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Re: Beyond the Spitfire - The Unseen Designs of R J Mitchell by Ralph Pegram
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2016, 01:38:48 pm »
Can you tell me the designation of the airplane back cover? Thanks
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Re: Beyond the Spitfire - The Unseen Designs of R J Mitchell by Ralph Pegram
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2016, 01:47:42 pm »
Can you tell me the designation of the airplane back cover? Thanks
Certainly! It is one of a number of preliminary concepts for a large, six-engine flying boat to specification R.6/28.  It seems that Supermarine, and probably most other companies, played with a variety of ideas before selecting the best and proceeding with detailed design. Only then was it designated an official project number/name

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Re: Beyond the Spitfire - The Unseen Designs of R J Mitchell by Ralph Pegram
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2016, 01:54:28 pm »
Thanks for quick answer ;)
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Re: Beyond the Spitfire - The Unseen Designs of R J Mitchell by Ralph Pegram
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2016, 04:22:01 pm »
This looks amazing, great job Schneiderman!

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Re: Beyond the Spitfire - The Unseen Designs of R J Mitchell by Ralph Pegram
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2016, 03:55:27 am »
You know Schneiderman this isn't good. As a lot of guys here I started this with the luft46 stuff. I was happy to buy several books on German projects, later because this forum I added Japanese and American books. Of course with a lot of explanations to my wife.
You, yes YOU make me add the Schneider Trophy book and now this .... I've to prepare anothe fight for this book.

Very interesting by the Way  ;)

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Re: Beyond the Spitfire - The Unseen Designs of R J Mitchell by Ralph Pegram
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2016, 04:15:53 am »
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Re: Beyond the Spitfire - The Unseen Designs of R J Mitchell by Ralph Pegram
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2016, 09:24:05 am »
I just ordered my copy....oddly for less in dollars from the U.S. Amazon site than the price in pounds on the UK Amazon site!
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Re: Beyond the Spitfire - The Unseen Designs of R J Mitchell by Ralph Pegram
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2016, 10:59:26 am »
Maybe it doesn't travel well  ;)

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Re: Beyond the Spitfire - The Unseen Designs of R J Mitchell by Ralph Pegram
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2016, 08:58:12 pm »
I just ordered my copy....oddly for less in dollars from the U.S. Amazon site than the price in pounds on the UK Amazon site!

I'm live in Argentina and I always end ordering on bookdepository. Is cheaper than Amazon US + shipping.

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Re: Beyond the Spitfire - The Unseen Designs of R J Mitchell by Ralph Pegram
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2016, 09:06:08 pm »
I know the enginiering solutions determine in same way all the planes looks similar but I love the one on the back cover. Looks so "dieselpunk".,
I'd like to see more designs like this to be real.
Just to see it on more detail is going to be great.

Scheiderman I imagine this is a 3d model.

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Re: Beyond the Spitfire - The Unseen Designs of R J Mitchell by Ralph Pegram
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2016, 11:07:59 pm »
Scheiderman I imagine this is a 3d model.

Yes it is, one built by Matt Painter. The colour section of the book includes several 3D renders, some by myself and other by Matt (see the link in post #11 to see examples of his work for clients)

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Re: Beyond the Spitfire - The Unseen Designs of R J Mitchell by Ralph Pegram
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2016, 05:24:02 am »
Really looking forward to this volume! Schneider Trophy Seaplanes and Flying Boats set a benchmark for quality in all departments and I'm sure this next effort will be just as good. Please let us know when it is released.

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Re: Beyond the Spitfire - The Unseen Designs of R J Mitchell by Ralph Pegram
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2016, 09:27:11 am »
Thanks! Glad you liked it.
Personally I think this one is better; different publishing style but better. Still scheduled to be released on 2nd May but I'll put a post here if it changes.

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Re: Beyond the Spitfire - The Unseen Designs of R J Mitchell by Ralph Pegram
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2016, 12:50:07 pm »
Scheiderman I imagine this is a 3d model.

Yes it is, one built by Matt Painter. The colour section of the book includes several 3D renders, some by myself and other by Matt (see the link in post #11 to see examples of his work for clients)

Nice works from Matt but not planes  :(

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Re: Beyond the Spitfire - The Unseen Designs of R J Mitchell by Ralph Pegram
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2016, 01:11:18 pm »
True, his illustrations for my book was the first time he had tackled aircraft apart from some work he did for the group building a replica Westland Whirlwind (fighter not helicopter)