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Fleet Air Arm Bearcat

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OK, I'm in, having bought two Bearcats just for the engines, I have enough bits and bobs about to hack at least one of these kits together, and hopefully rekindle my acquaintance with my airbrush, before I go and mess up the Swordfish!!

 

My idea is to use a Sea Fury prop, enlarge the rudder and wing tips a bit, put Brit Triplex 300lb rockets and cannon fairings, maybe replace the wheels and tyres if I can enlarge the wheel bays a bit, and finish it as a Korean period strike fighter. 

 

Tim

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Looking at these Trump Beatcats, the reviews are right, it is a pretty good kit!

 

Anyway, after reading Eric Browns report on the plane, I think I might do a bit more, especially having two kits to play with. Range was a problem, as was the flying stability, so I want to lengthen the fuselage a bit, an maybe increase the span some as well. Bigger main tank, more stable gun platform, and room for Recce camera a la FR47. Bigger rudder too. I will do some marking out over lunch break....

 

Tim

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Sections glued together,at least at the cuts. I put in a bulkhead between the forward section and the cockpit, partially to strengthen it, and partially to make up a mis aligned cut! Measure twice, cut once, still get it wrong.....

 

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Don't feel like you have exclusive rights on that.  I get reminded of measure 2 cut 1 on TV watching commercials for Home Depot

 

And I still F%&-UP 

 

So what's the plan here on the surgically altered  B-cat

 

  Inquiring minds  are nosey

 

jack

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Jack,

 

Well, just finishing it would be nice!!  My life is a bit of a whirlwind right now, so no thoughts beyond that really.

 

Overall, my list of mods at present is stretched fuselage, big spinner over prop, bigger rudder possibly with stinger hook like a Seafire. Stretch the wings with a root plug and new shaped tips. Open up wheel wheels and fit Fury wheels and tyres. Recce camera behind cockpit, 4 Triplex rockets under wings, maybe Seafire drop tank. Possibly a RATO set, and cannon fairings. Sky/Grey colour scheme, maybe with black white anti blue on blue markings. Imagine a Seafang crossed with a Sea Fury. Thats what i am aiming at.

 

Tim

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Wow Tim, This build is a Whirlwind,

 

Will definitely be keeping an eye on this one

 

Also try to help pulling you to the finish line

 

Because "This I Gotta SEE"

 

watch'in you :popcorn: :popcorn:

 

Jack

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Both fuselage halves now sectioned and rejoined, I need to do some work to get the spine behind the cockpit aligned, as well as the cowling in front of the windscreen. Put some grey primer on the cowling, and this is where I am now. This thing is growing on me!

 

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