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1/48 resin Gannet AEW3

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On 28/12/2018 at 10:05 PM, Simon Cornes said:

I have an Alleycat 1/72 AEW3 in the stash somewhere and I was thinking that might provide some good basic reference for the operators cockpit. I have an idea that the windows need to be more 'hemispherical' than as moulded but that's relatively easy compared to producing a replacement canopy. We are very lucky though. Got my January SAM today and there is a suggestion that there will be build article at some point - I think Colin 'Flying' Picket has one - but as the number of kits is limited then the number who will be interested will be even more limited - but it might stimulate a mainline manufacturer to produce an injection moulded kit? Not that I need one though! 

Hi Simon,

for the opretors cockpit you can use Cabin Interior Detail Set for Gannet AEW.3 from SWORD item code SWDD7201.

 

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Hi Linus,

I didn't know that but I think what I have with the Alleycat kit will be more than adequate.

I see that the chap on eBay is now up for offers on his AS/AEW Franken-gannet? I bet he is! Ah well, I suppose he's happy with it and see's what completed models sell for (or are advertised for)on eBay and thinks 'Why not?' If he sells a few at what appear to be much more 'reasonable' prices to Joe P then good luck to him but its better that we don't know!!

 

Simon

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On 12/28/2018 at 9:05 PM, Simon Cornes said:

I have an Alleycat 1/72 AEW3 in the stash somewhere and I was thinking that might provide some good basic reference for the operators cockpit.

Hope these are of use, though the operational sets have been removed they give a good idea of layout and colours.

16481981733_b460cc6880_c.jpgFairey Gannet AEW.3 observers cabin looking fwd & seat bases by James Thomas, on Flickr

 

9686622309_a65b29d1ca_c.jpgGannet AEW.3 XL472 044 observers cabin 4 Sep 13 by James Thomas, on Flickr

 

There are around ten or so shots in my album, https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=56270329%40N08&sort=date-taken-desc&text=GANNET&view_all=1

 

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I had lost this very interesting thread!

I'll be happy to join the audience!

Good choice!!!

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On 1/1/2019 at 11:32 AM, Simon Cornes said:

Hi Linus,

I didn't know that but I think what I have with the Alleycat kit will be more than adequate.

I see that the chap on eBay is now up for offers on his AS/AEW Franken-gannet? I bet he is! Ah well, I suppose he's happy with it and see's what completed models sell for (or are advertised for)on eBay and thinks 'Why not?' If he sells a few at what appear to be much more 'reasonable' prices to Joe P then good luck to him but its better that we don't know!!

 

Simon

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4 hours ago, 71chally said:

Hope these are of use, though the operational sets have been removed they give a good idea of layout and colours.

16481981733_b460cc6880_c.jpgFairey Gannet AEW.3 observers cabin looking fwd & seat bases by James Thomas, on Flickr

 

9686622309_a65b29d1ca_c.jpgGannet AEW.3 XL472 044 observers cabin 4 Sep 13 by James Thomas, on Flickr

 

There are around ten or so shots in my album, https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=56270329%40N08&sort=date-taken-desc&text=GANNET&view_all=1

 

Great photos James. I thought the intention was to make XL500 airworthy again? A long time since I read that and I suppose these things take a lot of time (and  even more money) but I see your photos were over 6 years ago. Any idea what the position with the airframe is now?

 

Simon

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Just had a reply from CMK that their 1/72 Palouste set will be upscaled to 1/48, with more detail, hopefully the master finished by the end of the month. Great news to add detail to this kit or any other FAA air starter aircraft.

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Some of the 89Gannet Paloustes sported stripes painted on the nose to represent the Flight that they were from, they and that 893 Sqn motif shown early would be lovely to see on the decal sheet!

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