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  1. Heller Gloster Javelin T.3, in the Heller/Humbrol box. Looks like I paid about $10.00USD for this, probably in the late 80s. I think I thought I was going to build a bunch of trainers, since in the same stash box that I hadn't looked in for years I found an Airfix Bulldog, a T-38, L-39, Alpha Jet, CT-114, etc. Guess I better get at it now!
  2. Here is my Javelin FAW.9R XH766 of No. 60 Squadron. I hope You enjoy reading the short aircraft history and watching the photos. "Echo" was originally built by Gloster and upgraded to a FAW.9 in November 1959. From August 1960 XH766 served with No. 64 Squadron as "Echo" until a further modification to FAW.9R standard started in September 1962. She returned to RAF Duxford during November the same year and continued serving with No. 64 Squadron still carrying the letter "E". XH766 was then "shipped" (dates and method are not known) to the Far East and transferred to No. 60 Squadron. The exact
  3. Finished this a little while ago. Airfix 1:48 javelin. Really nice model to build fits nicely just let down by the decals. Fin flash too large, “port outboard gun” for the port and starboard side, and flap control on the aileron? Minor let downs on otherwise I really nice model.
  4. The dream comes true. Gloster Javelin 1/48 - ref. A12007 Source: http://www.airfix.co...lin-148-a12007/ Obviously a FAW.9R. I like the details as the airbrakes and the dedicated ladder. Hope soon injected 1/48th Supermarine Scimitar, Fairey Gannet AEW and Blackburn Firebrand... V.P.
  5. I've always liked the Javelin, possibly my favourite post-war fighter. One of the most interesting versions was the FAW8 with its short nose and offset radome. Only two squadrons flew this version, no.. 41 sqn at Wattisham and 85 sqn at West Raynham, before they were withdrawn in 1964. For this model I used the Mistercraft 'FAW7' with a Freightdog FAW8 resin nose and decals from an old modelling magazine that were
  6. Hi comrades! This is my take on Javelin. The build is here Many thanks to @Antti_K for his help! His subject knowledge and modelling skills are fantastic! Hope You like the weathered look of this machine. Thanks for looking!
  7. Hi comrades! My next project will be Javelin in 48th. I'll use aftermarket - Eduard brass (and, yes, probably I'll replace all tiny aerodynamic fences by brass), Armory wheels, Master brass pitot and Quickboost intakes/antennas. I plane to paint the roundels (They are huge, and mast conform to problematic surface...). Specific variant - probably XH893 with bug on the tail. Any advice on the kit problems? How are the Airfix decals? Any application problems? Any tips are welcomed! I'm still on the "plumbing" stage - sand and polish all the "tubing"
  8. Gloster Javelin WT836 5th Prototype This was built from the original 1950s Frog kit. I suppose I could have e-bayed it or kept it in the attic for 20 years but I went for a nostalgic simple build instead. I bought this for £12 at the Farnborough Modelfest last year. When questioned about why it was only £12, the trader said that they were ‘not uncommon’. Well I hadn’t seen one for about 50 years so I was more than happy with the price. As far as I remember I was given one of these for a birthday when I was about 10 or so an
  9. What we're gonna do right here is go back. Way back. Back into the early 1960s. And judging by the standard of the decals and plastic I don't think the kit is much newer! I've always had a fascination with the Javelin, from my favourite RAF era, mid 50s to mid 60s, when aeroplanes were real, with proper colours and markings and we had more than three squadrons of fighters. I'd love to have seen these beasts howling over Norfolk. So, the basic kit: And it is quite basic, I want to try this one out before I do the much better Airfix ki
  10. A last minute decision to use the kit decals after the Model Alliance set on eBay crept beyond £12! The kit decals were slightly cracked through age, but fortunately didn't break up in the water. After serving with 25 sqn, XH905 flew in 33 sqn markings until November 1962 when the unit was renumbered 5 sqn and moved to Geilenkirchen in Germany. It was based here until 1966 when the Javelin wing disbanded. It's remarkable how short the service lives of some front line fighters were in those days! I built this one OOB apart from adding the tiny aerial on the tailplane, an
  11. Hi everyone I wanted to share with you all of my builds I've completed since coming back to the hobby. First up two of my favourites. Airfix 1/72 Avro Shackleton AEW.2 WR966... ....and next up Airfix 1/48 Gloster Javelin FAW Mk9 XH903 ... I'll add a couple builds over the next few days. Cheers all Iain Link to Pt.2
  12. I have been a big Javelin fan for over 30 years. I guess you can easily imagine my enthusiasm when Airfix announced their new 1/48 scale kit a couple of years ago. Actually this will be my second "big" Javelin and fourth to my collection. This kit is one of the best Airfix has ever released. It's very accurate in detail. This project actually started some 20 years ago when my friend visited Hendon and brought me this. It's a post card originally painted by Dugald Cameron. It has been hanging on my wall ever since. The "Tiger Stripes" of 60 Squadron looks very good along with the black wing
  13. Hi guys, I will be building the 1/48 Airfix Javelin. It is already started, but just. So it will be under the 25%. I have just started the cockpit and some parts are of the sprues, but noting more. It will be build out of the box. I might get me some seatbelts or some resin seats. I have also got a sheet from Xtradecals Javelin part 1 (X48-125). I think I will make the 5 Squadron Javelin. Pictures will follow later. Cheers
  14. I realise I've already got a diorama and a plane as works in progress but they've both gotten to a point where I need to go top up my paint supplies. So... I've dragged another kit out The intention was to just make it as it comes but first steps have been to: - Steal some suitable pilots from the spares box and fashion sprue ejection handles - Section off a bit of nose to hold some ballast - Download pictures of the underbelly tanks to try and scratch them - Order a fresh batch of other p
  15. Hello all One of my recent completions, the marvellous Gloster Javelin from Airfix. I did this one in the scheme of XH903, which is on display at the Jet Age Museum not far from me, here in Gloucestershire. I did offer to donate this to the museum to sit alongside some of the other models they have on display there, but no response at all from them, which was disappointing. Anyhow, this beast just manages to squeeze onto my display shelf, so at least it's on display somewhere. This is quite a heavy kit when done, with a fair bit of nose weight required, so I thought it was worth getting a me
  16. Good evening gentlemen, yes I do have a serious weakness for the early british jets Cheers from Czech rep. Andrew
  17. Just seen advert back cover Military Modelling, advert for a new tool Gloster Javelin, I imagagine they mean FAW.8/9. From Mister Craft in 1/72nd.
  18. Javelin FAW9R XH892 at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum Flixton, pics mine.
  19. FAW.9 XH897 pics thanks to Martin. Aircraft at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.
  20. Afternoon All, Last night I finally sat down and opened the Airfix 1/48 Javelin with a view to starting it. Additionally, I also opened the AlleyCat Mk7 conversion kit as my dad worked on them when with 33 Squadron in 1958 at RAF Leeming and RAF Middleton St George. Specifically XH838, which he photographed on the flightline shortly after delivery. This is where the problems arose. I understand from the AlleyCat instructions that I need to insert piece for the Mk7 gunports, as I am not doing a missile carrying aircraft. That leaves me with another insert, which I don't think I need, an
  21. Hi all Here is my latest finished build and the newest aircraft in my military aircraft in Yorkshire collection. Its a Javelin FAW.4 of 72 Squadron based at RAF Leconfield in 1959 its the Airfix Javelin FAW.9 converted using the very nice Alley Cat conversion set which I picked up at the nationals a couple years ago, and a pair of Master pitot tubes as I was very sure I'd end up snapping the kit ones. I have to say this kit has been one of the nicest 48th Airfix kits I've ever built, its right up there with the Lightning. Sorry about the quality of the pics but I struggled to get some dec
  22. Hi everyone My Gloster Javelin... Thanks for looking Iain
  23. Evening everyone Whilst I'm making for things to dry on my 'Stang I thought I'd make a start on my Javelin. Not much to show yet but I've made a start on the cockpit by adding some spare resin bits to represent the throttle, and other various levers... And I've been working on the bang seats... Still a few bits to add to finish them off but I'm pretty happy with how they look for my first effort Yours aye Iain
  24. Pitot Probes and Refuelling Probes 1:48 Master[/size] We've received another batch of these superb items for Master Models. Their reputation continues to grow with some of the best turned components you can buy. They are all packaged in the standard small flat packs with card headers which help protect the components. Inside the parts are all in separate bags with an overturned flap to keep them from falling out, although the probe ends are so fine they could easily have pierced the bags. Once fitted the modeller really needs to be careful when handling as they will take someone’s
  25. I'm building the Airfix 1/48 Javelin, and I've come across a detail that I can't identify. I've found enough photos of it to replicate it on the model, but I'd like to know what it does. It's a tab or prong that protrudes from the wing surface, and is guarded by one or two wire guards. It looks like it hinges from the forward edge to lie flat. It's too far outboard to be a landing gear or flap position indicator, and it doesn't seem to be on early marks that didn't have vortex generators. Does anyone know what this is? Other than a thingamajig, gubbins or whatnot . I was a KC-135/FB-111
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