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  1. Superb, really shows what can be done with this old kit!
  2. Watching with interest as I always fancied this kit when I was young, looks pretty good in the pictures? I would defo go the Tamiya masking tape route with the stripes, sure there's a formula out there for widths etc. I'm a bit of a fan of H90 and H123 myself!
  3. Just in case you haven't, for tech drawings I would try Bruce Gordon and the de Havilland museum, I know he does have, or can access some of the de Havilland design drawings.
  4. Some nice photos and schematics of the F-106 M61 canon fit here, scroll right down Nice build of one here,
  5. Picture here on Thunder & Lightnings site, 5th picture on the right under 'Fuselage'
  6. I would agree, it looks to me like the fuselage top decking (and natural line) comes higher up aft of the turret than it does ahead of it, I wonder it that is contributing to the bloated look mentioned earlier?
  7. On the rear fuselage dump there's two holes (central one larger than fwd one) in the mast and they exit at the end of it, ie below the plate affair.
  8. Simply superb! Have to agree about an earlier comment about weathering, all too easy to have black panel lines and overly shaded areas - but your Coastal Halifax looks absolutely just so!
  9. Must admit I thought that there was an IVR, or is that just a myth? Spent almost two hours watching these very good documentaries yesterday
  10. mmm interesting! If it was mine I would be doing it in Dark Admiralty Grey (I actually use Dark Sea Grey with splash of white). On my Harrier GR.3 cockpit, and the pictures I have of FA.2s the cockpit structure, fittings, panels, canopy interior and the fixed rear decking is all in Dark Admiralty Grey. Finding references for the same area on an FRS.1 is hard, but it would seem odd top paint it different from the other versions seems odd - not impossible mind as it is British!
  11. Of course we will be able to build a very fine Brewer in 1:48th soon, so watching this thread with interest!
  12. Thanks John, there were some others that were a bit clearer, think it showed all the fairings seen from the underside in place on the belly? I assume then that 'Blue Steel' door revolved around and closed off the open areas of the fairings once the missile had gone? Anything on that missile nose steady John?
  13. I wish they would give the same treatment to their Canberra and Sea Vixen kits!
  14. Apologies if posted before, but this is a superb film encapsulating the last few weeks of 617 squadron, and their Avro Vulcans, in November 1981. Excellent footage and sound of the aircraft itself, starting with a four ship ORP scramble, it captures well the air and ground crew perspective (with jolly japes a plenty!). It is also a really useful reference for modelling crew, ground support equipment and vehicles of the 1980s RAF.
  15. In one of the other Victor threads on here, there are some extracts from the Victor AP and photos of the fairing arrangement. I believe Airfix are about right with it. Edit, Some of it is on page 3 of this thread, but there is more showing the fairings somewhere, AP illustrations posted by Canberrakid, There seems to an arm, or steady brace affair at the nose of the missile when it is mounted to the Victor, a few feet behind the nose wheel bay, be interesting to see details of that as well.