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Re: Thorvics'Blog
« Reply #90 on: December 31, 2014, 05:04:14 am »
Absolutely love that T3.
It would be more obvious with the airbrakes extended, but who cares!
Now Geoff, how about a T4. A T3 with the T2 electronics( ie new nose etc) so that it can really pretend to be an F-35.

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Re: Thorvics'Blog
« Reply #91 on: December 31, 2014, 05:50:22 am »
Nice builds  :thumbsup:

Particularly like the Swift in that scheme. She looks ready for a hard days work in that quite subdued scheme  :thumbsup: I do have plans for one when I see it over here
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« Reply #92 on: December 31, 2014, 11:09:03 pm »
Good jobs.  Well done.
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« Reply #93 on: January 02, 2015, 05:25:44 pm »
Absolutely love that T3.
It would be more obvious with the airbrakes extended, but who cares!
Now Geoff, how about a T4. A T3 with the T2 electronics( ie new nose etc) so that it can really pretend to be an F-35.

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The Italeri T-45 doesn't have the Airbrakes moulded open, it might be possible with the Kinetic 1/48th kit, but thats not my scale.

Feel free to explore the Hawk 100/Goshawk cross matching, i seem to recall Martin and others have done the Hawk 200/Goshawk Hybrids but in mpre traditional FAA colours rather than the Black Hawk scheme.
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« Reply #94 on: January 02, 2015, 05:39:32 pm »
Anyway i have a new project on the cards that should keep me busy for sometime to come.

Its nothing new as such as its something i have built a couple of times, but as both examples are now in respective Museums i wanted to do another one that i can have on display on the SIGs stands to go with the other 1965/67 projects that were culled.

Yeap its time to try another HS-681 STOL transporter, to go alongside the TSR2 and P1154, going to use the Revell Transall as a basis with wings, engines, tail surfaces from elsewhere along with lots of plastic card, filler and PSR. No assembly yet but have the Drawings scaled up and donor kits sourced and aquired, so will log progess once i get stuck in.
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Re: Thorvics'Blog
« Reply #95 on: January 03, 2015, 02:00:35 am »
a third HS-681?   :rolleyes:

you do realise what will happen now don't you?

someone somewhere will do a limited run 1/72 or 1/144 resin kit of the type.  :banghead:

hmm, what scheme do we get this one in Geoff? an export one perhaps?

either way, good luck with her.
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« Reply #96 on: January 03, 2015, 07:12:54 am »
a third HS-681?   :rolleyes:

you do realise what will happen now don't you?

someone somewhere will do a limited run 1/72 or 1/144 resin kit of the type.  :banghead:

hmm, what scheme do we get this one in Geoff? an export one perhaps?

either way, good luck with her.

Well it was threatened in 1/144 by S and M models but never materialised.

Nope it will be in RAF colours, although not decided on the scheme as yet, and it will be the HS design rather than the AW one
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« Reply #97 on: January 03, 2015, 08:22:25 am »
Sounds good. Are you going to start a build thread ?

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« Reply #98 on: January 04, 2015, 01:45:56 am »
Am I the only one who thinks that S&M Models should be the trading name of Unicraft ?

Apologies for thread drift Geoff but I'm afraid I just can't get my brain around that name. After all their kits definitely aren't.

Re the 681it's an aircraft that's very much evocative of the era it was designed in to my mind. When the only way was straight up or there abouts anyway. Look forward to it

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« Reply #99 on: January 04, 2015, 05:23:04 am »
No idea how Mel came up with that name but it carried over from his decals.

Well the build has started, the Trasnsall is about 14mm too long for the 681, so the first thing has been to cut and shunt the interior aircraft hold, followed by the fuselage. The fin has been removed which is ok as Revell moulded this on top of the fuselage to retain the loading bay ribs so no major gap to fill in. Have now added a chunk of plastic and epoxy filler to the very aft of the fuselage as this needs to taper in so it will need to be solid for shaping. I have also done the same with the aft half of the wing roots in the fuselage as the swept 682 wing is positioned further forward.

Now looking to rebuild the cockpit as its a different format to the Transall, so will need to study the brochure drawings and the kit to work out wht needs to be done.
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« Reply #100 on: January 04, 2015, 06:56:18 am »
Looking forward to seeing how this progresses.

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« Reply #101 on: January 04, 2015, 08:45:59 am »
Yes myself as well. Sounds like it's going rather quickly ! :cheers:

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« Reply #102 on: January 04, 2015, 11:06:27 am »
No assembly yet but have the Drawings scaled up and donor kits sourced and aquired, so will log progess once i get stuck in.

I've got a CD which has the AW 681 Brochure on it, are the drawings you have in the brochure, or have you got them from somewhere else Geoff ?
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« Reply #103 on: January 04, 2015, 12:59:33 pm »
No assembly yet but have the Drawings scaled up and donor kits sourced and acquired, so will log progress once i get stuck in.

I've got a CD which has the AW 681 Brochure on it, are the drawings you have in the brochure, or have you got them from somewhere else Geoff ?

Yeap its the Brochure drawings for the cockpit layout, but i have a 3 view of the later HS-681 as used in the Mike Pryce Air Enthusiast article with the triple main gear that i'm building, so taken it that the interior layout wont have changed.

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Re: Thorvics'Blog
« Reply #104 on: January 05, 2015, 05:05:09 am »
Not a lot of progress to show as yet apart from cutting up the Transall fuselage to shorten it. I have removed the staircase from the cockpit floor and filled in the hole with plastic card, filled in the door way in the cockpit bulkhead and used both parts to create the new lower cockpit floor. Next up will be creating the nose gear bay to fit into the new floor but I need to work out the gear and leg to use first before I can build a bay to house it !!!.

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