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TonyTiger66    5,205

Superb interior Bill :thumbsup2:  Light years ahead of the original Matchbox representation.

 

Even with the autofocus playing up, the cockpit looks like the real thing. 

 

I would like to vote for a Gannet WIP. I have a bagged Novo repop of your Gannet kit. A few months ago I put it in the 'for sale' box after looking at those 'pilots heads for a cockpit'. Now you've shown that an aftermarket cockpit fits; I feel a rescue from the 'for sale' box is inevitable. Especially if there's a Perdu Gannet build, to give us inspiration on how to get the best out of the old Grenoille :).

 

🐸

 

Best regards

TonyT

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perdu    7,874
Posted (edited)

Certainly not opening its things

 

Gannet is to be wings out and lovely, as nature and Frog intended

 

My Sea Vixen gets 'the treatment' because of influence from the Red Planet

 

My mind is made up and as inflexible as somebody round here's SIG mentions

 

Got it?

 

Oh well, suit yourself

 

....

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perdu    7,874

Tony, OK if YOU want it a separate one it is

 

This first one is Novo plastic, I think my other may just be Froggyplax

 

We'll kick off laters OK?

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TonyTiger66    5,205
31 minutes ago, perdu said:

Tony, OK if YOU want it a separate one it is

 

This first one is Novo plastic, I think my other may just be Froggyplax

 

We'll kick off laters OK?

Thank you, if it's ok..

I feel all demanding now Bill :sad:!

 

I think Mr. Ced hinted that he might like the Gannet thread too? 

 

Laters is fine, as laters as is needed. 

 

if it's easier to do both in this thread, that's more than fine :). Either way, it will be good to see the Froggy Gannet getting the Perdu makeover :thumbsup2: 

 

Best regards 

TonyT

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perdu    7,874

Oh gosh Tony please don't hold your breath (such a worry when they do that)

 

And there are bound to be better Gannets than mine around

 

:)

 

but do, please have a go with yours

 

The Pavla set for Trumpeter Gannets will fit when cleaned up

 

go to it mate

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71chally    2,271
1 hour ago, TonyTiger66 said:

Thank you, if it's ok..

I feel all demanding now Bill :sad:!

 

I think Mr. Ced hinted that he might like the Gannet thread too?

T'was I, several posts back, mainly cos I can't concentrate on two subjects in one thread!

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71chally    2,271
Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, TonyTiger66 said:

 I have a bagged Novo repop of your Gannet kit. A few months ago I put it in the 'for sale' box after looking at those 'pilots heads for a cockpit'.

I've got every Gannet kit going, they all have their strengths and weaknesses.

The Frog Gannet is actually pretty good as it represents the shape well, think of it as a blank canvas, sand off the detail and scribe in as little (the Gannet was quite clean in its day) or as much as you want.  Go for the original, or Revell (4106) release, moldings if you can.  The plastic on the Eastern Block produced kits can be like bakelite!  You will have to scratch in detail such as u/c and cockpits, or go aftermarket.  There are Falcon canopies and a white metal u/c and intake assembly kit available.

The second Revell kit (04397) is a beauty, the first boxing was the Frog kit which must have frightened off a few youngsters, but the Frog kit is good representation with work.

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perdu    7,874
Posted (edited)

:)

 

It seems, on investigation that my second kit (which actually has everything in it) is an Eastern Express example

 

Not that I mind, as most of us realise Frog actually made some very asccuratly shaped models even if somewhat sparse in the detailing stakes

 

I still maintain that their Westland Wessex has the most accurate profile of any 1/72nd scale model Wessex kit

 

(I am happy to report that I still own a couple of unbuilt Frog Wessii, yeehaw!)

 

James a Gannet question if I may, I see the AEW3 has bracing struts behind the main gear legs, I have not seen any such on the AS ones I have pictures of. Should they have such too?

I saw your comment with the AEW well picture and I know the retract ram sits inside the arc of rotation by the look of it so is there any chance you could clarify this when I start the Gannet's tale please?

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71chally    2,271

There's only one bracing strut, the drag strut which is attached to the front lower part of the main gear leg and runs up fwd of it, and mounts to the hinge I described.   All Gannets have that. 

The thin 'strut' that you can see aft of the leg is the pre-shortening rod, basically it pulls up and shortens the oleo so that the gear is short enough to retract into the bay.

There is one fitted to AS types but fitted in a different way and not as substantial.

 

When you start the Gannet thread I will transfer the info.

 

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perdu    7,874

Now hear this

 

Ditto

 

A programme of wingfoldery attempts has been produced

 

The Sea Vixen WILL be folded

The next Buccaneer Will be folded

 

The Gannet(s) will not be folded

 

That is all, carry on.

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Martian Hale    9,473
10 hours ago, perdu said:

Now hear this

 

Ditto

 

A programme of wingfoldery attempts has been produced

 

The Sea Vixen WILL be folded

The next Buccaneer Will be folded

 

The Gannet(s) will not be folded

 

That is all, carry on.

I didn't say a word! I'm a good Martian, really I am. :innocent:

 

Innocent of Mars

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Scimitar    2,213
2 hours ago, Martian Hale said:

I didn't say a word!

He used mind control instead.

I just use voodoo so if you feel a sharp pain in your folding bits then that's a hint to stop skiving and get on with the Fleet Air Arm's best bomber.

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Ex-FAAWAFU    9,921
1 hour ago, Scimitar said:

...get on with the Fleet Air Arm's United Kingdom's best bomber.

Fixed a minor typo for you!

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71chally    2,271

Well of course the Gannet was the Fleet Air Arms'/UKs best bomber, but I'm not sure that we are all referring to that here!

 

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Scimitar    2,213
27 minutes ago, 71chally said:

the Gannet was the Fleet Air Arms'/UKs best bomber,

It certainly sounded good and provided great entertainment as it folded and unfolded it's wings.

 

Have we mentioned folding wings on Naval aircraft recently?

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perdu    7,874

Hmm

 

Can't say I've noticed...

 

 

:whistle:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ex-FAAWAFU    9,921

I have a 1/48 ASW Gannet in my stash.  When I build it, it will have folded wings.

 

Just saying, Bill, just saying.

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perdu    7,874
3 hours ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

Just saying, Bill, just saying.

And I for one will delight in watching you tame the folding devils which were twin folding wings

 

I am not so brave

 

Yet

 

:)

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Fritag    6,847

Folding wings?  Strikes me that aviation and origami - whilst both admirable activities in their own ways - are best kept separate.......

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Martian Hale    9,473
9 hours ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

Fixed a minor typo for you!

Sorry Crisp, Fleet Air Arm fanatic that I am, even I would have to give best to the TSR2 even if The RAF were robbed of it.

35 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

I bet when @TheBaron gets round to doing a Gannet, he'll make his folding wings work...!! :whistle:

 

Keith

He'd better and we expect a good looking Wren to go along with it!

 

Martian

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