**** DONE: 1/48 Fairey Gannet AS.1 - Carrier Aircraft GB

Discussion in '#15 Carrier Aircraft' started by Vic Balshaw, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    13,125
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canberra
    #1 Vic Balshaw, Aug 9, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 1, 2012
    Username: Vic Balshaw
    First name: Vic
    Category: Judge – Non competing
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Classic Airframes Kit No 4135

    Extras: Mostly OOB which contains a heap of resin parts. Airwaves Wing Fold Joints (getting short on shelf space). Eduards Mask Set.

    Oh what an ugly duckling but I've always liked them. This is my enter into GB 15 and at the moment I'm thinking a reasonably straight build without too much dissection. We will see.

    It is my intention to do XG826 as provided on the decal sheet, but may change the squadron number if I can find the right decals in the scrap box. Employed as an Anti-submarine Gannet on HMAS Melbourne the only other history I have found indicates that it served with 810/813 and 817 Squadrons of the RAN on HMAS Melbourne and at the land based HMAS Albatross, Nowra. It was withdrawn from service in August 1967 where it was use in firefighting practice.

    I have a book on the way which will hopefully throw some more light on this particular airframe.

    120710-1A Box Lid.jpg

    120710-1B XG826 Profile.jpg

    120710-1C Wing Fold.jpg

    120710-1D Resin Bits.jpg
     
  2. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24,064
    Likes Received:
    655
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Nice choice Vic!
     
  3. brucejscott

    brucejscott Active Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Plumber
    Location:
    Williamsport, Pa
    You the Man Vic! Another one of my favorite ugly mothers! Can't wait to see this under way. Great choice Vic!
     
  4. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,719
    Likes Received:
    1,054
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    Great choice indeed Vic!
     
  5. Wildcat

    Wildcat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,853
    Likes Received:
    375
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Workin' for the man....
    Location:
    South East Queensland
    Very cool! Alwas liked the Gannet.
     
  6. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,151
    Likes Received:
    847
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Sweet Vic! Ugly [email protected] though...not you, the aircraft!
     
  7. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    13,125
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canberra
    She'll be a sweet little humming bird when I'm finished!!
     
  8. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,633
    Likes Received:
    224
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    reduced to all around slobbing
    Location:
    Miranda, NSW
    You really think you can make it pretty??????? ;)
     
  9. meatloaf109

    meatloaf109 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    6,688
    Likes Received:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    plumbing "pro" at Lowes in Franklin N.C.
    Location:
    north carolina
    Wow,..... I hope she's got a good personality!
    What a variety of aircraft we're getting!
     
  10. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,719
    Likes Received:
    1,054
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    You're gonna need a h*lluva lot of 'me time' with her, if you're gonna make that, as a famous philosopher say 'thing', look pretty! :lol:
     
  11. jjp_nl

    jjp_nl Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2011
    Messages:
    845
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    #11 jjp_nl, Aug 10, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2012
    Interesting kit! This GB certainly seems to bring out the best when it comes to picking a subject. Some of the all time classics, next to a nice variety of lesser known subjects .....but boy...the Gannet has to rank as one of the most ugle a/c ever designed ....still waiting for a Wyvern now ;)
     
  12. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,558
    Likes Received:
    1,426
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
  13. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,136
    Likes Received:
    960
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Nice one Vic. It'll look a bit prettier after I have a few drinks!
     
  14. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,719
    Likes Received:
    1,054
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    1289703.jpg

    Don't say that I'm not helpful....
     
  15. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,645
    Likes Received:
    1,416
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Looking forward to this one Vic. Might be a touch on the ugly side, but it has a 'certain something' about it - made a nice sound when flying too. Got some more detail pics if you want them, in addition to those I sent you.
     
  16. KoJo

    KoJo Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2012
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    AZ
    Now that looks like a nice kit!!
     
  17. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    13,125
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canberra
    Many thanks guys, hoping to get started real soon.

    Thanks also Terry but I think I'll be right, I picked up a DVD with a swag pictures on.
     
  18. Jayl

    Jayl Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2009
    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Never seen this one built, what an odd looking bird. I'll be following this one.
     
  19. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,151
    Likes Received:
    847
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Make it look good Vic!
     
  20. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    14,631
    Likes Received:
    421
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Head chef
    Location:
    billingham nr middlesbrough uk
    great subject Vic
     
Loading...

Share This Page