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  1. Another option is the Zvezda kit(same plastic as the current Revell 109F 1/72 kit) https://www.scalemates.com/kits/zvezda-7302-messerschmitt-bf-109-f-2--147849
  2. I don't ever remember the ESCI 1/72 Phantoms ever having pilots, at least not the RAF Phantom/F-4s(kit #9045) or the F-4C/J(kit #9031) kits that I built back in the day. I do remember Fujimi 1/72 F-14 and A-6 kits having some excellent pilot figures as well as the Monagram F-105 kit.
  3. https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72065?result-token=8yz7Y
  4. I don't know if humbrol 28 is of accurate for the JP scheme but I have used Humbrol enamels 165 Medium Sea Grey & 167 Barley Grey(aka camouflage grey?), both available in the humbrol acrylic range. #28 is closer to Light Aircraft Grey #166
  5. Happy to be able to help.
  6. Have a look at Hannants, they appear to have something that may fit the bill. https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72065?result-token=OTepw
  7. Have you tried sun bleaching the decals? I place the offending decals into a clear ziploc bag and taped them to the inside of a south facing window for a few days and the sun should reduce the yellowing. HTH
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    Which glue?

    I use a number of glues for building models, for main assembly Tamiya Extra Thin cement (TET) is quite popular, available able from most good model outlets. Also I use old fashion tube poly cement and Tamiya cement for basic construction as well as super glue for various detailed parts and PE(not suitable for clear parts) and PVA for clear parts. HTH
  9. murfv

    New matchbox kit !

    Very reminiscent of the artwork on the original Matchbox Harrier GR.1 boxart
  10. murfv

    Telford 2019

    Also for what it it's worth, some of the European based traders have been know to accept Euro's in the past so if anyone happens to have a few €€€ left over from that their last trip to Euro-land it may be an option to have in the back pocket.
  11. Well, so much for making quick progress on these two but I have now gotten around to putting some paint on both the Hunter and Vampire. The Vampire, which will be finished as a 16 Squadron a/c RAF Germany ca 1954, has received a coat of Vallejo Model Air Aluminium before decals from a modelddecal set(101) The Hunter will be finished as a 58 squadron aircraft in DG/DSG/LAG scheme with decals coming also from an olld Modeldecal set(#26) Thanks for looking
  12. A bit of an update re my twin Frog Hunter/Vampire build. I have decided to build both as wheels up/in flight so I will be using the Frog supplied stand that came with the Vampire and a stand from an old Frog Avenger used for the Hunter. Main airframes assembled with the Hunter going going together quite nicely, it will need some filler for a few sink marks but overall quite neat considering. It did need some clamping for the fuselage to take care of some warping but I am happy so far. The Vampire with the twin boom arrangement took a little more effort to get everything lined up and will need a visit from the filler fairy as some of the joints (wing/fuselage in particular) look like the grand canyon. Hunter & Vampire #4 Hunter & Vampire #5 Thanks for looking
  13. Having heard about this GB from Dermo245 I hope you don't mind if I throw my hat in the ring with a couple of cold war classics, First up will be a de Havilland Vampire FB.5 (F217) along side a Hawker Hunter FGA.9 (bagged Novo version of F204) A few sprue shots to get started... I plan to use some of my stash of old Modeldecal sets for the markings. Thanks for looking.
  14. Very nice, nothing wrong with the fine mold kits at all and you have done a great job.
  15. My Super 63 is still in regular use and it has served me well for the last 30 years, and other than an occasional replacement needle and a change over to the white PTFE seals for the nozzle I have not had to do much else. A great airbrush back in the day and still holds it's own against any newer airbrush that I have acquired in recent years.
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