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PostPosted: Tue 12 Feb 2013 14:13 pm 
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When I build mine, if I do a correction to the compressor front I'll provide viewers with an endoscope so that they can make sure I didn't skimp on anything. :rotfl:

Shoulda gone to Yeovilton, there were loads of them on sale at the show. For those that haven't seen any in-box pics:

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Feb 2013 14:58 pm 
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Split this out from the gallery which is for completed models and moved it to reviews where everyone will be able to find it :wink: .

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Feb 2013 16:12 pm 
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That looks good. I agree about the need of an endoscope to see through the louvres and curved intakes to the compression front on that engine. I doubt I will be too upset of a supposedly bad representation of part that is almost certainly impossible to see.

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Feb 2013 16:20 pm 
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I'm pretty certain VX275's tongue was firmly wedged in cheek. :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Feb 2013 16:34 pm 
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OK need one now. :blob: Going to look into camouflage schemes for T.11s. There must have been some. I'm a little bit off silver/natural metal right now.

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Feb 2013 16:45 pm 
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I'm pretty certain VX275's tongue was firmly wedged in cheek. :wink:

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Indeed it was. :joker:

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Feb 2013 16:47 pm 
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Only one? I'm undecided as to which kit scheme to go with, so that means at least one more.

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I can't remember, but I think that the old Matchbox 1:32 Venom featured a Ghost engine, which should be a good "go-by" for the front of the engine. It's not an axial compressor face, as you noted. Also as you noted, I doubt you'd see it. Classic Airframes made this mistake with their Supermarine Attacker, by the way. If not the Sea Hawk (I'd have to check on that one).

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Ah the joys of the internet: here is an image of a DH Goblin with what appears to be the intake trunking for a Vampire. It would seem Mr Airfix was more right that we may have assumed?

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y44 ... 0c5e4a.jpg

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Ah the joys of the internet: here is an image of a DH Goblin with what appears to be the intake trunking for a Vampire. It would seem Mr Airfix was more right that we may have assumed?

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y44 ... 0c5e4a.jpg

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Admin edit - picture changed to a link, due to copyright . Rich M

I thought we did this to death yesterday! :) I, too, found that photo, or one like it. What I haven't done is handle the plastic in the flesh. Someone who has claims that there is no detail on that blanking piece at all, and that you can't see it. Again, on the real thing, you can't see much, and to see anything at all, you need a good light into the intake.

However, it doesn't change the fact that the front of a centrifugal engine looks different to that of an axial. The crucial difference is the shape shape of the "fan" blades. The axial has fan blades that blow the air straight backwards, while the centrifugal impeller whips the airflow into a cyclone. Model that in 1:72 and you have my respect.

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Are you saying we can't post our own copyrighted pictures!

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Are you saying we can't post our own copyrighted pictures!

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The provenance of the image is unstated, so I've changed it to a link to avoid any possible problems. We do say in the forum rules to be clear on the ownership and copyright of posted images. If there is any doubt we will err on the side of caution. The image is still available to view via the link.

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Feb 2013 19:31 pm 
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Never mind, forget that I even raised the matter.

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Thanks Rich,

Its not my image so mea culpa, it surprising what people will sue over :cry: Will only post my own or permission granted images.


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Links are no problem, even better links to pictures on their original page, keeps everyone happy :wink: :thumb: .

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