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Wooksta's Lockdown output (a fraction thereof)
« on: August 18, 2020, 02:47:11 pm »
Anyone mad/stupid/bored enough to follow the ramblings in my non Spitfire blog will no doubt have noticed that I've been very prolific over the last six months, although nothing has yet to transfer to the paint shop.

Last night was the first night back at the club, so I took a small fraction of said output in to show off.  I've a feeling they were expecting a table of Spitfires.  They were wrong.

So what did they get?  Here we go.



Hawker P.1081 "Kestrel" F1 on the left, F3 on the right with the larger Hunter tail surfaces which it probably needed.



Hawker P.1083 Hunter FGA9  This is basically an FGA9 fuselage with the 1083 wing.  The improved aerodynamics with the big bore Avon would have meant no need for reheat and it should have went supersonic.



Hawker P.1128 "Harrier"  Basically, Huntsman with 1083 wings and reheated engines for a supersonic exec transport.  Camm giving the finger to that Lear bloke.



Bristol Type 142 Beauregarde mk I.  This the prototype for a stopgap turret fighter based on the Blenheim to the Defiant spec.  Bristol did offer a twin engined turret fighter, but this is a shortcut.  Resin Bristol Perseus engines.



Moving swiftly on, Swift PR6A on the left, Supermarine Type 545 Swiftsure F1 on the right.  The Swift PR6 would have had the FR5 wing, but conventional wisdom has always had it based on the wing of the F7, the model being the Magna one with the Airkit FR5 nose, although the cameras would have been in the gun bays behind the intakes.

The 545 is the Maintrack kit, and the first vacform I've done in years.

And now for the end of the world. 



The Vickers Valiant K.1A, or will be when I get a bit further with it.  Based on the Mach Poo kit



Avro Vulcan B2.  This will be XM607, refitted with Olympus 202s, in wraparound camo and toting four anti radar Martels under the wings.

And finally, possibly the worst kit ever...  The Matchbox HP Victor.



This really is a hateful ill fitting parcel of dog turds. 

Photos thanks to Rob Sullivan

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Re: Wooksta's Lockdown output (a fraction thereof)
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2020, 02:58:07 pm »
Good to see the honorable member for Tyneside North has been keeping busy  :thumbsup:

Wonder when the withdrawal symptoms for your supermarine addiction will kick in? :wacko:
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Re: Wooksta's Lockdown output (a fraction thereof)
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2020, 03:04:41 pm »
Probably when I run out of post war RAF types (that I have any real interest in) to do - and I'm not that far off...

And bearing in mind the number of Swift variants I'm playing with, said withdrawal symptoms seem to be held in abeyance.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2020, 05:25:53 pm by The Wooksta! »
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Please dial *617 at this time"

"We're the Sweeney, son, and we haven't had any dinner."

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34762.0.ht

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Re: Wooksta's Lockdown output (a fraction thereof)
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2020, 02:51:17 am »
VAST amounts of primer on display there!  :o

The Kestrels and the 545 look especially wonderful.  :thumbsup:
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...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: Wooksta's Lockdown output (a fraction thereof)
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2020, 02:56:36 am »
Think I've gone through about 6 cans of primer, possible more.

The 545 will be one of the first to get any paint on it, alongside the V bombers and at least one of the Hunters.  Having had a conversation about it at the club with one member, we've come to the conclusion that the 545 - along with the Swift - had the same u/c as the Hunter. With that in mind, I'll be using an Airfix Hunter nosegear and Matchbox maingear with Airfix wheels.

Still need to sort out the wing fences on the Kestrels, not to mention the Valiant - the kit parts are about 2mm thick, which scales up to 144mm or about the size of an average housebrick and we all know how aerodynamic they are...
« Last Edit: August 19, 2020, 02:58:33 am by The Wooksta! »
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Please dial *617 at this time"

"We're the Sweeney, son, and we haven't had any dinner."

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34762.0.ht

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Re: Wooksta's Lockdown output (a fraction thereof)
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2020, 04:37:08 am »
Top notch, Lee  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wooksta's Lockdown output (a fraction thereof)
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2020, 04:58:58 am »
Six cans of primer, but how many cubic feet of putty or filler?

 ;)

Your Victor in particular is looking smart.  Good work on the wing seams.  I have yet to tackle them.
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Re: Wooksta's Lockdown output (a fraction thereof)
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2020, 05:15:41 am »
 
Good work on the wing seams.


And the intakes too, works of art even.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: Wooksta's Lockdown output (a fraction thereof)
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2020, 06:04:36 am »
VAST amounts of primer on display there!  :o


Yup, the shortage has even spread South  ;)

I particularly like the turret Blenheim  :thumbsup:

Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Wooksta's Lockdown output (a fraction thereof)
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2020, 07:34:21 am »
Your Victor in particular is looking smart.  Good work on the wing seams.  I have yet to tackle them.


Thanks, we're both feeling the same pain, although mine's trebled.  I assembled the wings for the RAAF Victor last night - well, the outers went onto the inners and got smeared with filler.  Watch the trailing edge on the starboard one around where the carrot is - all three have had to have massive rebuilds with filler and plastic card.  You may be able to notice it in the photo.

I can honestly say I've enjoyed building the Mach Poo Valiant more than the Matchbox Victor.


And the intakes too, works of art even.  :thumbsup:

They're getting FOD guards.  The Vulcan won't, though.
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Please dial *617 at this time"

"We're the Sweeney, son, and we haven't had any dinner."

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
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Re: Wooksta's Lockdown output (a fraction thereof)
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2020, 04:17:49 pm »

I can honestly say I've enjoyed building the Mach Poo Valiant more than the Matchbox Victor.


Now there's a phrase I thought I would never hear you utter in my life time.  :mellow: :o :mellow:
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Re: Wooksta's Lockdown output (a fraction thereof)
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2020, 04:47:38 pm »
Great array of interesting aircraft.

Plus some inspiration fodder as well.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Wooksta's Lockdown output (a fraction thereof)
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2020, 05:23:31 pm »

I can honestly say I've enjoyed building the Mach Poo Valiant more than the Matchbox Victor.


Now there's a phrase I thought I would never hear you utter in my life time.  :mellow: :o :mellow:


Bits of it go together with little trouble - the tail surfaces, underwing tanks.  Just the fuselage matching is problematical and the wings don't line up, but it's fixable with tape, clamps, superglue and plasticweld.largely, once a problem is fixed, it stays fixed.  The Matchbox Victor...  If you've got one in your stash, dispose of it as quickly as possible and invest in the Airfix one.  There's no way it could be anywhere near as bad as the Matchbox one.
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"Please dial *617 at this time"

"We're the Sweeney, son, and we haven't had any dinner."

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

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Re: Wooksta's Lockdown output (a fraction thereof)
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2020, 03:25:28 am »
Your Victor in particular is looking smart.  Good work on the wing seams.  I have yet to tackle them.


Thanks, we're both feeling the same pain, although mine's trebled.  I assembled the wings for the RAAF Victor last night - well, the outers went onto the inners and got smeared with filler.  Watch the trailing edge on the starboard one around where the carrot is - all three have had to have massive rebuilds with filler and plastic card.  You may be able to notice it in the photo.

I can honestly say I've enjoyed building the Mach Poo Valiant more than the Matchbox Victor.


And the intakes too, works of art even.  :thumbsup:

They're getting FOD guards.  The Vulcan won't, though.

I have noticed a difference between the wings.  I removed the carrots and patched the holes and I think partially fixed the problem before I realised I had one.  I'm working on the principle that the top surfaces are those which get seen most and so give them the most care.
Fred

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