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  1. Just started on doing XW666 R1 Nimrod from the 1980s. I am not that impressed with the Airfix kit so far, and it needs some modification to the windows and panniers.... The front pannier on an R1 was different and housed a large antenna separately. But first, I decided to build a decent cockpit, though little of it will be seen. I used Eduard upgrade and modified the original seats. Here it is. Tough going at 1/72 but it is much closer to reality than Airfix.
  2. Source: https://www.facebook.com/Lukgraphkits/posts/2601550333492357 V.P.
  3. A good evening to you all, despite the sad events of today, First of all, a bit about me: From a young age I was first introduced to the RAF Museum at Cosford, I have been there during the construction of the Cold War hangar and although I can't remember it, I presume that I must have been there before the Nimrod (XV249) arrived and I have since become well acquainted with it when they brought it in during 2012. Out of all the exhibits there, the Nimrod is still the one that catches my eye- perhaps it is because of its size or it might be due to the red goose emblem of 51.sqn on its nose! (P
  4. See post 8 : https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235068063-172-hawker-nimrod-by-ibg-models-release-in-2020/&tab=comments#comment-3584921 Among the secret items from the IBG Models catalog 2020 (link) there might be a 1/72nd Hawker Nimrod kit. Source: The RVB Cocardes Nurnberg Toy Fair 2020 report link V.P.
  5. Hey guys, First post here, long time lurker but only first time geting round to posting! Im pretty well established on the Facebook pages and Instagram (@jonesy.models) but never branched out to BM yet! I thought id share a recent completion of mine here, Airfix's venerable offering of the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod... The kit itself is really quite remarkable, and offers the oppurtunity to build the MR1, MR2 and R1. I went with the MR1 at the request of recipient, who further detailed that he wanted XV230 in her handover days to the RAF. So i decided to represent her as s
  6. M40 Nimrod Tank Destroyer & Armoured AA Gun Armour Of The Royal Hungarian Army ISBN : 9786155583148 Peko Publishing Hungary was caught at the end of WWI on the wrong side and was treated harshly by the Allies. Under the 1920 treaty of Trianon they lost nearly half their population and more than 60% of their territory to hostile boarding nations. Which is the reason the joined the Axis forces in WWII, however it would seem they chose the wrong side again! The Hungarian Army knew they had to modernise and they needed a vehicle which could act as a tank
  7. Hawker Fury and Nimrod Warpaint No.116 Guideline Publications Developed from the Hawker F.20/27 prototype the Fighter Fury would use the same Rolls-Royce Kestrel as fitted to the light Bomber the Hart. It was initially called the Hornet and was purchased by the Air Ministry in 1930, the later production aircraft would be called the Fury as the Air Ministry wanted aircraft names which reflected ferocity! Due to the depression only small numbers were ordered at first. The Fury was to be the first RAF Fighter to exceed 200mph in level flight. The aircraft was very ag
  8. 1:72 Airfix Nimrod MR2P “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord.” - Book of Genesis X - 8-12 The Nimrod holds a special place in my memories as an aviation enthusiast. Although sadly I never did have the chance to see one in flight, my local airfield of Coventry, has Nimrod MR2P XV232 in a live, engine-running, near taxiable state. Having had the opportunity to witness her complete her engine runs close-up, and even on one occasion, take the co-pilot seat onboard for one such run, has implanted many
  9. Here she is! And what an impressive beast, such a big kit and a beautiful aeroplane and an important part of the RAF's maritime patrol history. A capability the service still misses today in my opinion. This aircraft is depicted as detached from Kinloss to RAF Luqa, Malta in 1977 just before 203 sqn disbanded and its Nimrods passed to the remaining units of the Kinloss and St Mawgan wings. It was converted to an MR2 at Woodford six years later and eventually became an R.1, surviving to this day. It was a straightforward kit to make despite its size, and the demarcation line worked
  10. Lord Riot


    I’ve ordered the Airfix Nimrod from eBay - really looking forward to making another of Woodford’s finest! I’d like to do a grey and white one, but we’re any MR2s that colour or were they all painted hemp when converted?
  11. I've managed to acquire two Airfix Nimrods from eBay at reasonable cost, under £25 each! But, it seems I'm going to have to spend about the same on spray paint as it's almost impossible to find satin hemp acrylic spray and satin light aircraft grey acrylic spray. Firstly, does anybody know a decent online source for these that isn't either sold out or costing about £15 a can? Secondly, would BS 381C Light Stone 361 be an accurate substitute for the hemp? I'm going to do one as a grey/white MR.1 and one as a hemp/grey MR.2.
  12. Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the loss of XV239 at the Ontario air display and the 11th anniversary of the loss of XV230 in Afghanistan. In both cases all aboard lost their lives and, ironically, both crews were from 120 Squadron. Rest in Peace gentlemen.
  13. Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R1 XV249 at East Midlands aeropark, pics thanks to Dave.
  14. I am just starting Airfix's new 1:72 Shackleton MR.2; I'd like to build it with the bomb bay open, but the weapons supplied with the kit are a bit on the sparse side, comprising 2 x Mk.30 torpedoes and 2 x Mk.44 torpedoes. However I do have quite a few weapons left over from the Airfix 1:72 Nimrod, principally items 24 and 26; I am assuming that items 24 are sonar buoys and item 26 is a depth charge? Can I use either or both of these to supplement the ordnance in the kit? Did the Shackleton use these in practice, and if so, what would be a typical load? I have done a quick search online but
  15. Pics mine taken at The Norwich City Aviation Museum.
  16. Nimrod XV250 at Elvington in 2013, pics thanks to J.Dowse / WV908.
  17. XV232 at Airbase Coventry. Pics thanks to Rich Ellis.
  18. XV229 At the manston Fire Training Centre, pics by alex (Acky190)
  19. Had this laying around for a number of years now, been wanting to make it for a while too but it is really intimidating. I haven't done many vacforms and never one this chunky, but I am now willing to do or die. So the kit is a Historic Wings 1:72 vacform H S Nimrod MR1/MR2 (P) The Plastic on this quite thick and the detail in places is smudged . . . so a bit of work will be required to correct these areas. Fortunately some of the really bad areas I don't need to worry about as the kit comes with some handy white metal replacements. The only other problem is the canopy it is blu
  20. Nimrod R1 XV249 shot at Cosford by Rich Ellis
  21. I started this mighty bird a few years ago, but got tired of all the shortcomings of this model. This summer I decided to finish it, and to my own surprise I made it! I know there are lots of corrections that should be made to create a perfect Nimrod. And if I had done that, the model would have been finished about 2020. So most of it is OOB, with some additions. I added some extra detailing on the rear part of the body, I made proper intakes between the engine air intakes, I drilled a number of holes on the poorly detailed engine underside. I also replaced most of the kit antennas and ad
  22. Hawker Nimrod, pics thanks to Mark Mills.
  23. Here are a few negative and slide scans from 20 years ago. These were taken on the 4th May during a large NATO Exercise 'Resolute Response'.
  24. This is XV226 Nimrod MR.2 shot by me at Buntingthorpe.
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