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American SR-177
« on: May 25, 2010, 12:54:35 pm »
After reading lots of posts on the forum I found this....




USAF Saunders-Roe F.1, Elgin Air Force Base, 1960

.... which caught my attention, well what wouldn't when it has large patches of dayglow all over it !!!!

So a few weeks after finding the profile I ordered a copy of the Export version of the SR-177 from Freightdog which dually arrived within the week.

Work was started by washing the resin in warm soapy water and scrubbed lightly with a cheap toothbrush then left overnight on a tea towel to dry.

The following day work started in earnest with the removal of excess resin and the smoothing of the edges of the fuselage before paint was applied to the majority of the cockpit interior.

I build slowly so the only modelling I achieved the next day was to super glue some small weights into the nose area.



More weight needs to be added but I may simply pour the weight in through the hole for the exhaust once the fuselage is fitted together.

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Re: American SR-177
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2010, 02:31:45 pm »
Help needed with posting pictures inside the messages I post as no matter how often I read the "help" files on doing such a thing it never apears to work !!!!!!

so I will attach the picture I tried to post earlier

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Re: American SR-177
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010, 09:13:50 am »
If you use Photobucket, just copy and [paste the IMG code at the bottom of the picture details

This looks as if it'll be a good project!

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Re: American SR-177
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010, 12:02:34 pm »
Thought I would try Photobucket so took a couple of pictures of some What-if's that are on my bench



This is the first SR-177 that I bought shortly after the kit was released, just to prove that I do build slower than a glacier moves.



This picture is of a kit that will defiantly be on the table at the UK nationals this year so I better start to finish it soon !!!



and finally this is the first whiff that I ever started, about 20 years ago, probably more, more proof that I build slowly, see if you can guess what makes the main parts of the aircraft.

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Re: American SR-177
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2010, 12:20:36 pm »
Ah, that's one of my SR.177 profiles!  Glad to see it being used.  The idea was for an ex-RAF aircraft to be used for evaluation & the scheme is based on those of the Harrier & Gina that were similarily evaluated.  The dayglo & US markings are over the top of standard RAF camo.

Looking forward to seeing it, glad my profiles inspired somebody! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: American SR-177
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2010, 02:12:39 pm »
Thanks Mossie, any idea of how much wing and tailplane would be covered in Dayglow or should I just "wing it" !!

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Re: American SR-177
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2010, 03:07:16 pm »
Here's pics of the two aircraft that were in my mind when I did the profile (I thought the Harrier pic was of an evaluation aircraft, but it's an AV-8A from 1980).  It was a copy of the Gina scheme.    The dayglo on the wing carries on to the fences, in the Harrier it's the end of the ailerons.  This is roughly 2/5 of the wing, the ailerons on SR.177 end in about the same place.  I think the ailerons were painted in the Gina, but left unpainted on the Harrier.  The whole rear end of the Gina is in dayglo, except for the rudder & a portion were the serial has been applied.  On the Harrier, only the tail is in dayglo.

These high-viz ID patterns are fairly standard for US aircraft from the 1950's, even today Edwards test machines sport a similar pattern.  In the early days, they seemed to use more dayglo than they do now, so something close to the Gina scheme might be the way to go.

Oh, just a word on the serial & fuselage code, I can't remember where I got those from.  I'm not 100% if they're appropriate, so I'd maybe get someone else to check that for you.



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Re: American SR-177
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2010, 10:02:05 am »
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That looks so cool! F-5 nose, X-29 fuselage and MiG-21PF spine (part of) and rudder?
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Re: American SR-177
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2010, 11:12:18 am »
Excellent work on all three!  :thumbsup:
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Re: American SR-177
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2010, 12:02:17 pm »

That looks so cool! F-5 nose, X-29 fuselage and MiG-21PF spine (part of) and rudder?

Great guesswork ChernayAkula, you only got the nose wrong ........ Hasegawa X-29 fuselage and wings, rear spine and tail surfaces from a KP Mig 21MF........ Nose is NOT an F-5 though  ;D :wacko:

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Re: American SR-177
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2010, 12:39:32 pm »



When i first read the title to this thread i thought it said Armenian SR177........i was so intrigued, alas it was not to be and my excitment had got the better of me.


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Re: American SR-177
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2010, 01:37:41 pm »
Never did an Armenian SR.177 (can't now either, lost the base file when I got hit by a virus :angry:), but I did do a Ka-58:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,24996.60.html
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Re: American SR-177
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2010, 02:06:12 pm »
Great guesswork ChernayAkula, you only got the nose wrong ........ Hasegawa X-29 fuselage and wings, rear spine and tail surfaces from a KP Mig 21MF........ Nose is NOT an F-5 though  ;D :wacko:

Some kind of MiG-23, then?

Sure it was an MiG-21MF? The tapered spine says PF to me.
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Re: American SR-177
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2010, 02:38:11 pm »
Right on with the Mig 23 nose which I had left over from making the duck nosed version of the 23.

Yep I am sure its the fin from a 21 MF as KP did not make a PF

Maybe I should send you my old glasses darkmaster?

Hope to get a lot more done over the weekend when not watching the Turkish Grand Prix

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Re: American SR-177
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2010, 08:58:32 am »
Finally managed to get a bit further with the basis of this thread.



maybe I will be able to get the rest of the fuselage stuck together by the end of the day, only the nose and cockpit area was stuck together in this picture.

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