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Offline The Big Gimper

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Lockheed RF-80C Big Wing
« on: January 12, 2012, 10:56:28 PM »
Folks:

 I would like to build a long wing (surprised?) F-80 recce bird. There was a RW short wing RF-80A available from Sword.

My base is the Airfix P-80C. The nose is TBD  but the wings on the F/P-80 are quite small (the P-38 wings are almost the same dimensions). And I need to keep the wheel wells unless I opt for an entirely new wing.

I was thinking of the outer portion of a U-2 wing. Any other wings from this era that might work?

Carl
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Re: Lockheed RF-80C Big Wing
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012, 12:20:24 AM »
Carl, the Heller 1/72 T-33 kit comes with a recon nose as an option, it didn't take much to swap it over to an Airfix F-80

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Re: Lockheed RF-80C Big Wing
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012, 12:37:15 AM »
Scratchbuild from laminated styrene sheet (aka old credit cards)?

Tis a thought.
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Re: Lockheed RF-80C Big Wing
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 01:01:34 AM »
KN617: I do have a RT-33 in the stash. Maybe that's my donor nose or I reverse the build and use RT-33 as the base.

Dr. J: That is an option too. I have never done such a scratch build undertaking.
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Re: Lockheed RF-80C Big Wing
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2012, 03:48:11 AM »
1/144 L-1049 Constellation wings, quick and nasty drawing attached.
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Re: Lockheed RF-80C Big Wing
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2012, 04:02:52 AM »
Nice. Do anyone have a set of Constellation wings I can borrow?
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Re: Lockheed RF-80C Big Wing
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2012, 12:57:46 PM »
Just a thought, go with the longer fuselage of the T-33 but use the cockpit and canopy of the F-80C; that gets you a bit more volume in the fuselage fuel tank.  Revell and Minicraft do various Constellation variants in 1/144 which should work well for your extended wing purposes here and the prices on eBay for them aren't too bad.