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Swift gets closer to completion
« on: February 06, 2011, 03:46:17 pm »
Bit more fiddly painting to do, then on with the canopy and decals. Oh, and some sort of back story.

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Re: Swift gets closer to completion
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011, 07:53:24 pm »
Oooooooooooooooo!   :wub:
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Re: Swift gets closer to completion
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 07:24:05 am »
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Swift gets closer to completion
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011, 07:58:48 am »
Shiny! :party:
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Re: Swift gets closer to completion
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011, 12:46:59 pm »
Well helloooo.
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Re: Swift gets closer to completion
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2011, 01:05:27 pm »


ohhh Suez stripes  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Swift gets closer to completion
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2011, 04:30:09 pm »
Oh that is just sex with wings!!!!!
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Re: Swift gets closer to completion
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011, 06:51:17 pm »
Looks great, Rat ! Look forward to seeing some more.

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Re: Swift gets closer to completion
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2011, 07:44:36 pm »
Oooooooooooooooo!   :wub:

^ This. :thumbsup: High Speed Silver and Suez stripes - why didn't I think of that!?
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Re: Swift gets closer to completion
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2011, 11:55:50 pm »
Wicked! :cheers:

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Re: Swift gets closer to completion
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2011, 03:48:34 am »
Very striking colors. 2 thumbs up! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :cheers:
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Re: Swift gets closer to completion
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2011, 08:14:53 am »
I've always been amused by the blurb on the box - "One of Britain's best ground attack fighters" After all I've read about it I'm convinced that if it actually had been employed that way it might have made a damned good one!  ;D
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Re: Swift gets closer to completion
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2011, 06:17:38 pm »
Was the Swift ever considered as a ground attack fighter?

AFAIK its main use was as a tactical PR aircraft, as the FR5, and it was very good at that too.
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Re: Swift gets closer to completion
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2011, 01:27:40 am »
I never realised the Swift was quite so, well, "rotund" might be the best word to use to describe it.  ;)
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Re: Swift gets closer to completion
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2011, 02:10:26 am »
I never realised the Swift was quite so, well, "rotund" might be the best word to use to describe it.  ;)

Dead right, difficult to believe that a Swift took the world air speed record from the svelte Hunter back in 1953, but it did.
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