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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #75 on: November 07, 2019, 07:56:47 am »
Having got four Magics on the upper half of the wing, I turned the model upside down to see how to fit the other four on the lower half. Sadly it won't work as the lowest Magics foul the erector/launcher so it looks like the Colibri will only be able to carry six missiles.  :banghead:

But I found this while looking for info on the original Colioptere :-



That was a project for an service version of the original aircraft, and look where the missiles are located.  :thumbsup: ;D
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #76 on: November 07, 2019, 09:17:45 am »
Interesting find Kit  :thumbsup: and those missiles look like very early Sparrows
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #77 on: November 07, 2019, 10:17:43 am »

Interesting find Kit  :thumbsup: and those missiles look like very early Sparrows


They're pretty big, aren't they?

Probably a French equivalent to a Sparrow, but there's no obvious radar set for the missiles to 'ride in' on as far as I can see. The only other French missile I know is the Matra 430, but that's a short, stubby thing. I did think of using a couple of them on the Colibri but they're far too wide.
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #78 on: November 07, 2019, 11:58:22 pm »
As is almost normal for me at this time of year almost every non-sleeping hour is spent on or near my model bench!  :banghead:

At LAST I bent and glued the last bit of wire for the steps on the erector/launcher and rapidly applied a coat of primer. Colour coat, only one of them, goes on later this morning. The aircraft bit has had it's last paint details added and a coat of Klear applied, and the very few decals will be applied in an hour or so.

And then I'll just have enough time to tidy the place up a bit before I head off north toward my youngest daughter's place before Telford tomorrow. (Did you know she was the RAF's Best Air...…………………………..oh, you did. OK.)
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #79 on: November 08, 2019, 12:42:15 am »
Just a few Magic missiles to arm the Colibri...………..  ;D



Two of the Magics have a more pointed nose.  I think they are the two I sent Kit from the Academy Super Etendard.  Now that could be Academy representing a different type of Magic (radar as opposed to heat seeker - or vice versa) or it could just be Academy not getting it quite right.

I think the latter - as far as I know, there is no radar version of the R550 Magic.
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #80 on: November 08, 2019, 01:53:53 am »

Two of the Magics have a more pointed nose.  I think they are the two I sent Kit from the Academy Super Etendard.  Now that could be Academy representing a different type of Magic (radar as opposed to heat seeker - or vice versa) or it could just be Academy not getting it quite right.

I think the latter - as far as I know, there is no radar version of the R550 Magic.


But this is WhiffWorld……………….  ;) ;D
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #81 on: November 08, 2019, 02:03:52 am »
Maybe they truely are magic and there is an imp in the nose steering the thing and a small dragon at the back providing the thrust?

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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #82 on: November 08, 2019, 02:19:47 am »

Maybe they truely are magic and there is an imp in the nose steering the thing and a small dragon at the back providing the thrust?

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They're French so ANYthing is possible.  ;)
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #83 on: November 08, 2019, 02:28:56 am »
as far as I know, there is no radar version of the R550 Magic.
But this is WhiffWorld……………….  ;) ;D
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #84 on: November 08, 2019, 02:47:54 am »
And here's the airborne part of the model done and dusted.

The paint on the erector/launcher is still drying...…………

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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #85 on: November 08, 2019, 03:05:47 am »
It is funny that, contrary to your siganture word "Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings", this model has a tiny span... ;D
But maybe this was the reason for its not being ordered into mass production. :unsure:
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #86 on: November 08, 2019, 03:12:33 am »
Could you fit some missiles inside the lower part of the wing?
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #87 on: November 08, 2019, 03:36:49 am »

Could you fit some missiles inside the lower part of the wing?


Believe me, if I could get in there I would have.  ;D

It was difficult enough PAINTING the inside, let alone gluing bits in there.
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #88 on: November 08, 2019, 04:37:54 am »
And here's the whole shebang, with the varnish on the erector/launcher not exactly dry, but what the hell.  ;D

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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #89 on: November 08, 2019, 05:15:50 am »
Nice one! She be loaded for Bear! ;D :thumbsup:
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