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rafrobbo

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  1. Hello Jeffrey any news on more stock of the bomber Skywarrior canopies and the version ones in development? regards Andy
  2. Thanks for the info jeffery, I will be popping by your stall with my wallet.
  3. Hello Jeffery, i have read read reviews of the Trumpeter kit saying the canopy isn't right for a bomber as it's for a version? But there are so many quotes and descriptions I am still not sure which is which. Do you have a list of which A-3's your canopy is for and which dates or timeline from early to late at all? I have a couple of A-3's in different variants and a few Steel Beach extras for conversions to make an RA-3B and KA-3B, plus the standard A-3B and a TA-3B. Now I also want a full bump ridden EKA-3 too.
  4. Seen this listed at Hannants by Brigade models as BKC48003. https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/BKC48003 Anyone know more? Searched the net but all I could find on Brigade models seem to be wargamer stuff and Spitfire conversions.
  5. There's a new book out on the F-84F & RF-84F with lots of colourful markings for inspiration, including a painting of the Danish jet on the new decals. Book review here on BM: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235000019-f-84frf-84f-thunderstreak-thunderflash-new-book/#entry2311977 I hope a decal maker picks up a copy to release some more F-84 sheets. If more references are needed PM me.
  6. The original owners of CMR retired and passed the company to the good hands of MARK1 Ltd, however Petr had one unfinished project, the Buccaneer S.1. It didn't fit into Mark1's release plans and rather than let the project go Petr and friends have continued the development along with his old company partner who runs CMR Moulding and Casting. http://www.cmrmodels.eu/models Scale Resin is part of this company, so expect the same high quality of resin parts along with the usual multiple decal schemes, etch, clear parts, masks and weapons to make a comprehensive model. The Mark1 CMR will be selling these for Petr and co at Telford, production going to plan.
  7. That's correct, the early scheme they masked the stencils and so the kit ones are black on grey squares, only after refurb and respray later did they do the stencils in white direct on the blue.
  8. Here are some pictures of the CMR/Rebell Hobby (Maestro) release of the DeHaviland Venom J-33 in the Swedish Air Force (with the parts to allow you to make the early or late versions) made by a Czech modelling friend, Jaromir Senft. Sweden was the only foreign export user of the NF.2/2A Venom (export version NF.51, alias the J33) variant so this CMR/Rebell Hobby model is the real accurate model available .....and definitely NOT the CyberHobby release which is just their poor representation of an NF.3 with some alternative and incorrect sized decals. The NF.3 never flew with the Swedes and has a different shaped nose radome, ejection seats and other details.....before taking into account the errors transferred over from their CyberHobby Sea Venom kit!! This is the model release it was made from:- If you want to try your hand at a resin model, I can thoroughly recommend any of the Czech Master Resin range. They all come with multiple decal options and fine details from careful research by Petr Buchar and friends. Most have etch frets, vacuform canopies and masks too, so a complete set with no need for extras (which, along with their limited production size, will account for the higher price over injection molded ).......well complete except paint and glue. They can also be quicker to complete with the use of super glue so setting times cut down, I have assembled some from my suitcase model box during trips away, just don't get superglue on the hotel furniture! Regards Andy
  9. It is under the CMR moulding and casting company and will be released under the label 'Scale Resin' as per the link from Homebee. If you look on the left side of the linked page you will see the original CMR logo which takes you to 4plus publications which is the new owner of the previous CMR kits, aka Mark1 Ltd.
  10. CMR of old was a two part company making resin aircraft and casting resin accessories for other model companies. One of the owners retired and sold his part making aircraft models to Mark 1Ltd company to carry on the business releasing models under the CMR label (CMR resin models plus their own branch out into 1/144 models). The other part of the company is CMR moulding & casting and the last Buccaneers in the range is being released by this part of the revised CMR label, to complete a long term project for the Buccaneer family.
  11. Still available on the karaya web site, 144 PLN=£25/26 including postage.
  12. Classic Airframes kit, says so in the Hannants advert as manufacturer and they have released a few others from this source before.
  13. Seen on Hannants future list, re-release of the CA Gannet. No price as yet. http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/CF4158
  14. Another note about the kit, be aware the decals need modifying depending on your choice of scheme. I contacted Glen after he posted the colour schemes but it was too late to alter the decals as they were printed and boxed up! 1.41446 is correct but the shade of blue should be that of the National Insignia. 2. 60035 (3 colour fin) should not have blue over the top of the fin, this was left grey/natural metal depending on era. Also the triangular metal cover plate under the tailplane, where the workings are, was left silver. See Bentwaters81tfw post above for images. 3. 60007 should have silver tailplane pivot cover plates too. 4. The serials show FR prefix when it should be FB. Simple fixes for the cover plates as they appear to be extra decals so just leave off. Trim the blue on 60035, but changing the blue flash colour on 41446 is a little tougher and getting matching B's to replace the R may be awkward. Caracal will be producing a sheet of other colourful commanders aircraft of you can wait. For reference I can recommend the Squadron Signal USAFE 1948-1965 Vol-1 book by Robbie Robinson....that's where I get my info as he's my father and saw and photographed these jets!
  15. Stunning job, some of those pictures need a second look to confirm it isn't a real F-84!