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Fleet air arm Martin Baker Sea Stoat
« on: October 10, 2020, 03:50:15 am »
This was a fiddle to build but got there in the end. As much as I like wing tip tanks, I  thought that they wouldn't suit  the plane in this guise so I  left them off. Kit is the AZ models Martin Baker  M.B.6  2 seater.  In service  circa  1950.
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Re: Fleet air arm Martin Baker Sea Stoat
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2020, 03:54:47 am »
I think you made the right decision about the tip tanks. 

Not sure why, but for some reason, to me she looks portly ... short on the ends and thick in the middle. 
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Re: Fleet air arm Martin Baker Sea Stoat
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2020, 06:13:53 am »
I've that one in the stash mate and you've made a good job of it
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Re: Fleet air arm Martin Baker Sea Stoat
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2020, 09:05:03 am »
 
Not sure why, but for some reason, to me she looks portly ... short on the ends and thick in the middle.


The MB5 IS short on the ends and thick in the middle.  ;D

That scheme really suits it, most impressed.

I've got a couple of them too............  ;)

Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Fleet air arm Martin Baker Sea Stoat
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2020, 10:12:55 am »
Thanks  Kit,
As soon as I  saw the kit I  thought  early 50's  fleet air arm.  I  like the clean  look of it so I didn't put the tanks on  or stick stuff under the wings.
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Re: Fleet air arm Martin Baker Sea Stoat
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2020, 06:02:05 pm »

That looks nice!
Paint scheme and clean look are great.  ;D

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Re: Fleet air arm Martin Baker Sea Stoat
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 04:08:05 am »
Looks good in that scheme.

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Re: Fleet air arm Martin Baker Sea Stoat
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2020, 04:13:19 am »
I think you made the right decision about the tip tanks. 

I think so, too. A wing tip extension for a carrier aircraft (Kit will certainly like this idea) might also work well in this case?

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Re: Fleet air arm Martin Baker Sea Stoat
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2020, 04:46:53 am »

I think so, too. A wing tip extension for a carrier aircraft (Kit will certainly like this idea) might also work well in this case?


And why not?  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;D ;D
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Re: Fleet air arm Martin Baker Sea Stoat
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2020, 11:18:22 pm »
Interesting model... :thumbsup:
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