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  1. That looks fabulous. The later Starfire is a very pretty jet (as are most of the Lockheeds of that era). Love the idea of filling it with unguided rockets as a primary weapon, it must have been a thrill to fire them all at once or even in salvos!
  2. This was a superior feature on the SR-71 but I am unsure if any other aircraft used it (to the extent of the blackbird at least, there may have been test aircraft built with a similar feature?) Interested to learn more.
  3. Hi Wez. I read them all, including yours!?! No idea what is what is wrong and why the thread content is no longer showing! Thanks again for your info it is really appreciated and useful
  4. Thanks both. the exterior changes then are not too extensive. I have no plans on adding overwing tanks so no need to add this to the upgrade. What does the Airfix F6 come with on the sprues that the F-2a does not, looks like it could just be the said belly tank duct change and tanks?
  5. I have the 'new' tool Airfix 1/72 Lightning F2a and after a bit of debate and researh (and a change of mind) I have decided I want to make a later F6 version. Knowing both the Airfix model F2a and F6 are very similar, what would be required to upgrade the F2a? Apart from the ugly overwing tanks. Thanks
  6. I have the 'new' tool Airfix 1/72 Lightning F2a and after a bit of debate and researh (and a change of mind) I have decided I want to make a later F6 version. Knowing both the Airfix model F2a and F6 are very similar, what would be required to upgrade the F2a? Apart from the ugly overwing tanks. Thanks
  7. I noticed that Fujimi do both versions! I have the 1/72 D3A1 so upgrading that to A2 standard as much as possible. Thanks for all the guidance and links, I now have plenty of info to use to help me with this. Going to consider a well worn green finish for this one, being late war.
  8. @Blimpyboy this detail is perfect thanks. Had not noticed the different canopy structure and yes that will take a bit of DIY to replicate. I have a cowl from a Johan Zero that I might be able to butcher to get the correct shape and spinner from too. The A2 looks so way more modern than the A1 even with those small changes and prettier I think.
  9. Yes IJN not Army... Anyone know what the uprated cowl looked like?
  10. Looking to start a 1/72 Fujimi Val bomber, adding detail and converting it to a late war D3A2 green and rather worn IJA bomber. Anyone know what extra needs to be done to upgrade the type (apart from a new spinner). Thanks
  11. Thanks all. I could not find any reference to other front line squadrons flying the type so glad this has been backed up and yes more stencils are definitely needed, even in 1/72 so in the look out
  12. Looking at a scheme for my 1/72 Airfix Lightning F2a. It is very apparent that RAF 19 and 92 Sqns flew this type but did any others . A bare 29 Sqn Lightning would be a preference but these look to be the F3 version.
  13. Useful pile of Spitfire parts to start your project good luck with the conversions. There are a few Spitfire XIIs being built on here so it will be good to see them all.
  14. Wow that’s going to be a good looking frankenSpitfire (sorry I have used the oil cooler you kindly sent me!, I have done the same on a few occasions.. bah won’t be using that part.. weeks down the line, oh wait that would be ideal for...) good luck sourcing bits you need, will have a look for some MkIX radiators, might have some.
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