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Re: The Grumman Sabrecat
« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2013, 02:56:49 am »
Yes, the stability problems made Grumman intruduce the taller fin (you are absolutely correct), which, BTW, was later taken over to the F8F-2.  ;)

I am looking forward to see yours with the HUGE propeller. I held the respective part from the Matchbox kit onto my conversion, and it looks intimidating! The most crazy thing: the Bearcat's tall landing gear makes its use actually feasible! But the I wondered about torque and low speed handling, and that made me switch to the five-bladed prop - and the "mixer" look, together with the fat spinner.  :wacko:

Some paint repairs have to be made, and the external ordnance is still on the work bench. But progress is good, I hope to be able to take (more) beauty pics towards the weekend.

I also made WiP pics from my conversion work and some details of the Art Model kit - all will be posted when everything is done.
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Re: The Grumman Sabrecat
« Reply #46 on: June 04, 2013, 02:19:06 pm »
Great looking build ... !!!    :cheers:    It looks like a Typhoon,to me,but I'm not much on building aircraft models...    LOL !!!   

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Re: The Grumman Sabrecat
« Reply #47 on: June 04, 2013, 05:22:40 pm »
One is struck by the thought, that a 'Grumman Sabrecat' looks awfully like what
A later type Miles fighter would/could have looked like, If you see what I mean? :blink:

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Re: The Grumman Sabrecat
« Reply #48 on: June 05, 2013, 07:22:38 am »

A later type Miles fighter would/could have looked like, If you see what I mean? :blink:

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Re: The Grumman Sabrecat
« Reply #49 on: June 05, 2013, 07:40:35 am »

A later type Miles fighter would/could have looked like, If you see what I mean? :blink:

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I'd not thought of that, but I can see exactly what you mean!
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Re: The Grumman Sabrecat
« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2013, 03:43:39 am »
MAGIC stuff Thomas!  :thumbsup: :bow:

That really does have the 'big shouldered' look that Sturmvogel's original drawing had.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: The Grumman Sabrecat
« Reply #52 on: June 06, 2013, 06:39:20 am »
It's like a mix of a hummingbird and Popeye the Sailor...?  :unsure:

More pics and a complete post to come soon!

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Re: The Grumman Sabrecat
« Reply #53 on: June 06, 2013, 08:25:48 am »
Just posted all of my build in a separate thread.  ;D

But now things are starting take a global scale (and maybe get out of control - YES!  :wacko:): please take a look at the Sabrecat Mk. III!  :party:


Sabrecat Mk III by Franclab, on Flickr

This is a further suggested development, from fellow user franclab (from Canada) on flickr.com who saw my build and suggested a Mk. III with a Fw 190D-style fuselage extension, to counter the type's stability issues.

Now, who's going to build THIS one... it would deserve reaching the hardware stage!  :rolleyes:
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Re: The Grumman Sabrecat
« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2013, 11:42:37 pm »
By the way, the circle is closing... How about attacking the LSR with a leftover Sabrecat Mk. III? Another outside contribution from/by Franclab from Canada  ;D


Sabrecat WSR by Franclab, on Flickr

Sweet, ain't it?
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Re: The Grumman Sabrecat
« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2019, 03:26:03 am »
After a SIX year pause, short by my standards  ;D I'm resurrecting the Sabrecat project.

I found the box containing the various chunks of the model hidden amongst the pile of rubbish that passes for my model bench while looking for some matt black paint. How can any modeller worth their salt NOT have 2-3 tins of matt black? Somehow I've managed to get into that deplorable state, and it needs to be remedied very quickly!  :banghead:

Anyway, the Sabrecat emerged from this chaos and it occurred to me that just a little more work, mostly PSR, would get up and running in time for Telford.
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Re: The Grumman Sabrecat
« Reply #56 on: October 12, 2019, 05:20:31 pm »
Love to see neglected builds see the light day again!
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Re: The Grumman Sabrecat
« Reply #57 on: October 13, 2019, 06:24:08 am »
How can any modeller worth their salt NOT have 2-3 tins of matt black?

I found I'd run out of US Interior Green in the middle of my Mitchel build, could of sworn I had a couple of extra's. Couldn't even get any at the show I went to and had to buy a tin of enamel in the end. Needless to say paints are on my Telford list  :angel:
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