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  1. I'd had it in my head for a while that I'd like to do a Shackleton as a bit of a departure from the cold war jets that I've done lately and have in the stash. Have shied away from it because its big - biggest thing I'll have done since being a teenager, plus I have absolutely no idea where its going to go when I'm finished. Its easy enough to hide away Spitfires, Phantoms and Tornados around the house without much notice being paid, but this is a whole other ball game! My old man grew up around Ballykelly watching these beasts and has a soft spot for them, so he might adopt it for me in due
  2. Evening All, I am in the middle of adding tape seat belts to my 1:72 Shack MR.2. I've put a couple of shoulder harnesses on and was trying to work out what the bottom portion of the belts looked like. I kind of assumed they were lap belts so came across from each side. The photos I have seen showing the seats only show part of them, and there's no sign of any lower seat belts. I've seen pictures of the back-end crew seats which have lap belts. Can anyone shed any light? And hopefully more light than will ever be shed on the real things! Cheers, Al.
  3. Morning All, I'm currently mulling over a plan to build a 1:72 Shackleton MR.2 from the Ballykelly wing. Hoping to do it as a present for my dad who has a soft spot for them (plus that way I don't have to worry about storage space!). It looks like the Airfix MR.2 kit is a good starting point (when I can get hold of one!). I don't think it has decals for a Ballykelly machine, but I think I'm right in saying that squadron markings were limited to the squadron number in red numerals on the rear fuselage. So if I can get hold of some suitably sized red numbers I should be OK?
  4. Stumbled across this old Air Ministry film about the RAF in Gan and Singapore courtesy of those nice people at Joluqa Malta. Obviously it was intended as a recruiting film because it kept alluding to how well the RAF looked after its people and what great fun and social life they could have... ...anyway the story centres around a ground radio type being whisked off to save the world whilst his wife flies out from the UK in a Britannia. There's some interesting detail of the Beverly, some of the Comet but what I found fascinating was the detail and the wear on the Mk.1
  5. Pre-Cut Kabuki Masks for Revell Avro Shackleton AEW.2 (NWAM0465) 1:72 New Ware New Ware are a Czech company who are probably best known for their real space kits and upgrade parts. They are also well known for their large (and growing) range of pre-cut paint masks for model aircraft kits. Here we have a set of masks for Revell's Shackleton AEW.2, but if you peruse the Hannants catalogue under the New Ware name, you'll see pages and pages of sets that are both comprehensive in content and wallet friendly too. In their Shackleton kit, you get a full s
  6. So here she is, my first Shackleton, an aircraft I've loved since childhood when they used to clatter over into Woodford occasionally, the highlight of any schoolday when that happened! Built straight OOB with just a few little aerial additions after reading Chally71's Shack thread on here - many thanks for the info! No wires yet though, I'll get round to sprue melting another day. I was going to do WL756, but having seen that 795 is now preserved at St Mawgan (albeit as an MR2 again) I thought I'd honour her instead. I hope I've done this beautiful Avro justice ...
  7. Hi all Here is my Airfix 1:72 Avro Shackleton MR.2 ive finished it in the markings of WL737 of 220 SQD, Royal Air Force, based at RAF St Eval, 1953. using Model Alliance Decals, RAF Coastal Command, post war part 1 (MA-72210) The only extra detail I added was a PE instrument panel. tamiya paint use throughout apart from Halfords appliance white for the underside. This has been an enjoyable and frustrating build due to fit issues early on. thanks for looking Fit issues early on tested my patients to the limit I put it down wal
  8. Hi all and here's my last finish for 2018. I built this one OOB as part of a 'Secret' GB on a Facebook modelling group page - the rules were simple; you couldn't tell or show anyone what you were building! That worked fine for me as the kit was a Christmas present for my neighbour who's a relation of Sir Ernest Shackleton. I wanted to say thanks for all his help during the year (taking in parcel deliveries when we're not home/cutting our verge to name just two) and thought this would be nicer than a bottle of wine. I dropped the kit around to him on Christmas night and he was absolut
  9. Airfix is to release a new tool 1/72nd (Wrong scale. I want the same in 1/48th!) Avro Shackleton MR.2 kit - ref. A11004 Expected on October 30th, 2015. Source: http://www.airfix.com/catalog/product/view/id/8411/category/15/ V.P.
  10. Shackleton AEW.2 Photo Etch Upgrades for Airfix Kit 1:72 Eduard Airfix's Shackelton has been generally well-received, although it's fair to say that the AEW.2 didn't make quite such a big impact as the MR.2, not least because Revell were able to beat them to market with their own impressive kit. Now Eduard have released a tranche of photo etched accessories for the new kit, as well as a set of paint masks. Shackleton AEW.2 Cockpit Interior Photo Etched Set Despite the misleading title, this i
  11. Hello fellas. Fellas. I have quick question. Finishing build of Avro Shackleton and to be honest, I do have some problems to find right colour or lets say, mix proper colour. Not using revell colours. And I just bought Tamyia XF-82 which is Ocean grey 2 (RAF). Will it be OK for that model?
  12. 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
  13. I remember I desperately wanted a Shackleton when I was a kid. It's brilliant we've now got Revell and Airfix making them! My initial thoughts on opening this were it has a lot of parts! I don't know if anyone else has found this too, but where the pieces join the sprues the plastic is quite thick - it needs careful cutting so as not to snap thin parts or leave tears on larger parts where they were attached. Apart from that though, what an amazing kit this looks! Beautiful lines on the surfaces, and so far fitting together well. I'm going to use satin dark sea grey spra
  14. The latest Airfix release is now in stock. It is the A11005 Avro Shackleton AEW.2 with markings options for two 8 Squadron aircraft named after characters from the "Magic Roundabout" TV series, WR960 "Dougal" and WR963 "Ermintrude". Order now at our bargain online price.
  15. This month Airfix are releasing their long awaited Avro Shackleton AEW.2 Model Kit in 1/72 Scale. This Cold War Era variant of the MR 2 was used as an Airborne Early Warning Aircraft, and this particular kit contains decals for "Ermintrude" and "Dougal" which flew with No.8 Squadron based at RAF Lossiemouth in 1979 and 1980 respectively. "Dougal" is currently preserved in the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester, England. Place your pre-orders soon to avoid disappointment, this is going to be a popular kit!
  16. Avro Shackleton MR.3 WR982, at Gatwick Aviation Museum, pics mine.
  17. As the original thread is locked... http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234973128-revell-172-shackelton-aew-2/page-11 Test elements as displayed at the 55th All Japan Model & Hobby Show. Source: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/blog/1509254 V.P.
  18. yes... Here is another Shackleton, this time from a Swedish workbench. This was a pretty quick build, about four weeks, almost entirely OOB. The build was surprisingly fast (among other things thanks to Eduard's masks for the myriad of windows!), and I did not bother to correct the small issues. To me this looks very much like a Shackleton, and that is enough for me. Although, there are few more suitable objects for rivet-counting... However, I added seatbelts and a number of missing antennas. Painted with Gunze acrylics. I replaced the roundels
  19. Afternoon all, I bring sad news unfortunately, text extracted from an SPT Facebook post: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A statement from Dave Woods, Chairman of Trustees - Shackleton Preservation Trust (reg charity no 1020951) Legal owner of Avro Shackleton WR963/G-SKTN I first got involved with Shackleton WR963 in late 2008 just after ownership had been taken back by Mike Collet following the failed attempt by ASCET to return her to flight. The aircraft had thre
  20. Good afternoon everyone Finally now finished the Revell Shackleton AEW2. She was a lovely kit, there is a couple of issues in regards to accuracy as it is a hybrid of a AEW 2 and MK 3, but ignoring those details I decided to build it oob, as it is. On comparing it to the Airfix kit, fit of the overall kit I found better, the surface detail is 100 times better than the airfix kit, The revell kit has some very think sprue gates connecting the parts, which does require some clean up, there are pros and cons for both, but overall they are both fantastic model kits. But I'll leave you with pic
  21. Avro Shackleton AEW.2 WL790 on display at the Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Pics thanks to Paul Bradley.
  22. The New Revell Avro Shackleton is Now In Stock Revell 1:72 Avro Shackleton Mk.2 AEW Model construction kit of the Avro Shackleton, one of the most famous long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft. Developed in 1971 the AEW.2 version received a large radome and was used in service by the RAF. Product Information Finely engraved surfaces Detailed cockpit Rear observation station Weapon bay with separate doors Side door optionally open or closed Nose section with MG s Tailplane with separate rudders Nose radome Separate ailerons Separate flaps Detailed engine nacelles Det
  23. HI everyone Well she's finally finished (well I say finished she still needs the fin flash on the port rudder swapping over). My 1/72 Airfix Avro Shackleton MR2 WR966. I encountered most of the problems associated the kit and not others. I had real problems joining the fuselage together and a mis mould in the front fuselage which caused the area above the bomb aimers glass to splay out plus I had several broken parts that were replaced by Airfix, however the engine nacelles and wings were a breeze. I chose WR966 as my scheme and the decals from Airfix were beautiful I did however elect not
  24. It's in stock now - our price £31.80 http://www.mjwmodels.co.uk/rv04920-172-avro-shackleton-aew-2-4872-p.asp thanks Mike
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