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  1. Hi all, Building Lancaster PA474 from the 1/32 HK models kit and I'm having issues with a few details for her interior. I know obviously about the dual controls, lack of H2S equipment etc, but can anyone explain what regular equipment is and isn't fitted to PA474? For example, does she have ammo trays and boxes installed? No photos I can find are clear on this. My other question is concerning how her interior is painted - a lot of the equipment frames etc in the cockpit are green, but with black sidewalls. How far does the black go down the fuselage and which parts of the interior are painted green please? I know the kit has issues with the seat depth etc and cockpit floor height, but these are things that don't bother me and will turn a long build into an even longer one. I'd just like to get the aircraft specific details correct Cheers, WV908
  2. Thanks Certianly more reasonable from those other shops. I'm used to a slight markup from Hannants, but that is a bit much. Previous comment retracted! Cheers, WV908
  3. Thanks Were these the only two? Cheers, WV908
  4. Morning all, Reading through Tornado Boys and it's mentioned that there were several Buccaneer 'hacks' used to test flight systems - fortunatley one of them, XX897, is obvious due to it's foxhunter radar nose. Does anyone know what the other Buccs were? Thanks, WV908
  5. Thanks haha - the photo is a pretty definitive answer! Cheers, WV908
  6. Hi all, I've come across an oddity with the Hasegawa 1/48 Phantom FG, regarding the intakes. There is an insert for each intake on the kit - this insert is hollow, leaving a gaping hole facing the fuselage - both on the top and bottom of the intake, directly on the splitters. Is this area meant to be hollow, or should I fill it in? Cheers, WV908
  7. Hi Troy, Thanks - that certainly seems easy enough haha. Did you get my message? Cheers, WV908
  8. Hi all, For three years I've been searching for the elusive Hasegawa boxing of BF109 G2 'Black 6' - well I've finally found one but in the meantime I'd purchased an Eduard 1/48 G2 trop, so I plan for the decals to be used on that. This means I have a spare G2, that I'd like to convert in D-FWME, a HA112 that's been rebuilt into G4 configuration, with suitable DB605 The distinction of these two particular airframes is that D-FWME is the only DB engined 109 I've seen fly and Black 6 is the only one I've sat in - credit to the amazing team that runs Cosford, me and a friend had a full morning poking around that and the '190 on a quiet day a few years back. Their knowledge on the aircraft in the collection there was incredible. I intend to do both aircraft as they are now. Does anyone know what work needs doing to convert the kit and which, out of the two kits (Eduard and Hasegawa) is better for which aircraft please? Cheers, WV908
  9. 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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    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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. That might be my issue - trying to do it all from a phone too. Thanks - WV908
  22. 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
  23. 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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