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  1. That sounds fantastic news to my ears! Thanks for your swift reply. You've even saved me the job of black lining it! No probs about instructions or decals (unless you're in dire need to turn your room upside down). The Aviation News drgs sound a bonus too. Having never bought anything from anybody on britmodeller before, what's the damage and how do I pay you? By the way, do the wings have those prominent flaptrack fairings we all know and love?
  2. Thanx for that news update Tommo. Very informative. Wow, things are moving space this year. Before you know it they'll be a 1:72 146 on the market.....thinks.....hmmm..
  3. Many thanks for your excellent ref content there davepb and for your input too, proplineruk. I'm still trying to find my way around this webpage, and keep finding me repeating myself! And though a 1:72 VC-10 sounds absolutely awesome, a 1:72 Courtline BAC 1-11 500 is going to be the one I want to build, even if it needs heaps of scratchbuilding! Fingers crossed that one comes up Dave! I'd like to put some pics and info up on subjects I've built in the past but unfortunately I'm trying to get over a broken spine from a few years back, meaning I can't get about too well. Hopefully you can all bear with me...
  4. Oops! Bit trigger happy there. Sorry for the repeated message. I meant to say that I could imagine that a VC10 in that scale must be a fair beast, but what a beautiful aircraft! Bet it took a few bottles of adhesive to put that lot together though. If I manage to get a 1-11, I'm aiming to build a fair bit of detail into it as I just love opening panels and exposing heaps of pipework, frames and ribs, even on civvy airliners.
  5. Hi Dave, many thanks for your kind reply. I'd be well chuffed if you did have one! Apologies to you and 'Tommo' for any late responses from me. I've just found a load of emails automatically sent into my spam folder, dammit!
  6. Hi Dave, many thanks for your kind reply. I'd be well chuffed if you did have one! Apologies to you and 'Tommo' for any late responses from me. I've just found a load of emails automatically sent into my spam folder, dammit!
  7. I spoke far too soon! After further hours spent serving, I've just come across a review on Airlinercafe that really did pull the Formerplane kit apart limb-from-limb. So, backpedalling heavily, you chaps are of course totally right and I will await the Welsh Models kit or, failing that, purchase the Authentic Airliners effort... I bow to your knowledge! My hopes and dreams dashed in a second! Thanks bigtime for your time and help. I'll just put my saw and craftknife away...
  8. Many thanks Tomahawk Kid & Davepb for your very swift input there. Actually, now seeing the CV 'perfect' AM & WM 1/72 kits coming along (thanks) and thinking about it, would you believe that I think I'd still prefer a bit of old-fashioned kit-bashing on the old vacform version (if I can only get hold of one!)! After all, I REALLY DO like to scratch build! Are you two chaps sure you haven't got one stuffed away under your work benches?!
  9. I know this thread goes back a good few years now but I really fancy knocking up a 1:72 scale Courtline multicoloured extravaganza BAC1-11 series 500! Does anyone know if they've got the odd Formaplane/AIM/ etc, etc kit tucked away somewhere for a price OR if another company has got the moulds and are producing this beautiful little airliner?! Any help or guidance would be very gratefully received! Thanks, Mike
  10. Fantastic ref photos Flankerman, even if I'm saying this 4+ years after you posted them! I've recently purchased the Formaplane kit and am using this build as reference.
  11. Having just purchased one of these beasties from KitsforKash Tony, I just wondered how yours was progressing? No pressure!
  12. Some nice looking Tridents there! As an ex-trident man who happens to have quite a few trident production drawings from back in the day, I have to agree with Jessica that the nose is pinched (as well as having the wrong profile) but unfortunately the wing plan is also wrong, as is the false centre 'engine front/grill' atop the fuselage, the centre engine intake side & front profile itself, and the main undercarriage legs and doors are the wrong shape altogether, oh, and the scale appears to be 1/87. 5(!) rather than 1/100th. All the fuselage-to-wing fairings seemed to have got missed BUT all that can be corrected with a bit of elbow grease and TLC, plus it means you get a bigger Trident than you thought you would! Having said all that, I have my original, heavily modified Plasticart kit (complete with new wings, front galley and working internal lights) which I started way, way back in 1981(!) still in my shed, all painted and decalled up, though still awaiting fitment of its new undercarriage and doors. These I made years ago from scratch but again, just haven't got round to fitting. Life got in the way. The decals came from a mix of various 26Decals BEA sources, as I made my kit as the ill-fated G-ARPI that tragically crashed in Staines in June 1972. (This was always a sad incident for us Hatfield workers, even though the crash wasn't really blamed on the aircraft design at all). As you can tell, I'm a slow-burning model maker... So, it's almost completed but I felt like making another in this modern era, so recently purchased the Reifra kit as seen on the 'net. You do get the same white, black and silver moulded parts, still in quite a hard, brittle plastic, all separately bagged but you do also get all the above errors, as the moulds have obviously been left as per the original Plasticart moulds, albeit with the maker's name 'Reifra' now moulded into the stand. A broken spine currently prevents me from starting the kit just yet but I'll return triumphant to your pages in the future to tell you how things progressed! All I've got to do now is find the numerous drawings that are now 37 years old.... Talking of age, I was a mere 22 years of age and just married. During the manufacture of this ki, I've had two children, four grandchildren and the manufacturer of the Trident, Hawker Siddeley Aviation, got swallowed up into British Aerospace, which then built the BAe 146 at Hatfield until they moved the line to Manchester. This line has also now ceased operation. My whole family worked on the trident project at Hatfield in one format or other. So to me, this Trident kit is not mere plastic, it's the only source for a chance for any of us to make a reasonable rendition of a piece of flying history. And who says modelling is boring?! APOLOGIES for this lengthy script! To say sorry, I'd always be willing to lend a hand on any 'Tridenty' questions that might raise their heads...
  13. No doubt this has been said a million times on metallic finishes, but this takes me back to the rub-n-buff days of the 70's & 80's..that's all we had, apart from the trusty 'kitchen foil fixed at differing angles/tacky gloss varnish adhesive' method!! Hmmm...strokes chin....
  14. That really is one very attractive build and colourscheme. A great job. If only the UK's Court Line had operated the type..just think of the colourscheme options we could apply! Am currently ordering my Heller 707....
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