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Supermarine Stiletto F1
« on: November 23, 2017, 01:09:05 pm »
I guess you all know the Supermarine Swift evolved into a supersonic fighter, the Supermarine Stiletto.

Here's my impression on the Stiletto in it's early F1 version.

IMG_20171123_192425537 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_20171123_192436161 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_20171123_192459823 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_20171123_192514531 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_20171123_192602996 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_20171123_192618374 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

Sorry for the crappy pictures taken my my mobile phone. I'll finish this model tomorrow and later add Fairey Fireflash missiles to it, then take pictures with my camera.

Hope you like it!
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Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 01:14:08 pm »
The pics look anything but crappy to me, the Stiletto looks amazing.  :thumbsup:

Have you melded an F-102 with a Swift perchance? I'd have never have thought that'd work, but it REALLY does!
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Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 06:01:20 pm »
Yes, it does look good.  BTW, do a search for Supermarine 553.  It's a real Supermarine paper project,  resembling a MiG 21/Swift combo.    Hey, this will give me something to do with my Testor's Swifts.
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Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 05:06:42 am »
Thanks! And yes, it's a really ancient Revell box series model of a F-102A (1/96-ish) I bought in a bulk of leftover models. Cleaned it up, got all paint off by using Natrium hydroxide and transplanted the cockpit, exhaust, Wings (& undercarriage), vertical and horizontal tail from the new Airfix Swift.

The Airfix model of the Swift is really a beauty, but IMHO the wings look far more modern than the body of the swift. So opted for a better looking body. The slightly smaller than 1/72 body of the F-102 fitted the bill.

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Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 05:40:55 am »
The intakes give it a slight Dassault look, to me. :unsure:
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Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 05:42:04 am »
I've already seen the pics on Flickr, and I like the concept. Looks a lot like the XF-90 (which is not bad at all), and obviously Supermarine had troubles getting the thing supersonic since thy added arodynamic fairings to the tail, as practiced on the F-102. Way cool, the concept matches the time frame very well.  :thumbsup:
Some shock cones or splitter plates in the air intakes woudl make it perfect, IMHO.  ;)

I also recognize an airfield diorama print from Noy in Israel?
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Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2017, 05:57:48 am »
Yes, it does look good.  BTW, do a search for Supermarine 553.  It's a real Supermarine paper project,  resembling a MiG 21/Swift combo.    Hey, this will give me something to do with my Testor's Swifts.

Definitely some Miggery and Swiftishery going on with the 553.
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Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2017, 10:19:31 am »
Your right Dizzy. The intakes could use splitterplates, maybe I can add them later. Thanks!
They were'nt in the ancient Revell F-102 (or got lost) :banghead:

The airfield diorama print is from Noy, don't know if it's in Israel

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Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2017, 10:21:40 am »
I don't think the splitter plates were in the early versions of the box scale F-102, I built one for my LHS back then and it looked weird without them compared to pics of the real thing.
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Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2017, 10:24:08 am »
That looks great! Just the sort of thing they were drawing back then and might well have built. Nice one! :thumbsup:
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Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2017, 10:25:09 am »
Aha, so they were never included....OK, thanks. I'll add them later.

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Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2017, 11:13:12 am »
The later 1/48 Revell kit, the one with the big fin and retractable gear worked by opening the canopy (!) did have splitters, as did the even later 1/72 ex-Monogram kit, but it doesn't look as if the earlier, 1/78 scale kit ever did have them.

But then the real XF-102 didn't either.  ;D
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Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2017, 12:50:48 pm »
The model I butchered might as wel have been a XF-102 as it had a rather small tail and no case X or XX wings... :unsure:

Anyway, splitters plates are coming up!
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Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2017, 05:14:10 pm »
I like the look of this, looks like something from the RAF secret jets book I have, and very convincing. :thumbsup:
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Re: Supermarine Stiletto F1
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2017, 11:28:13 pm »
Thanks!

Maybe I'll get it finished (splitter plates and fireflash rockets underwings, weathered etc..) in 2018 for the 100 years RAF festivities...