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  1. The FR.9 still had guns fitted, hence the 'F' in FR.9. Neil
  2. There is one other option: cut a masking disk to the correct diameter, paint the aircraft white to begin-with and then mask the roundel positions. I did something similar when painting an FAA Buccaneer: it allowed me to avoid the roundels having a grey cast behind them Cheers, Neil
  3. "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"! I cannot find any explicit references saying FR.9s could fire rockets but neither did I find anything saying they could not. This might be useful though. Cheers, Neil
  4. Well, there's a good question. The kit has, as standard a very nice LAG / Dayglo red scheme and that is a distinct candidate although I keep wondering about going for the same scheme but in silver. I am open to suggestion! Cheers, Neil
  5. @Abandoned Project, @ForestFan, @CT Modeller, @SAT69, @Head in the clouds., @swralph, @exdraken, @paulsbrown, @Vulcanicity, @Dr. Quack, @shortCummins, @F-32 Thank you all for you very kind comments. This one was a bit of a struggle at times and, as always, I can find a thousand things wrong with it but I much appreciate your comments and encouragement. Right now, I'm building the 1/48 Airfix Gnat and I feel like I'm slacking! Thanks again Cheers, Neil
  6. The build for this can be found here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235085105-wh660-in-148-scale-red-dean-canberra-that-nearly-was/ WH660 was a Canberra B2. slated for fitment of the AI.18 radar (Intended for Thin-wing Javelin and used in the Sea Vixen) to be used in trials of the Vickers Red Dean active radar-guided air-to-air missile. The Red Dean was rather ahead of its time and was cancelled before the conversion oh WH660 was complete. However, WH660 did receive its long nose and used extensively by the RRE at Pershore for a variety of avoin
  7. I'm calling it finished. I shall put more images in the 'Ready for Inspection' section later-on.
  8. Another update. Somehow, as I get closer to finishing, progress slows down! Here goes... I have spent a fair bit of time working on the wing hardpoints and this included adding small magnets to act as the means of attachment for the missiles: useful as I do want to be able to swap between marks of Red Dean. Meanwhile, there was one detail I was going to have to scratchbuild. Canberras used for weapons drop and launch trials carried camera pods at their wingtips, replacing the more usual tanks. These had a very distinctive shape and I am not aware
  9. Very good point sir! I shall give it a try! Thank you for that - you are a scholar and a gentleman! Can you confirm Jeffrey's website please? Finally, thank yo to you all for your insight and support. It's really appreciated! Cheers, Neil
  10. Thank you for that: it's quite satisfying to model an unusual subject, especially where scratchbuilding is a must. You raise a good point regarding colour: the top picture were I was half-way through applying the underwing serials was taken indoors at night using an LED lamp that, notionaly, produced a white light. The second, showing the completed serials, was taken in natural light, indoors, on a dull day. Don't get me started regardng TSR.2 undercarriage colour! Cheers, Neil
  11. @adrian, @Troffa and @Duncan B, thank you all for your rapid and informative replies. Yes, here is the really frustrating thing: all the other bits (e.g. nose undercarriage leg, underwing slots, revised nosewheel door are all present but the slotted stabilators have been snipped off the sprue! I don't for a minute this this is some kind of evil anti-FG.1 conspiracy by Revell, it'll just be part of the process but just to think of all those slotted tailplanes in their recycling bin! I think I'm going to have a bash at converting the FGR.2 stabilators although
  12. As promised, here is the original Red Dean as seen at Cosford: And here is my model of same: Thanks, Neil
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