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1/72 - Saunders-Roe SR.53 by AZmodel - released - new two-seats whif variant

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AZmodel is to release at Telford 2017 a new tool 1/72nd Saunders-Roe SR.53 kit - ref.

Sources: 

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235010228-kpaz-central-discussion-questions-answers/&do=findComment&comment=2814267

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235010228-kpaz-central-discussion-questions-answers/&do=findComment&comment=2815810

 

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So gentelemen, next winner is Snowen250, our Telford Special this year is SR 53 in 1/72nd scale. I would like to ask also Snowen to send me his address.

Thanks to all participants... 🙂

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SR-53 boxing - we plan two boxes, one real prototypes and the second what-if schemes. We are looking for the real persons to immortalise them as the pilots fo our whif planes (we are doing it everytime, usually selecting some Czech modelers). Your whif scheme tips are welcomed.

 

V.P.

 

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The SR-53 was merely proof of concept. The production aircraft was the SR-177, which was under construction when cancelled.

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15 hours ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

The SR-53 was merely proof of concept. The production aircraft was the SR-177, which was under construction when cancelled.

 

Bah Humbug, pendant!.   

 

I look forward to this, as the Airfix SR-53, was the first kit I built on my own back in the 60s.

 

Bring on wiffy schemes.

 

Thomo.

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Cool - someone who wants to buy an Ursus SR-53 ;-)

(this is just kidding - otherwise I would have posted it in buy & sell)

René

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13 hours ago, The Tomohawk Kid said:

Bah Humbug, pendant!.

Ahem...

 

Actually, that should be pedant, not pendant.

 

A pendant is a bit of jewelry typically worn around one's neck.

 

A pedant however, is "a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning."  That, I think is the correct usage you were attempting....

 

:P

 

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How can one be accused of being pedantic when the subjects are entirely different? The SR-53 was never intended to be any sort of combat aircraft. Even the Firestreak missiles it carried were dummies.

 

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4 hours ago, Madoc said:

Ahem...

 

Actually, that should be pedant, not pendant.

 

A pendant is a bit of jewelry typically worn around one's neck.

 

A pedant however, is "a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning."  That, I think is the correct usage you were attempting....

 

:P

 

The perils of predictive text.

 

Thomo.

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1 minute ago, The Tomohawk Kid said:

The perils of predictive text.

No doubt.

 

It was however, just too good an opening to resist - he said pedantically.... :)

 

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I always wondered why whilst the canopy on the SR.53 was neat and looked like it belonged on a fighter, the canopy on the SR.177 looked as if it had been fitted by the local greenhouse manufacturer.

 

As for whifs, the SR.53 might look good in an early ETPS scheme.

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Stick some NASA markings and stars n' bars and send it over to Edwards AFB for testing.

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For those of us great unwashed on this side of the pond who cannot make it to Telford, when will this be available and where can we order it?

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On ‎11‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 7:26 PM, bentwaters81tfw said:

The SR-53 was merely proof of concept. The production aircraft was the SR-177, which was under construction when cancelled.

Detail!, mere details!! You're correct in what you say but, in Whatifworld, ANYTHING is possible!!:lol:

 

Allan

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I'm glad, as I have the Airfix kit and wanted to build it but as it was my dad's first model when he was a kid, it can stay that way now...all bagged up etc! :)

 

 

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Schemes

Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235010228-kpaz-central-discussion-questions-answers/&do=findComment&comment=2837791

 

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(...)The second project for this year is Saunders Roe SR-53A. This project is a result of cooperation with Colin from FREIGHTDOG and we hope it is not the last one.

Again, there are two boxings - Saunders Roe SR-53A prototypes and series production Sauders Roe Rocketeer F. Mk. I. (...)

 

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V.P.

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Hmmm, I reckon that 1 sqn example with the blue spine & tail could sell me on one of these. :)

Steve.

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The 20 Sqn aircraft looks like a winner.

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The SR.53 would have been an ideal point defence interceptor, so I think that 19 and 92 Sqn options from RAF Gutersloh would be good - similar to the 74 Sqn option above.

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I contacted AZ/KP several days ago with a pre-order, but so far have heard nothing. Has anyone else had a reply to a pre-order?

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I have not heard anything either, thinking of sending a follow up. It might be that Jan is looking to see what the numbers look like for pre-orders

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