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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #75 on: January 16, 2020, 01:52:41 AM »
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #76 on: February 08, 2021, 03:16:16 AM »
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #77 on: August 12, 2021, 02:37:07 AM »
For the '72ers out there:

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #78 on: August 12, 2021, 05:16:05 AM »


Might have to get this one, part of my 'absolute favorite aircraft in 1/48' collection.

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #79 on: August 12, 2021, 05:36:11 AM »
For the '72ers out there:



In US or Canadian colours and with a pair of AIM-4 Falcons per wing.  :smiley:
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #80 on: August 13, 2021, 12:21:36 AM »
For the '72ers out there:



In US or Canadian colours and with a pair of AIM-4 Falcons per wing.  :smiley:

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #81 on: October 15, 2021, 02:38:10 AM »
I seem to have missed the announcement of a 1/48 AH-1G by Special Hobby:



I'm interested.

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #82 on: October 21, 2021, 06:45:00 AM »
Special Hobby announced a 1/72nd Bugatti-De Monge 100P racer kit (SH72457) at Nuremberg last year, apologies if it's been mentioned before, but what's new is some CAD images aaaaaaand I need at least one of these, please:






If I'm honest I'm kinda concerned the spinner's shown as one part given it's a contraprop...
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #83 on: October 21, 2021, 10:04:48 AM »
If I'm honest I'm kinda concerned the spinner's shown as one part given it's a contraprop...

Indeed! Perhaps they based their artwork on the replica as a work-in-progress?

On the real deal, that gap between spinner sections is pretty noticeable too. Also, on the preserved example, the front spinner isn't pointed ... the tip is clipped off for a cooling opening.


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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #84 on: October 22, 2021, 09:05:42 AM »
Someone on Britmodeller suggested SH has used the replica - which literally crashed and burned five years ago - as the basis for this kit rather than the extant original, which makes very little sense to me.
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #85 on: October 23, 2021, 11:05:56 AM »
OFFS it's a CAD render, it doesn't mean a damned thing. Renders are created from the engineering
model datasets and what the render shows is determined by which models you choose to show or
hide.

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #86 on: October 24, 2021, 02:01:12 AM »
Dare I refer to:  https://youtu.be/m3dZl3yfGpc
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #87 on: October 30, 2021, 09:47:26 AM »
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #88 on: November 26, 2021, 01:01:44 AM »
Box art:

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #89 on: November 26, 2021, 06:42:26 AM »
Such box art  8)

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #90 on: November 26, 2021, 07:13:37 AM »
I can't wait!!
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #91 on: February 12, 2022, 06:33:33 PM »
Special Hobby have released comprehensive set in their CMK range to convert Airfix's 1:72 Beaufighter into the Merlin-engined Mk.II. Set #7489. Price is 26 Euros.





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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #92 on: February 13, 2022, 04:22:52 AM »
Seeing that makes me wonder what a Beaufighter would look like with R/R Griffons.  For that matter, how about the same treatment for a Mosquito?
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #93 on: February 13, 2022, 05:16:25 AM »
Seeing that makes me wonder what a Beaufighter would look like with R/R Griffons


https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/bristol-beaufighter-with-griffon-engines.55914/         ;)


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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #94 on: February 13, 2022, 06:20:55 AM »
Seeing that makes me wonder what a Beaufighter would look like with R/R Griffons


https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/bristol-beaufighter-with-griffon-engines.55914/         ;)


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I've been working out what I can do for that, may use a Firefly Mk.I cowling.  I've read that the Beaufighter had a yaw problem which was amplified when Merlins were installed. Can't think what the Griffons would have done to it ----
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #95 on: February 13, 2022, 08:11:14 AM »
Seeing that makes me wonder what a Beaufighter would look like with R/R Griffons

https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/bristol-beaufighter-with-griffon-engines.55914/         ;)

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I've been working out what I can do for that, may use a Firefly Mk.I cowling.  I've read that the Beaufighter had a yaw problem which was amplified when Merlins were installed. Can't think what the Griffons would have done to it ----

@Robert - I was imagining the Griffons with the contra-rotating propellers as used on the Shackleton.  Perhaps that would also take care of the yaw issues?
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #96 on: February 13, 2022, 08:19:28 AM »
Seeing that makes me wonder what a Beaufighter would look like with R/R Griffons

https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/bristol-beaufighter-with-griffon-engines.55914/         ;)

cheers,
Robin.
I've been working out what I can do for that, may use a Firefly Mk.I cowling.  I've read that the Beaufighter had a yaw problem which was amplified when Merlins were installed. Can't think what the Griffons would have done to it ----

@Robert - I was imagining the Griffons with the contra-rotating propellers as used on the Shackleton.  Perhaps that would also take care of the yaw issues?

I was thinking along the same lines Jeff, but also maybe twin tails and a slightly lengthened rear fuselage too ----

Unfortunately, there's not too many photos of the prototype, the one Robin posted and the one I did being about it. What I've read is that Bristol trialed two different cowlings at the same time as you can see in the pic Robin posted, the port one is interesting though. It looks like the exhaust was covered and channeled over the top of the wing.
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #97 on: February 13, 2022, 06:12:54 PM »
From the thread I linked to . . .   ;)


'Paraphrased from “Hucknall — the Rolls-Royce Flight Test Establishment” by David Birch page 132:The right engine had typical ejector exhaust stacks. The left engine had six-into-one exhaust manifolds hidden beneath the cowling and routed to exit above the wing. The manifolds were cooled by air that had passed through the radiator. When the radiator side exits were closed, the only air exit would be that around the manifolds above the wing. The configuration was intended to improved streamlining and provide flame dampening. However, the exhaust manifolds were not structurally reliable and frequent repairs were needed.'


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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #98 on: February 13, 2022, 11:35:02 PM »
So I surmised right then --- thanks Robin.  Serves me right for just looking at the pretty picture then  ;) ;) ;)

I think there might have been another reason too, the cockpit is directly exposed to the open exhaust stubs on the right nacelle, I'd imaging the pilot would be totally deaf after a short flight like that.

EDIT: I tried to print the drawings on that link, virtually impossible to read the text.
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #99 on: April 11, 2022, 01:28:48 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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