Author Topic: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.  (Read 1983 times)

Offline CSMO

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FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« on: December 15, 2017, 07:29:45 AM »
This is the old FROG Typhoon from 1959.



Iíve scratchbuilt an interior, radiator, and float pylons. The propeller is from a Heller Tempest and the floats are of unknown origin via the scrapbox.



Iím not certain if this will be military or a demilitarized postwar Schneider Cup racer. It all depends on what decals can be sourced from my scrapbox.

More later.

Adios, Larry.
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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 08:17:37 AM »
why not, put floats on everything else ;)

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 10:47:00 AM »
Now that's more like it!    ---------     :smiley:

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 01:44:11 PM »
Good! (and lovely if it will be civilian...)

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 06:07:24 PM »
Nice concept, looking good.

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I recon it would look good in coastal command colours  grey/green upper white everywhere else, something like the coastal command Wellingtons. Could be used for anti-submarine/E-Boat patrols.

Or maybe as a defence fighter that is shot off a catapult on a capital ship.

Mog



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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 08:53:16 PM »
Nice concept, looking good.

My three ha'porth

I recon it would look good in coastal command colours  grey/green upper white everywhere else, something like the coastal command Wellingtons. Could be used for anti-submarine/E-Boat patrols.

Or maybe as a defence fighter that is shot off a catapult on a capital ship.

Mog

Definitely a fleet defence fighter for the FAA.  Beaverbrook's ruling in aircraft production would of course have been over ruled by Churchill (who remembered the fighters launched from capital ships in WWI), permitting the type to enter service in early to mid 1941 on the new and modernised battleships, battlecruisers and cruisers with cross deck cats and hangers for large aircraft such as the TSR (Swordfish) and Walrus.

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 10:01:37 PM »
Racer, please. The guns would probably have to go - unless the Schneider rules get drastic changes..... Any other speed mods?

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2017, 03:20:36 AM »
Outstanding!
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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 03:35:12 AM »
Fine build of one surprising floatplane subject. :smiley:
Certainly be useful around the archipelago.

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2017, 05:33:19 PM »

lovely indeed

make it red for the Schneider race ?

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2017, 11:15:43 PM »

 the floats are of unknown origin via the scrapbox.


They look like 1/48 Edo floats from the Otter kit, using some that look like that for my Bolingbroke floatplane.

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2017, 11:29:31 PM »
Not a clue! I donít build 1/48. They are thick plastic with no holes. My memory is like a rusted-out galvanized sieve with many gaping holes. Adios, Larry.
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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2017, 05:55:20 AM »
Looking great! And, my vote is for fleet defence too  :smiley:
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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2017, 03:33:54 AM »
That's an absolutely killer concept and it looks like you're off to a fantastic start!

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2017, 02:21:16 PM »
She is finished. Brush-painted Testors Silver and top-coated with Future. The fictitious registration is from leftover decals from my Glencoe 1/48 Republic Seabee.

Pictured ready for trials for the 1947 Schneider Cup Trophy Race at Caldhot. The pilot is Flight Lieutenant A.R.P. Reilly-Foul.



 







Adios, Larry.




Adios, Larry
« Last Edit: December 18, 2017, 02:23:42 PM by CSMO »
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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2017, 02:29:01 PM »
Looking OOB kit of the real thing. :smiley:
Markings are so correct too.
Good build, done fine.

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2017, 06:31:03 PM »
That finished up beautifully! Looks fast in silver and love that racing scheme!

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2017, 08:12:12 PM »
Beaudiful!

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2017, 09:03:17 PM »
Great scheme! How did she do in the race?

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2017, 12:45:34 AM »
Me also, I LOVE the final result! :-*
Thanks to have made it civilian!

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2017, 01:48:54 AM »
Outstanding!! :smiley:
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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2017, 02:46:45 AM »
Ok it wasn't my choice, but WOW it looks awesome, nice one !   :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2017, 03:29:52 AM »

fine !  :smiley:

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2017, 03:32:12 AM »
Brilliant bit of history there, it is just so sad that it was beeten in the race that year by th Supermarine S8.
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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2017, 07:37:07 AM »
 :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2017, 05:03:50 PM »
I know you went with the racer but I could really see a torpedo nestled between those floats


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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2017, 09:19:23 PM »
I know you went with the racer but I could really see a torpedo nestled between those floats

Or even an aerial depth charge! ;)
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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2017, 02:56:27 AM »
I almost went for overall Glossy Sea Blue and Royal New Zealand Air Force Pacific roundels. The chance to use my Green Civil registration decals trumped the military version. Adios, Larry.
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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2017, 04:37:41 AM »
I almost went for overall Glossy Sea Blue and Royal New Zealand Air Force Pacific roundels. The chance to use my Green Civil registration decals trumped the military version. Adios, Larry.

Can you build a 2nd Tsunami in the above finish?
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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2017, 08:43:52 PM »
Memo to the Big Gimper!

No 2nd Tsunami. Too many other projects in the pipeline.

Thanks, everybody for the nice words.

Adios, Larry.

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2017, 06:14:41 PM »
Beautiful floatplane Larry! I love it!

Antonio

PS I'd love to know what's in the pipeline then!

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Re: FROG 1/72 Hawker Tsunami floatplane.
« Reply #31 on: December 25, 2017, 01:47:20 AM »
While I agree with Robomog on the fleet fighter, I really love the race finish.  Maybe a prototype R.N. Fast mail plane, mail in the ammo/gun bays, fuel in floats, mail
in under wing paniers?

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