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Petr

1/32 Westland Whirlwind by Specialhobby

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Yaaay...    ....aww, no!

Everytime I see a new Whirlwind thread I get excited, only to learn that it's the fixed wing version!

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Strange place to start, showing a canopy mould, but I am sure that soonish we shall see the rest of the patterns and moulds coming along for the rest of the aeroplane.

As much as I would like one or two of these as soon as possible, I am quite happy to wait if that is what is required if the Whirlwind gets the same treatment as the Tempests

I will be very happy to have a few large scale Whirlwinds.

 

Ali

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About time we had a new WW but let's hope it's better than the Trumpy disaster.   I haven't got the new Tempest but from what I've seen it looks good though.

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Hi

   Looks great  :)

    Cant wait, I will probably get a couple at least

   my I.D. vacuform build is now on the back burner 

   cheers

     jerry

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So not an HAS7 then...Ach weel.

Despite that it's an aircraft I've always liked but never built.

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I hope this happens, this has been on my wish list for years, it's a real bench clearer for me.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

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On 13/01/2017 at 19:47, spitfire said:

I hope this happens, this has been on my wish list for years, it's a real bench clearer for me.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

That could be two of us then.  Always had  a very soft spot for the poor old Whirlwind as a "but for a decent engine what might have been type".  OK there is more to it but you get my drift. 

 

I recall a thread on here arguing it's merits/demerits.

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Crikey

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

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Hi

   Seizure approaching :) 

      Looks good cant wait

        this and the tiffie 

          cheers

            jerry

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Well this is looking very promising, I love the Whirlwind and some how I missed the earlier announcement on the Sea Fury, but that will be fantastic as well, add to that the Tempest VI and the Typhoon, I can see a my stash of Special Hobby kits growing in leaps and bounds.

 

Ali

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Got my name on one, always been a big fan of the Whirlwind, but never wanted to build one in smaller scales oddly!

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Just a passing thought

 

The designer "Teddy" Petter was quite a prolific and adventurous designer.  I think it possible he is not as highly regarded as he should be given his designs

 

Lysander

Whirlwind

Mods to the Spitfire elevator

Welkin (well nobodys perfect!)

Canberra

Early design work on the Lightning

Folland aircraft Gnat, Midge etc.

 

His main issue appears to have been his difficulty in working with others.  Roland Beamont  - " "although Petter was generally thought to be difficult I found him logical and 'ahead of the game' and totally oriented on making an enormous success of the Canberra. That it achieved this was due to his personal ability to recognise the technical argument and act on it correctly."

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A large scale Whirlwind,bring it on and please Special Hobby perhaps a Blenheim Mk1v as well. Does any one know if the HK Models 1/32 Lancaster is still a runner or are Hk backtracking ?

 

Alvin 

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Great to see this one in preparation.

Also good to see they have the wing root to fuselage transition something close to right.

Most kits have some kind of root fairing except the CA & Cooper Details kits, which have nothing at all.

 

Looking forwards to getting a couple of these :)

 

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Hi

   Any news on a release date yet ?

     cheers

       jerry

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