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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #195 on: July 14, 2019, 04:32:51 am »
Swiss Vampire with the 'Pinocchio' nose:

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SH72391



Aha! More room for nose weight!    ;)
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #196 on: July 14, 2019, 07:51:21 am »
But what's that little 2-missile rack under the boom, not seen anything like that before --- or that style of drop tank either.
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #197 on: July 14, 2019, 07:52:28 am »

But what's that little 2-missile rack under the boom, not seen anything like that before ---


Didn't they carry 'winders toward the end of their service?
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #198 on: July 14, 2019, 10:33:45 am »
But what's that little 2-missile rack under the boom, not seen anything like that before --- or that style of drop tank either.

Probably Swiss 80mm rockets, same as they used on the Venom and Hunters.

Don't think this applies to that picture, but the Swiss did have recce drop-tanks for their Venoms (and Vampires?) which had cameras in the nose and fuel in the middle.
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #199 on: December 29, 2019, 07:32:44 am »
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #200 on: December 29, 2019, 07:34:40 am »
IIRC, my matchbox/Xtrakit ones went ages ago.  Absolutely vile kits to build...
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #201 on: December 29, 2019, 09:24:24 am »

Time to bin the Matchbox kits!


Or send them to me so I can build more PR19s.  ;D

The SH Mk 12 kit looks a couple of orders better than the M'box version, but that wouldn't be too difficult!  :o

It's going to be very fiddly assembling the main gear bays for sure...
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #202 on: December 29, 2019, 11:29:32 am »

Time to bin the Matchbox kits!


Or send them to me so I can build more PR19s.  ;D

The SH Mk 12 kit looks a couple of orders better than the M'box version, but that wouldn't be too difficult!  :o

It's going to be very fiddly assembling the main gear bays for sure...

I hope they haven't fallen into the same trap that Matchbox did, John Adams (Aeroclub fame) told me that the nose on that Mk.14 was too long and that to use the nose for the Mk.12. He told me that the reason the nose looks longer on the Mk.14 was because the windshield is set at a steeper angle, which makes the bottom edge being attached further back on the fuselage (the rear frame of the windshield being in the same position). And the total length of a Mk.12 and a Mk.14 are the same.
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #203 on: December 29, 2019, 12:18:09 pm »

Time to bin the Matchbox kits!


Or send them to me so I can build more PR19s.  ;D

The SH Mk 12 kit looks a couple of orders better than the M'box version, but that wouldn't be too difficult!  :o

It's going to be very fiddly assembling the main gear bays for sure...

I hope they haven't fallen into the same trap that Matchbox did, John Adams (Aeroclub fame) told me that the nose on that Mk.14 was too long and that to use the nose for the Mk.12. He told me that the reason the nose looks longer on the Mk.14 was because the windshield is set at a steeper angle, which makes the bottom edge being attached further back on the fuselage (the rear frame of the windshield being in the same position). And the total length of a Mk.12 and a Mk.14 are the same.

Reading a Britmodeller thread, I believe they had but someone picked them up at the test shot stage which they acknowledged, so hopefully it should be right by the time the kit is out.
https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235030414-172-armstrong-whitworth-meteor-nf111213-14-by-special-hobby-mouldstest-partsspruesnf14-nf1113-box-art-nf12-released/
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