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I don't think anyone else has posted one of these on Britmodeller. It's a typical Mach 2: A bit rough around the edges but, with a bit of filler and a fair amount of sanding it comes together ok.

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You've done a lovely job indeed!

 

I've a couple of Mach 2 kits to do but they never seem to get to the top of the stack!  Maybe they will now...

 

Cheers

Shaun

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The fact that your build actually resembles a 240 is much more a testament to your modeling skills and endurance than to the accuracy of a Mach 2 kit! Well done!

Mike

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Looking good Andy! The Mach2 Convair is actually pretty good as a starting point...yep, it does need a bit of extra work (sanding,filling & filing, its a Mach 2!). I used it as the basis for a couple of Air Chathams Convair 580 conversions, it seemed to match the scale drawing I have quite well. Of course mine was modified to take the T-56's :) 

 

48805088087_4d856292ff_h.jpgUntitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr

 

Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr

 

49102720606_bb521d3f5f_h.jpgconvairs by Harry Follas, on Flickr

 

 

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Lovely job. I have one of their Avro York's which I actually set up a WIP on here but have yet to attempt it!

 

:goodjob:

 

Davey.

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Wow! Slowly but surely the Mach 2 airliners get the attention and spotlight

they deserve! No excuses anymore, obviously one can built them into real gems!!! Thank you for sharing, OLI 

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Nicely done!  I flew on Frontier CV-580s in the early 80's, and they were loud and vibratory--so noisy inside, that you had to shout at the person next to you to be heard, and you could feel the prop vibration as it modulated your voice.  Over Texas and Oklahoma we'd encounter areas of rising hot air, which would cause the plane to ride up and down a bit. I'd liken the experience to being on a C-130 with only two engines.  

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Very nice build. Looking in the box of a Mach2 kit, it is surprising what can come out of it. 

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Very nice indeed, anyone who can finish a Mach2 kit and make them look extremely presentable deserves a medal 

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Very nicely done despite it being a Mach-2 kit. 

 

Until I saw this RFI, I didn't know Mach-2 even did any of the Convair family … learn something every day.  Follasha's posting with his Convair CV-580 conversions proves it's a good starting point for a RCAF Cosmopolitan with the Allison T-56's.  Now to persuade a Hasegawa P-3 to give up a pair of it's engines … either that or scratch a pair of Napier Eland's.  Although, I understand that Blackdog market a pair of P-3 engines (A72026), which could be another option..

 

 

Scott

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We’ve flown Convair 580s twice, once in 2011 in the Tongan Islands and again from

Auckland-Chatham Islands-Wellington In 2016. Very noisey but extremely fast turboprops. Cruising at about 320-330 knots they would be just about fastest civil prop airliner in the skies today. However their days are very numbered.

 

Yep, I used the Hasegawa P-3 as a source of engines, however I used C-130 props as they have a different profile :). They fit quite well to Convair firewalls  although  need to be widened to conform 100% .

 

other smaller Mach2 components seemed like they’d been attacked by ‘mr Blobby ‘ and needed replacing from the parts bin however it’s not a bad representation of a Convairliner model by Mach 2

 

48622814923_266eb674dd_h.jpgMach2_CV580 by Harry Follas, on Flickr

 

I’m currently slowly building an Execuform vacuform Convair as a ‘580 (to use the other pair of t-56s 😉), I notice that it comes with parts for the eland engines

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Very, very nice!

 

Even more impressive considering the base kit.

 

Tom

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This makes an interesting comparison...The Execuform model I have underway at the moment (Its getting the other pair of Lockheed P-3 engines :) ). The shape is possibly a bit better than the Mach2 

 

50986854292_3a6a3cc5e2_h.jpgIMG_4129 by Harry Follas, on Flickr

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