- May 26, 2006
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Dear Ucon sent me a picture of the twin-hull 7-engined Hughes Model HK-1 (I do not post it here, maybe this is copyrighted, I let Ucon do it maybe). He required more about it. My scanner is in a jam, but here what is in my database:Tophe said:Several twin-hull versions have also been considered, as far as I know.
While working at the Hughes Aircraft model shop, we did a lot of PR models for marketing.
One that was popular was our in house created Hughes HFB-1 flying boat.
We did the patterns and the material used was cast resin.We cast the engine nacelles and props from metal. The model was quite large, being in the standard airliner scale of 1 1/44. The wing span was around 22".
I decided to have some fun and do one up as it might have looked in late 1944-45 USN markings.
My boss was good friends with the head of Microscale decals and we had custom stuff made up for our models. With this one exception, all the HFB-1s were in silver finish and the decals were dark blue. Well, as luck would have it they did some up in silver and that's why I decided on this color scheme.
This one was damaged in transit when I sold it to a guy in Ohio, hence the crack.