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delticfan

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  1. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    Spent an hour or so last night trial fitting the air intakes, the design is very good and with careful filing and sanding all seemed to fit well. I might need to glue them a bit at a time and certainly the intake covers would be best to be done that way so they line up with the fuselage. Hopefully spray the inside of the halves today and get them glued up. Trying to think of a better build order to suit painting but the instructions are pretty good. I might fit the spine section before the base of the wing so I can glue it from inside. Hoping someone is thinking of etch detail, canopy rails, intake covers, mirrors and any overlays for the undercarriage doors. Maybe resin replacement for the missing vents above the engine tailpipes.
  2. Airfix 1/72 Victor K2

    Ok but it’s hardly a rumour if it appears in the catalogue, sort of fact I would have thought.
  3. Airfix 1/72 Victor K2

    Funny, I had my original post about this kit which was in the airfix 2018 catalogue removed, is this a top secret kit or something? Wow exciting either way!
  4. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    Phive! I don’t know these Americans always doing things bigger and better than us Brits...to get five past the Mrs would have been an achievement in itself. If anyone is interested there are a few copies of the Ian Allan aircraft illustrated booklet RAF Phantom by Peter R Foster on eBay. Just thumbing through my copy there are details of all aircraft with histories, dates to paint schemes etc and some good shots of the camouflage to air defence grey transition era. Out of interest what are opinions on the best airbrush acrylics and colours for these beasts.
  5. It's a Victor!

    Interesting view on the box art with a Victor refuelling two buccaneers, might that be a second surprise yet to come!
  6. It's a Victor!

    A nice surprise for 2018!
  7. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    To prevent myself trying to turn my two fg1’s into fgr2’s I thought I best order a couple.... don’t tell the wife!
  8. I thought it was the Tamiya 1/32, great work in 1/72 stunning finish.
  9. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    Thank you that makes a lot of sense as I had found a few photos of 43 and 111 aircraft with the cannon fitted. Anyway by the time I work my way through a few fg1’s it’ll be time for the fgr2 to come out. Too many options on this kit it’s like being in a sweet shop!!
  10. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    Answering my own questions here, doh! But just read an excellent post from 2016 with underside pics of fg1 clearly no strapping either 43 or 111 sqdn and with cat hooks still in place. Also pic of fgr2 in barley grey with strapping apparently fitted due to using SUU-23 cannon. I never knew the fg1’s didn’t use the cannon ah well.
  11. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    There is a part that fits under the wing and fuselage that obviously has the strapping and a similar part without the strapping. When did the strapping get added and was it on FG1’s only or did the FGR2’s have it as well. I assume it was a solution to fatigue issues.
  12. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

  13. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    It’s here (singular if talking to the boss), on this forum they’re here! two of the beauties! Love the big box feels like a proper model, don’t like the curled up decals inside the instructions but that’s minor. Going to be sick of stencils I think. Only gripe is the closed canopy section is heavily scratched any thoughts on a polishing product? Otherwise great, I notice spruce 6 is the only difference between fg1 and fgr2.
  14. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    Nice surprise tonight my wife told me I had a parcel from Hornby due tomorrow, they text her! How the hell did that happen I ask. So of course I’ve been getting asked what it is. My reply was it’s just a model (actually two of them!!) can’t wait.
  15. Phantom FG.1 XV571 43 Sqn 1986 special markings

    My friend Andy drove us to the end of the runway at Conningsby to watch the OCU depart. From what I remember it was a dull day, yes April 87, they departed in batches of four I think, can’t recall if all at the same time or over a half hour or so. Well worth watching thanks Andy if you’re reading! On the way down we called in at Binbrook but nothing was happening, oh for a time machine.
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