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Offline Alvis 3.14159

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Swept wing Hawker Seahawk
« on: April 22, 2011, 10:22:34 am »
No, I don't remember the number that Hawker was using for their swept wing version of the SeaHawk, and I'm pretty sure these wings don't match it anyhow...

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Re: Swept wing Hawker Seahawk
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2011, 10:26:45 am »
Using the Trumpeter SeaHawk and the wings from a Lindberg F11 Tiger. Yes yes, heresey you may proclaim, but it's my model(s) har har.


So I painted it...problem is, I still haven't come up with a suitable navy to give it to. The kit has German navy and Indian Navy markings, and I'm leaning towards a HAL licence-built variant that incorporated the swept wing tech...but I don't know. Drat.






Maybe Swiss or Bolivian Navy? Isreali Navy also was  in the running, but the RN type paint scheme killed that one off. I think
I really hate being this indecisive.

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Re: Swept wing Hawker Seahawk
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2011, 10:36:34 am »
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Re: Swept wing Hawker Seahawk
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2011, 10:36:50 am »
No, I don't remember the number that Hawker was using for their swept wing version of the SeaHawk, and I'm pretty sure these wings don't match it anyhow...

P.1052, and no, they don't.... ;D



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Re: Swept wing Hawker Seahawk
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2011, 11:46:53 am »
I would probably pick Indian but really like the choice of a Swiss Naval version :wacko:
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Re: Swept wing Hawker Seahawk
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2011, 11:53:54 am »
What a little Beauty, Alvez ! She sure looks natural in those wings. RCN is always an option...... :thumbsup:

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Re: Swept wing Hawker Seahawk
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2011, 11:56:28 am »
I'd rather not saddle the RCN with the plane, it is quite cute, but never struck me as terribly effective at anything our navy would need, ie: Interception. Now, if we wound up with a couple Essex class carriers and used the Swepties as part of our UN contribution in Suez...oOOoOohhh, hey now...

I also realised I have a Airfix Buccaneer, with SAAF markings, so that WAS an option, but that RCN idea suddenly came up outta nowhere...hmmmmm

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Re: Swept wing Hawker Seahawk
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2011, 12:27:04 pm »
Loving this!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Swept wing Hawker Seahawk
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2011, 12:34:01 pm »
I like it. Sorta looks like an 8/10 scale Scimitar.
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Re: Swept wing Hawker Seahawk
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2011, 12:38:43 pm »
I would probably pick Indian but really like the choice of a Swiss Naval version :wacko:

I'm pretty sure those sneaky Swiss would have found a way to hide their carrier in a cave.

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Re: Swept wing Hawker Seahawk
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2011, 12:39:48 pm »
What a little Beauty, Alvez ! She sure looks natural in those wings. RCN is always an option...... :thumbsup:

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Re: Swept wing Hawker Seahawk
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2011, 12:55:43 pm »
Nice paintjob!

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Re: Swept wing Hawker Seahawk
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2011, 01:26:40 pm »
Looking good.

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Re: Swept wing Hawker Seahawk
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2011, 01:31:56 pm »
Your kitbashing skills are a modern marvel, well done!!

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Re: Swept wing Hawker Seahawk
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2011, 03:45:50 pm »
Well, I've been able to narrow it down by thinking aboot it all day. So, here's the finalists in what nation gets this plane:
UK
Australia
New Zealand
Canada
Brazil
Argentina
Chile
Bolivia
Switzerland
Germany
India
Taiwan
South Africa
France
Andorra
and basically anyone else I think of...arrrrgh!
Time to stop thinking, methinks!
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