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  1. Hi, Here’s my Revell Gannet, nice kit. Great subject! It’s quite a beast of an aircraft even in 1/72 scale. I have a soft spot for Royal Navy aircraft and a few more in the stash. I added an Eduard interior set but the only one I could find was for the trumpeter kit, but I just hacked at this one until it fitted . Decals from Xtradecal. Thanks for looking, Guy ps I broke the pilot's sliding canopy right at the end so have requested a replacement from Revell. Not sure if I’ll get one as they’re discontinued.. I’ve also j
  2. Grumman F6F Hellcat Kit Build #3 9788366148949 Kagero via Casemate UK The Hellcat was designed as a replacement to the earlier Wildcat, and although they bear a distinct familial resemblance, they are completely different aircraft with no commonality of parts to speak of. It was the preeminent US Naval fighter in the Pacific Theatre, having an R2800 Double-Wasp engine pulling her along by the propeller and a ruggedness that many a pilot was grateful of after getting in the sights of a Japanese Zero. She was also a good gun platform, agile in the air, and ea
  3. Flying S Models (FSM) is to release a 1/32nd Fairey Gannet AEW.3 resin kit. Source: https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3701280779904362&id=568092553223216 V.P.
  4. Hi All I found this model for sale at a model show last year. All the parts had been removed from the sprue and the tailplanes glued up but everything appeared to be in the box so I bought it. I wanted a Gannet to build because I remember seeing them at Lossiemouth in the early 1970s. I can't actually recall if it was the AS/COD version I saw, or the AEW3. Although not the most attractive aircraft ever built I personally prefer the AS styling to the AEW. I seem to recall the approach to landing where the Double Mamba engines seemed to be working very hard and fast but the fuselag
  5. When I returned to modelling after a loooong break a couple of years ago, it was figure modelling that attracted me back. Then I found this in a cheap box at the Darlington show and my head was turned to the dark side This was the first aircraft model I made in 40+ years and really started my obsession, sorry hobby..... Can't remember who the kit manufacturer was but painted in Tamiya and Revell acrylics.
  6. I have split open the bag for my build and it sired some memories from a childhood build. I will build OOB as I need something to get the mojo back. The parts in a lovely brown plastic Instructions and washed out decals And the decals I will use for the build Not sure if I will build as a 816SQN Mk1 or an shore based 724SQN T Mk2
  7. Lift Here! is to release a 1/72nd Tugan LJW7 Gannet (RAAF) resin kit - ref. LHM037. Release expected in July 2017. Source: https://www.aviationmegastore.com/tugan-ljw7-gannet-raaf-expected-july-2017-lhm037-lift-here-decals-lhm037-aircraft-scale-modelling/product/?action=prodinfo&art=146001 V.P.
  8. hi, as said in the title, i am looking for scale plans of a Gannet, for a project in a bit strange scale, 1/87. Hope some one can help me, regards theo
  9. I knew of this aircraft but hadn't realised it was back on the US circuit. Fabulous! In the same way the Vulcan was shot with 4K before it retired, I just wish there was better footage of this almost extinct aircraft. I wonder if it will ever make it 'home' to the UK, and if so could it even fly here?
  10. Fairey Gannet T.2. XA508 is not only the first T.2 produced but is now the only one left as well. On loan from the FAA museum to The Midland Air Museum. In service the aircraft was polished metal but it is now painted silver. Pics mine.
  11. Hello, Here's my just finished 1/72 Revell Gannet AS.4 in Marineflieger markings. I decided to do it as UA+110, which is preserved these days as UA+106 at the Luftwaffe museum at Gatow near Berlin. Bit of a mixed kit, some nice details, and some crappy fit, especially around the cockpit and clear parts. The tail hook snapped into 3 pieces, and one of the canopies has broken in two on the sprue. Painted with Humbrol enamels. I hope you like it. Thanks for looking, Pete
  12. Hi all, I am currently working on the Revell 1/72 Fairey Gannet, in Marineflieger markings, and I have some questions. First, the radome under the fuselage. Revell wants me to paint it black, but were they really this colour, or were they some unpainted dark fibreglass shade? Second, would Humbrol 90 be a good match for the Sky on the lower fuselage? If not, any suggestions? I have access to Humbrol, Revell, Italeri, Vallejo, Heller, Gunze acrylic, Tamiya, MR Paint, AK Interactive and Alclad's stuff. (Gotta love a well stocked hobbyshop) Thanks i
  13. XP226 at Newark Air Museum, pics mine.
  14. This is the Trumpeter kit in 1/72, with Red Roo Decals. I cut out the radome from the lower fuselage and filled it with plastic card as the T2's didn't have this fitted. The instructions also have you put the flaps down, but I glued them in the up position. As usual, fit of the parts was hit and miss, with the major sections fitting nicely, but the smaller parts left a bit to be desired. Unfortunately I screwed up the paint job the first time around and it has sat in my cabinet half finished since January, but with Wings Model Show coming up I pulled it out, sanded down the rough as guts p
  15. Fairey Gannet XG797, pics thanks to Mike.
  16. Hi, Been a while since I last built a model but due to inclement weather, shorter days and the start of yet another reality TV show airing, I decided to "get me out of here" and find a wee project to keep me amused. Decided to build a fixed wing aircraft this time but stayed with the Fleet Air Arm theme and purchased the Sword 1:72 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 from flea bay. Apart from a wee 1970's pilot, this will be built OOB. Hopefully, I will be able to do it justice and if possible, change the airframe number to represent the old gate guard that sat at HMS Gannet for many a year. I do believe
  17. At long last I have a 'new' desk which although smaller and lacking drawers/cupboards will at least allow a restart after a too-long break. And what dropped through my letterbox this morning but another early suprise...(although mine is rather more crumpled in appearance) The (not so) mighty Mechanical Horse aka Scammell Scarab which using the kit options would build up to this: I see there is a walkaround (yay!) but only one build thread (aww) so it will fit in nicely as being different to the normal 99.9% of kits seen. Now I just need to get bits and pieces sorted in to place before
  18. Hi Folks, This arrived in the post yesterday from Hannants... A quick 'phone pic of the box, I'll post up pics of the contents later, but for now there's a brief description of the box contents below. Two Grey sprues of parts A clear sprue for canopy, windows and landing lights Small photo etch for instrument panel, side consoles and seat harness Clear acetate sheet of instruments to go behind the etched panel Decal sheet which looks nicely in register and contains quite a bit of stencilling Instruction booklet. All packed in a zip-lock bag (Which was a pleasant surprise, no loose b
  19. Got this kit as I wanted to do the Empire Test Pilots School scheme it comes with. Trumpeter seem to have copied the profile in Warpaint 23 on the Gannet as it shows a very plain font for the ETPS lettering on the nose, so I printed my own decals in the correct font. Also the T2/T5 has a deeper fairing on the left side under the cockpit which Trumpeter have missed, so that was extended with some filler. Steve
  20. This should be my third, and final, entry for the group build. Being a glutton for punishment I have decided to attempt a vacform kit and will attempt to build the Fairey Gannet AEW Mk.3 by Welsh Models. Mike
  21. Good afternoon, there have been some Gannets in the RFI-section, so I have to show mine, I suppose... it's the well-known Revell Gannet T.5. I had as well some fitting problems due to non-existant clearance. Next problem were the clear parts, which were unusable. So I converted to the falcon vacuformed ones. But, they were meant for the Frog-Kit, the angle of the windscreen did not match the revell kit. I had to use the revell windscreen, which was the best clear part (uff...). Colour are from xtracolour, with a endless drying time, decals were the highlight. Went on easily. Just added some o
  22. Fairey Gannet T.5 1:72 Revell The Fairey Gannet was designed to meet specification GR 17/54, which set out a requirement for a carrier-borne anti-submarine warfare aircraft for the post-war Fleet Air Arm. The Gannet was an innovative, if ungainly aircraft which managed to see off the competition in the shape of the Blackburn B-88 (a similar, if slightly more attractive, design) to enter service in 1953. During testing, the prototype became the first turboprop powered aircraft to land on a carrier deck. The Gannet was, in fact, powered by two Armstrong Siddeley Mamba engines coupled thro
  23. well as far as my modelling year goes anyway. Here in no particular order are the fruits of my 2012. Not as many as I would usually do, as spent a considerable part of the year constructing the man cave, getting married, honeymooning etc etc Anyway onto the models. Trumpeter 1/48 Sea Fury ...and another!!!!! still with the FAA, the Classic Airframes Gannet converted to a T2, just a nightmare build from start to finish Hasegawa 1/48 Hornet and finally, Hasegawa 1/48 Hurricane IIC not quite making it by the end of the year were the airfix 737, (actually may make it as it bein
  24. My first vacform kit, and it won't be my last- they're lots of fun to build! As far as fit went it was perfect- much better than the previous kit I made, an Airfix Buccaneer. It just took some black lines and a bit of care to get right. I did struggle a bit with the amount of parts that need to be scratch made though, but definately a good way to learn how to do it. WIP thread is here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.p...topic=234912805 I still have a Vixen to add to the Hermes line up...
  25. Pics thanks to Dannielle Long (venomvixen) & her Dad Steve Long. XA334 was manufactured by Fairey Aviation Co. Ltd., England, in June 1955 and delivered to the RAN. In March 1956 she was dispatched from England on HMAS Melbourne for service with the RAN Fleet Air Arm, being allotted to 817 Squadron in May 1956. While serving with 817 Squadron on HMAS Melbourne, she sustained damage when crashed on the flight deck in October 1957. After repairs she continued service with 817. In August 1960, XA334 was transferred to 816 Squadron, which has the distinction of being the Squadron with the
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