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Hawker Sea Swallow
« on: July 04, 2015, 10:28:39 am »
I fell in love wth the Sea Swallow concept I had presented in the Idea section, so I abandoned - momentarily - my swamp skimmer to start working on this.
I had a mangled Horten, somebody had tried rescribing panel lines with - ahem - dubious results  :rolleyes: , so I started puttying (is this the word?) the wing halves before joining them to the fuselage.

The assembly came off not very badly, after some filing and carving. I filled roughly the joint with scrap plastic before using putty.


Now the first iteration of PSR is done, but forgot to take a photo.  :banghead:

Another reason for leaving aside the swamp skimmer is that I should give it a first undercoat to detect surface defects, and I HATE spraying.  :banghead:
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2015, 10:55:21 am »
Already looking ridiculously convincing. :)
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2015, 12:27:23 pm »
Yes that looks REALLY good, even better than the sum of its parts.  :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2015, 12:44:16 pm »
Gorgeous!  :wub: It's gonna be a right looker!
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2015, 01:49:21 pm »
Thanks for the positive comments.
I'll try to continue and even get to <shudder> paint it.
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2015, 03:17:50 pm »
Nowhere near complete, and already a winner!  :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2015, 04:32:42 pm »
I agree with everyone else's words, true whif beauty, that's for sure!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2015, 01:19:09 am »
This looks lovely - the lines blend together VERY well!  :thumbsup:
Looking forward to see what becomes of it.

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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2015, 02:32:00 am »
Given the large fuselage cavity created by moving the engines outboard, this has to be either a bomber or a long-range type, something like a jet Mosquito. I think de Havilland would have something to say about its "Swallow" monicker too. In fact, maybe it's an early example of the Hawker de Havilland partnership that we know and love - the Hawker de Havilland Sea Swallow.

Also, if I may make so bold, it does need a swept fin (if any) - the Sea Hawk original will not look right.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2015, 02:33:50 am by steelpillow »
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2015, 03:17:09 am »
Yes, puttying is the right word.

I love how this looks.
I agree with steelpillow about the fin.  Something with the same profile as the wings would loot right IMO.
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2015, 03:20:42 am »
The fin from the P.1081 should do the job, see below.

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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2015, 05:52:51 am »
The fin from the P.1081 should do the job, see below.



And we all know that the proposed PR version of the production 1081 had extended wings that looked remarkably similar to the Ho229's outer wing panels.   :rolleyes:

PM even include a handy panel line along which to make the necessary cuts!
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2015, 08:02:53 am »
Given the large fuselage cavity created by moving the engines outboard, this has to be either a bomber or a long-range type, something like a jet Mosquito. I think de Havilland would have something to say about its "Swallow" monicker too. In fact, maybe it's an early example of the Hawker de Havilland partnership that we know and love - the Hawker de Havilland Sea Swallow.

Also, if I may make so bold, it does need a swept fin (if any) - the Sea Hawk original will not look right.

Oh, yes, of course, I had not intended to use the original fin. I have yet to cut (or find) an appropriate one.
As Swallow in english has various different meanings, could I say that the name was proposed by the Hawker chief test pilot in honour of a girlfriend's ability in... ahem...  :wub:
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2015, 08:13:40 am »
You could but he'd want to clean it up if he wants to convince his bosses. ;)
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2015, 08:28:18 am »
You could always use the shape of the RW Dh 108 Swallow.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_DH_108

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