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Dave Fleming

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  • Birthday 03/01/1968

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  1. Dave Fleming

    Airfix Classics Launched

    I was going to follow up with that - to be filed along with Olympic merchandise in the 'it seemed like a good idea at the time' drawer
  2. Dave Fleming

    Best 1/72 SAAB Tunnan kitset?

    My first check would be to measure the drawings against known dimensions (length/wingspan etc) to check their accuracy. Erros often creep in in publishing. I have one publication from a respected aviation publisher with a strong modelling background where the plan view, and front and side elevations are all different scales
  3. Dave Fleming

    Airfix Classics Launched

    1/32 ones or the later 'England Stars' ones?
  4. Dave Fleming

    Fujimi 1/72 British Phantom - Nose too short?

    As Matt says, it's basically an F-4J with Spey nozzles. Doesn't have the correct intakes or fuselage contours for an F4K/M. It's also a 50 year old tooling and the fit is interesting
  5. The squadron markings and code, and possibly the Lion Shield can be sourced from various places, but the 'Sylvia' nickname may be harder. (PS - home give to any unwanted 602 decals from the Eduard Spitfire IX kit!)
  6. Dave Fleming

    An old Hunter

    Same aircraft, D roundels. They had at least 4 without the chute
  7. Dave Fleming

    An old Hunter

    79 had 'vanilla' F6s without the brake chute. Just saying......
  8. Dave Fleming

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Good to see the Stinson back,. missed it last time. Can probably cobble together RAF decals from the spares
  9. Dave Fleming

    Obscure Early Meteor PR10 Undercarriage Bay Question

    Interesting question. PR10s seem to have undergone almost as many colour scheme variations as their FR9 brothers. Silver, MSG/PRU Blue, DG/DSG/PRU Blue and DG/DSG/Silver. What the progression was is uncleear as there were aircraft in service in Germany in cam at the same time as aircraft in mid/far East were in silver. On the FR9, at least some of those with PRU Blue undersides had PRU blue nosehweel legs and mudguards, and I have a photo of a PR10 in the MSG/PRU Blue scheme that appears to show the same (Serial looks like WH569) It's also the only camouflaged one in a line up of silver aircraft in the Canal Zone! Looking at other meteors, this seems to be common practice (Nose wheel being the same colour as the underside)
  10. Dave Fleming

    Airfix Classics Launched

    If the Basset re-appears, hopefully it might encourage decal manufacturers to make alternatives to the inaccurate ones that came in Kitstarter box! (Says man with 4 Kitstarter and two classic boxings!)
  11. Dave Fleming

    1/72 P-8 Poseidon

    Brave man chopping a vacform!
  12. Dave Fleming

    Fujimi 1/72 British Phantom - Nose too short?

    That's my current interpretation!
  13. Dave Fleming

    Fujimi 1/72 British Phantom - Nose too short?

    Looking at this in more dpeth, the issue appears to be the engraved line for the radome - on the Fujimi kit it''s almost 2mm further forward than the Airfix kit, which gives the impression of being shorter when painted
  14. Dave Fleming

    Fujimi 1/72 British Phantom - Nose too short?

    Finally managed to compare the kits, the noses are identical. Panic averted!
  15. Dave Fleming

    IPMS (UK) Harrier SIG

    The sub board was set-up a while back, but never migrated as the traffic on our own forum was so slow. The web page appears to be working OK for me