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k5054nz

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  1. I'd quite like a XII in 1/48 and have heard less-than-wonderful things about the Airfix kit's accuracy. Lovely!
  2. It makes me so happy to see this underway, and in such capable hands!
  3. Thank you Ratch, I wasn't aware of the date. Something to look forward to for sure!
  4. I too am hoping we one day see an aircraft fly as NZ3072, but I'm not sure when it'll happen. I believe one of the P-40s Pioneer is working on will be in RNZAF markings but not an overseas aircraft. There's an ex-RNZAF P-40N-1, NZ3125, flying in Australia...were I to win the lottery she'd be coming home and getting a repaint as the Wildcat!
  5. I'd never seen the prototype Wellington until visiting this thread today. What a difference to the production version! I definitely see the appeal in a model.
  6. From what I understand the remains are here but in storage while they gather parts and drawings etc. I've not seen any news recently - here's their website for you to keep an eye on They're currently keeping themselves busy with three or more P-40s, which I'm happy with!
  7. The companies restoring Sea Hornet TT193 are about six hours' drive from me. You can bet I'll be there for the test flights!
  8. Hi all, Currently there are two* airworthy Hawker Typhoon restoration projects underway, one in Canada and one in the UK. RB396 is being worked on by Airframe Assemblies and ARCo in England and is hoped to be flying by 2024. The aircraft is a combat veteran and will be the star of many an airshow but that's in the future, and we don't even yet know what colours she will wear. But, using Neil Hipkiss' painting Warbird RB396 as a reference, I've built my interpretation of what G-TIFY - the UK civil registration reserved for '396 - might look like on the Duxford flightline. Airfix 1/72 RB396 by Zac Yates, on Flickr Airfix 1/72 RB396 by Zac Yates, on Flickr Airfix 1/72 RB396 by Zac Yates, on Flickr Airfix 1/72 RB396 by Zac Yates, on Flickr Airfix 1/72 RB396 by Zac Yates, on Flickr This is the lovely recent Airfix kit - have I mentioned I love New Airfix? - with the XP-W codes cobbled together from the kit and part of the serial from my spares. I handpainted the Sheila noseart and would have posted the build two weeks ago, but I somehow lost one of the eight RP rails. Fortunately Airfix's spares department sent me a replacement (along with all seven of its brothers...) at no charge so she was finished today. *OF COURSE I want to build JP843, the Canadian project, I just don't have another kit lying around. But if someone happened to have a spare Airfix A02041A and were feeling generous...
  9. Thanks Steve, I really appreciate the quick response.
  10. @NAVY870 and anyone else with RAN knowledge: there have been a couple of Sea Fury warbirds in the USA with a light grey, rather than EDSG, over Sky paint scheme. It’s quite attractive and I’m contemplating it for a model project, but is it historically accurate at all? N260X/WH587 is the example I’ve seen most often.
  11. Beautiful work! I love the attention to detail in the open bays/cowls, and the blue band sets off the camouflage nicely. I love it!
  12. I believe Peter is Airscale so I'm guessing he can help!
  13. I'd like to also put forward Phil Treweek's Kiwi Aircraft Images, which also features close to 100 detail shots.
  14. Hi all, This is the New Zealand-exclusive Flying Kiwis rebox of the Italeri A-4E/F kit, which came with low-viz markings decals as work by our Skyhawks from the mid-1990s until retirement, with some surgery and extra bits by me to replicate 05 as she was on the day of the Air Combat Force disbandment, December 13 2001. I've seen photos and heard stories of her display at Sqn Ldr Jason "Easty" Easthope's hands that day so I thought it'd be the best subject. I'd already been saving reference material for a while when a friend and fellow member of the WONZ forum asked if I'd like this kit as he wasn't going to do anything with it. Flying Kiwis 1:72 A-4K Skyhawk NZ6205 as on 13/12/01 by Zac Yates, on Flickr Flying Kiwis 1:72 A-4K Skyhawk NZ6205 as on 13/12/01 by Zac Yates, on Flickr Flying Kiwis 1:72 A-4K Skyhawk NZ6205 as on 13/12/01 by Zac Yates, on Flickr Flying Kiwis 1:72 A-4K Skyhawk NZ6205 as on 13/12/01 by Zac Yates, on Flickr Flying Kiwis 1:72 A-4K Skyhawk NZ6205 as on 13/12/01 by Zac Yates, on Flickr Flying Kiwis 1:72 A-4K Skyhawk NZ6205 as on 13/12/01 by Zac Yates, on Flickr Phil Treweek's Kiwi Aircraft Images website and the book Skyhawks by Don Simms and Nick Lee-Frampton were invaluable references for this build.
  15. I was going to ask if this was a Type 22 with Type 21 cowling, I see I've been beaten to it!
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