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757flyer

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    Missing parts Mosquito Airfix

    Just to provide an update, I contacted Airfix around the 1st or 2nd of March, and within a day or two they had the replacement clear sprue in the mail. Arrived today here in the U.S. Have to be impressed with that level of customer service. I had originally reached out to Hornby USA the first week of December, and after multiple messages (email and phone), I have yet to hear anything from them.... At least the Mothership is responsive to the customer. Mike
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    Airfix Harrier Missing Parts

    I contacted the UK site, and received a request for some additional information this morning. Fingers crossed I am making some progress. Thanks again for the help Mike
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    Missing parts Mosquito Airfix

    Many thanks for the help Gents! Mike
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    Airfix Harrier Missing Parts

    Many thanks for the replies!
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    Missing parts Mosquito Airfix

    Do you guys have a contact email for Airfix? Purchased the 1/72 Harrier GR7/9 kit here in the US back in November and opened it to find the clear sprue missing. Tried going through Hornby America, but have gotten no response. Thanks, Mike
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    Airfix Harrier Missing Parts

    I purchased the Airfix 1/72 Harrier GR7A/GR9A kit (4050) back in November here in the US. When I opened it, the entire clear parts sprue was missing. I've reached out to Hornby America, but have never heard back from them. Has anyone had any luck getting replacement Airfix parts from Hornby? Should I try Airfix in the UK instead? Thanks
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    Israeli F-16A Stabs

    From what I can find, it looks like the small stabs are only included in the following Revell releases: F-16 MLU - 4612 F-16A - 4363/64363 F-16C Block 50/52 - 4633 Monogram F-16C - 5309 Am I missing any others? Thanks
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    Israeli F-16A Stabs

    Andre, Many thanks for the info. Are the small stabs also included in the -C model boxings? Thanks, Mike
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    Israeli F-16A Stabs

    From what I can find, at least the first batch of F-16As (Block 5/10) were delivered with the smaller horizontal stabilizers. At some point, most appear to have received the larger stabs. My question is, when was that point? Late 1980s? 1990s? Am I correct in assuming that all of the aircraft that participated in the Osirak raid would have still had the small stabs, given that they were only delivered a short time prior? What sources are there for small stabs in 1/72? Thanks!
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    Best PRU Blue Paint?

    Many thanks to everyone for all of the replies and the input! I really do appreciate it. I am by no means a stickler for "exactitude" but would like to get fairly close to the general correct shade. Was able to find the Vallejo Faded PRU Blue at the local Hobbytown, so I will give it a try and see what the results are. Mike
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    Best PRU Blue Paint?

    Troy, Thanks for the lengthy reply. I actually am not necessarily sold on enamel or acrylic, yet. If I airbrush, I use acrylics, if I decide to brush paint, I have had better luck with enamels. I am working on a 1/72 MPM Spitfire PR Mk.XI, so it isn't the biggest model and I haven't made up my mind how I will paint it. I believe I can still get the Xtracrylix paints from Hannants (I think they can still ship non-enamel paints by mail?), and of course Vallejo is pretty accessible. Bill - the Faded PRU Blue from Vallejo (71109) was the one I had found online. Hadn't been able to find anything in the usual places from anyone who had used it. Was hoping someone on Britmodeller might have. I saw that Hataka has a paint set for RAF Photo Reconnaissance Aircraft that includes the blue, as well as the pink. Does anyone have any experience with Hataka paints? Thanks again
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    Best PRU Blue Paint?

    I know this subject comes up every so often, but it has been a few years, so I thought I would check to see if anything new has become available. What is the best PRU Blue paint available? Is the Vallejo one a decent match? Many thanks!
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    PB4Y-2 Privateer

    Mike, The former Lone Star Privateer does indeed look good at Pima. Saw it earlier this year: https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9005679 Was surprised to see it there (along with a PBY/Canso) because I had missed that LSFM had offloaded them. When I saw the work underway at Galveston a few years ago, it was looking great. The prospect of an original configuration Privateer flying again was something to really look forward to... https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/7922822 Mike
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    1/72 Spitfire PR Mk.X vs Mk.XI

    Elger, Thanks - that was my conclusion as well - only the canopy is different in the two kits. I did see that the SH instructions have you not use several parts on the sprues, but they do indeed appear to be all the same sprues. So, if I am correct in my assumption, I can get a one of the vacuform canopy sets for the Spitfire that includes the PR canopy, and I should be able to turn out the same caliber of XI starting with the Special Hobby PR Mk.X kit as I would get from building the MPM PR Mk.XI itself? (and of course I would need to source different decals) Mike, Thanks for all of the detail information. Most helpful! Mike
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    1/72 Spitfire PR Mk.X vs Mk.XI

    For the Spitfire experts out there, what would the differences be between the Special Hobby Spitfire PR Mk.X and the MPM Spitfire PR Mk.XI? From what I can tell, they share the same basic plastic trees, with the exception of the canopy. Is the standard fighter canopy included with the PR X kit the only real difference between the two? (The PR XI comes with the single piece PR front windscreen) Thanks, Mike
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