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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #630 on: June 25, 2016, 06:13:52 am »
I saw some drawings that someone posted to the forum of a Sea Typhoon. Unfortunately I didn't save the drawings for my own use, or I can't find them on my pc and I also can't find them on the internet  :banghead:

Could someone please post them here so I can copy the drawing which will allow me to build the aircraft, at least my version of it. It was a three view drawing with one view showing one of the wings folded.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #631 on: June 25, 2016, 08:34:39 am »
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #632 on: June 25, 2016, 11:18:41 am »
Thank you very much Jim  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #633 on: June 28, 2016, 11:27:01 am »
By a strange co-incidence George Munroe, who built the Sea Typhoon that OGL mentioned in that link, was at the Coventry Show on Sunday and we spent quite a time chatting to him about the model. It still exists too, and may appear at a show or two now that we mentioned it to him.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #634 on: June 28, 2016, 02:19:14 pm »
I managed to print off several copies of the plan to 1/72 scale so I have something to work from if I get around to starting one. However I do tend to agree with Kit that the Royal Navy would have preferred the Centaurs so the nose of a Matchbox Tempest will find itself being a bedfellow to two Academy Typhoons, some plastic card and filler. I'm thinking BPD for Operation Olympic instead of the Blackburn Firebrand.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #635 on: June 28, 2016, 05:27:40 pm »
Actually, Maintrack did a 1/72 Centaurus engined Tornado conversion for the Airfix Typhoon.  Got one in the stash too

http://www.modelsforsale.com/plasticmodelkits/maintrack-7238-172-hawker-tornado-centaurus-conversion-for-the-airfix-typhoon/

 Hawker had to use the Tornado fuselage because the wing was set 3 or 4 inches lower so the supercharger and stuff could clear the main spar. The Vulture also had the same problem when fitted to a Typhoon fuselage
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #636 on: June 29, 2016, 12:24:42 am »
For the Sea Typhoon they added an extra fuel tank in front of the cockpit which moved the engine forward. I will be doing the same which means that the fuselage stretch forward of the cockpit can help absorb any cross sectional differences. Fitting the Centaurus also gets around the problem of the chin radiator when the leading edge radiators are fitted, which I will do, allowing me to fit a torpedo taken from a Fairly Swordfish ;)
Not sure if I will add a fillet to the tail fin though  :-\

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #637 on: June 29, 2016, 03:02:22 pm »
Would probably need it for better directional control on landing.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #638 on: June 30, 2016, 06:27:55 am »
The 1:144 Tu-95 engine set seller on ebay is called "fencer_24" - no shop.

http://www.ebay.de/sch/m.html?ssPageName=&_ssn=fencer_24&rt=nc

The Tu-95 engines are currently not on sale (from a manufacturer called ZIP), but you might contact him? IIRC, the sent went by less than EUR 15,- (plus p.p., but that was not too much) - a sound offer. Anyway, other conversion and detail sets are in the list.

Hope this is helpful?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #639 on: June 30, 2016, 06:50:16 am »
As an addendum, it's this stuff: http://www.lindenhillimports.com/komplektzip.htm

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #640 on: June 30, 2016, 02:13:08 pm »
Thank you Dizzyfugu  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #641 on: July 10, 2016, 04:53:56 am »
Getting bu99er all done  :banghead:

I know I have only been at work for one week, but after 18 months off work and having a rather busy Saturday which included ringing bells for a church wedding, I am feeling a little bit tired so trying to relax and watch both Sky F1 and BBC1 at the same time so I can see the British Grand Prix and the Men's singles final at Wimbledon at the same time  :blink:

I think modelling wise I will get built what I can, when and can and it will be what I want to build rather than trying to get things built to a target, though I will try for a few things that are outstanding.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #642 on: July 16, 2016, 11:57:31 am »
While shopping on my girlfriends mother's behalf today I found this...



And I thought you could only buy it in tins!  :rolleyes: ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #643 on: July 16, 2016, 02:10:30 pm »
Forgot to say that I saw a Beauford in Dunblane today.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #644 on: July 17, 2016, 06:42:56 am »
Never seen that Elbow Grease - any good ?
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