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  1. Hi @Nigel Bunker That looks really good What did you do for the engines? I'm a bit stumped on how to do them. Cheers, WV908
  2. Hi Giorgio, It would just be a matter of swapping the various parts over between the two kits as I have one of each in the stash. I actually got the Tamiya kit for less than the Revell so I'm not really worried about cutting either up. Cheers, WV908
  3. Hi all, I'm wanting to build a Phantom FGR.2 in 1/32 and would like to know what is the better starting point for the fuselage mods between the Tamiya F-4J and the Revell F-4F. I have read that the Revell kit is better suited to the conversion and I would have to do a cockpit transplant between the two, but does anyone know why the Revell is supposedly better suited please? Cheers, WV908
  4. This convinced me to cave in and buy one. Thanks for the link! Cheers, WV908
  5. £60 before postage!? And I thought Maestro took the Mick.... At £18 I think the CMK / Special Hobby set is a clear winner there. Cheers, WV908
  6. Hi Troy, Tired to message but I think your inbox is full maybe? I was wondering if you still had that 1/48 Revell JU-88C to swap for those 1/72 HobbyBoss kits I had for sale? Cheers, WV908
  7. Can anyone indicate if one of the two new spinners is the pointy Rotol type please? I'm wanting to build the Loch Doon Spitfire that's all and she has the later Mk.V type Rotol spinner. Cheers, WV908
  8. Please let the words 'Two Stage Mosquito' follow that dash Cheers, WV908 EDIT: Well it definitely wasn't that
  9. I find it a shame that out of the three Retirement schemes they picked the jet which went tech the most. ZD716 would have been a better choice as it was the only one which didn't go tech (apart from one day maybe)and therefore was the one that most people saw. Odd to do ZA542 twice as well. Cheers, WV908
  10. Hi @Turbofan Thankyou for the extra information and links - it's good to have more evidence to back up and show the merits of the conversion. I have a Zvedza -8 kit on the way now and will either build G-CIVB in Negus 100 livery or G-CIVL in her 'One World' livery. Cheers, WV908
  11. Hi @Cyberduck It's the set that Hannants doesn't have that I need. It's the Negus 436 decals that I need and 26 decals will have it back in stock in four weeks, but thanks anyway Cheers, WV908
  12. @71chally The winglets and flap fairings are spares from Abandoned project, who is kindly supplying some RB-211's for my build in exchange for the -8 kit's engines I'm not too bothered by different wheels in 1/144 so I'll not worry about those, but thanks for the heads up. Cheers, WV908
  13. Hi 71chally, Reading up on the old -400 kit the wings are too fat as well as sitting at the wrong angle, so I'd be better off with a -8 wing shapewise anyway Cheers, WV908
  14. Hi @skippiebg Thanks for the info - I've been offered a set of -400 flap tracks too so all is good it seems Cheers, WV908
  15. Hi @tomprobert Thanks for your input on the kit - your rendition certainly looks very accurate and was what initially swayed me to consider the 1/72 kit - the line that kills the idea is that you had to scribe it yourself. I'm more than happy scribing the odd replacement panel line here and there and I'm happy building vacforms, but there is no way I'm going to scribe an entire 747. Abandoned project has kindly offered me the engines I need along with -400 wingtips in 1/144 so that's the way I'm going. As @71chally mentioned, the wing of a -8 is a massive grey area, so I'm not sure
  16. Hi @modelldoc The nose shape certainly looks better than the Anigrand kit. Cheers, WV908
  17. 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
  18. Hi @Abandoned Project Message sent Cheers, WV908
  19. @Skodadriver Thankyou - that thread will be really helpful as my knowledge of 747's is well, lacking to say the least. Cheers, WV908
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. @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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. @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
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