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Sorry for the long hiatus - moving house and renovations have meant real life has been prioritised. Starting to dabble in model making again and have some progress to report with a 3D printed resin kit of the Miles M.52
 

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Transparencies printed ok, just not that transparent. The fit is good though and they came off the printer looking great but once washed they are misty. Rats!

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They are clear when wet with solvent and on dipping one back into the resin which makes me optimistic that a bit of Klear/Future inside and out will smooth out the slight surface roughness
 

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Hello Alistair, l bought one of your original M.52 when you SLA printed it. It is good to see how much your design has progressed and the new resin pieces look good.

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Hello Alistair, l bought one of your original M.52 when you SLA printed it. It is good to see how much your design has progressed and the new resin pieces look good.

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Robert

Hi there, thanks! - would you like one of the updated ones?
 
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Yes please, how can I resist. Do you still have my address?

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I’ve been busy printing for other folks but put some of the bits from the odd failure together to see how it looks. Nothing trimmed properly or glued as I don’t have a bench but I’m looking forwards to seeing how folks more skilled than me build it up
 

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First parts for the English Electric P.8 render versus actual and what they’ll look like in context
 

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Close but no cigar

Left wing section snapped taking it off the supports and a couple of flaws suggest I need a new plan and reorientation of the parts on the build plates
 

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Further progress - while I’ve posted off the delta AW58 and EE P.8 and eagerly await the results I decided that I should have a go at breaking another of the digital files up into printable chunks.

~10 hours of printing tomorrow and I might, if I’m lucky, have the swept wing AW58 as well to inflict on some lucky modeller
 

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Woop woop! Maybe a little too fine but looking pretty darned nice so far. Well on the way to a 1/72 Armstrong Whitworth AW.58 swept wing to add to the collection
 

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Yay! Thanks whatever mod fixed my account (I’d been having problems since changing my email)

Anyhoo - progress

EE P.8 and AW.58 delta builds are in progress with kind modellers who are fettling plastic on my behalf

AW.58 Swept wing is en route

I altered the M.52 and scaled it down to represent the remote controlled air launched version

SR.187 model in progress
 

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Revision to the breakdown of parts and print orientation for the English Electric P.8 - substantially happier with this print

Test build of the previous one is looking very smart but that is a testament to the builder’s skill rather than the underlying model (thread at https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=49593.0)
 

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What has 6 wheels, 6 engines & is about the same length as a blue whale?

Saunders Roe P.187 test print at 1/144
 

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First 1/72 scale print of the P.187 - undercarriage needs replacing because of a flaw but overall looks cool
 

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The P.187 looks very nice indeed.

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Robert
Thanks, hopefully see one or two built up very soon

In the meantime I’ve built up a printing backlog so while it churns out sufficient copies of the existing kits it is back to the digital bench for me

Two seat version of the P.8 drafted up - 26” fuselage extension and a radar operator in tandem behind the pilot
 

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Another couple to add to the stable:
- Vickers type 582 3D printed at 1/72 scale
- DeHavilland DH110 converted from an old Novo Sea Vixen FAW2 kit with reshaped canopy and tail and 3D printed booms, nose and rear fuselage lengthening plug
apologies but could you possibly enlighten me on what aircraft the fourth picture represents? i havent seen that design before especially british
 

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Another couple to add to the stable:
- Vickers type 582 3D printed at 1/72 scale
- DeHavilland DH110 converted from an old Novo Sea Vixen FAW2 kit with reshaped canopy and tail and 3D printed booms, nose and rear fuselage lengthening plug
apologies but could you possibly enlighten me on what aircraft the fourth picture represents? i havent seen that design before especially british

It looks like a what-if version of an English Electric Lightning with the addition of a second seat and Sidewinder missiles on the wing-tips.
 

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apologies but could you possibly enlighten me on what aircraft the fourth picture represents? i havent seen that design before especially british
Could you possibly link to the picture you mean? I thought you meant the Vickers Type 582 https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/vickers-supermarine-type-582.5704/ but then the reply from @riggerrob “It looks like a what-if version of an English Electric Lightning with the addition of a second seat and Sidewinder missiles on the wing-tips.” confused me

p.s. the Lightning variant with area ruled fuselage, wheels moved from wings, wingtip missile rails and revised cockpit (& option for tandem 2nd crew) was https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/english-electric-p-8.2588/
 

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apologies but could you possibly enlighten me on what aircraft the fourth picture represents? i havent seen that design before especially british
Could you possibly link to the picture you mean? I thought you meant the Vickers Type 582 https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/vickers-supermarine-type-582.5704/ but then the reply from @riggerrob “It looks like a what-if version of an English Electric Lightning with the addition of a second seat and Sidewinder missiles on the wing-tips.” confused me

p.s. the Lightning variant with area ruled fuselage, wheels moved from wings, wingtip missile rails and revised cockpit (& option for tandem 2nd crew) was https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/english-electric-p-8.2588/
thank you for the info interesting design it seems like this could have better rolling capabilities than a P-38. a 2 crew version would be interesting... copilot/radar/guidance system operator
 

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apologies but could you possibly enlighten me on what aircraft the fourth picture represents? i havent seen that design before especially british
Could you possibly link to the picture you mean? I thought you meant the Vickers Type 582 https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/vickers-supermarine-type-582.5704/ but then the reply from @riggerrob “It looks like a what-if version of an English Electric Lightning with the addition of a second seat and Sidewinder missiles on the wing-tips.” confused me

p.s. the Lightning variant with area ruled fuselage, wheels moved from wings, wingtip missile rails and revised cockpit (& option for tandem 2nd crew) was https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/english-electric-p-8.2588/
thank you for the info interesting design it seems like this could have better rolling capabilities than a P-38. a 2 crew version would be interesting... copilot/radar/guidance system operator
The 8 mini Spey engines buried in the mid section would have made for an epic noise as well - I can imagine this would have been popular with the air show circuit and unpopular with the engineering crew
 

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First Saunders Roe P.187 I’ve seen finished up is from Martin H at What If Modeller - looks very cool indeed
 

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Very nice!
Thank you! Seems to take a bit of fettling to fill and hide the joins but the in-progress builds I’ve seen are great. All credit to the builders

Printers (plural as I’ve invested in a second one) are busy catching up with orders but newest design has been the scaled down Blue Steel Z.122 as a commission project

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Another new model kit - first build of the delta winged version of the Armstrong Whitworth AW.58 at 1/72 scale. As far as I know the first kit of this type. Credit for the lovely build and photos to the_dunc_works on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/p/CUvFiPMIqkK/
 

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