Author Topic: A Waterbombing Gannet  (Read 1279 times)

Offline Robomog

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Re: A Waterbombing Gannet
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2019, 06:53:43 PM »
It would get my vote in a competition   ;D

Mog
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Offline Robomog

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Re: A Waterbombing Gannet
« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2019, 11:05:26 PM »
Right...….

Back to the serious(ish) stuff, a small progress update.

The new water tank is just about complete, all the PSR is done apart from some scratches to buff out, I have added the water release doors, the Life raft chute, and the flare projectors. I also had to file a couple of depressions either side to give the wheels a bit more clearance

by Robomog, on Flickr

The rest of the construction should be pretty much Out of The Box but there could be a few further tweaks if they occur to me.

More as it happens...……….

Thanks for looking


Mog
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: A Waterbombing Gannet
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2019, 11:54:58 PM »
Hey! that's looking really nice  :smiley:

Offline Robomog

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Re: A Waterbombing Gannet
« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2019, 02:27:31 PM »
Thanks Kitnut  :D

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Online Brian da Basher

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Re: A Waterbombing Gannet
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2019, 01:11:31 AM »
Hey! that's looking really nice  :smiley:

Looks every bit the business to me too.
 8)
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Offline Robomog

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Re: A Waterbombing Gannet
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2019, 10:56:46 AM »
Thanks Brian

Another update soon.........

Mog
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Offline Robomog

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Re: A Waterbombing Gannet
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2019, 05:19:09 PM »
Hi all

Another small update.

All the big bits are stuck together now and the smaller bits prepped. I have successfully produced and tested my own decals so should be able to complete the Gannet fairly soon real world permitting.

I've had to attach rather than embed  a progress picture because Flickr are 'updating' their website, hopefully they will have got their act together by the time I have finished this kit.
 
The Gannet is currently in the paint shop so the next post should be the finished article

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

Mog
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Online Brian da Basher

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Re: A Waterbombing Gannet
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2019, 02:19:14 AM »
That's coming along splendidly and the idea of a Gannet fire-bomber delights me to no end!

Thanks for a great update, Mog!

Brian da Basher

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Re: A Waterbombing Gannet
« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2019, 06:17:30 PM »
Might fine job

Offline Robomog

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Re: A Waterbombing Gannet
« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2019, 06:09:27 AM »
Thanks guys

Sorry this isn't the final post

Thought I was going to get this one out on time but the transparencies have been complete B@5t@r*5!  Its going to take a bit of work to make them passable.

Fortunately I've now got a bit more time courtesy of Mr jcf.

Mog
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Offline Robomog

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Re: A Waterbombing Gannet
« Reply #40 on: June 30, 2019, 08:58:29 AM »
Shock Horror guys I've finished this one on time !

Its the first time i've had a go at producing my own decals and they have come out OK, i will do a separate piece on those later.

Shoutout to Kitnut617 for unknowingly being the catalyst for giving me its tanker number and the aviation joke.

Naturally all the serials are spurious.   

so without further ado i present the Fairey Gannet waterbomber.

by Robomog, on Flickr

[1] by Robomog, on Flickr

[1] by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

[1] by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr


as always all comment and criticism gratefully accepted

Mog
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Offline elmayerle

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Re: A Waterbombing Gannet
« Reply #41 on: June 30, 2019, 10:47:17 AM »
I have to  love that logo and motto on the tail; most appropriate for the role.

Offline ericr

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Re: A Waterbombing Gannet
« Reply #42 on: June 30, 2019, 01:45:58 PM »

very beautiful idea !
and building too !

and nice tail logo indeed  ;D

Offline finsrin

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Re: A Waterbombing Gannet
« Reply #43 on: June 30, 2019, 02:31:49 PM »
Gannet needs paint job like that.  Definite appearance improvement.  :smiley:

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: A Waterbombing Gannet
« Reply #44 on: June 30, 2019, 05:16:07 PM »
Must admit I was somewhat skeptical about this but the final product is the Bomb! :icon_alabanza: 8)
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