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Re: Avro Tudor, Trader and Ashton
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2019, 01:11:43 am »
That looks very good Lee, the Tudor's squashed nose works very well with the equally squashed nacelles.

Now all they needed to do was to pretty up that GINORMOUS fin and it'd be darn nigh perfect.  ;)
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Re: Avro Tudor, Trader and Ashton
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2019, 05:56:43 am »
That looks very good Lee, the Tudor's squashed nose works very well with the equally squashed nacelles.


They do work well, don't they. There's something quite modern looking about it, apart as you say for that huge fin.
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Re: Avro Tudor, Trader and Ashton
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2019, 06:33:29 am »
Between the Tudor VIII and the Avro Canada Jetliner, I prefer the Jetliner. Kicking myself for not getting one when Execuform had them for sale.
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Re: Avro Tudor, Trader and Ashton
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2019, 03:42:45 pm »
There's a resin Jetliner in 72nd, but the cost is horrendous - 300 notes!
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Re: Avro Tudor, Trader and Ashton
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2019, 05:00:21 pm »
Saw that over on Aviation Megastore website, I don't need one that bad ----
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Re: Avro Tudor, Trader and Ashton
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2019, 06:18:16 pm »
It should be that hard to convert an Ashton or at least scratchbodge one using a Shatipuss wing as a donor.



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Re: Avro Tudor, Trader and Ashton
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2019, 06:15:05 am »
Good idea, but it's just occurred to me there's something a bit closer. I'll have to do some check measurements but a DC-4 seems to be just about right. I'll need a Britannia windshield too, as the Jetliner windshield looks just like it.
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Re: Avro Tudor, Trader and Ashton
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2019, 03:53:21 pm »
Does the DC4 have a circular fuselage though?  One gadgy on Britmodeller (pix all gone thanks to photobucket) was using a DC6 as a basis for a Tudor II but had to cut chunks out of the fuselage to get a circular cross section.
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Re: Avro Tudor, Trader and Ashton
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2019, 03:44:14 pm »
Looking at 3-Views of the DC-4/6, it does appear to have a slightly oblong cross-section, higher than what it's wide. I think a series of round bulkheads all the way through the fuselage would be enough to make it circular, I'm not going to detail the cabin area anyway. Or if I can find the correct diameter of pipe, a bit of ABS pipe would also work. I had found one particular diameter pipe was just a fraction smaller than the inside diameter of the Airways Vac Form Britannia I'm converting into a CL-44, I think they have the same diameter fuselages in real life. I'd have to check on that though --- it's also something the Contrails B-36 kit I have also does, the vacuform kit came with a length of PVC tube for inside the fuselage to stiffen it up.
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Re: Avro Tudor, Trader and Ashton
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2019, 10:32:58 am »
Fuselage cross-section dimensions:

C-102
Diameter: 10'

DC-4
Width: 10' 5"
Height: 11' 6"

In 1/72 the C-102 fuselage comes out at 1.667" (42.3mm), the OD of Schedule 40 1.25" PVC pipe
is 1.660" (42.2mm).

So it looks like the plumbing aisle has your C-102 fuselage.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Avro Tudor, Trader and Ashton
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2019, 12:53:03 pm »
Thanks Jon   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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