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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2019, 12:06:00 am »
What is PPP? :unsure:

Perfect Plastic Putty - a brand name.

Ah, OK, cheers  :thumbsup:
Seen it advertised, yet to try it out.  :mellow:
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2019, 02:29:06 am »
What is PPP? :unsure:

Perfect Plastic Putty - a brand name.

Ah, OK, cheers  :thumbsup:
Seen it advertised, yet to try it out.  :mellow:

Apologies for not being clear.

Yup it's a very useful addition to the tool box. Like most things there are things it good for (minor gaps, scratches etc) and others it's not really intended for (structural work and large areas that require blending in etc). You soon get to know when to instinctively reach for it  ;)

Meanwhile I've started putting the yellow on the undersides.
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2019, 06:27:29 am »
Undersides done. I now need to do some masking and finally make a decision on what the topsides will be
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2019, 07:36:55 am »
Some more pics.

O.K. Iíll talk ! Wings fitted and a view of the cockpit



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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2019, 11:32:05 am »
So, Chris, is this to be a glider fighter, maybe to counter the Blohm und Voss BV40?
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2019, 01:31:36 pm »

So, Chris, is this to be a glider fighter, maybe to counter the Blohm und Voss BV40?


Working from Chris' previous hints it's going to have one engine in the fuselage with the prop in the middle. A cracking idea.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2019, 06:31:04 pm »
Yep, I'm seeing that. Very much a WW1 tech development. :thumbsup:
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2019, 06:36:40 am »
So, Chris, is this to be a glider fighter, maybe to counter the Blohm und Voss BV40?

Last ditch anti-invasion weapon. they were perched on the top of the White Cliffs and as the German's approached shoved off  ;)


Working from Chris' previous hints it's going to have one engine in the fuselage with the prop in the middle. A cracking idea.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2019, 05:37:08 am »
First of the top colours are on and the list of final bits and bobs has been made. Why do the "final bits and bobs" seem to take for ever ?  :-X

I was looking at this again and thought of a jet propelled version ? Perhaps twin boomed as per the Saab 21 ?
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2019, 06:44:56 am »
Very little progress as I've been a bit rough, but I have got to the transfer stage. So that should get done this week.
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #40 on: September 10, 2019, 06:16:27 am »
Got the masking tape off and it's not come out that bad
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #41 on: September 10, 2019, 10:33:35 am »
Perhaps twin boomed as per the Saab 21 ?
I love this idea! :wub:
But the other ideas are very interesting too :thumbsup:
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #42 on: September 10, 2019, 02:35:39 pm »
Little known fact: Petter and Gallaudet were penpals.  ;D



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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2019, 06:07:37 am »
Little known fact: Petter and Gallaudet were penpals.  ;D

Even more interesting is that not only am I old enough to remember what a penpal was but at school we were encouraged to have them, especially when doing languages. Do today's youngsters still have them ?
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Re: Westland Whirlpool (Other white goods providers are available)
« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2019, 09:14:43 pm »
Little known fact: Petter and Gallaudet were penpals.  ;D

Even more interesting is that not only am I old enough to remember what a penpal was but at school we were encouraged to have them, especially when doing languages. Do today's youngsters still have them ?

Probably a modern version thereof... Faceplant followers/stalkers.
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