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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2018, 04:53:28 pm »
"Seventeen tracks and I've had it with this game."


Reet.  Here we gan!

Very unassuming box.  I'm assuming that the actual release will have some kind of artwork or info on it.



Oooh!  Look at what we have in here!



Lots of nice resin bits, but no instructions.  Again, the actual release will have some, but as I'm a modeller with a modicum of intelligence (pause for sarcastic response), I'm sure I won't actually need them. 

Let's have a closer look at some bits.  It all looks to be beautifully mastered and cast.



Fuselage halves with some nice moulded in detail.  I'm a bit concerned as to quite where I'll have to fit the weight to keep it on it's nosegear...




Engine cowlings.  Those pouring lugs look to be rather fearsome beasts to have to remove...



The wings.  The pouring lugs here look to be quite substantial but in reality were fairly easy to remove and clean up with a scalpel.  The cockpit internals are to the bottom left and are quite comprensive.  May need some tape belts and possibly rudder pedals, but that's for later.



The tail feathers.  The moulding seam at the base of the tailfin does need some judicious sanding.



The props.  I've a feeling these may be handed.

Two canopies are provided but for some reason, I haven't uploaded any photos.  Anyhoo, let's see how far we've got.



Moulding lugs removed but it were a battle!



And all taped up.  The cockpit parts are a little snug to get into place, whilst the moulded in locator tabs on the wings need a slight trim to get the positioning just right.  In addition, one of the engine cowls - the port I think - will need a slight sanding on the wing inserts to get a better fit.



And  finally, an underside shot.


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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2018, 09:36:19 pm »
I did fight the Unicraft kit and I think I won ?  :rolleyes:
It's on site here somewhere
I found this first Supermarine 327 marvel... :wub:
It is at http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,25675.0.html
(the 4 pictures of #5, click on them as they are not victims of the Photobucket disaster)
Congratulations Narses2!
And this is a good inspiration for The Wooksta!
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2018, 01:19:55 am »
Well done for finding those Tophe, I forgot it was on here !

That does look nice Lee. I definitely need 1 or 2
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2018, 03:41:43 am »
"Breaking my back just to know your name, but heaven ain't close in a place like this."


Colin should be at Huddersfield and I think it'll get a proper release there.

I did fight the Unicraft kit and I think I won ?  :rolleyes:
It's on site here somewhere
I found this first Supermarine 327 marvel... :wub:
It is at http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,25675.0.html
(the 4 pictures of #5, click on them as they are not victims of the Photobucket disaster)
Congratulations Narses2!
And this is a good inspiration for The Wooksta!

I don't need inspiration - I know exactly what I'm doing with this beast and I've plenty of ideas for the few others that will follow.  I don't plan on any tropical versions as Chris has already done one and having test fitted the alternate tropical intakes that come with it, I don't particularly like the fit.

I'd like to do a few of the other variations on the type - the predecessors - but that means having to get one of the Unicrap abortions...
« Last Edit: February 09, 2018, 08:12:00 am by The Wooksta! »
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Please dial *617 at this time"

"We're the Sweeney, son, and we haven't had any dinner."

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34762.0.ht

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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2018, 10:53:28 am »
And this is a good inspiration for The Wooksta!
I don't need inspiration - I know exactly what I'm doing

I would like you'd be inspired by weird derivatives like this 327Z... :-\ ;D
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2018, 03:36:54 am »

Colin should be at Huddersfield and I think it'll get a proper release there.



Cheers Lee
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2018, 05:40:36 am »
"Anything goes but don't blink you might miss!"

It's together and the first coat of primer is curing.  Photos to follow at some point soon.  I doubt I'll have it completely finished but it'll be at 'uddersfield regardless.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2018, 03:44:56 pm by The Wooksta! »
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Please dial *617 at this time"

"We're the Sweeney, son, and we haven't had any dinner."

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2018, 07:27:26 am »
Looking forward to seeing this finished, that's a gorgeous airplane of which i haven't heard or seen much of.

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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2018, 08:11:37 am »
"Bring it back down, bring it back down tonight."

Paint is on and looks eggshell.  Very happy with that, so the decals are going on soon.  Might - just might - have it finished and ready for Sunday.  The Spitfire I'm working on with it won't be - too much work to do there.

I'm liking this more and more.  Researching the scheme I wanted to do threw up another that I liked even more than the one I was doing, so I think I'll need two more to add to this one and the other one that's in the stash.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2018, 08:15:59 am by The Wooksta! »
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Please dial *617 at this time"

"We're the Sweeney, son, and we haven't had any dinner."

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2018, 02:32:51 pm »
looking forward to seeing pics of the completed build, Lee, and I am tempted to treat myself to one.

Looks like a Hornet/Meteor mash-up.
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2018, 05:22:02 pm »
Nice looking kit and aeroplane !
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2018, 01:46:14 pm »
"Never thought I'd let a rumour spoil my moonlight..."

Well, all done bar the shouting.  Just got the tips on the props to do and glue them on.  Should be calling it finished in about half an hour so I can get it packed up for 'uddersfield.

I don't like the nosegear.  Actually, what I mean is the way it's attached to the resin sprue.  One of the axles broke off when I tried to remove it, so I stole the one from the other kit in the stash and that does the same.  Balderdash! It will not sit on it's nosegear without weight but there isn't anywhere in there to put it!  A white metal nosegear would help with this a great deal and mean that the modeller won't break the blasted thing whilst trying to remove it from the sprue either.

Not keen on the mainwheels, but I'll replace them on later ones with Tempest wheels.

I also dislike separate prop blades.  Intensely.  However, this is due to it having handed props.  Now, if I'd noticed that, I would have lengthened the starboard cowling by a tad to accommodate the extra gearing - this is typical of the DH Hornet, so it has some basis in reality.

Overall, I've enjoyed it and I'm happy with it to a degree, but I feel it's been a bit rushed.  The next one I do will be better.  If only I could decide on what I want to do with it...

« Last Edit: February 10, 2018, 01:49:28 pm by The Wooksta! »
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Please dial *617 at this time"

"We're the Sweeney, son, and we haven't had any dinner."

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2018, 04:22:28 pm »
Now, if I'd noticed that, I would have lengthened the starboard cowling by a tad to accommodate the extra gearing - this is typical of the DH Hornet, so it has some basis in reality.

Not sure that the 130 and 131 were of different lengths.

http://users.skynet.be/BAMRS/dh103/pics/crankcase.jpg

Also, at the time the 327 would have been developed, the Merlin may well have been handed to give opposite rotation, such as was used in initial prototype(s) of the Whirlwind, rather than using the idler gear system used on the Merlin 131.

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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2018, 09:07:08 am »
Wasn't there any room for weight in the nacelles? or were they too far rear-ward to be of any use? 

When I did my P-76, with those massive four tail-booms, I had to put weight in all four nacelles as well as in the extended nose.  In fact, that's why I extended the nose - I needed the room!  :)  But without the nacelle weight, even the extended nose wouldn't have been enough.
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Re: Supermarine Type 327
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2018, 10:53:35 am »
"Somebody told me"

One Hornet nacelle is definitely longer than the other, there's photographic evidence to prove it.  Besides which, the info came from John Adams of Aeroclub and what he doesn't know about the Hornet isn't worth knowing.  I trust that man when he says something about British aircraft.

The nacelles are solid, there's no way of getting any weight further forward..
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Please dial *617 at this time"

"We're the Sweeney, son, and we haven't had any dinner."

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34762.0.ht