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  1. Airfix is to release in September 2019 a new tool 1/72nd Blackburn Buccaneer S.Mk.2 kit - ref. A06021 Source: https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2019/blackburn-buccaneer-s-mk-2-rn-1-72.html V.P.
  2. Valom is to release 1/72nd Blackburn Firebrand (new variants) kits http://www.valom.net/?page_id=681 - ref. 72139 - Blackburn Firebrand TF.Mk.5 - ref. 72140 - Blackburn Firebrand TF.Mk.4 And the same in 1/48th M. Václav Lomitzki V.P.
  3. UPDATED - Clear Prop Models is to release in 2020 a 1/48th Blackburn Firebrand T.F. Mk.V kit - ref. CP480? Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/greenmats/permalink/2711731475553044/ 3D render V.P.
  4. Finally completed my Botha, or rather I can't look at it any longer! This is my fourth vacform, what usually happens is I choose a subject, Bombay for instance and then Valom produce a kit or Sparrow and...you guessed it. There is not much chance with the Botha. Out of my vacs so far this has been the most difficult, even the Iris for the Floatplane GB was easier. Not sure why this one has been so problematic but the main additions/changes are; -total rescribing -replaced cowlings with Halifax ones plus gills of plastic strip -cockpit interior -scratched landing gear -
  5. hi All, finally got round to starting my Iris, as you already know Jockney is doing a very similar Contrail Perth. All parts now snapped from the plastic and the two halves of the fuselage sanded! Doesn't sound much but it's a start! Someone asked about Contrail v Sanger versions of these kits, the answer is Contrail as the Sanger ones don't come with any strut material, you have to make your own. If only Aeroclub still had some....
  6. I have really been looking forward to this Group Build, so it's only right that I should try build something a bit special. So here it is the Contrail Blackburn Perth, the largest Biplane Flying boat ever to see service with the RAF. Until I am corrected by someone with more knowledge anyway ! Pictures below to show it's not been started and despite my best intentions of cutting the parts out of the backing sheet, have done two other Group builds, I haven't got round to it. The decal look past it so, thanks to the
  7. Akatombo Works is working on a 1/72nd Blackburn B-48 Firecrest resin kit. Source: http://akatombo.world.coocan.jp/ V.P.
  8. Pics mine, Aircraft at Elvington. Aircraft at Duxford Aircraft at Hendon
  9. Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XV350, at Aeropark East Midlands. Pics thanks to Dave.
  10. Blackburn Buccaneer S.1 XN964, aircraft at Newark Air Museum, pics thanks to Mike.
  11. Scale Resin (ex Resin Art) - http://www.cmrmodels.com/modely-scale-resin - has just released a 1/72nd Blackburn NA.39 [pre-production] resin kit - ref.A7202 Sources: http://www.aviationmegastore.com/blackburn-na39-pre-production-buccaneer-a7202-scale-resin-a7202-scale-modelling/product/?action=prodinfo&art=136080 https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/RAKA7202 V.P.
  12. Scale Resin (ex Resin Art) - http://www.cmrmodels.com/modely-scale-resin - has just released a 1/72nd Blackburn Buccaneer S.Mk.1 resin kit - ref.A7201 Sources: http://www.aviationmegastore.com/blackburn-buccaneer-s-mk1-a7201-scale-resin-a7201-scale-modelling/product/?action=prodinfo&art=136079 https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/RAKA7201 V.P.
  13. Hi All, Just thought I'd post a few pictures from last night's thoroughly excellent night shoot at Shuttleworth. Well organised, friendly and helpful - I can't recommend this event highly enough and I'll certainly be going when they run it again. As well as having a selection parked outside and four aircraft run up, there was free access to the museum hangars and kit like the Blackburn monoplane, Avro Tutor and several others were posed for us all to photograph. Want different lighting or a change of angle? Just ask the lovely people there and they moved things around! I've got a fair few fil
  14. XV361 at the Ulster Aviation Society, pics from buccymad.
  15. XW530 now at The Buccaneer Service Station, Elgin, Grampian, Scotland. Pics thanks to Nigel Heath.
  16. Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XV864, Aircraft at the Defence Fire Training School Manston, pics thanks to Alex.
  17. Hello All, For a long time I've been pottering along with a Frog-spawn Blackburn Shark in the background of my other projects, and I thought I'd bring it to the front of the bench this weekend. It's the Modelcraft re-pop: For a spawn, the moulding isn't too bad (although the struts needed a fair bit of un-warping and there are some short shots on the more delicate parts) and the decal sheet is nice, including an extra Canadian example (503). The outer rings of the roundels are a touch too narrow, but I will be using them. If I can find some matching paint I may paint a larger circle bef
  18. Akatombo Works (http://homepage3.nifty.com/AKATOMBO/) has released a 1/72nd Blackburn B-20 resin kit. Sources: http://homepage3.nifty.com/AKATOMBO/garage/B20.htm http://homepage3.nifty.com/AKATOMBO/garage/garage.htm http://akatombo.air-nifty.com/akatomboworks/2015/04/index.html http://www.coopersmodels.com/catalog/item/8905654/10134121.htm ] V.P.
  19. Good day to you all This is my latest impression of one of Her Majesties Fleet Air Arm not so great aircraft. Rejected by the Air Force so the Navy made do and it performed as well as it could but it was Too Big, Too Slow and Too Late! This is the 1:48 Special Hobby kit. It is a nice kit with some fine details, the only over size area was the fuel tanks behind the cockpit. It went together quite well but the wings do need alot of care and attention. Another pain was the engine, an exquisite rendition but to fit the engine to the exhaust ring was a right pain in the butt and caused quite a bi
  20. Blackburn B-101 Beverley, pics thanks to Steve (Britjet) XH124 was on display at the RAF Museum London, Hendon, was scrapped in 1989. XB259 Was at now closed, Museum of Army Transport that was in Beverley, Yorks. Now on display at Fort Paull, Hull, in England.
  21. Blackburn Buccaneer XX894. Preserved in taxiable condition by The Buccaneer Aviation Group based at Bruntingthorpe. Even though delivered to the RAF in 1975 the aircraft has been restored in Fleet Air Arm colours. Pics thanks to Alan Brown
  22. Hi mates, I've decided to take a bit of a breather from my PB4Y-1 project. I've been working on that for three months or so, and I need to refresh my modelling mojo with a smaller project. Something to clear my mind so to speak. So I figured I would take up this nice little 1:72 scale kit of the Blackburn Skua by Special Hobby. The rules say I need to have an obligatory shot of all the stuff: Not much to it, as you can see, so this shouldn't be a long project. The kit includes a small PE fret with goodies for the cockpit, engine, landing gear, machine gun,
  23. Was up delivering at the "buccaneer " service station today and the blackburn buccaneer is still there a bit faded but in great nick . So it was a nice day so grabbed some picts dont know if any use to anyone ?? think its went to the top of my list ,
  24. Hi guys, New year new kit... almost. I have wanted this kit for a long time, in fact I've wanted a large scale Buccaneer for years. I've decided to make a go of it along side my other 'large' kits, The Hudson, Il-76/82VKP etc so it gives me a huge variation in what I'm doing. Huge thanks to Andy and Stuart for this kit, it's brilliant and it's going to give me hours (years) of fun! I won't bore you with everything you get in the box, as no doubt you've seen it on Andys brilliant thread. If you do want to see, check out my Flickr here! Here it is placed on my kitchen floor against the tape
  25. Pics from Graham James from Old Warden, this is the last B-2 left.
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