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theoke

looking for fairey gannet scale plans

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hi,

as said in the title, i am looking for scale plans of a Gannet, for a project in a bit strange scale, 1/87.

Hope some one can help me, 

 

regards

 

theo

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What model, AS,AEW or T. I think the Warpaint No. 23 will provide all you need. Drawings are to 1/72, so rescaling on a printer/scanner should be no problem.

 

Dave

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The Warpaint drawings aren't very good but might be a good starting point for the sections, you can find them here, http://aircraftdrawingsdownload.aircraftpaintingschemes.com/fairey_gannet_drawings.php

 

The best scale plans of the anti-submarine Gannet by far are the ones that appear in the 4+ books, 

http://www.4pluspublications.com/en/bonus/023-fairey-gannet-as1-n-4-anti-submarine-and-strike-variants

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I will happily endorse the 4+ drawings, I will go further and recommend buying the 4+ Gannet book  :)

 

I always rated their Wessex book, the Gannet one seems to surpass even that fabulous volume with many wonderful detail photographs

 

The plans are double sided with early and late AS variants depicted

 

Brilliant

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4+ in general would be an excellent choice; the old F40 may also be of use and from what I remember of doing some checks with photos, the drawings in it also look good, no sections though which would be essential for a scratch job.

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11 hours ago, 71chally said:

The Warpaint drawings aren't very good but might be a good starting point for the sections, you can find them here, http://aircraftdrawingsdownload.aircraftpaintingschemes.com/fairey_gannet_drawings.php

 

The page doesn't load for me - whose drawings are them ? I'd have expected some legacy Ian Huntley drawings - if that's the case, they'd probably be old, but Ian Huntley would have had unrestricted access to all sorts of Fairey documents.

 

BTW, I forgot there are actiually two booklets by F40 covering the Gannet, an older one which I think first appeard in the mid 80s, and a later much more substantial one covering both Gannet and Atlantique, with a large fold out sheet featuring the drawings. Haven't compared them whether the newer ones are updated in any way, though.

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The Huntley drawings were great at the time and are a good foundation, but they aren't as accurate and have some odd mistakes in them.

The link is to the Warpaint plans and some other drawings.

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