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Need to do more on the back story but I'm imaging the RAN supporting Australian troops on the ground in Vietnam Skyraider-style, using locally built Wyverns. The genesis is that the Wyvern, for all its many faults is one of my favourite aircraft and I've had the Trumpeter 1/72nd scale version in my stash for whiffing. Even my fevered imagination couldn't quite figure out how to get it into the Royal Scots Navy in a US Navy Gull Grey/White scheme (per my Gannet posted elsewhere), not even I could think of a reason for Scotland to have a carrier... :)
Inspiration struck when I found some decals in the collection so pre-Skyhawk 805 squadron will be gifted the Wyvern.....

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Re: CAC Westland Wyvern, 805 squadron RAN, HMAS Melbourne, 1967
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 02:51:42 am »
Cool cool cool.

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Re: CAC Westland Wyvern, 805 squadron RAN, HMAS Melbourne, 1967
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 04:48:35 am »

... not even I could think of a reason for Scotland to have a carrier... :)


And why not? The last two we had were built there! ;D
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Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: CAC Westland Wyvern, 805 squadron RAN, HMAS Melbourne, 1967
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2020, 05:32:53 am »

... not even I could think of a reason for Scotland to have a carrier... :)


And why not? The last two had were built there! ;D

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Re: CAC Westland Wyvern, 805 squadron RAN, HMAS Melbourne, 1967
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2020, 08:03:07 am »
Look at that, I just bought that kit too ---
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Re: CAC Westland Wyvern, 805 squadron RAN, HMAS Melbourne, 1967
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2020, 10:07:24 am »
Such a cool looking machine. Can never get enough Wyvern !
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Re: CAC Westland Wyvern, 805 squadron RAN, HMAS Melbourne, 1967
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2020, 04:00:04 am »
Looking forward to this! :mellow:
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Re: CAC Westland Wyvern, 805 squadron RAN, HMAS Melbourne, 1967
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2020, 09:36:24 am »
It progresses, though I may have to have a back up if the decals are a bit iffy. I have an Argentine sheet somewhere!

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Re: CAC Westland Wyvern, 805 squadron RAN, HMAS Melbourne, 1967
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2020, 04:37:49 am »
That's quick work.
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I love the Wyvern.  I've built two of these and am always keeping an eye out for another.
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CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

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Re: CAC Westland Wyvern, 805 squadron RAN, HMAS Melbourne, 1967
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2020, 11:51:57 am »
So NOT doing this again!  :banghead:

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Re: CAC Westland Wyvern, 805 squadron RAN, HMAS Melbourne, 1967
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2020, 12:51:04 pm »
Ouch!  :(
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Re: CAC Westland Wyvern, 805 squadron RAN, HMAS Melbourne, 1967
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2020, 12:38:23 am »
I admire your patience, persistence and eyesight  :bow: I wouldn't even no where to start
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Re: CAC Westland Wyvern, 805 squadron RAN, HMAS Melbourne, 1967
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2020, 01:39:02 am »
I admire your patience, persistence and eyesight  :bow: I wouldn't even no where to start

Thanks, I am questioning my sanity

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Re: CAC Westland Wyvern, 805 squadron RAN, HMAS Melbourne, 1967
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2020, 09:13:13 am »
So the old Esci Skyhawk decals, which prompted the insanity-inducing checker pattern for the rudder, just fell apart. It's probably not a surprise as they are likely 30 years old. My fall back position is the Frog Sea Venom's , even older and on 1mm thick carrier film but needs must!

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