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  1. Sheet X72096 is available right now. (not that I'm on commission, btw). Hope this helps
  2. Just had a look at the sheet I've got, and there are three sections of No Step wording - white for the F2/F3, Black for the RAF Tornados and Black for the RAFG Tornados. You maybe looking at the Hook symbols in yellow (like the number '2' but with an extended baseline. There are no yellow & red feet symbols on this sheet.
  3. I've got one of the new Airfix Buccaneer S2B kits, and want to make a version from 237OCU as Honington is my nearest RAF base. I can find the decals for 237 on Xtradecal 72307 (Buccaneer S.2 XT287 237 OCU RAF Honington 1972), but can I use this kit? It doesn't matter if I can't because I will use it for another aircraft, and I'll get an S2C as the base for this instead. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks
  4. I'm considering a long-term build at the moment - a 1/32 Tornado F2/3, using the Revell GR1 as a base kit (mainly as the Italeri one is above my budget). Does anyone know of any conversion kits that would allow me to create an F3, noting that the availability of the Heritage one seems to be like finding Bigfoot wearing the proverbial hens teeth? I've seen a couple of good threads of people on here that have converted a 1/32 kit into an F3 - just wanted to do one myself.
  5. Great help again from BM Thanks redcap for your help. Will
  6. Hi, I am looking at the Copper State Models 1/32 Nieuport 23 (RFC, 32005) and am impressed enough to want to buy one. Does anyone have a copy of the instructions / list of paints mentioned in the instructions that can be passed on, so I can buy the paints as well at the same time? Fingers Crossed, and thanks for any help.
  7. I'm struggling with trying to find a reasonable red/orange enamel or acrylic colour for the IAF Surya Kiran aero team. Any thoughts were I should be looking?
  8. Thank you for all your very helpful information. There seems to be little on the internet, and it’s great that BM can fill the gaps. Hope you’ve all had good Christmas breaks.
  9. I'm trying to research Tornado F3's during Operation Deny Flight in the mid-90s, but cannot seem to find much information on units / markings. Does anyone know where I might find (any) information on this? Happy Christmas
  10. There was a Model Alliance sheet - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MLO-32701?result-token=ftdYi - 29 Squadron Lightning F3 XP705/L
  11. From what I've got, they look properly done and equal to anything other decal manufacturers produce. From what I can remember, the whole thing cost about £11-12 which included the postage from Russia. The person who produces them has aspirations to produce other 1/48 Tornado F3 silk-screen decal options - worth getting in touch via the website..
  12. I've just ordered these https://uprise-decal.ru/tornadoadv/novyy-tovar for my 1/48 Tonka. It took a few weeks, but they look just right - four 1435 Flt Options, but you will have to use the Revell stencils etc for the rest of the decal fit.
  13. will2017

    Paint Racks

    I hadn't thought of either of those options. Thanks for that.
  14. will2017

    Paint Racks

    I'm looking for a vertical paint rack that will hold a variety of paint pots - Humbrol tins, Alclad (small / large), Xtracrylix As I appreciate budget suggestions, is there a vertical paint rack that I can get that will accommodate all of these? Currently they're all in a shoebox and I need the bench-space. Thanks.
  15. This may (or may not), help. http://www.fradu-hunters.co.uk/history.html
  16. I didn't expect that detail of information. Thanks for all of that - I can now finish off my research successfully.
  17. I'm researching a P26 build (with a hope to follow it up with a P12), and was wondering if anyone knew what paint to use for the Yellow / Blue schemes? I've sort of a zeroed in on RLM04 for the Yellow, but have not managed to decide what the right blue is. Is there anyone who can help me?
  18. Thanks for the advice, and the great pictures. I may do as advised and build the T55 as a Saudi or Kuwaiti one, and find a Sword T5 for the RAF version.
  19. I've managed to find a Matchbox Lightning T55 Lightning, and want to build/paint it up as a RAF T5, I know that I've got to find a pair of straight wings, but is there anything else? And is there a step by step conversion I can follow?
  20. Thanks for all your suggestions; I may have to start haunting model shows for hints, sniffs of P1a heaven.
  21. I might find myself trying to convert an existing kit..... I'd love one of the three mentioned, but they're like hens teeth clamped around unicorn eggs. Thanks for the help.
  22. I can see lots of different ideas for those, who like me, want a Lightning P1A to build. I've seen excellent conversions for large scale (i.e >1:72) Lightnings, and obv the Whirlykit option in resin at 1:72, though I'd have to save up for that one. For the benefit of the uninitiated (i.e me), what are the options if you want to model the P1A in 1:72 - I'm quite happy to hack up a base kit, just that I'm not sure what I need to do then..
  23. Not my content, but Thunder & Lightings have a cockpit section of XG331 in 1997. It might give an indication of previous paintwork. http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/lightning/survivor.php?id=540
  24. These are both excellent answers; in fact the X72-092 option hadn't twigged. I've emailed Hannants this morning, and they've said that in addition to all of this, they're adding a reprint of X72065 to their website - should be online in a month or so. Thanks for both your answers.
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