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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #575 on: November 02, 2012, 06:21:45 PM »
Nice. Inspired by the  Me 509?
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #576 on: November 02, 2012, 06:37:01 PM »
Now do the turboprop version...
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #577 on: November 03, 2012, 12:45:06 AM »
Now do the turboprop version...
Or a twin-turboprop version with exhausts more or less where the Sea Hawk exhausts are.

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #578 on: November 04, 2012, 11:28:51 AM »
Nice. Inspired by the  Me 509?

Perhaps subconsciously?

Now here's Evan's turboprop version (the Turbo Hawk with AS Twin Boas)
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #579 on: November 04, 2012, 01:09:17 PM »
Nice. Inspired by the  Me 509?

Perhaps subconsciously?

Now here's Evan's turboprop version (the Turbo Hawk with AS Twin Boas)
Oh, damn, that looks nice!!

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #580 on: November 04, 2012, 03:21:35 PM »
Wow!  The piston Hawk was cool, but the turboprop version is awesome!  Great job!

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #581 on: November 04, 2012, 05:27:57 PM »
Damn!  Now  I know what to do with that SeaHawk kit...
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #582 on: November 05, 2012, 02:25:12 AM »
Damn!  Now  I know what to do with that SeaHawk kit...
My thoughts as I have an Eastern Express/Novo/Frog kit to do something with.  that looks most enticing.

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #583 on: November 13, 2012, 07:54:37 AM »
Thanks guys. Here's another with training wheels on (I'm trying out another borrowed laptop).

Not a terribly original idea but basically a Spiteful canopy and fuel tank on a Spitfire Mk.II. I thought the Spiteful's extra fuel capacity would be handy on Rhubarb Ops. 1941 seemed a bit early for a full blown Perspex canopy so I went with a two-part transparency. BTW, the original Spitfire Mk.IIa profile was by  Robert Grudzien.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #584 on: November 13, 2012, 03:04:53 PM »
Different.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #585 on: November 14, 2012, 12:16:17 AM »
Differently beautiful...

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #586 on: November 15, 2012, 12:09:54 PM »
This embryonic Tigercat is a project rather than a whif ...

The Grumman Model 51 began as the unbuilt XP-65 for the USAAF. But the G51 was also entered into a 1940 US Navy competition for a fighter/land attack aircraft for the planned Midway Class battle carriers. The Grumman concept was further developed, emerging as the XF7F-1.

Modeling the G51 would be tricky. Compared with the F7F, the nose is considerably shorter; the shorter rear fuselage is shaped completely differently as is the vertical tail; the nacelles are longer and more conical; the wings are mid-set (and shaped more like those of the XF5F/XP-50); and the canopy is bigger.

I've shown the canopy as a lengthened version of the F7F's one-piece glazing. It is just as likely that the original Model 51 canopy would have looked more like that of the Hellcat.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #587 on: November 15, 2012, 03:14:04 PM »
Cool stuff!  :)
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #588 on: November 16, 2012, 12:11:32 AM »
  I love this one!!!
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #589 on: November 16, 2012, 12:57:36 AM »
you make me dream of a single-engined (asymmetric) low wing Tigercat, thanks.

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #590 on: November 16, 2012, 12:30:00 PM »
Great stuff, any LL G-51 coming?

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #591 on: November 17, 2012, 06:28:52 AM »
Thanks folks.  [arc': "LL" as in 'Launch and Leave' or ... ?]

This time it is a whif. What if Grumman persisted with the XF5F theme but scaled up for larger engines? I present the F7F-1 Tomcat (original RW name for the Tigercat).
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #592 on: November 17, 2012, 06:37:10 AM »
Launch or leave sounds interesting(?) but I was thinking Lend-Lease

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #593 on: November 17, 2012, 06:39:25 AM »
 :)
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #594 on: November 17, 2012, 06:42:43 AM »
Launch or leave sounds interesting(?) but I was thinking Lend-Lease

Hmmm, never thought of British colours ... tempting.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #595 on: November 17, 2012, 11:01:57 AM »
And here she is ... the early version Grumman Model 51 as an operational FAA Tigercat FR.Mk.IIA
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #596 on: November 17, 2012, 11:09:10 AM »
And here she is ... the early version Grumman Model 51 as an operational FAA Tigercat FR.Mk.IIA

I have two of the Aoshima kits in the stash. I know now how to finish one kit.

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #597 on: November 17, 2012, 04:34:08 PM »
Thanks folks.  [arc': "LL" as in 'Launch and Leave' or ... ?]

This time it is a whif. What if Grumman persisted with the XF5F theme but scaled up for larger engines? I present the F7F-1 Tomcat (original RW name for the Tigercat).

From what I remember, Grumman tried to use Tomcat a couple of times before the F-14, but BuAer or whomever always rejected it on the basis of the name being "slutty", though they rejected it in more polite terms.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #598 on: November 18, 2012, 07:21:44 AM »
Well, tomcats do have that reputation  ;)
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #599 on: November 19, 2012, 05:20:21 AM »
 ..... and is it just coincidence that the Tailhook scandal only happened after the F-14's introduction ? ???