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  1. SA-3 Viking

    Great work and a very attractive finish George
  2. F-8C can this be done?

    There is a conversion from Muroc Models to convert the 1/72 Academy kit into an F-8C. I think they are still in business - perhaps check Hyperscale or other sites to get current contacts. I 've always been impressed with their stuff. George
  3. British nuclear weapons - what colours?

    Aviation Workshop did 1/72 WE177s (not sure which type offhand). They might re-appear from Air Graphics George
  4. 1/72 Dragon Apollo CSM

    Hannants are showing the LM in "Future Releases" in both scales ao we can hope. 1/72 is Columbia plus Eagle whilst 1/48 is Eagle only. Tad expensive at £60 though. George
  5. A-6E slats and flaps

    I think the open panel is the one that covers the Ram Air Turbine. Having checked a couple of books all pictures with wings folded have slats and flaps retracted George
  6. I have checked my copy of Vietnam to Western Airlines. There is a picture of Dennis Wills standing by Mr Toad. Mr Toad is written under the wing on the port fuselage in a pop art font. The picture is black and white. The text claims that there are several picturies in books about the F-105. Book suggests that a/c was named Mr Toad as that was what Dennis Wills called his son. Hope this helps George
  7. Drones or UAVs?

    The preferred RAF term is RPAS - Remotely Piloted Air System. Which has the advantage of making it clear that there is a person in the loop (excepting loos of signal where the platform has a pre-programmed plan) I think the terms and UAV are too imprecise. George
  8. That's very nice indeed. I have that boxing - I may move it up the queue George
  9. Do you recall when the article on the 1/72 RA5-Cto A5A conversion was published in Finescale Modeler? I have all back issues, back to #1. I also have the 1/48 Cutting Edge A3J-1/ A5A conversion for the RA-5C. It would be 'way too large. I'll probably want to sell that one.

    Nick

    1. boffin

      boffin

      I think it was Jan 93

       

      George

    2. NickOnai

      NickOnai

      Thanks, I'll check the "pile". If I find it, I'm going to put the 1/48 Collect Aire (Cutting Edge??) Vigilante correction set up for sale on EBAY. Nick

  10. F-4J (RAF) and FG.1 nose contours, any difference?

    I'm sure you know but just in case..... Whirlybird have announced a FG1 and FGR2 in 1/144 for future release. George
  11. Web site didn't work for me yesterday - Couldn't calculate shipping. Working OK today George
  12. kit (& bits?) for a Belgian Sea King 48 in 1/72.

    I agree Revelll is probably the best way to go. Sponsons are a bit undersized though - Whirlybird do some replacements for £3.00 George
  13. Nimrods

    "Nimrod Rise and Fall" by Tony Blackman states that the change of colour scheme was part of the upgrade to MR2. George
  14. Falklands Harrier GR.3 question

    Re Blue Eric. "Harrier at War" states that 4 a/c flew out from ASI fitted with Blue Eric and ALE-40 as 2 pairs on the 28 May and 8 Jun. I recall from somewhere that they carried the large external tanks as were included in the first Airfix 1/72 Harrier - I think it was the only time these tanks were used George
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