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Thanks to everyone who has followed my WIP for this model. Well its finished at last. For those viewing this for the 1st time: This is the Airfix 1:48 kit, a challenge as many of you know. I have built this model to represent a specific aircraft flown during Red Flag 1977. The Buccaneer force astounded all our allies during this exercise. Not one was intercepted by any aircraft throught the time they were out there. The ultra low level flying astonished our allies and all the spectators. Thiswas an amazing show of flying skill in which this aircraft, the 'flying brick' was the only aircraft in the world capable of doing so. I used the excellent Neomega resin cockpit, Flightpath photo etch and I scratch build the RR Spey engine, bomb bay and wheel wells. I finished the model in Vallejo air paints and washes.
Having finally completed the Academy 1/32nd Hornet and the Trumpeter 1/48th F-106 Delta Dart I decided to start 2 of the CMR Buccaneers (to be exact a few weeks ago). As some of you know I am the very privileged owner of XX894 which was painted for retirement as 020 on Ark Royal. I have therefore decided to build one of the Buccaneers as the real 020 on the deck waiting to go on the cat and the second one on the cat of Ark Royal. Major aspirations indeed! I originally bought the CMR RN Buccaneers when they first launched so these must have been gathering dust for around 6 years. I also had the Neomega wheel well and Cockpit set for the Airfix 1/72nd Buccaneer. These are better detailed and more accurate than what CMR provided IMO so I cut them up and used them with additional scratch details for the cockpits. Please note this cockpits are not finished as there is still quite a lot more detailing to do. They are not absolutely accurate as I am basing them on pictures of XX894 a late mod RAF Buccaneer versus an aircraft that was in fact 20+ years younger in avionics fit. I do have photos of an early S2 Buccaneer cockpit and luckily the differences in 1/72nd scale are not overly massive. The addition of a small panel with the "cheeses".\ And the two together. Next update in a couple of weeks as I am off to Japan on business for 1.5 weeks but I am hoping to have half a day to visit the modelling mecca and get the new Tamiya Mossies and the Fine Molds 1/72nd Tomcat. Anyone tell me how to move this topic to work in progress?