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  1. Couple of shots of the latest build (still a bit wet) the Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury done as the Deutsche Luftfahrt Beratungsdeinst’s’s (DLB) sole single seat target facilities FB Mk 50 D-CACY. The aircraft was formally in service with the Dutch Navy before being sold and pressed into the target facilities role by the DLB. Fairly straight forward build which included removal of the wing armament and tail hook. Extras used include Eduard’s Cockpit Set, Barracuda’s Gearbay, a new pitot from Master and decals from Fundekal. Folded wings take up less room in the cabinet! Hope it’s of interest.
  2. Remember them well though I preferred the Alconbury birds in the SEA scheme. Alconbury was superb for photography down Owl End with nothing more than a wooden picket fence between your camera and the taxiway. Happy days
  3. Happy memories of many hours spent by the taxiway at Bentwaters. Can’t believe how many bases there were back then and just how busy they were.
  4. Hi Ken I used a circle cutter. Cut circles of masking tape the right size to give the circular curve then used thin strips from the curve to the forward engine intake. I did the same for the rounded edge where the camo meets the tail. Hope that’s makes sense.
  5. Cheers mate. By coincidence the next project is Kinetics new Harrier GR3.
  6. Couple of quick shots on the bench (paint still wet and its going dark) of the latest build - Airfix’s lovely Meteor FR.9 done as the boxed 2 Squadron option. Extras used include the Eduard cockpit and seatbelt sets and a replacement pitot from Master. I’ve wanted to do this scheme ever since the kit was first released but have hung back mainly due to a lack of references. Luckily I recently stumbled across a paragraph in Roger Lindsay’s three volume masterpiece ‘Cold War Shield’. In it (Volume 1, Meteor FR.9, 2 Sqn chapter) he makes a particular reference to WX978 whilst serving with 2 Squadr
  7. White lettering with a gold cheat line. I dropped a line to Alleycat Models a while ago suggesting the MB Meteors might make an interesting 1/48 conversion kit - you never know!
  8. Hi No tips really it was a nice kit to build. I did remove the lumps (not sure what they actually are) that can be seen on the wing roundels. I thought there’s no way any decal is going to conform over those. Easy to remove with a sharp flat side cutter and then add back on later. Unfortunately I managed to then loose them and had to make new ones from plasticard. The only other thing I didn’t like were the decal fin flash’s on the tail. I scrapped these and sprayed them instead. Loved the build but I’m not in a hurry to start another just yet.
  9. Hi standard production configuration was just the two wing mounted pitots. Quite a number of the test and evaluation aircraft had the three and if memory serves a couple of the early prototypes had just two - nose and port wing (I think). Sorry can’t get to the books at the moment
  10. Thanks for the reply. I was hoping you were going to say you printed your own and could easily upscale them to 1/48!
  11. Nice - are the decals aftermarket or home printed?
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