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  1. Airfix website is currently down, so didn't get chance unfortunatley. It's on the Vulcan product page. Cheers, WV908
  2. It will be interesting to see what schemes will be done for the Tornado GR.1 as most have already been covered by Xtradecal, Kitsworld, Model Alliance etc. The Eduard F3 boxing almost pretty much copied one of the Xtradecal sheets.... It's something I'd quite like to pick up if they do a good sheet to go with it Cheers, WV908
  3. Schemes have been announced - XM594 in Gloss camo with white undersides and blue steel XM602 in Anti-flash White - conventional payload bay Both 300 series Airframes for this release then. Cheers, WV908
  4. They still are - current plan is to replace it and the field behind with two large hangars that can fit the airliners which 'spoil the WW2 atmosphere of the airfield'. They reckon they can hide a hangar tall enough for a VC-10 behind some trees. Good luck.... Cheers, WV908
  5. Tornado GR.4 re-issue and Duxford's B-29 in 1/48. Yes please!
  6. Hi all, Been asked to post this on behalf of Alan, for those of us who are struggling with fitting the wings. Cheers, WV908
  7. From what we've seen so far, everything is there to build XL426 except the correct engine nozzles. The Olympus 200 and 300 series nozzles are very different. The kit cads have 300 series, XL426 has 200 series. It's pretty much a case of waiting for sprue shots. Cheers, WV908
  8. Which Gulf war sheet would we be looking at? I'd prefer an upscale of 72135, but would be more than happy with 72136 Cheers, WV908
  9. Hi all, a photo update from Alan on the Phantom; Cheers, WV908
  10. A little photo update courtesy of Alan. The VC-10 kit is now of a 'Super' Cheers, WV908
  11. RAF for me too - either gulf war or retirement period Cheers, WV908
  12. Latest workbench confirms both Blue Steel and 21x1000lb loadouts for the first release. With the first boxing apparently tied to 300 series exhausts, does this mean the second boxing will be a standard 200 series B.2 and K.2? Food for thought. Cheers, WV908.
  13. Hi Nick, I haven't picked a particular aircraft at this stage, beyond it being an overall EDSG airframe on Hermes. I'm looking for one which had the tail fin pennant still visible behind the paint and with oddities like mismatched panels. Cheers, WV908
  14. Hi all, Thanks for the answers. Regarding the nose codes, they have their first digits painted out, the remainder are then overpainted black or in some cases blue. The question in the main was directed to the reserve harriers which as far as I can gather did not follow this. Regarding paint designations, I can only go off of listed paint names from various sources, some of which conflict with each other. I think the references to DSG (not MSG) and EDSG actually refer to some aircraft being repainted post Falklands and others left in the patchwork markings. It's all very confusing when comparing sources. Cheers, WV908
  15. Thanks Graham - just the undersides repainted then. Is it likely the paint would be a close enough match, would it have been brush painted and what was the deal with the codes painted on the nose? I've also seen contest over what is counted as EDSG, with references to the low Viz scheme being LSG and the darker SHAR's only being MSG, with 'modern' EDSG not fully coming in to play until after the war. Sorry it's a lot of questions, but I'd like to do a diorama of a SHAR being repainted on the deck of Hermes. Cheers, WV908
  16. Can anyone shed some light as to the details surrounding the paint schemes that were present on deployed sea harriers during the Falklands war? Specifically regarding changes during the conflict? I understand that on departure from the UK, not all the harriers were present on Invincible and Hermes. Those that were wore the EDSG over white scheme. The ones that arrived via 'merchant ships' were in the low-viz scheme. There then later seems to be a mix of low-viz and pure EDSG SHAR's on the carriers, with very little evidence of the EDSG over White scheme. Any photos after this show the 'post war' versions of the low Viz and EDSG schemes with full stencilling. I'm mainly interested in when / how the SHAR's were repainted during the conflict, which harriers were on the initial deployment and to what extent were markings applied. Most of the issue is tracking down dates for the available photos online. A lot of the carriers and SHARs seem to be post '82 Thanks in advance, WV908
  17. Mine turned up in the post yesterday and I've checked it over this morning. Just wow. Lost for words when I opened it. Took the wings out of the box first and it just got better and better as I opened the rest of the bags. Very happy with the external stores options - I've had to Google one of them to see what it was it's that extensive. The slipper tanks are work of art as are the intakes. The canopy is damn near perfect and, despite Alan's comment about panel lines, everything lines up on mine bar the radome, but that's because it's ever so slightly warped, but I'm not complaining about a 1mm deflection over a casting that's a good two feet-ish long. Unfortunately mine has to go away for Christmas, but that just gives me time to prepare, hopefully watch someone else build one and get my decals in order. HHA's XX885 in grey for me! Or XX901 in pink. Not fully decided yet.... Cheers, WV908
  18. The special typhoon that was at RIAT this year, just what I hoped for Cheers, WV908
  19. We'll have to collectively build a bunch of absolute corkers with our Buccs then and plonk them on your table at Telford next year to show these 'distinguished modellers' what they passed on. I'm certainly working at pace on my Vulcan and have found few problems in the fuselage - those I have found I've worked around. It's not far off ready for final buttoning up. Everything is square, 95% of the panels line up and heck, this is the old one with the less-refined casting technique! Cheers, WV908
  20. Echoing other's sentiments, I too hope you are feeling better soon. With regards to the owners of the '15' I too think pooling resources would be a good idea. It could be an idea to use precision decal's services - John there will do a custom printed sheet for around £20 if you do the designs yourself. He sorts the colour refinements and sends proofs before printing. The quality is good but the decals are fragile and it's required to cut them all out separately. I drew up the markings that he printed for me for the 2017 Hellenic RIAT phantoms in 1/72 which need to get around to A. Building and B. Scaling up to 1/48. No affiliation bar satisfied customer. Cheers, WV908
  21. Erm, is that a cast nose weight?!? Cheers, WV908
  22. There's forward planning and then there's forward planning. Description has gone from the YouTube livestream but it was up long enough to make it clear. Hopefully Airfix will have more surprises later in the year that don't get leaked. Cheers, WV908
  23. Reading into it, you have to be a member on the website to get the Buran. Cheers, WV908
  24. There is in the Anigrand kit One wing has dihedral, the other anhedral. It was that bad I had to cut the wing in two places AND soak it to pull it to shape. The leading edge extension you mention, is this present on the Anigrand wings, or do I have more work to do haha? Cheers, WV908.
  25. Thanks I'm tempted to buy one to fit out my Aeroclub Varsity... And another to build as a Valetta of course! Cheers, WV908
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