :o

I've been working on one for 5 yrs or more now, and as you say it's a REAL putty eater.  :banghead:

I've got a project C-130 I'm about to start (soon-ish), and I'm going to use the -30 fuselage plugs. What's the issue with them please, so I can get a heads-up. I'm going to use an Italeri/Testors/Airfx boxing of the C-130.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #573 on: June 11, 2019, 10:06:15 am »
The cross-sections wrong at the base for a start. I wrote it up in my 'Virtually Whiffed Herk' thread back in 2012 here: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=35417.0

I've made no progress on it so far as Dave's widow said she'd rather not have the model. I expect I'll finish it for me eventually, but it'll be a while.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #574 on: June 11, 2019, 10:44:26 am »
Thanks Kit --- it looks like I was following your progress quite closely  :o  I had forgotten all about it  :rolleyes:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #575 on: June 11, 2019, 10:45:09 am »

Thanks Kit --- it looks like I was following your progress quite closely  :o  I had forgotten all about it  :rolleyes:


So had I............  ;D ;)
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #576 on: July 16, 2019, 08:28:35 am »
three more done. Thats 19 so far this year.

Westland Whirlwind HAS-9. HMS Endurance, South Atlantic 1972.


If this build was on wheels it would be 100% real world. use the floats from the base kit and you have whiff.
Italeri UH-19 kit with the Rotercraft HAS-9 conversion and decal set. Mix of Gunze (dayglo) and CJ aerosol (RAF Blue/Grey) paints on this.
Im not sure if any UK Whirlwind ever used floats operationaly. Might have done in trials thou.
This build was started at the Smallspace sci fi show at the begining of the month. Just like the RAF SAR Puma from last year.

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This build started around 5-6 years ago, and was going to be a real world bird leased to the Navy for 2nd line support work.
The ball started rolling again as I was spraying the dayglo on the whirlwind HAS 9. I had far to much paint in the airbrush. So this one got rapidly dusted off and masked up. There was a choice of end user with this one. another but later Ice patrol bird or plane gaurd duties for Big Lizzy. Lizzy won!
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Yet another hanger queen. Shorts Seamew MR-2 of 269sqn, RAF Ballykelly. 1956.


One of the older Magna resins Kit. Started about 18 months-2 years ago. It stalled when i found the kit was missing its nose part. Soon enougth Geoff B lent me his Seamew kit to clone the missing part. That kit has since been transfered to my stash as Geoff no longer wanted/needed it.
being a typical Magna kit it needed a lot of work. Hence why it kept getting put to one side.
It was always going to be an RAF MR-2 thou. Originaly leaving the field clear for Geoff to do a Navy AS-1. Momentum finaly picked up a bit just after the Coventry show so here she is. Gunze dark sea Grey on this. Decals from various sets from the decal box. The codes and squadron badge came from a 1/144th scale shackleton sheet from S&M models that i picked up ready for this build at this years Cosford show.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #577 on: July 16, 2019, 09:48:18 am »
Odd looking aircraft the Seamew, especially with its fixed gear.
Just wondering about the Squadron codes though. I'm sure I've read somewhere
that Red and White Squadron numbers were for 4 engined Aircraft ie Shackleton/Lancaster in the maritime role
and green and white for twin engined like the Neptune.
All of which begs the question (assuming its not a flight of fancy on my part :rolleyes:)
what colours for a single engined aircraft like the Seamew?

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #578 on: July 17, 2019, 04:00:54 am »
Good stuff Martin.  I particularly like the Whirlwind.
 :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #579 on: July 17, 2019, 05:33:28 am »
Yeah I like the Whirlwind too: that's a really neat way of getting a Whiff.  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #580 on: July 17, 2019, 06:23:51 am »
Good stuff Martin.  I particularly like the Whirlwind.
 :thumbsup:

As do I  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #581 on: July 17, 2019, 06:33:45 am »
Given its flight characteristics, I believe that Eric (Winkle) Brown and several  test pilots had got a soft spot for the Seamew..........the Goodwin Sands!
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #582 on: July 17, 2019, 08:12:08 am »
Great stuff!!! The Seamew... wow!!! That's cool.  Looks like a cross between a Carvair and a Gannet.  ;D
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #583 on: July 17, 2019, 08:52:24 am »
Great stuff!!! The Seamew... wow!!! That's cool.  Looks like a cross between a Carvair and a Gannet.  ;D

It was a most unsuccessful attempt to be a poor man's Gannet. It was described in one source as   a "camel amongst race-horses". The handling characteristics of the Seamew were abysmally poor.   Arthur Pearcy wrote "only Short Brothers' test pilot Wally Runciman seemed able to outwit its vicious tendencies and exploit its latent manoeuvrability to the limit."..................but I agree, it looks remarkably interesting.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #584 on: July 17, 2019, 09:00:05 am »
Fascinating stuff, thank you. It's completely new to me. I love weird stuff like this. 
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