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Nigel Bunker

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    RAF, RAAF, Armée de l'Air and things that amuse me

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  1. Phantom FG.1 767 Squadron

    And a little hunting through my decal box reveals that XT858:153 is on the RAM Decals sheet of early Phantoms so I can finish my model. Thanks for your help everybody.
  2. Phantom FG.1 767 Squadron

    Did 767 Squadron ever land any of their Phantoms on Ark Royal or even any other carriers? I suspect the answer is no as I can find no pictures of them aboard a carrier but I seek confirmation.
  3. February 2018 Scale Aviation Modelling

    The standards of editing in the modelling press continue to plummet.
  4. I'm guessing the scale is 1/48 though it would be nice to have this confirmed.
  5. Eggplant grey/purple!!!

    AKAN do an acyrlic version of this colour.
  6. The Airfix Phantom - a personal view

    I have assembled my first kit. So I could correctly assess it, I didn't paint anything. My summary is I like it but: Lots of tape needed to hold the two fuselage together before gluing. Intakes ar a right fiddle to get right and I ended up using White Stuff to hide the joints. Compared to the Fujimi kits, the nosewheel leg seemed too tall (It may have been me not removing the link correctly). I don't like the two part assembly - why couldn't Airfix put in a normal and a one piece extended leg like Fujimi and even Matchbox did? And who designed the pilot's coaming in three parts? Talk about fiddly. And why is the top of the fuselage a seperate piece? It results in two seams to clean up instead of one. However when finished it looks the job. To Airfix: B+ Good effort but could have done better.
  7. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    Following Rabbit Leader's list of Xtradecals, here's a list of the currently available Modeldecal sheets from big H. 2 767 Sqn RN EDSG/White 37 FGR.2 XV470/H or W 2 Sqn Laarbruch 1971-73 Grey/Green FGR.2 XV470/C 56 Sqn Coningsby 1976 Grey/Green 64 FG.1 43 Sqn Three Greys FGR.2 19 Sqn Three Greys FGR.2 23 Sqn Three Greys FGR.2 56 Sqn Three Greys FGR.2 92 Sqn Grey/Green 65 FG.1 XV589/P 111 Sqn Three Greys FGR.2 XV439/A 19 Sqn Wildenrath Silver Jubilee review 1977 Three Greys FGR.2 XV434/J 23 Sqn Three Greys FGR.2 XV419/G 29 Sqn Conningsby 1981 Three Greys FGR.2 XT909/K 64 Sqn (228 OCU) Conningsby 1981 Three Greys FGR.2 XV422/O 92 Sqn Wildenrath 1981 Grey/Green 73 FGR.2 XV501/B 23 Sqn Greenham Common 1983 Three Greys FGR.2 XV464/B 23 Sqn Falklands 1983 Three Greys FGR.2 XV406/D 29 Sqn Conningsby Three Greys FGR.2 XT901/Y 56 Sqn Wattisham Three Greys 89 FG.1 XV571/A 43 Sqn in 70th Anniversary schemes 1986 Three Greys FGR.2 XT900/CO or XV393/CA 228 Sqn/64 OCU 1987 Three Greys 90 FG.1 XV574/Z 111 Sqn 1985/87 with black spine and fin, two versions Three Greys 94 FGR.2 Phantom XV492/Q 9 Sqn Conningsby 1974 Grey/Green FGR.2 XV432/N 6 Sqn Conningsby 1969 Grey/Green FGR.2 XV432/H 14 Sqn RAF Bruggen 1974 Grey/Green FGR.2 XV462/462 17 Sqn RAF Bruggen 1974 Grey/Green FGR.2 XV422 and XV431 31 Sqn RAF Bruggen 1974 Grey/Green 95 FGR.2 Phantom XV428/CC 228 OCU Leuchars 1988 Display scheme Three Greys
  8. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    Don't forget the Modeldecal sheets - they cover most of the RAF Phantoms with the benefit of contmperaneous notes on colour schemes.
  9. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    Absolutely correct. For 30 years we have been making Fujimi British Phantoms and I don't recall anybody commenting on fin panel differences. I'm just happy that we have a new tool Spey Phantom. Well done Airfix.
  10. A400M R.A.F. colours

    Hello David This topic has been covered previously here. If you read to the bottom, XV451 gives the appropriate FS number. Nigel
  11. Zvezda 2018 catalogue

    I'm looking forward to the Su-27UB, and I see there is a MiG-15 as well, both in 1/72 scale.
  12. Nimrods

    The AEW converion was made by Cammett in 2008, nearly 10 years ago. A post from the Ship Model Forum in 2012 stated So if you want the conversion hunt the second hand market or make it yourself.
  13. Might be interesting to try this with the new Airfix Skyhawk - but it is a great model you made.
  14. F-4K (FG.1) on Ark Royal lift

    Thanks for all your help gentlemen - hopefully I can start building over Christmas break.
  15. F-4K (FG.1) on Ark Royal lift

    Excellent Jun, Just what I was looking for. Many thanks.