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CedB

Whitley Mk III - Fly 1/72

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Ah, the Fly Whitley.

 

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on Flickr

 

I've been waiting to build that until people have forgotten that Airfix have brought out a new tool that is, no doubt, much better.

It looks like a nice kit though; resin, PE, nice canopy molding and I even have a set of masks that I bought before the cutter arrived.

 

One of the first things I did was to get rid of the end-opening box. Wow. That stands for 'Why oh Why!"

Of course I remembered to keep the back as that has the schemes on it.

 

Shots of the parts trees:

 

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Not phased by those separate props, honest. I have a tool for that. Obviously.

 

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Oooh, three part wings eh? Interesting (in a kind of Chinese curse way…)

 

Nice canopy frame: 

 

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But wait, what are all those (gulp) thin little window things on the left? We shall see. You know I like to maintain an air of mystery (or do I?)

 

Resin, PE and AM masks:

 

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Lots of resin. What's in there?

 

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Lots of nice interior details, just right for the ceiling!

Note that two of the guns have already broken off. 

Do you think I might lose them? 🤞

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Never heard of this aircraft before. Good chance to start learning something about it :) Front row seat, jolly good! :D 

 

Ciao

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A Ced build and I'm in on page 1!

 

Looks like an interesting alternative to the new tool Airfix. This should be good.

 

Terry

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I will be somewhere near the door, I often need to pop out and I know nowt about the aeroplane

 

Green and brown is it?

 

 

Hmm

 

There near the door

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In any case, Ced, the Airfix Whitley is a MkV, with Merlins, whereas yours has Tiger radials, so this merely looks like keen interest in the earlier marks of the type.

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Good, beaten most of the rabble, so let's find a comfy seat!

 

Keith

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‘Oo you callin’ rabble.

I trust you’ll be hanging this in a nose down attitude, apparently it flew like this even when climbing!

C’mon, get on with it then.

 

John

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Posted (edited)

Page 1! Result!

Rabble??

Bloody cheek.

Possibly accurate though...

 

Ian

Edited by limeypilot

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32 minutes ago, Biggles87 said:

‘Oo you callin’ rabble.

 

10 minutes ago, limeypilot said:

Rabble??

Bloody cheek.

 

If the cap fits....!! :tease:

 

K

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Posted (edited)

I have the MkII in the stash so will watch this with interest. I built a II when I was off sick after I had been diagnosed with high Blood pressure about 25 years ago. Used the old Frog kit and the DB conversion set. Not sure it did anything for my BP though. Lost the model about five years ago when the fuselage split in a non repairable fashion. Still have the engines though for a Shark

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An early Whitley?

Well, I'm always interested in those...

This should be fun!

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Yep, in here of course. Always liked the Withley with that archaic design.

Cheers

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Hi Folks,

 

I don't think I've ever been in as early as this before.....(luck, mainly)

 

Looking forward to it

 

Cheers

 

Geoff

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5 minutes ago, Kitsticker said:

I don't think I've ever been in as early as this before.....(luck, mainly)

It can get quite full before any action starts. We might even get a few commercials for some of Ced's tools and a trailer for the next build .................😁

 

Terry

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Of course tagging along here, looks an interesting one!

 

Rob

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Fly?

 

 

oh dear, Ced.  I shall pray for your soul and mental well-being over the next few months

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I’m rabble, even if the rest of you are deluding yourselves.  Definitely in.

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I'm going to follow this as my great uncle worked on the  "bloody things" (his words)just outside Coventry. He was in the prototype section and did tell me of plans for a 4 engine Whitley but I can find no evidence of it.

He retired In 1947 died in 1969 so it could have been a tall tale for an 14 year old lol

If anyone knows of it I would be grateful of any info. 

All the best 

Steve

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Well I have joined the party late again but they seem a nice bunch.

 

Simon.

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5 minutes ago, Moa said:

I am told you are going for a civil scheme, congratulations!

(Link to photo on the Net)

https://forum.keypublishing.com/filedata/fetch?id=3680571&d=1544234264

 

They look look like Merlin's under the tarps Moa and I thought this was the radial engine version? Or was it said in jest? mmmmm lol

Steve

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1 hour ago, Stevejj said:

 

They look look like Merlin's under the tarps Moa and I thought this was the radial engine version? Or was it said in jest? mmmmm lol

Steve

Easy fix: trash that kit and buy the Airfix release :idea:

1 hour ago, Stevejj said:

Or was it said in jest?

Yes, but very seriously :rofl:

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