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Re: Firefly F.III
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2011, 02:42:44 pm »
Nice and subtle with lots of double take factor.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Firefly F.III
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2011, 07:50:40 pm »
like the way this finished up.

A very subtle shape change, but a lot more voom I would think

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Re: Firefly F.III
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2011, 12:47:49 am »
I like that a lot sir  :thumbsup:
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Subtle...
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2011, 08:46:42 am »
...but sweet.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Firefly F.III
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2011, 06:36:47 am »
Very nice! ;D
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Re: Firefly F.III
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2011, 10:50:46 am »
A lovely, subtle beast....excellent!  :lol:
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Re: Firefly F.III
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2011, 01:45:40 pm »
This is one slick, sweet and subtle whiff!

That's some pro-style work, kitbasher!
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Re: Firefly F.III
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2014, 05:04:59 pm »
That is very subtle.....what a great whif !

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Re: Firefly F.III
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2014, 02:36:49 am »
Missed this one the first time around.  Sabres with a chin intake usually make an aircraft uglier, but I think the shape improves over the earlier mark. Nice work!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Firefly F.III
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2019, 07:28:15 am »
Sabres with a chin intake usually make an aircraft uglier, but I think the shape improves over the earlier mark. Nice work!  :thumbsup:

Agreed, that bulge on either side gives it more character!  :thumbsup: :cheers:
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Re: Firefly F.III
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2019, 12:51:27 am »
the 1946 GB 'finished builds' thread pics are rather spoiled by the Photobucket watermark, so....
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Re: Firefly F.III
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2019, 03:02:58 am »
You need to add a later Sabre variant
with wing mounted radiators.  That'd be a very subtle whiff. :thumbsup:
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Re: Firefly F.III
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2019, 03:42:46 am »
The only snag is that it wouldn't look that different from a Firefly V.  More to the point, where would you get a late Sabre cowling as no one does one.

I still like the idea of a Centaurus one.
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Re: Firefly F.III
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2019, 05:04:11 am »
Remove the intake and build up the gap with plastic card or something.  Alternatively, reshape the Griffon cowling instead.

Century's would be good, give a whole new look.
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Re: Firefly F.III
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2019, 12:23:04 pm »
Centaurus Firefly - not strictly thought about that but have matched up the discarded Sea Fury front (plus cowling) from my Sea Fury FB.20 (https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=42285.msg729274#msg729274) up against a NOVO Barracuda and a Centaurus Barracuda should be easily done.  If one is that way inclined!  by extension I imagine a centaurus Sea Fury should be straightforward.
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