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  1. Guessing it was Manchester who changed things? Might be worth talking to the folks at Duxford Aviation Society instead of IWM as they look after their Concorde along with a large number of the civil aircraft, or maybe Filton/Aerospace Bristol where Foxie lives, there's plenty of room down there!
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    Revell 1/72 Concorde

    I actually don't know the difference but it's a good question, I'll find out! As for the kit, yep they're completely wrong. The two doors they show open on the kit should actually open inwards, although you'd only see these open on take off and when using reverse thrust. The spill doors that open outwards are much larger and would only be used in an engine failure at supersonic speeds!
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    Revell 1/72 Concorde

    Apologies for the late reply on this one but yep, we have our HiRAT on view as it's something we talk about on the guided tours with the public, we've recently got one of the intake ramps & spill doors working as well (be it as a demonstration on a motor/hydraulic ram, the computers for that on any Concorde has long since stopped working!)
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    Revell 1/72 Concorde

    Fantastic work! You've inspired me to make another one now
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    Revell 1/72 Concorde

    As promised, some pics of the engine areas! Looks like your riveting already is almost spot on... And just for motivation...
  6. Sheepie

    Revell 1/72 Concorde

    It’s a well known headache with the kit sadly :( every one I’ve built has had the same issue
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    Revell 1/72 Concorde

    Apologies for not having a chance to grab some more photos of the engine areas yet, we've been so busy with the 50th Anniversary at the weekend that I didn't get a chance to grab some photos, I'm back in again this Saturday though. As a treat though, here's a sneaky vid from our sim with a touch and go at Heathrow (hopefully this works!)
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    Revell 1/72 Concorde

    If you can hold out to the 2nd March when I'm back in next, I'll get a decent photo of the engines for you. Admittedly I'd suggest picking up some photo etch for the buckets over what the kits supply as they look horrid!
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    Revell 1/72 Concorde

    Oh I meant the rear of the engines..
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    Revell 1/72 Concorde

    Glad to see it coming together! Quick note on the engines, annoyingly they don't sit flush with the wings so you'll need to shave off just over 1mm of the engine walls...you'll notice this when you do the dry fit!
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    Revell 1/72 Concorde

    Great to see progress on the kit! It's motivating me to tackle another one in my stash at some point soon. In regards to this mysterious hump, it houses the ADF antenna fairings. We often joke about Concorde being a time machine because of arriving in New York before taking off, she doesn't have a flux capacitor but had a flux valve in there! It's a lot flatter and slimmer in real life too, I'll have a hunt to see if I have any pics of it as the kit certainly exaggerated it. Have you considered approaching Airfix or Heller for spares? Considering they done the original tooling before Revell reboxed it, they tend to be more helpful
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    Concorde... this time by Heller in 1/125

    Glad to see someone else building this kit! It certainly shows it's age but vs the 1/72 and 1/144 offerings, the overall profile is just so much better and more accurate, and actually turns into a nice trophy in a collection when it's put together
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    Revell 1/72 Concorde

    Instead they're reissuing a kit from 1966 that's based on drawings and not the actual prototype it's meant to be modelled on, sigh
  14. Sheepie

    Revell 1/72 Concorde

    Good work! The stresses of the kit are certainly showing, you can see where the rear fuselage section was moulded in a different factory compared to the mid section huh! What I will say on the Airfix packaging is that the decals are pretty awful, so it might be worth going down the third party route with DrawDecal or F-DCAL, just remember that the windows are too big on the kit and the doors are the wrong size too, so it's worth filling those in!
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    Revell 1/72 Concorde

    Whacked my entire phone's contents of Concorde pics I've taken over the last year on a shared folder, few from Duxford and Alpha Alpha up in Edinburgh when I was doing some work on their aircraft. Don't know how much help they'll be but at least there's some motivation in there! https://photos.app.goo.gl/EAqkxGJK1kopygSp6