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BritJet

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About BritJet

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  • Birthday 06/10/1963

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  1. That is very nicely done and a lot of work from the base kit. Under the wing was just blue with G-VTOL in Light Aircraft Grey - pretty sure the badges on the nose weren't applied before it has it's accident. This might help you; Steve
  2. I draw the artwork in CorelDraw but InkScape is good (and free) then print the white parts using a laser printer that has a white toner instead of the black, the colours are better printed on an inkjet (I use a Canon MX340) set for glossy photo paper. The decal paper I use is by Experts Choice and they do clear and white for lasers and inkjets. The white paper can be used if you need white text etc by printing the colour around the outside, but it can be difficult to get a good enough colour match. The inkjet printed decals need to be coated with a non-water based clear lacquer to seal the ink as otherwise it will wash off in the water. The laser printed decals don't need to have a clear coat but it protects the toner from being scratched off the paper. The varnish is all over the sheet so each individual decal has to be cut out, it's important not to cut too close to the inkjet printed ones as the ink can bleed out from under the clear coat. It's not difficult to do and opens up lots of possibilities. Hope this helps but let me know if you need any more details. Steve
  3. Thanks for the heads-up, not something I've come across before, what scale/size are they? They look fairly small and I'm not sure I'm up to painting them..... Very much "inspired by Capt. Scarlet" but careful not to use anything close to the name! I found two sets - with pistols and with rifles - that seem like a good price. Lots of other interesting stuff on that site. Steve
  4. Airfix went through a stage of heavily discounting their kits after they'd been on sale for a while which really annoyed the model shops. Whilst it was good for us to get a bargain, it really wasn't a good way to do business and they suffered for it. it does look simplified in the cockpit but to be fair most of what is there can't be seen anyway - I don't get the current trend of doing lots of interior parts, such as in the Shackleton or Wellington. I'd much rather they didn't bother with most of it and lowered the price. If it's visible then fair enough but I'd be likely to leave most of the parts out if you can't see them. It's not a bad kit and as you say it's the best we have - having built the old Contrail vacform I can say it is miles better than what used to be available even with the inaccuracies.
  5. Thanks, I left out all of the missile parts as I'd only get tempted to play with it....... I can vacform another canopy if it helps you to build yours - it does make a big difference to how it looks, that blue thing is just wrong! Steve
  6. For @FPDPenguin and anyone else building the old Matchbox/Xtrakit Meteor NF I've uploaded my modifications as outlined above which help ease the problems - Page 1, Page 2 and Page 3. The kit will still need filler though...... Steve
  7. Now that is from something else I'd like models of - Dastardly and Mutley in their Flying Machines....... Do you remember The Perils of Penelope Pitstop as well?
  8. Cheers, the chrome band down the length of the bodywork is painted and I used silver decal stripes on the canopy. Steve
  9. Thanks, I'm slowly getting towards the end of the Meteors I want to do and the company demonstrators just had to be on the list. Steve
  10. Thanks, it's not a colour scheme that was ever going to get ignored! Steve
  11. Thanks. I reckon there are about 80 distinct British jet aircraft types so you're probably going to come across quite a few more - especially on Britmodeller! Steve
  12. I picked up three when it first came out to do the proto, a B1 and the B2. They certainly disappeared from sale very quickly and I'm surprised it hasn't been re-issued. Should make financial sense for Airfix to re-issue it as there wouldn't be any large up-front cost for them compared with a new kit and it's been 7-8 years since the original release. Steve
  13. Yeah that is a small technical hitch in the grand scheme! I've not seen one for a while and they tend to go for silly prices eBay. Hopefully you can get one at a decent price. Steve
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