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  1. 1/72 & 1/48 sheets of 57th FIS were released on Monday.
  2. Looks like Airfix are delaying announcements till Thursday, thou why they think a day later will stop the site crashing !
  3. Looks great as I remember them back in the day, if mine turns out like this will be happy, though waiting for Eduards floor & seats before closing up.
  4. Odds & Ordanace do the EMI pod,Sargent Fletcher Flash fuel tank & attack camera ,in 1/72 via A2zee .
  5. Yes 8" on RAF Phantom 4" on Royal Navy Phantom
  6. I would see from your supplier you should be able to get a refund or replacement sheets from the decal company. Good luck
  7. They have reissued them with an update sheet in the back containing the correct pale blue codes ,serial numbers,deck designates.
  8. Eduards new Hercules parts including troop seats & cargo area floor in January.
  9. Try Humbrol 87 steel gray very close to colour.
  10. Very early aircraft were yellow white anti flash aircraft Light Admiralty gray, aircarft with 800 NAS in EDSG/White were yellow zinc chromate .
  11. Cyder hobby are bring one out with the capsule.
  12. The pictures I have show High speed silver wing tanks on Red Pelicans aircraft.
  13. XZ578 was coded 830.at Prestwick only the 30 was carried on the S/B side of the nose as all 771 NAS aircraft towards the end ,two aircraft were coded but didn't carry the code on the aircraft also XZ578 was the only one to carry the 60th Anniversary logo at Prestwick.
  14. IPMS W.Cornwall show is cancelled sadly.
  15. Aviation workshop did a sheet of FG1 navy Phantom.
  16. The Whirlwind mk9 didn't carrier torpedo it was solely used in the SAR role . You are correct some HAS7 were fitted with light weight sonar others carried the torpedo to attack the target submarine. The equipment was transferred into the Wessex HAS1 which could carry both sonar & two torpedoes at the same time.
  17. Early FAW1 aircraft had a yellow protective coat wheel& wells ,airbrake inner ,wing fold . This changed to light Admiralty Gray in all those areas . Humbrol 87 steel blue gray is very close .
  18. Freightdog do the WE set for Airfix Buccaneer, the fairings were the same colour as the underside scheme.
  19. 008 & 009 were the reserve aircraft for Ark Royals 892NAS not unown for training flights to her in home waters ,I have a shot of PTF aircraft landing on while working up for final commission.
  20. The only shore base would have been RAE Bedford ,which had a raised simulated Ark Royal deck with steam catapult launch system & arrestor wires . It was used by the FAA for training early Phantom pilots.
  21. Yes it is printed on soiled sheet but full instructions are given how to use it. Thanks for the glue tip I will try & source some .
  22. I also have the 1/72 kit it is very impressive & a new way of construction with small brass pins ,fit is amazing on the components. I have also received Oldmodels decal sheet from NZ to complete it. Which is the best glue to use on 3D printed plastic? As donot want to damage the kit.
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