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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2015, 11:25:32 am »
You could but he'd want to clean it up if he wants to convince his bosses. ;)

Or introduce his girlfriend to the bosses... ;D
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2015, 04:49:38 am »
Oh man that just looks so right.....excellent work !

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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2015, 10:54:26 am »
The empennage from a Hunter would probably be easiest to obtain, and would certainly look the part.
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2015, 02:44:14 pm »
The empennage from a Hunter would probably be easiest to obtain, and would certainly look the part.


I am afraid I don't have any Hunter (and I'd need one for another project). I will rummage in the left overs, else I'll cut and shape one, it's not difficult, just boring.  :rolleyes:
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2015, 04:32:35 pm »
A Harrier fin has a similar Hawker profile as well.
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2017, 06:55:22 am »
Having more or less tamed my airbrush, I restarted some forgotten models.
After more PSR, and primer,  I am preparing my Sea Swallow for paint. Dark green lines aren't pre-post-under-over shading, but just to try to fill scratches etc following a tip seen recently.  ;D
Problem: re-reading the answers in this topic, I found useful suggestions about using another fin. I had completely forgotten about that, even glued the rudder, so now I'll have to cut the original one, find another etc.  :banghead:


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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2017, 07:31:36 am »
Nice to se this one back from the land that time forgot ! Looking forward to seeing her dressed up !

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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2017, 07:42:09 am »
Just want to add to the list and say how pretty this is, good job sir  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2017, 08:45:52 am »
Great to see it back. Surely a pair of de Havilland Gyron Juniors - the engine that powered the original Blackburn NA.39 Buccanneer - in the wings. The slim engine fairings have no room for the big-diameter centrifugal compressors of the Sea Hawk's generation. Nobody else (outside the whiffyverse) made an axial-flow engine in the right class. The contemporary DH 110 Sea Vixen needed a pair of huge and thirsty R-R Avons to give worse payload-range.
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2017, 09:41:50 am »
This looks very nice, looking forward to seeing it finished.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2017, 12:39:55 pm »
Thanks for all the nice encouragement posts.
As previously had been suggested that a swept fin was more appropriate, I cut the original Seahawk one, scanned and printed the P1081 drawing (from the Hawker Putnam book) in the right size and cut form plasticart. This is the central layer.



Now all 3 have been glued together and put under pressure till tomorrow.

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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2017, 01:12:39 pm »
You didn't find that flatiron in a hobby store. That looks to be at least a century and a half old. There were a few kicking around in the family home I grew up in. It was built in 1888. My sister inherited the house and still lives there. I imagine the irons are still there too and out on display with all the other antiques my parents collected and inherited. It was like living in a frikkin' museum.


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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2017, 01:59:17 pm »
It's looking better by the minute, er, year.  ;D ;)
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2017, 02:46:50 pm »
You didn't find that flatiron in a hobby store. That looks to be at least a century and a half old. There were a few kicking around in the family home I grew up in. It was built in 1888. My sister inherited the house and still lives there. I imagine the irons are still there too and out on display with all the other antiques my parents collected and inherited. It was like living in a frikkin' museum.


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Yes, it's a family heirloom.  ;D
My family NEVER threw anything away  :banghead:, and I am the last one, so I found myself with all sort of strange things. At least the flatirons are useful as weights, I do also book restorations (as a hobby) and use them all the time. ;D
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Re: Hawker Sea Swallow
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2017, 02:47:45 pm »
It's looking better by the minute, er, year.  ;D ;)

 ;D ;D
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