1/48 Blackburn Skua Mk II 803 Spdn HMS Ark Royal - Carrier Aircraft GB

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  1. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    Subject: Blackburn Skua Mk II 803 Spdn HMS Ark Royal
    Name: David
    Category: Intermediate
    Kit: Spcial Hobby
    Scale:1/48
    Accessories: Some minor scratch building

    Ok, another attempt to make it beyond the paint prep stage. My first submission for this GB is the Blackburn Skua II of 803 Sqdn FAA. This aircraft was crewed by Pilot Lt G H Filmer and Gunner Thomas A McKee - DCS, and was lost on June 13th 1940 during the disastrous attack on the Scharnhorst. The crew crash landed at Frostsiejaevet, Byneset near Trondheim Norway. Both members became POWs. The plane was salvaged by the Germans and at least 2 photos exist of it (I'll have to post tomorrow as my <bleeping> scanner just died).

    Skua Box.jpg
    Skua model.jpg

    I was lucky enough to get the book below that had some wonderful closeup pics:

    Skua book.jpg
    SKUA Cockpit.JPG
    SKUA Land Gear Bomb.JPG
    SKUA Landing 2.JPG
    SKUA Nose.JPG
    SKUA Pilot R.JPG
    Yes below are the fuel tanks!
    SKUA Mid.JPG

    Not widely known was the Skua's ability to land on a dime!
    SKUA Landing.JPG
     
  2. Micdrow

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    Sweet info there David!!! Must be time to retire, you and Jan getting alot better at this :)
     
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    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    Paul, I'll never turn down knowledge! If you have any input please post away!
     
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    LOL you may be up one on me on this aircraft. I thought I had a book specific on this aircraft but so far cant find it. May have to do some digging :)
     
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    David, not sure exactly what you need. This was the book I have that I was thinking of.

    Blackburn Aircraft since 1909.jpg
     
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    Oh Yes! So ugly and yet so cool! Can't wait David. Now if only somebody would do a Roc.
     
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    Great choice David! I didn't even know there was a 1/48th scale kit, and I reckon this is going to be an interesting build, and certainly adding variety to what's turning out to be a very diverse GB.
    I wonder if, somewhere in Companies House, London, there is an entry under 'Blackburn' which has an alternative company name - something like Ugly Aircraft Associates - until the advent of the Buccaneer, I don't think there has ever been an even partly attractive Blackburn aircraft! (even the 'Buc' is borderline!)
     
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    Another one of Blackburn's not so successful or pretty contributions to aviation. Good choice though David, you will enjoy this on and I've sent you a PM as I have loads of detail on this fellow.
     
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    Oi! Like, H*LL NO! We're just giving you a hand... :)

    True Paul! You're the top man, the archive, now....GET ON WITH IT! :lol:

    Good choice David!
     
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    cool, i'll look through my FAA books and post anything of use David
     
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    I've been hunting David and may well have most of them but here is what I've found to date:

    Skua 6.jpg

    Skua 1.jpg

    Skua 2.jpg

    Skua 3.jpg

    Skua 4.jpg

    Skua 5.jpg

    Skua.JPG

    Skua 8.jpg

    Skua 7.jpg

    Skua 9.jpg
     
  12. vikingBerserker

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    Excellent, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    a couple that might help with details, including a clearer shot of one already posted

    skua2.jpg

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    Terry is right, this is getting to be a very diverse and interesting GB!
    Thanks for adding this one!
     
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    Sweet info there Vic and Rochie!!!!
     
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    Another good choice way to go David.
     
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    A fine choice David. Really want to see this one come together.
     
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