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  1. I note that the wing of the 747-8 is thicker and wider than that of a 400 - is there a noticeable difference between the wings in 1/144? Cheers, WV908
  2. Hi @Abandoned Project Message sent Cheers, WV908
  3. @Skodadriver Thankyou - that thread will be really helpful as my knowledge of 747's is well, lacking to say the least. Cheers, WV908
  4. Hi @Pin Sadly the Anigrand kit (like their C-5) is ok until you get to the nose which is quite frankly a disaster. The nose is way too stout and although you get a lot of resin for your money it is a lot of money. I could look at printing my own decals but scaling is always the issue. Cheers, WV908
  5. Does anyone have a list of the innacuracies of the AIM kit? A major put off is the only decals I can find for a BA bird in 1/72 are from Draw Decal and are £50! Cheers, WV908
  6. @Pin @skippiebg Thanks for the replies I've tried to find builds of the transport wings kit but always come up a bit short. If it's not overly accurate then I'd be included not to bother with it at all. It looks to be then that the best course of action is to cut and shut a Revell or Zvezda 747-800, add aftermarket RB211's and use aftermarket decals. Would there be any major pitfalls with this idea? Edit: Sadly the decals I wanted - BA100 Negus sold out just as I was looking at them on Hannants and they appear to be discontinued! Edit 2: Contacted the man
  7. Hi all, If anyone can help I'd like to know what my options are for a British Airways 747-436 in both 1/72 and 1/44. I know 1/72 for a 747 seems a bit mad, but my other 'Airliners' (VC-10, Sentry, Rivet Joint, Concorde and planned Comet ) are all 1/72. Cheers, WV908
  8. As simple as the title appears to be - The incredible news comes today that upon landing at Kemble tomorrow morning the 'Negus' livered ex-BA 747 G-CIVB will become a museum aircraft. It isn't known where on the airfield she will be kept or who will own her, but it's great news regardless. Cheers, WV908
  9. @spruecutter96 @Whitewolf Please see above - I had previously been told the wrong company and it is the owner of Wolfpak decals who has passed away. Cheers, WV908
  10. Hi @Shorty84 Thanks - I had it from a few posts on Facebook that it was Wolfpack Models, not Decals. This clearly is not the case but still a very said affair. Cheers, WV908
  11. Hi Chris, Sadly Wolfpack isn't operating at the minute as the owner has passed away. It's unknown at this time if his family will carry it on. Cheers, WV908
  12. Hi Warhawk, thanks for the addition I have a Vc Trop on my list, but it's one that lost it's volkes filter prior to returning to the UK. I didn't know there was another one around with the filter fitted so thanks Cheers, WV908
  13. Attacker and Swift confirmed as Spitfires May as well add the Scimitar too Cheers, WV908
  14. Please stop arguing over serials everyone. Some Spitfires wear serials that have nothing to do with their history and I will not name them by those serials - MV293 being my favourite example as it wears the codes JE-J and serial MV268 - an aircraft which it is absolutely not. Other Spitfires, like TR.9 NH341 in particular have been rebuilt in another form but the mentioned serial was still the basis of this rebuild. Yes, it may be more appropriate to use their 'G' registration, but the RAF serials are still accurate as part of their history. Cheers,
  15. Honestly you're not being awkward haha - I'd rather have the info be right and I will give that thread a read. I'll correct the T.8 to G-AIDN You have got me on this one actually as there are a handful of spits on my list where I have listed their real identities, but they actually currently wear different ones - MT818 and MV293 being the prime candidates here. The intention though is that the list represents those given aircraft as they are right now - so both AA810 and EN224 are little more than twisted metal at present but will fly when rebuilt I
  16. Hi Dave - The last time I saw her fly was at an LLA day. Being this close to a flying Spit is pretty special; A lot to go through there haha! So, I've knocked both the S6's and the Prototype Replica off the main list and thus the total variants number, but they still stay on my build list. With the Mk.1's I've gone for two airframes at different ends of the mods spectrum, but for Mk.IX's I am ignoring things like wing bulges, just focusing on the tails and wing types. I should do a bit of research on the XIV's regarding wings, but the m
  17. Hi @Work In Progress That's a shame as the build log of the Prototype Replica leads as if it's structurally identical the original. Certainly with the amount of money that was poured into building it I struggle to see how / why it wasn't done properly. I'll still keep it on the list as respresentative of the mark, along with the S.6's as they are the direct lineage. You'll note at the top of the OP I state 'and predecessors'. Similarly if there was a Spiteful I'd put it on the list but definitely would not include the Walrus haha I have amended the numbering to suit t
  18. Hi Colin, it's more than likely that the site's security certificate has expired and needs renewing. It happened here last year I think. Cheers, WV908
  19. I managed to pick up both of my 32nd Revell GR.1's for less than £25 so yes, in theory with a bit of savvy shopping you could pick up five Revell GR.1's for the same price, or three with aftermarket. Things like the auxiliary intake doors on this new kit are a nice touch, but to make some for the Revell kit is nothing beyond a simple bit of scratch building. Cheers, WV908
  20. Hi @Graham Boak Thanks for the extra info - I've updated the list to have the right designations for the different marks. I've pulled Eduard's trick with the Mk.1 and called R9615 a 'late' Mk.1 The only dispensation I've made for Tropical variants is with the V.c (Trop) - Ironically said aircraft (JG891) no longer has it's Tropical filter. Some restorations are as close to original configuration as possible whereas others have deliberate omissions (All the BBMF aircraft have no sights and are fitted with modern radio for example). The worst surely are both
  21. Hi Jonny, I've used R6915 as my Mk.1a Hi Dave, That's nice and confusing haha. I'll knock her off and keep RW382. Reluctantly though because MK356 is my favourite and this is my long term 1/48 build list. I am however building MK356 in 1/32 Thanks Troy, another -1 to demobbed then. I'll knock EN199 off the list to compensate. Yes, the prototype at Tangmere may well be a replica, but so are all the airworthy Mk.1's and a good chunk of the T.9's. This one just doesn't fly Cheers, WV908
  22. Doh! Two of them even live an hour from me. Can't see the forest for the trees. Added! Cheers, WV908
  23. Hi all. If one was to put together a list of Spitfires (and predecessors) and listed one survivor per variant you would arrive at 32 variants going on the info available on demobbed and a few other sources. For predecessors you can add a further three to this number. I am in a bit of a muddle with various Mk.9's on wing and rudder combo sadly, so there may be more. The code letters listed with the aircraft are for my own research plans, but would anyone be able to expand on this list (or redact if something is wrong)? S.6A N248 S.6B S1595 Prototyp
  24. It does, but then the decal sheet description lists only four. You'll notice that out of the six shown, three are the camo retirement jet. Cheers, WV908
  25. The only real advantage of buying this over the old Revell kit is the intake trunking - everything else can be bought as aftermarket and it would still come under the price of this kit. It therefore seems pointless picking this up for effectively intake trunking and new decals. Yet my pre-order stays. Hmm.... Cheers, WV908
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