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HP Hartlepool
« on: February 26, 2019, 08:28:44 pm »
Another where I think I lost the original post (its been so long now).

It's a HP Hampden conversion still in progress. Now with THIS one I do remember the backstory, but its written in crayon on the loo wall so it'll take time to transfer it across.

Some WIP photos. Hopefully it will not take 3 years to finish this one.

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Re: HP Hartlepool
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019, 12:00:02 am »
Flying Boat Gunship with "BFG Attachment(tm)"?

Interesting...  :thumbsup: (Mods, we need a Popcorn Emoticon!)

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Re: HP Hartlepool
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2019, 12:25:47 am »
10/10 Rick  :thumbsup:

I hope you like the backstory when it comes out ...
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Re: HP Hartlepool
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2019, 01:03:32 am »
Interesting.  My first thought upon opening the box was to make the fuselage even deeper so it was even more like a flying suitcase.
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Re: HP Hartlepool
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 09:34:28 am »
10/10 Rick  :thumbsup:

I hope you like the backstory when it comes out ...

Looking forward to it.  :thumbsup:

make the fuselage even deeper so it was even more like a flying suitcase.

Double-decker? Sounds fun.  :thumbsup:

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Re: HP Hartlepool
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 12:55:47 pm »
A British Heinkel 115? Nice.

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Re: HP Hartlepool
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 06:46:41 pm »
Hartlepool, eh? Can you work one of its more famous residents into the story somehow?  ;D

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Re: HP Hartlepool
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2019, 01:41:44 am »
Hartlepool, eh? Can you work one of its more famous residents into the story somehow?  ;D



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Re: HP Hartlepool
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2019, 06:47:47 am »
I vote for the monkey as far as the nose art goes  :angel:

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Re: HP Hartlepool
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2019, 05:56:32 pm »
Nice. That's one of the only aeroplanes I've never built. I'd better correct that eh !
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Re: HP Hartlepool
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2019, 12:59:43 am »
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I vote for the monkey as far as the nose art goes  :angel: 

I trust that due to an incident when operating in the tropics involving the local wildlife that the projecting barrel was known as the monkey hanger? A nickname which became applied to the aircraft?

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Re: HP Hartlepool
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2020, 03:06:22 am »
Ok it's been a while what with getting the novel drafted and all that but, thanks to the lockdown, some progress. Oh and also the fact I think I'm less finicky now too which helps.

I thought what's better than one big gun? Of course, TWO big guns  :D . So, here she is with some war paint on and waiting some odds and sods, happy snaps from the mobile. Trying for a weathered appearance, back story later on.

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Re: HP Hartlepool
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2020, 03:20:00 am »
Is the rear gun a pond gun?   <_<
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Re: HP Hartlepool
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2020, 03:41:33 am »
I think it is to counter the recoil of the front gun, otherwise the aircraft would stop in mid-air and fall out of the sky.  :wacko:
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Re: HP Hartlepool
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2020, 03:45:33 am »
Hubba hubba.
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