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  1. The UK importers Albion Alloys have opened each of the boxes the were supplied with before sending them on to distributors. I understand that they will replace any broken parts.
  2. They are a Chinese company and as far as I am aware all of their kits, except for the Lancaster, are new tools designed and produced by them.
  3. The aircraft pictured on the box art is the top one shown in the markings options.
  4. In my experience with Airfix rrp and preorder prices are usually the same.
  5. The upper surface of both wings has the top cowling panel attached. Nothing that a quick slash or two with a razor saw can’t fix.
  6. It’s too squat, which is a shame. If the pilots seat is correct and at the right height it shouldn’t fit. Have a look on YouTube (Nigel’s Modelling Bench). He’s done a fix by merging parts of the HK and Tamiya canopies!
  7. I bought the IKit version of this at Telford yesterday. Research beckons .
  8. Initially the undersurface of the Trident fuselage was bare metal, this changed to Light Grey in the 1960’s, see AMB’s post above (thank you . Also, I found a picture today which illustrates that the wing fence, while slightly longer than in the kit, does stop short of the wing leading edge (on the 1c at least which is the subject of the kit of course).
  9. The intakes on the real aircraft aren’t seamless, they have removable access panels which would be almost impossible to model, especially in 1/72.
  10. Got you! Neither kit supplies retraction jacks for the crew access door, which is odd as they are rather substantial. Unfortunately when @stever219 and I were there yesterday the crew access door was shut so I couldn’t take any pictures. The museum are hoping to start aircraft cockpit tours soon.
  11. The doors are there, they need to be fitted before the undercarriage legs. What’s missing are the rods connecting the doors to the legs. There’s one either side of each leg.
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