Author Topic: Hawker-PAC 'Turbo Fury'; '01' of the Royal Thai Marine Corps, Chanthaburi 1969  (Read 6655 times)

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Offline Dizzyfugu

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...or got no real life?  :-\

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Hey, I work every Sunday! :wacko:

And Saturday, too, for that matter. :-\

Nights! :o

My "weekend" is Thursday/Friday. :thumbsup:

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Very cool ! I love the colours on this one. Great to see the Firefly shot in there as well. I bumped into this one looking for Mach Loop pics on the 'net. Strange eh !

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I take this as a compliment.  ;D

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Beautiful... :wub: excellent work as always! :thumbsup:
I love that idea of newer engines on older prop fighters, it's got a lot of possibilities.

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Strangely it actually looks quite normal and sort of suits it!!

Well done  :thumbsup:

If Cavalier could Turbo-Prop a Mustang, then why mot someone else doing the same for other surplice WWII aircraft?

now whole new line of creative thought there..... Turbo-Proping a Fw-190D, yummy.....

.......a Turbo-prop P-38 Lightning with twin RR Dart engines????  :wacko:  Hmmm a couple of Cavalier Turbo-prop conversion kits would be a good place to start!! I wonder where I could get those from!  ;D

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Beautiful... :wub: excellent work as always! :thumbsup:
I love that idea of newer engines on older prop fighters, it's got a lot of possibilities.

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Thank you. There were actually three of these - the original from Pakistan and then a late conversion that actually flew against the Cavalier Mustang...  ;)

In this case here, the Herc engines match up very well in size and shape/diameter with the Fury's fuselage. I also considered a similar transplatation to a late F4U - this should look menacing, too.

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It's funny, after clicking on the pic and then tracking the name back to hear, it turned out that I had seen and responded to the other two, but not this one ? Excellent work all the way around. The new engines definitely make them look modern and powerful !

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Great build and backstory Thomas. Love the colours.
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... I also considered a similar transplatation to a late F4U - this should look menacing, too.

And beautiful! :wub: I don't think anyone would mind if you built that... could be in the next three days, no problem, right?  ;D
That would be a really good looking bird... :thumbsup:

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Maybe...? I can imagine that bird in USMC colors for Vietnam duty, in Light Gull Grey and White with some colorful trim and lots of A-1 style ordnance...  ;D

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Great work as usual Dizzy......love the idea of giving life to WW2 fighters......love the idea of a turbo prop FW190D9.....oh yes i do......an i have a resin set of hercules engines from Heritage Models sitting around doing nothing......
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At the moment, the BoB GB occupies all resources, but there's still a Herc engine left - I considered a target tug version with civil registration, but maybe it ends up on a F4U. Also thoughzt about a P-51 conversion, but the turboprop engine is rather massive.

BTW, speaking about a single, leftover engine pod - There were/are two more Turbo Furies:

1:72 Hawker-PAC Sea Fury FB.61; aircraft 'K 850' of No. 5 Squadron, Pakistan Air Force (PAF/پاک فِضائیہ‎); Kashmir region, summer 1965 (Whif/PM Model kit conversion) by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

1:72 Hawker-PAC 'Turbo Fury'; FAA registration 'N287FS', operated by Flight Systems Inc. and used during USAF fly-off trials; Edwards Air Base, 1984 (Whif/PM Model kit conversion) by dizzyfugu, on Flickr
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You have mabe me hunt around my loft for last 20mins looking for a particular box.......which i have found.....!!!!!! I now have my blister pack of 4 herc resin engines from Heritage........i held one above a Hase 190D9 i have built and the engine is a lot slimmer than the space that would be left by the Jumo engine. Mmmmmm, some thinking to do.......
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Pack the sides out a bit and no problem!  ;)

It's what I'll be doing when I Turbo-up my F4U - well, if it's needed...
I like the Vietnam Corsair idea, Dizzy - just what I was planning; it should look very elegant in Grey/White.

Hmmm... I also have a spare Fw-190D too...

These are all looking very tasty, Dizzy - nice to see your work again.

Cheers
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