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Nice to see it coming along at last.   Also nice to see clear wing lights.  Something not all manufacturers do for some strange reason.

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I hope they'll downscale it to 1/48, like they did teaming up with Eduard for the Tempest. Nothing against large scale kits, just no room to place one with such wingspan .....

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2 hours ago, B_Bogus said:

Looking good 😎

 

Not a complaint - just an observation...

I’m a little surprised that the nose cap doesn’t fall on a natural panel line. For some reason I’d imagined that the cannon cover would have been a separate item, with the possibility of a detailed cannon bay. If ever an aircraft cried out for such a detail, it would have to be the ‘Crikey’.

Hopefully the aftermarket (or Hi-tech release?) will provide 🤞

Hi

    ideal it will most likely mean aftermarket and maybe even the L6844  nose extension

    cheers

       jerry 

 

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10 hours ago, B_Bogus said:

Looking good 😎

 

Not a complaint - just an observation...

I’m a little surprised that the nose cap doesn’t seem to fall on a natural panel line - or does it? For some reason I’d imagined that the cannon cover would have been a separate item, with the possibility of a detailed cannon bay. If ever an aircraft cried out for such a detail, it would have to be the ‘Crikey’.

Hopefully the aftermarket (or Hi-tech release?) will provide 🤞

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21 hours ago, spitfire said:

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That's the picture I had in mind! 

Having another look through the references the nose cap maybe is on a panel line after all?

 

 

Westlands Cannon Cover Crop

 

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According to the SH July newsletter... 

 

"Later in the year, you may be looking forward to the release of a couple of brand new model kits as for example the Ki-54 or Mirage III in 1/72 or the Whirlwind in 1/32 as well" 

 

I don't know about later in the year, I'm *already* looking forward to the release! The question is whether they are actually going to release it...  😁 

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Looks good so far. One thing I would look at first is the design of the leading edge radiator intakes, which looks like they've got right.

Have they designed the rear part of the engine cowl to droop with the dropped flaps, which they often were when parked. Quite an essential if building this in 1/32.

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10 hours ago, Lightningboy2000 said:

Looks good so far. One thing I would look at first is the design of the leading edge radiator intakes, which looks like they've got right.

Have they designed the rear part of the engine cowl to droop with the dropped flaps, which they often were when parked. Quite an essential if building this in 1/32.

 

It looks like 'modelling skills will be required' for dropped flaps - or leading edge/radiator slats for that matter.

At least they've got separate radiator shutters 🙂

 

 

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On 7/29/2020 at 3:42 PM, Homebee said:

I hope it's as good in the flesh - I'd assumed this was resin, but I've been told by SH that it's plastic with the few obvious bits in PE. 

The detail they achieved in the Tempest give me cause for optimism

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Very nice cockpit details, the seat looks a bit to square at the top though and appears either the two armour plates are missing or is it the squared off bit at the top of the seat back , should be easily remedied though .  Very much looking forward to this kit.

 

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Hi 

    Well I am hoping it comes out soon 

       cheers Jerry 

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Source: https://www.specialhobby.net/2020/08/obr-strizlik-aneb-pripravujeme-westland.html

 

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August 20, 2020

   We are currently working on other projects at Westland Whirlwind Mk.I 1/32. This model is really big, compared to our average production it will really be a giant. (...)
   In the photos you can see the modeling of Whirlwind's chassis shafts and the testing of test printed parts of this assembly. (...)

 

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V.P.

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Will this infernal teasing never end!!!!!

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Yes the wait is endless

 

  the competition now is ..... wether it gets released before or after i retire 

   cheers

    jerry 

 

p.s. i think they made the real full size whirlwinds faster 

   but it was wartime 

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U/c legs look good and look as though they have the correct looking rear mount.  This is going to be a cracking kit.  Can't wait.

Chris

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15 hours ago, Scimitar F1 said:

Looks like something out of Star Wars

I wasn't the only one to draw that comparison then!

 

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Got to say it, this kit is going to be incredible looking at these CADs!

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