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Right I'll start with the obligatory pics. of my starting point for this GB. I know what I want to do, the question is whether I can actually do it, especially within the time scale. Still I'll give it a go. First actions will be to remove the engines.





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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2019, 02:40:39 am »
Great box art.
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2019, 03:17:20 am »
Ah, a modified Whirlwind (singe engine) is on my idea list for this GB, too. Looking forward to what becomes of this one here.  ;D

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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2019, 03:47:25 am »
REMOVE the engines?  :o

You mean you're NOT going to add a third one on the nose?  :-\
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2019, 04:38:42 am »
Maybe two more on the wings...?

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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2019, 06:25:44 am »
REMOVE the engines?  :o

You mean you're NOT going to add a third one on the nose?  :-\

Yes and no to answer your questions in order  ;D

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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2019, 09:08:34 pm »
Will it be escorting Fairey Frigidaire bombers?  :wacko:
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2019, 02:42:38 am »
While Hawker Hoovers clean up the ground defences? :unsure:
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2019, 02:56:34 am »
The red team however refuse to play the alliteration game sending up the Focke-Wulf SMEG, Junkers Dyson and the Blohm und Voss Fisher und Paykel.
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2019, 03:37:28 am »
And Martin-Baker Maytags bring in the paras?
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2019, 04:51:12 am »
SMEG always brings to mind Red Dwarf for some strange reason. :unsure:



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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2019, 06:59:20 am »
The only thing that surprises me about all of this jolly japes is how long it took to kick off  :angel: ;D
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2019, 11:26:09 am »
Ah, a modified Whirlwind (singe engine) is on my idea list for this GB, too. Looking forward to what becomes of this one here.  ;D
I made a single-engined Whirlwind years ago:

I hope the Whirlwind built here will still enrich the family. ;D
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2019, 06:12:58 am »
Oh that is neat Tophe  :thumbsup:
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2019, 06:37:23 am »
Progress.

The engines have been removed and I'm working on the undercarriage arrangement. I'm using the remains of the moulded nacelles as the undercarriage doors and that's where the thickness of the plastic comes in handy as it makes it a tad easier to thin down. The plan is to wing the first unit and then take measurements and try and repeat the exercise on the other side  :-X I am so far beyond my comfort zone with this that I think I may well have met myself coming the other way.

One thing I'd forgotten about this kit was the finesse of the raised panel lines  :thumbsup: The last one I built was obviously a latter re-pop whilst this is an original.
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