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CMC Leopard - 1st prototype

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Amodel kit of the CMC Leopard with homemade vacform canopy as the kit one had a flaw in it that I couldn't remove and homemade decals as the kit ones are for a scheme the aircraft never flew in. Nice kit but very fiddly due to the small size.

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

Steve

 

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IIRC I saw the Leopard at RAE Bedford back in about '91, it certainly didn't look as smart as your kit!

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Another one I'd never even heard of, until an enterprising modeller comes to the rescue!

 

I had to Google the Chichester-Miles Consultants Leopard and found that the project was apparently a cul-de-sac, with difficulties acquiring suitable engines among other troublesome factors.

 

The huge canopy that covered the whole crew and passenger apartment was forward hinged – should be an interesting challenge for the next build? 😉

CHICHESTER MILES LEOPARD G-BRNM 1996 FARNBOROUGH UK

 

Nice model!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Thanks guys.

 

Definitely not going to be well known by most people but fits in perfectly with my British jets collection. 

 

Yes, all sorts of problems with suitable engines and I think a misunderstanding of the biz-jet market where being noticed in something big and flashy is important. Slipping into an airport in something the size of a family car isn't going to appeal to most people with enough money to splash out on a biz-jet.

 

My original intention was to have the canopy open on one of them but when I had to replace the canopy, I didn't think the vacform one would have a large enough contact area to keep it in the right place. Shame as I put as much detail into the cockpits as I could - typical!

 

Steve

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Cheers, it was released about a year ago but certainly not a very well known subject.

 

Steve

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