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  1. Fleetscale sell the hull for this vessel.


    As I am currently Captain of it I have a full set of drawings on a memory stick. 
    1GB and 400 files.


    The poor old girl is being sold I see no commercial issue with making these available to anyone who wants to build this model.


    PM me and post me a blank stick & I’ll return you a full one. 


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  2. Hi there, I know you guys aren't RAM Models but you did print the decals for their excellent Early British Phantom sets in 1/72 and 1/48.


    May I request ever so humbly that f these are ever re-issues that you add a couple of Silver RR Rolls Royce intake cowling badges as per airliners for the XT857 airframe and also add the decals for XT596 as she stands at Yeovilton.


    XT597 has been done many times, but XT596 is the only original YF-4K in existence and is essentially just a standard EDSG RN Phantom with the addition of the below logo, just aft of the port roundel.


    Thank you. 



  3. Hi there.

    I'm after a set of decals for Sea Harrier EDSG over White pre-Falklands scheme.

    Ideally Airfix or ModelAlliance 

    Full sets or just one airframe cropped out will do.



  4. The FG.1 bits are in quite high demand as they allow someone to convert the Revell (Hasegawa re-pop) FGR.2 into the very hard to find FG.1.


    So if you aren't going to do that yourself I would suggest that you could raise a reasonable sum of money on a well known auction site with them. Same goes for the kit decals. 

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  5. Regarding the intakes the way I have done it on my Victor (which has a similar assembly) was to pre paint the parts in Halfords White Primer, 

    I then assembles using Tamiya extra thin, the glue that squidges out of the join mixes with the paint and hides the joints pretty well.

    Using the same technique on the Airfix Phantom resulted  in no sanding or extra work required at all. 

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  6. Sorry for no step by step updates but this just falls together so delightfully!


    A real Mojo restorer of a kit!








    In this last picture the stepped panel line is the joint between fuselage and wing, the straight one to the left is a poorly moulded panel line.  I'm staggered by the fit of this kit and have built a few Eduard Spitfires.


    Am a fully paid up Eduard 109 fan now!

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  7. 2 minutes ago, Adam Poultney said:

    Even still, I don't think it's a possibility. 

    Sure, new wings can be tooled, but you'd need to also retool the nose to have a version with no pitots (B1s had them on the wingtips), the tail itself needs retooling as a B1a/B2 rudder doesn't fit on a B1 (XA900 had one before she was scrapped, it didn't fit properly). All the landing gear parts need replacing, the jetpipes need to go, new control surfaces.... so much more.

    By the time you finish, you might keep... the interior? The airbrakes (actually, even these were different on early B1s). Easier to just tool a new kit, using the cad for the most similar parts of the B2 as a starting point. 


    What would be nice though would definitely be an early B2 with B1 intakes and possibly a B1 tailcone. Far more feasible and previously never covered by any kit, not even one as old as this frog one from this thread.

    Ahh, my lack of knowledge seeping through. 

    I presumed that the B.1 shared nose and tail, which would have made it simple to do.

    So very typical of a British manufacturer to make a updated version of something that shares nothing with the Mk.1!

  8. 10 minutes ago, Adam Poultney said:

    It has been far too long since I worked on this model, but I have asked a friend who has a 3D printer and is fairly good at designing 3D printed things to make me some intakes. I supplied him with drawings, sketches and photographs to work from, it doesn't have to be perfect; not much of this kit is even close to perfection, they just have to look kind of like Vulcan B1 intakes. Getting my new tool Vulcan B2 made me think of this thread again. Also I now hear the new kit could maybe have been a B1 had the lack of a kit and demand for one been known (I know I love B1s but I have seen plenty of people express some level of wishing the new kit was a B1, the old one built up into a perfectly good B2 with some effort).

    Looking at the parts breakdown of the new Airfix kit the wings being a separate sprue would allow (with the addition of a B.1 specific sprue containing intakes nose leg and tail cone (tail cones if you wanted) a B.1 to be made.

    Alternatively if someone very enterprising decided to make a B.1 conversion kit comprising wings nose leg and tail cones that would fit into Airfix's existing parts that could work too. 

    You know more than I do if this is possible. 

  9. 9 minutes ago, Bellerophon said:

    ...so I hope this is a big seller for Airfix, especially here in the States.


    There seems to be a renewed interest in Skyshield of late.


    A couple of YouTube history channels have made content relating to 'When Britiain Bombed America, twice' by Mark Felton.


    I doubt Airfix are priming influencers but it's a nice coincidence. 





  10. I have 2 waiting for me at home.


    I imagine that there will be a Black Buck boxing as well as a future XH558 standalone boxing with the correct (incorrect) roundels and the decals for the inside of the bomb bay.


    This has to have been Airfix's greatest success for years.

    I can't wait to see mine and will be looking forward to your builds too.


    Off the back of the reception this has had, the 1/24 Typhoon and Hellcat I imagine a similar response will await the 1/24 Spitfire IX which must be on the cards surely!

  11. Loving this kit.


    It is so well designed and moulded.  

    I had great trepidation with the multi part exhausts but they went well.

    I will definitely be building another one of these with the engine covers off to show off all that detail. 






    Anything I think may be visible through the engine and gun cowl vents got a coat of matt black with some gun  metal and then silver dry brushing.

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