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  1. HLJ have the F-4E on order stop already as available pre-order slots filled. Release quoted as March 2021.
  2. Just working on a kit sourced through eBay. The model includes two smaller copies, quoted as 1/144 scale, which fit into a structure which matches onto a 1/144 S-IVB stage. The Ranger itself is three times the size of these copies, which implies that the larger model is actually 1/48? The only image I have with people to provide scale indicates a length of about 60 feet, which would be 1/72. Film licence? Howard
  3. Just working on a kit sourced through eBay. The model includes two smaller copies, quoted as 1/144 scale, which fit into a structure which matches onto a 1/144 S-IVB stage. The Ranger itself is three times the size of these copies, which implies that the larger model is actually 1/48? Howard
  4. Very good build thread over on airlinercafe.com. Key issues seem to be the different heights of the tailplane slots on either side of the tail and the fit of the engines. There is also a great link to some scans of the mechanics manual from the aircraft, which gives station diagrams. See airlinercafe posts On a dry run the side profile of the engines is close, and the pylons are the right length, and the trailing edge at the right angle. The problem is the slope of the leading edge which is too steep - the top of the LE is about 5mm too high. If you combine that with the moul
  5. The EC-24A sprues are the same as those shown further up the thread, apart from lack of the alternate engines, plus a small extra sprue with the various extra fairings.
  6. From the plan view, it looks like the fillet may be moulded as part of the one piece tailplane - there seems to be one with and one without. Howard
  7. Just received EC-24A from Hannants. Although I have not yet sawn the major parts off the sprue, first impressions are relatively positive on shape, with some misgivings about the wing cross section which appears to retain the curved underside all the way to the tip, whereas the outer pylon has a much flatter intersection with the wing. Also looks a bit blunt on the leading edge - need to check whether the kit includes the 4% chord extension. Apart from that, standard Mach 2 product which responds to attention to thinning trailing edges, etc. Couple of cases of short shots on the ex
  8. Thinking positively while awaiting delivery from Hannants, based on the sprue images that are available, does anyone have an indication of whether the underside grey is FS36440 or something else? Thanks. Howard PS - Anyone want a Mach 2 Atlantic, superseded by the Revell one?
  9. Didier did not mention a cost......nor did the other thread.
  10. Apparently a revised part has been produced. Just had an email exchange with Didier, and a revised canopy is on its way to me. Contact details over on airlinercafe.com. I await with interest and will report accordingly after recovering the model from the stash. Howard
  11. I think the drawing is more off shape than the kit. Before making my original assessment, I enlarged a side view of the nose of XV107 to match the fuselage depth of the kit and held the kit against the screen. The lower profile is good but the upper line becomes too low at the base of the screen which only emphasises the ugly step. The giveaway on the drawing is that the tip of the nose is below floor level, not in line as per the image.
  12. I have been looking at the plastic relative to images and some of the original drawings. Still need to pull out the actual GA of the windscreen, but working on it. The maintenance manuals and Illustrated Parts Catalogue do not provide enough help. The fuselage, fin and wing profiles are not bad, subject to my comments above. Viewed in isolation the angle between the front windshield and the profile of the canopy is good, but bears little relationship to the side windows, hence my comment about rotation the canopy backwards, and the width of that central panel throws the shape out furth
  13. To be clear the Brabazon was done over a decade ago, and required attention to sand out the grain marks from the wooden master - a job I still need to complete!
  14. A couple of them on the Airfix stand at Telford....... Getting ready to flatten the inboard underside of the wing.
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