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Re: It's a WHAT?
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2021, 11:33:18 am »
Because of the pre-production status of the Predator mouldings, there's a fair number of air bubbles present. Actually there's a HECK of a lot of them, but they're responding to the dreaded PSR routine OK. I'm now on the third bout of PSR on the underside of the fuselage, but the top side, the bit you'll see more often is perfect.  :thumbsup:

The main landing gear leg (It has Harrier type gear, with one big beefy leg in the centre, a nose leg and two small outriggers) looks pretty good and is well beefy enough to support the model's weight, but the nose leg and both outriggers have already snapped, so it's a good thing I brought the Harrier kits with me.

Looking through the various small mouldings, they include both an RAF policeman and a civvie one too................  :o
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Re: It's a WHAT?
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2021, 01:29:48 pm »
Looking through the various small mouldings, they include both an RAF policeman and a civvie one too................  :o

For the Airshow Diorama, maybe?

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Re: It's a WHAT?
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2021, 02:11:24 pm »
Looking through the various small mouldings, they include both an RAF policeman and a civvie one too................  :o

For the Airshow Diorama, maybe?


Probably, the Predator actually appeared at the Biggin Hill Air Show during the run of the series, complete with Police guard.  :o
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Re: It's a WHAT?
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2021, 04:14:49 pm »
Thanks for sharing these !Never heard of either. The second one certainly looks real enough ! Hopefully it was a 500cc two cycle, smoke adds realism lol.
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Re: It's a WHAT?
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2021, 10:11:17 pm »
Stunning special effects.

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Re: It's a WHAT?
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2021, 03:03:19 am »

Because of the pre-production status of the Predator mouldings, there's a fair number of air bubbles present. Actually there's a HECK of a lot of them, but they're responding to the dreaded PSR routine OK. I'm now on the third bout of PSR on the underside of the fuselage, but the top side, the bit you'll see more often is perfect.  :thumbsup:


So which has more bubbles?

1) Chrunchie
2)Aero
3)Predator

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Re: It's a WHAT?
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2021, 03:56:51 am »

That wing doesn't look quite thick enough to accommodate those dual wheels. Might look cool with a rearward retraction into Russian style bullets.


There's one pic of the Sovereign that shows 'Tupolev type' bullets behind the trailing edge, but they don't appear in any other static shots. :(



I must look at the vids of the series to try and gain more info on the Sovereign.

As you can see from Jon's pic two posts above this, some of the vids were the 1950s equivalent of CGI.  :banghead:
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Re: It's a WHAT?
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2021, 05:30:01 am »

That wing doesn't look quite thick enough to accommodate those dual wheels. Might look cool with a rearward retraction into Russian style bullets.


There's one pic of the Sovereign that shows 'Tupolev type' bullets behind the trailing edge, but they don't appear in any other static shots. :(



Kit, I do not think they are "Soviet type bullets" on the TE of the wings.
Those are the rather low slong engines that you are seeing.

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I must look at the vids of the series to try and gain more info on the Sovereign.

As you can see from Jon's pic two posts above this, some of the vids were the 1950s equivalent of CGI.  :banghead:
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Re: It's a WHAT?
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2021, 05:33:27 am »
I think what your looking at is the engines seen over the top of the wing rather than fairings to take the undercarriage, the angle is deceptive. Saying that I have an eye test in an hour  :rolleyes:

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Re: It's a WHAT?
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2021, 06:22:42 am »
Oh yes, you're both correct there.  :thumbsup:

I'd forgotten they were so low on the fuselage, prime candidates for FOD damage I'd have thought................ :(

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Re: It's a WHAT?
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2021, 11:20:44 am »
I think what your looking at is the engines seen over the top of the wing rather than fairings to take the undercarriage, the angle is deceptive. Saying that I have an eye test in an hour  :rolleyes:

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