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About avro683

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    Heracleum Mantegazziani!
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  1. I did but it’s the only reference build to the kit I could find. Sorry if I have opened a can of worms, that was not my intention.
  2. I have bought one of these today so will follow this with interest.
  3. The new tool Tamiya Spitfire contains both types of undercarriage retraction device. What it does not contain are the head and body armour parts.
  4. The Brassin cockpit is already available. As are replacement undercarriage legs and etch brass flaps.
  5. The sad thing about this (if my memory serves me well) is that during the development of the 1/72 kit Airfix displayed a 1/48th test model which looked spot on. The resultant 1/72 model sold like a Beatles record in the sixties and became rare very quickly; the errors weren’t obvious until boxes were opened, etc and so on. When the 1/48 version was announced I for one was delighted and had visions of the original 1/48th development model being produced as a full kit. What I didn’t know at the time was that said model wasn’t around anymore and regrettably the production kit was even less accurate than its smaller predecessor.
  6. Yes. The rudder pedal rails are tapered, they should be parallel. It’s a shame and very obvious.
  7. Picky I know but the big beef for me concerning the Tamiya Spitfire is that the sliders for the rudder pedals aren’t parallel . I’ve just bought the new Eduard Dual Combo and am really looking forward to receiving it.
  8. Not really, Mick. Both kits were unveiled at Telford a couple of years ago; the HK kit was further on and released early last year. It’s not as accurate but at least it’s here. Both companies designed the fuselage in a similar way (ie two parts per half split at the forward wing spar joint).
  9. You are correct about the seat. Also, the flare rack (the thing with the holes at the front of the seat) needs to go as it wasn’t fitted to Mk. 1’s. The transfer for the middle pair of gun openings needs splitting in two; make sure there is a gap between them. I have a feeling that the middle two gun openings are too close together.
  10. According to Derek Meddings the original green used for Thunderbird 2 was a bespoke mix. When it ran out they were in trouble because nobody could remember what the make up of the paint was.
  11. avro683


    That’s where I pinched it from!
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