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About Geoff_B

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  1. Just a follow up, I obviously reported this back to Hannants and they have had a look and have complained back to Print Scale to see about a corrected reprint or a refund. So if you have already ordered these sheets from Hannants please let them know
  2. Better with a P157 from an Airfix Bucc, the P150 lost the are rue rule bulge so that's probably easier to do with the Matchbox kit
  3. Just a heads up that the two new Print Scale Royal Navy Buccaneer sheets for the S2 and S1 72401 & 72402 have been released they have had an epic fail i their production. Whilst the artwork on the instructions and the website illustrate the distinctive Pale Blue titles and codes on the actual decals they have come out as what appears to be more a medium sea grey than a pale blue rendering those schemes pretty well useless, a shame as they are nicely printed with some interesting options. Buyer beware !!!!
  4. https://www.facebook.com/578687555525620/photos/a.616918948369147/3172390649488618/?type=3&theater CVA-01 was the intended class of new build carriers from the 1960's to replace our aging War built carriers like Eagle, Ark Royal, Hermes and Victorious. They were designed for the modern Jet age, making use of the new ideas and technology. Had they been built then they would have replaced Ark and/or Eagle in the 70's and would now be being replaced by some form of Conventional QEC class If anyone is interested Mike at Imperial Hobby Productions is looking to do the CVA-01 in 1/700 should there be enough interest to justify the manufacturing costs. he has already produced the excellent HMS Colossus Light Fleet Carrier from 1945. Note this is just gauging the interest in CVA-01, as the 60's design makes it an interesting but relatively straight forward kit to produce. The new QEC class would require royalties making such a a project prohibitive for a small producer, The Carriers like Ark Royal, Eagle, Hermes etc's are much more complicated in shape and form making them too expensive to produce and they are already covered by Atlantic Models and Orange Hobby
  5. Royal Navy/RN Helicopter Deck securing points 1/72 Etch Would this be any use ?
  6. Says End of 2020 so doubt we will get any updates til the Autumn
  7. They are also supposed to be doing the VAK-191 to go with the VJ-101
  8. They also do Fujimi the IJN Jill torpedo bomber they do is Fujimi
  9. Hi Steve, Saw the first resin shot that Dave had with him yesterday at Bolton, and no it won't have Heavy Lift decals just the RAF markings with all the names and Serials for their machines, The resin looked good and the fuselage has been broken down to multiple stepped sections to keep it practical and true the joins are not on panel lines so they can be filled and sanded flush and the mold lugs have been designed with surplus material for cutting with a hack saw rather than a razor saw. Only the landing gear remains in white metal and the upper cockpit is in clear acrylic. Cheers Geoff
  10. Well the good news is that the Catalogue on the link shows that Academy put the original source for the kit if a rebox and the listing for the F-35B shows new Tooling so that does look like a stablemate for their excellent F-35A. A shame that its previous mention in the newsletter indicated that it was just a USMC scheme, so going by F-35A we may get an international boxing in a year or two by which time the South Koreans and may Japan might have joined the UK and Italy in getting the B. Should be a nice kit going off the A, with fine details, no silly raised RAM panels, open weapon bays and wing pylons for a full load out
  11. Educated guess, going that we know they would kit the Aircraft they scanned as a last in service Bucc in the Grey & Green Camo, then to minimise the included weapons load they woud likely go for the Grey Scheme as the same fit and period. Now that does make it look likely that 2021 we will see the Gulf War boxing as 30 yrs old now (eek !!!!). The bad news is I cant see them doing a new sprue with Martel or Sea Eagle to do the S2D/S2B anti-shipping aircraft so cant see another boxing for those unfortunately
  12. In other words as per the Ulster Museum Buccaneer which is virtually as is when it left service. To be honest I wonder if they may go with a Grey Buccaneer and Leave the Gulf War for another boxing, a lot depends on what the weapon load is to go on the RAF sprue with the Bulged Bomb bay door. RWR and the universal pylons.
  13. Yeap they have swapped the He111 to the Ju-88A1 for the BoB box set. The rest of the selection is rather dull, relying on others to develop new items for them to box
  14. Could be a Typo or translation error and we will have to wait and see what news actually appears on about this kit as it develops as the person designing the catalogue probably wasn't given a great deal of info about the kit at this time.
  15. Is that length correct for a C-130J let alone a C-130J-30 ?
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