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  1. The doors have never been fitted since XD818 went on display at Cosford, but they were for many years sat on a pallet next to her; inside face up, so just very sloppy research I'm afraid. It's well known that the Nimrod was done by Trumpeter's C team - I wonder if the Valiant got the same treatment? Cheers, WV908
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    Victor K2

    I'm not sure if there's any members of the XL231 team on here, but they are the people to ask. Lindy is about as serviceable as she can be and is 99% complete, including tanks and 'HooDoo'. They also have a myriad of photos of her interior Cheers, WV908
  3. You can double that - they stated a while back that the cost of the Phantom would only be slightly less than the Lancaster, so expect £350-£375 RRP. Alan Wilson is doing one in resin though, due out this year or next and it's hoped that will be sub-£200 Cheers, WV908
  4. Hi again Nigel - she looks ace. Are you able to point me to the 1/72 sheets please? I'm surprised anything on them was big enough. You also mention new air intakes? Thanks, WV908
  5. Hi Chris, The F.4 kit has the dogtooth wing as standard - the instructions require you to cut the dogtooth off and replace it with a separate part. You'll need the F4 kit anyway as it has the GA.11 nose. See here: Cheers, WV908
  6. Hi Nigel - Nice work! Looking at your conversion certainly gives me the confidence to give it a go - all plastic card and just one bit of aftermarket. It's nice to see how the new nose goes on too. I'm going to try and source decals before I do any cutting though. I look forward to pictures of the finished Toom. Cheers, WV908
  7. I live in North Lincolnshire, under the Eastern approach to Finningley, so it's usually difficult to discern military stuff (transitioning North West from Mildenhall, Lakenheath, Marham and Coningsby) from the civilian traffic, which often includes large russian beasts and a 727... It's been much easier of late - pretty much just Typhoons and light aircraft! Cheers, WV908
  8. If you're fairly positive it's just the 1/48 decals that you have then please don't worry about it as Xtradecal does a very nice sheet in that scale. I might be interested in that Hasegawa F4J though once the current situation is over I'll keep contemplating that 1/32 conversion in the meantime. Thanks, WV908
  9. Hi Stever and Iain, Thanks, that's what I was hoping for My main worry was if the nose job could be completed as I wasn't sure if there were fuselage structural mods rear of the cockpit windscreen too. I know any normal (ha!) person would just get the Tamiya F4J, but that's expensive and I have a spare, cheap Revell F-4F. I see there is a Flightpath short nose, so I'd only have a small chunk to build up between that and the windscreen. @stever219 Are you looking to shift those decals on? Cheers, WV908
  10. Hi all, a hopefully simple question. Is it possible to convert the Revell 1/32 F-4F Phantom into an F-4J(UK)? Also is anyone aware of any available decals for RAF Phantoms in 1/32? Thanks, WV908
  11. Hi all, Two years in a row now Trumpeter has announced the reissue of their 1/32 Lightning kits, in F3 and F6 guise. Does anyone know if they turned up at all last year or when they will turn up this year? Thanks, WV908
  12. Yeah it looks like I'll be getting the alleycat set. Way too much work to try and 3D print and then graft on that 3D printed nose. The conversion comes with the decals I need anyway. Thanks for the help, links and info all Cheers, WV908
  13. That might be my issue - trying to do it all from a phone too. Thanks - WV908
  14. Thanks, I had a search through but couldn't find anything - I tried googling it too with a britmodeller tag which usually brings up results better than the website's own search but still nothing. Are you able to link it please? Thanks, WV908
  15. Hi all, I'm struggling to find references for this and I'd like to know what the external differences are between the Javelin FAW.8 and FAW.9 as I plan on building FAW.8 XH992 from the 1/48 Airfix FAW.9 kit. I know the radome is shorter for one, but looking at the alleycat set, it's suggested that the front half of the cockpit is different too? Cheers, WV908
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    Buried aircraft

    Whoops, that one slipped my memory - thanks Cheers, WV908
  17. Me as the kits are based on the prototypes, not production models and I want to build ZH588 and ZH590. I managed to get the pair for £50 including delivery from France, which wasn't overly cheap. I should clarify that it was the postage from France that was the expensive part. Cheers, WV908
  18. Both the early Italeri 1/48 kits had markings for the British prototypes, ZH588 and ZH590 Source - spent ages tracking both kits down last year and had to pay through the nose for a pair from France.... Cheers, WV908
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    Buried aircraft

    RAFM Cosford - Cold War Exhibition (F-111F) IWM Duxford - American Air Museum (F-111E) RAF Lakenheath - Memorial Park (F-111F) The F's are ex-Lakenheath birds and the E is ex-Upper Heyford. All three are (were - Quarantine!) on public display. The only other F-111 remenant in the UK is an escape capsule from an F-111F, which sits next to the 'E' at Duxford. Cheers, WV908
  20. I think a Typhoon with a black tail and yellow lightning bolt would look very smart! An IM Tonka F3 would be very welcome in the future though. Italeri has an excuse to do it what with the Italian operated ADV's / leased F3's Cheers, WV908
  21. Hi John, at the top of fin there are slots for the ECM and AFT Housings, meaning there are interchangeable parts. Only the F2 and F3 did NOT have these. If you're wanting to shift the conversion set I've been after one for a while! Cheers, WV908
  22. That tail breakdown suggests there is an F3 in the works... Eek! Cheers, WV908
  23. Couldn't download the Eduard news to check, but I thought they were doing JP233's? EDIT: Yeah they are, catalogue number 648551 Cheers, WV908
  24. On the release schedule for April IIRC Cheers, WV908
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