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Devilfish last won the day on May 21 2016

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  1. Lovely job! I've built 2 of the Airfix F.6's and am currently building an F.4 Good job on the restrained weathering, as aircraft of this period were painted gloss, so wouldn't have worn as much as modern matt painted jets do.
  2. I'm sure they didn't carry them ALL the time.
  3. Which aren't included in the kit...
  4. And don't forget the catapult strop hooks, which I believe are in the kit.
  5. The bits arrived. I'm quite impressed... 2020-01-11_09-12-19 by Paul Carter, on Flickr Also bought this book as reference. 20200111_170428 by Paul Carter, on Flickr Just need to try to scale up the plans to 1/48.....
  6. Thanks for that. Well, if the 1/48 one is as bad as the 1/72 one, I have my work cut out.....
  7. Hi all. I have the original moulding of the Hobbycraft Arrow in 1/48, and I am well aware it's a pretty bad kit overall. I have ordered the Iroquois resin cockpit, intakes/exhausts and wheel wells for it. I plan to replace the kit wheels with either Lightning or Viggen resin ones (not really worried about the hub design, as it will be an in service what if) I was wondering what other inaccuracies to kit holds for me?
  8. I had the same issue with the markings. I think yours have turned out better than mine. I was lucky enough to pick up the book about how the movie was made, and it mentioned in there about the wingtips. Apparently the Spanish pilots they had said it would ruin the aircraft's handling, but after one flight, they said they wished they'd done that when they were in service! All i did with mine was file them back and square.
  9. Very nice indeed. I built one last year from the Academy boxing. Yellow nosed sweetheart by Paul Carter, on Flickr The only "criticism" I could say about yours is that for the movie, the wing tips should be squared off.
  10. Just ordered this kit and plan to do it in RAF trainer yellow, so will be watching this with interest.
  11. Devilfish

    Miles Dart F.1

    After the defeat of Japan, the Allies went in, as they did in Germany, to see what technology they could find. Two prototypes of an advanced new fighter , the Kyushu J7W Shinden (Magnificent Lightning) were found. One was shipped to the USA, where it was promptly ignored and sits in pieces in a museum to this day. The other was supposedly destroyed, yet in reality it was shipped to the UK, where it was tested. Once testing was complete, the report claimed it to be an excellent and agile fighter, but because it was still piston engine powered, it was of no interest. The Miles aircraft company, asked if they could have the soon to be scrapped airframe for "testing". They developed it to accept the RR Derwent engine. As it no longer had the huge rear prop, the long spindly undercarriage was seen as irrelevant. It was modified and shortened. This meant the lower tail fins would also need to be removed, and stability was restored with a third fin mounted on the fuselage. The Air Ministry were impressed with the new aircraft's speed and agility, even if it's range wasn't ideal. Two squadrons were equipped with the aircraft, now called the Dart, and based on the new frontline in Germany. Kit is the Hasegawa 1/48 Shinden 20191120_212605 by Paul Carter, on Flickr 20191120_212612 by Paul Carter, on Flickr 20191120_212619 by Paul Carter, on Flickr 20191120_212626 by Paul Carter, on Flickr 20191120_212636 by Paul Carter, on Flickr
  12. Thank you for inviting me to post pics of my Skua/Roc up. The Roc is now residing in Newark Air Museum, and the Skua will probably end up there too. DSC_0027 by Paul Carter, on Flickr 20190903_210503 by Paul Carter, on Flickr 20190903_210543 by Paul Carter, on Flickr
  13. Having recently built this and the Skua, I know how much work is involved! Well done!!
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