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  1. To quote Cecil John Rhodes (founder of Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe) "So much to do, so little time to do it in".

     

  2. Some of my more interesting flights were: Ju52 Helio Courier VC-10 - dutch roll crew training Super Constallation Short Sandringham DH84 DH80 Grunnau Baby - Brasilian version Tripacer DC-7CF Lodestar And lots of later types.....
  3. We have just produced 3D printed versions of two previously etched brass/resin kits, plus new kits of the F-59 series of tractors. The MD300 was actually the very first CAD designed model produced in 2010 - there is no real comparison between the two versions - I believe that this is the most detailed tractor we have produced to date, although the F-59N tractor/fire engine does take some beating. We routinely produce 1:72 and 1:48 versions of each kit. All these photographs are of the 1:48 versions, but the level of detail is the same in both scales as they are produced from the same CAD files. As always, these models are available from Hannants, of Lowestoft. One other recent improvement is that glazing material is now supplied in the kits,where appropriate. RAF MD300 TRACTOR These photos are of the 1:48 version. with the 1:72 version due to be photographed next week (30 March 22). RAF F-59 TRACTOR ROYAL NAVY F-59N TRACTOR ROYAL NAVY F-59N TRACTOR/FIRE ENGINE LANCASTER & LINCOLN CREW LADDERS The crew ladders are produced in three scales, 1:32, 1:48 and 1:72, to suit the three scales of kit available. 1:32 ladders
  4. It is on the list, but we want to get the Mandator out first. Changing all our products over (i.e. redesigned) for 3D printing is a major project.
  5. Aircrew sets were delivered to Hannants ten days ago. Two sets; aircrew standing and aircrew running - here are the links: 1:72 - Aircrew standing - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GE72301 1:72 - Aircrew running - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GE72302 1:48 - Aircrew standing - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GE48301 1:48 - Aircrew running - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GE48302 The 1:72 figures are intended for use with the V-bombers, while 1:48 go with the Canberra.
  6. A friendly hello from the BFPO 43 RAFG Laarbruch area.
    I would like to build a Phantom FGR2 of the RAF No.II Sqn former LBH in 1/48. I already have all the necessary parts together, only the TWC48001 Flash Unit kit is missing.
    Is there any prediction or plan to reissue this interesting and needed kit?
    I would be very pleased to receive further information!
    Thank you very much for your time and understanding!
    Please send me a PM (eMail) if possible. fidelis.wolf (at) gmail.com

    With kind regards

    Fidelis Fletch Wolf

     

     

  7. Enclosed a posting I made the other day and someone suggested I ask you.

    Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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    Posted Wednesday at 11:14 AM (edited)

    I am building the Revell 1/72 DC 4 in South African Airways livery used during the late fifties and will be using the Transport Wings decal set.

    Some  sections of the blue will be airbrushed and need to match the colour used in the decal exactly. So far I have been unsuccessful in obtaining

    an acceptable mix with my Tamiya acrylics

    Would anyone perhaps have a mixing formula for this blue with a hint of green colour.

    According to official South African Airways documentation the blue livery was BAC 5025 (Boeing Aircraft  Corporation) 

    but no  examples  in print could be found anywhere.

    I  hope someone can help.............

     

    Cheers,

    Etienne.

     

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  8. Aircrew next (Dec), then ground crew (Jan/Feb). It isn't practical to do it all at once... Can you provide any photos of what you gave in mind?
  9. A link to the website won't help, as they are in a sub-directory specifically for graphics on this site. I don't know why it is happening, as all previous posting have had no problems with graphics.
  10. I know, but I don't know why - they link to files on our website. Any suggestions appreciated.
  11. To compliment the new Vulcan kit, we have produced some suitable 1:72 figures. Also, because we will do the Mandator, Blue Steel and bomb trolley in 1:48, the figures are also available in 1:48. A total of four sets will be available in each scale: GE48300 - RAF Blue Steel servicing crew (six figures). Modelled wearing the protective clothing necessary when fueling the missile. - Available now GE48301 - RAF aircrew - standing (six figures). Modelled wearing flying overalls and life preservers, as for the sixties and seventies. - Available December 21 GE48302 - RAF aircrew - running (six figures). Modelled wearing flying overalls and life preservers, as for the sixties and seventies. - Available December 21 GE48003 - RAF ground crew - (TBD figures) - Planned for February 22 GE72300 - RAF Blue Steel servicing crew (six figures). Modelled wearing the protective clothing necessary when fueling the missile. - Available now GE72301 - RAF aircrew - standing (six figures). Modelled wearing flying overalls and life preservers, as for the sixties and seventies. - Available December 21 GE72302 - RAF aircrew - running (six figures). Modelled wearing flying overalls and life preservers, as for the sixties and seventies. - Available December 21 GE72003 - RAF ground crew - (TBD figures) - Planned for February 22 Here are two photos showing real life servicing from the web (copyright not known). Thank you for the suggestion, Mike. 1:48 RAF Blue Steel servicing crew, with a one pound coin for scale. 1:48 RAF Blue Steel servicing crew package header 1:72 RAF Blue Steel servicing crew, with a one pound coin for scale. 1:72 RAF Blue Steel servicing crew package header
  12. Would you have any dimensions for the Type O trolley, please, Selwyn? I had an email saying type S trolley was used for operation Black Buck.
  13. After a long silence, I hope to deliver v-bomber crew figures to Hannants in a couple of weeks (early December, 2021). We have already supplied six figures in protective clothing for defuelling Blue Steel. Mandator production starts in December - delay was due to experiments in 3D printing transparent parts, combined with changes in personnel.
  14. If you are going to build the cab using clear resin, I suggest that you do it in three parts: right plus back, left plus front, and the roof.. That is how I have done our Mandator cab, but orientation is critical to avoid striations or build lines. Also clear panes don't want to be too thick. Hope this helps.
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