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  1. Now that';s more like it. While the OH-43B was only used by the USMC, the HH-43B/F was the production model that was widely used by the USAF - each USAF base in the UK had a pair of them and I have some great fire-fighting demo shots taken at their Armed Forces Days shows. This variant was exported and used by the Air Forces of Iran, Pakistan, Thailand and Burma, so plenty of scope for a nice decal sheet.
  2. The nice Mark 1 1/144th Hawker Siddeley HS-748 kit will be released with decals for an Andover CC.2 of the Queens Flight, as well as Indian Air Force and Brazilian Air Force decals. MKM144130 HS.748--HAL-748 VIP Service_camo by Adrian Balch, on Flickr MKM144130 HS.748--HAL-748 VIP Service_box by Adrian Balch, on Flickr
  3. Agreed! So why produce expensive resin parts to convert an already expensive MACH2 Britannia, when you could have produced a complete 1/144th Argus kit??
  4. Watching this with interest, so thanks for the update. I have this kit in my stash as I actually got to fly in the last airworthy one in Russia in 1997 and that is how mine will be finished.
  5. ...but you wouldn't need to buy a £50 Mach2 1/72 Britannia kit, only a Roden 1/144th Britannia kit at half the price, so there is the modeller's saving already!!!
  6. AMB

    Cierva C.30

    I used decorator's Interior Filler powder sifted on to the diorama model and then sprayed with a fine spray of water to solidify and settle it.
  7. The Matchbox Hunter two-seater nose shape is completely inaccurate and should be avoided. THe windscreen angle is too steep. I have built several FROG Hunter FGA.9 kits using the Air Conversions two-seater nose conversion which fits perfectly and is an accurate shape.
  8. Hawk released two versions of this kit initially, one was motorised and the other static. I built the latter many years ago and loved this model. I have theTestors boxing in my stash and Thai Decal make R. Thai Air Force decals for it that I might consider as something different. I would dearly like to find the Cobra detail set, but it's like hen;s teeth,
  9. Another conundrum relates the the Sea Vixen FAW.2s converted to drones for use by the RAE at Lanbedr. Whilst some were given D.3 as the mark number, they were never converted to tow targets and sources quote them as Mark FAW(TT)2, yet how can that be as they are no longer 'Fighter All Weather' fighters? Should they all be D.3s? Apparently they were even referred to as 'TT.4s'!!!
  10. The only issue I have is the eye-watering price! £44.60 from Hannants and with postage that will be around £50. How many modellers can justify £50 for a 1/72 kit I wonder?
  11. These books are very good and these are at a bargain price https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264862002285?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264874804138?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  12. Absolutely superb! The One-Eleven is a type quite dear to my heart ever since visiting the production line in the '60s at Hurn. I can see that your Caravelle and DC-9 have also been built to your exceptionally high standard - well done!
  13. I have this kit in my stash and can't wait to build it. Great job ! A-Model made several of the Moth variants in 1/48s and now seem hard to find, so perhaps sold out?
  14. I have used thin clear acetate from food packaging that works just fine, so maybe give it a go?
  15. I refuse to buy any magazine that's in a sealed bag, as I don;t need whatever their 'freebee' is ( calendar, poster or whatever) and can't preview the contents.
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