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Offline apophenia

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Boeing 377
« on: August 08, 2020, 10:38:11 AM »
This ones a bit of a cheat. I did my first version of the Boeing 377 as soon as Brian had unveiled it. I mean, who could resist? A scale-o-rama airliner based on a Hawker Sea Hawk was twistedly brilliant even by BdB standards!

Even back then, the B377 cried out for TCA markings. So, here it is, at long last, the Trans-Canada Air Lines Basher 377.
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Re: Boeing 377
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 02:31:23 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Boeing 377
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2020, 09:13:53 AM »
That's excellent!  8)
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Re: Boeing 377
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2020, 05:34:37 PM »
That is a class scale- o-Rama  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: Boeing 377
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2020, 11:15:47 PM »
 Mighty nifty!

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Re: Boeing 377
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2020, 03:35:18 AM »
Hmmm...a 1/48 Sea Hawk rescaled to 1/144 would result in a plane that had a length and wingspan in real life of 36.27m and 25.67m respectively.  When compared to other early jet airliners, we see a favourable comparison:

Avro C102 Jetliner
Length: 25.12 m
Wingspan: 29.90 m

de Havilland Comet 1
Length: 28 m
Wingspan: 35 m

Therefore having the Rescaled Sea Hawk does provide a very credible airline basis.  Whilst Brian originally did it as a Boeing platform, I think having it as a Hawker early competitor to the Comet but more aligned with the C102 would also provide a very credible story.
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Re: Boeing 377
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2020, 03:52:21 AM »

 Whilst Brian originally did it as a Boeing platform, I think having it as a Hawker early competitor to the Comet but more aligned with the C102 would also provide a very credible story.


Ha !!  was thinking something along the same lines . . . a Trident nose (it's a little bit later, I know), and how about the larger rudder fitted to German Sea Hawks . . . ? In BEA 'Red Square' livery.


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Re: Boeing 377
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2020, 08:40:08 AM »
Thanks for doing the scale-o-rama conversions Greg  I like the idea of a Hawker-Siddelely rival to (and, I guess, ultimately a replacement for) the Avro Canada Jetliner.

... and how about the larger rudder fitted to German Sea Hawks . . . ?
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Re: Boeing 377
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2020, 02:54:22 AM »
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