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  1. EDIT: Just realised you are looking at 1/48... pls ignore.
  2. There is a Facebook page for 1417 Flight with photos of various aircraft carrying SNEB pods and CBLS whilst seemingly in theatre.... just keep scrolling down and they appear at various places. https://www.facebook.com/groups/18232521001/
  3. There is a photo of the aircraft with 4.5 kills on page 53 of IsraDecal Publications Israeli Air Force Mini Photo Album #2: The First Jet Squadron - Mirage IIIC/B 1962-79. PM your email address and I'll send you a photo from my phone. The book image is not perfect - a front 45 degree angle or less used but there are clearly 4 full-kill roundels and a just discernible half-roundel at the end. The half-roundel looks to be the top half only cut off at the 9 O'Clock/ 3 O'Clock line.
  4. I recently purchased two sets of his SU-33 decals. His communication is excellent, he informs you throughout the transaction, postage to the UK was very fast. I would say he is thoroughly reliable. Decals were excellent quality. Recommended. I had to create a Facebook account to order and that is my only criticism since I like to keep a low digital profile - my job brings me into contact with eccentric people who try to track people down and find out where they live so they can doorstep them and cause trouble. Life in the 21st century Civil Service! People think that because they pay taxes they can treat public servants as they like (I won't point out the irony in that last remark as people will wrongly think I work for the Revenue)..... But enough of my rant! Anthony
  5. Scale Aircraft Modelling Vol 3 number 12 has a photo of VL 100 with only fuel tanks but, clearly at the stern of the ship, is another aircraft with stores on the outer pylons and cannon on the belly. If I had to take a bet, I would say the outer pylons are carrying 1000lb bombs. Picture here: http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p124/Dogsbodyx/FRS1.jpg
  6. John asked for the colour of the fourth Javelin prototype. My initial thought was he meant the prototype for the FAW 4 but I see now that I misunderstood (and thus scanned a load of stuff I need not have done!!!). I do not pretend to be any expert, I have just dug out a few old books I have. Anyway the pamphlet Service History of the Gloster Javelin Marks 1 - 6 has a section on the prototypes. Page 27 Appendix A describes the 4th prototype as WT830. That scan is located here (just so's we know which aircraft we are talking about!): http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p124/Do...yx/Javelin5.jpg I have scanned page 5 of this wherein it shows a photo of all the prototypes lined up. Column 1 para 4 confirms the fourth prototype was WT830 (apparently the first Javelin to go supersonic) and the last paragraph on the centre column says that all prototypes were coloured dark sea grey/dark green upper surfaces and light grey undersurfaces but on production machines the light grey became silver. Scan is here: http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p124/Do...yx/Javelin1.jpg EDIT: Just to throw more confusion...... I have found an obscure picture of the second prototype the caption of which says "WD808, the second prototype GA5 (Javelin) taking off from the Gloster test airfield of Moreton Valance, near to the Severn Estuary in Gloucestershire. The medium grey fin and undersurfaces characterized the first four prototypes...." http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p124/Do...yx/Javelin8.jpg
  7. For decals there are also a nice looking 1/72 conversion/decal set here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LF-Models-Decals-1-7...1#ht_2981wt_923
  8. Steve, if you let me have your email I can send you a Word Doc story of the atack on Ouadi Doum in 1987. It was a French story I got somewhere & translated to English so some of the narrative is a bit dodgy..... However, its got a good few Martel/Jaguar photos.
  9. These photos might help. http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p124/Do.../Buccaneer3.jpg http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p124/Do.../Buccaneer2.jpg http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p124/Do.../Buccaneer1.jpg
  10. There is no website. He advertises in various model magazines such as Scale Aircraft Modelling etc for mail order otherwise email: modartdec@btinternet.com Postal address is PO Box 64, Bury, Lancs BL9 0SF.
  11. Do you have any idea when he's planning on issuing the baggage pods? Regards Wez According to his November catalogue M.Access 017 baggage pods available December 2008; M.Access 016, also available December, is a replacement fin & SPIRAL chaff dispensers for Mirage 2000D.
  12. Did you pick up any contact details for Whirlybird at the same time as they seem to be a tad shy...! Many thanks for the tip-off Chris I thought I picked up one of their catalogues but cannot lay my hand on it at the moment. If it turns up I'll post the details. I imagine they will be at the Milton Keynes show in about a month.... I found their catalogue. Contact details are: Christ Church Vicarage, Doncaster Rd, Ardsley, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S71 5EF; 01226 203784 rgrevans@compuserve.com
  13. You might not want to re-invent the wheel just yet... At Telford last November Whirlybirds stand were selling two conversions for Javelin rear-ends. There were no instructions with them because they were prototype test shots but they said that the full conversion would be on sale in January. They were flogging the test shots cheap so I picked up one of each, I think they were £3.50 each or so. A straight tail-end like Mk 4 and pen-nib like Mk 7. As they were test shots it is pointless comparing them to the Maintrack conversions but the resin quality was very good, no pin holes obvious.
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