Author Topic: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie  (Read 18977 times)

Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #50 on: November 18, 2019, 04:05:48 AM »
Hooray for Mid stone Dark Earth !! :-*
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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #51 on: December 23, 2019, 07:46:25 AM »
Hi all
Sorry for the lack of updates, work and seasonal considerations have slowed things down a bit.

The Peashooter has got its new paint scheme and decals and I'm in the process of doing the rigging. Boy is it a slow and fiddly process. I haven't done any thing like this since the late seventies I'm sure it was easier than this then. Then again I might be using a thinner filament than I used to or my eyes arn't so good.

I'm about halfway through now and when that's done it will need a thorough touch up of the attachment points plus the fitting of the last small details.

Seasonal commitments are gonna slow me down again but I'm sure I'll get some time over the festive period.

The next post will be the completed project.

Thanks for looking

Mog
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« Last Edit: December 23, 2019, 07:50:25 AM by Robomog »
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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #52 on: December 29, 2019, 01:38:31 AM »
Hi all

The RAF Boeing P-26 Peashooter is complete, it's not perfect there are a quite a few little  things that are not right in my eyes but on the whole I'm very happy with the way it turned out, it's amazing that adding something relatively small like the rigging can change a very robust model into something very delicate, I've lost count of how many times I had to re attach a plastic wire because I nudged it whilst attaching another.

I have recently purchased a small photo booth to try and improve my photography, it folds up into a small plastic cube which contains two strips of LED lighting, it also comes with an assortment of coloured backdrops, I've used the green to compare with my previous photos.

So enough of my waffle,  here's the pics.

by Robomog, on Flickr


by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr



This build has probably generated more interest and comments than any of my previous builds and I would like to thank all those who contributed, in fact this whole group build has been pretty lively so I hope  going forward, there will be more like this.

As always all comments and criticisms gratefully accepted

Thanks for looking.........

Mog
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« Last Edit: February 22, 2024, 08:17:46 AM by Robomog »
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #53 on: December 29, 2019, 03:17:21 AM »
Must say, such a build.   Too nice for British to fly and get dirty or loose.   Colors (excellent), rigging, figure bring it together.   from long time P-26 fan  :-*
« Last Edit: December 29, 2019, 03:25:16 AM by finsrin »

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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #54 on: December 29, 2019, 03:52:01 AM »
Now that's a gorgeous little model.  Beautiful work!!

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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #55 on: December 30, 2019, 10:39:09 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys, much appreciated

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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #56 on: December 30, 2019, 02:36:28 PM »
 :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :icon_fsm:

Ready for it's wingman to show up.
Ryan STAs in RAF drag.





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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #57 on: December 30, 2019, 07:52:41 PM »
Wow good spot jcf

That would indeed make a great stable mate

Does anybody know if there is or was a Ryan PTA model on the market in 1/72 ?

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Offline Robomog

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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #58 on: December 30, 2019, 08:02:07 PM »
Hi all

Theres a colour pic on Internet Movie Plane Database

Here : http://www.impdb.org/index.php?title=Dive_Bomber#Ryan_ST-A

And two pics up.

Mog
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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #59 on: December 31, 2019, 04:42:51 AM »
Most well done, Mog!

It looks right in that RAF desert scheme.

What a phenomenal P-26!

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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2019, 04:57:25 AM »
What Brian said, it just looks right!


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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #61 on: December 31, 2019, 10:07:46 AM »
... Does anybody know if there is or was a Ryan PTA model on the market in 1/72 ?

Mog: There's a few out there ..

MPM Production Ryan PT 20/STM-S2
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mpm-production-72084-ryan-pt-20-stm-s2--112477

Beechnut Models Ryan ST/PT 16.
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/beechnut-models-001-ryan-st-pt-16-20--1189053
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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #62 on: December 31, 2019, 03:27:59 PM »
It looks great, makes me wonder how the P-26 compared to the Gloster Gauntlet and Gladiator, the types it obviously would have supplemented, if not supplanted?

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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #63 on: January 01, 2020, 08:21:38 AM »
Hi all

Thanks for the comments and posts, gonna look for that Ryan.

Some of the more informed members may correct me here both aircraft had a pretty reasonable combat record so I don't think the Peashooter would have replaced the Gladiator I'm pretty sure  they would have made pretty good stable mates

Personally speaking I think the Peashooter would have supplemented the Gladiator rather than replace it, the max speed of the Gladiator was greater than the Peashooter but the cruise speed was slower, basic armament was the same of 2 x .303 machine guns, but the Peashooter could be up gunned with a .50 in place of one of the .303's and Gladiator could have an extra two (or four) .303  machine guns but this would probably drag down its top speed.

The advantages I can see for having the Peashooter is that it is all metal so less likely to burn if hit and it can carry light bombs.

Happy new year.......

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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #64 on: January 01, 2020, 08:40:06 AM »
One .30 and one .50 was the USAAC standard at the time.

The Gladiator was also classified as an all-metal aircraft in period as the term referred to structure,
having fabric coverings makes no difference.

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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #65 on: February 10, 2024, 11:22:17 AM »
I absolutely love this, you did a terrific job on that what-if project! How about a B-10 next, fitted with a Vickers turret (whatever the type in the Welly's nose was) in the nose & kitted out with either Bristol Pegasus or Rolls-Royce Kestrels? I'm not sure what to do with dorsal armament though?

Another idea might be a Boeing 247 with Bristol Mercuries & the same type of turret fitted to the Avro Anson in the dorsal position? If you really want to get creative then try giving it a tail gun position in the same fashion as the B-17 later acquired?

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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #66 on: February 10, 2024, 11:44:32 AM »
I absolutely love this, you did a terrific job on that what-if project! How about a B-10 next, fitted with a Vickers turret (whatever the type in the Welly's nose was) in the nose & kitted out with either Bristol Pegasus or Rolls-Royce Kestrels? I'm not sure what to do with dorsal armament though?

Another idea might be a Boeing 247 with Bristol Mercuries & the same type of turret fitted to the Avro Anson in the dorsal position? If you really want to get creative then try giving it a tail gun position in the same fashion as the B-17 later acquired?

B-10 and 247 could do well with switch to DC-3 engines for significant power increase.

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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #67 on: February 10, 2024, 03:26:48 PM »
I absolutely love this, you did a terrific job on that what-if project! How about a B-10 next, fitted with a Vickers turret (whatever the type in the Welly's nose was) in the nose & kitted out with either Bristol Pegasus or Rolls-Royce Kestrels? I'm not sure what to do with dorsal armament though?

Another idea might be a Boeing 247 with Bristol Mercuries & the same type of turret fitted to the Avro Anson in the dorsal position? If you really want to get creative then try giving it a tail gun position in the same fashion as the B-17 later acquired?

B-10 and 247 could do well with switch to DC-3 engines for significant power increase.

The DC-3s used a few different engine types in their service. The Pratt & Whitney R-1820 Twin-Wasp, which was one of the primary engine types for the DC-3, actually was used in a test configuration for the XB-14. Which in itself was another version of the B-10 so it's not too far fetched at all.

The Boeing 247 on the other hand used the same Wasps of the P-26. I could see those taking on the Wright R-1820 Cyclone instead, perhaps? Give it that dorsal turret I mentioned & it could pretty well counter for the extra weight up front.

Honestly I just thought it would look a lot more exotic with British types, especially those Kestrels! Perhaps using a couple of Airfix Hawker Demons or Matchbox Hawker Furies as the basis for the engines & fairings?  :))

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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #68 on: February 22, 2024, 08:21:59 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys, I have just restored the missing completed  pics as Flikr screwed up the url's (again)

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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #69 on: February 22, 2024, 01:54:04 PM »
Gobsmackingly lovely!  :D :D
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Re: Boeing P-26. RAF stylie
« Reply #70 on: February 23, 2024, 12:44:16 AM »
Thanks mate, much appreciated

Mog
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