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BAC 1-11,Scandinavian Airline System (SAS) 1:144 Airfix, with classic-airlines.com decals. In 1968 SAS leased a BAC 1-11 from British Eagle, which was painted in full SAS colours, but retained it's British Registration (G-ATPL). I believe the reason for the lease was to alleviate aircraft shortages pending the arrival of their DC-9's. I rather like the old Airfix kit, but it represents the 1-11 prototype more than a production machine. However a few simple modifications make it look a lot better, see the end of this post. Having spotted this decal sheet on classic-airlines website, I thought it would make an interesting model, as not may people know SAS operated the 1-11. G-ATPL went on to serve with Dan-Air after the collapse of British Eagle 'With something else', a sister 1-11 in British Eagle colours, also an Airfix kit with classic-airlines decals. And with part of my growing SAAS fleet. If you have one of these kits in the stash, it is well worth building. These are the basic mods I did; Thanks for looking, John
BAC 111-207 British Eagle 1:144 Airfix with Classic-airlines.com decals I picked up this vintage Airfix BAC 111 at this years Cosford show for £10, in the British Caledonian boxing. Finding this decal sheet at www.classic-airlines.com I just had to have it, and started building immediately. The kit isn't bad but requires a few basic corrections as it was based on the early prototype, and the first production examples that went into service with British United. The nose is too blunt, so was built up with Milliput and given a more pointed shape. The wing fences aligned with the outer flap track need removing, and new ones installed further inboard. The leading edge landing lights need to be filled in, I rescribed the wings as well. An APU exhaust needs to be installed at the base of the rudder. Refined the shape of the rear cowlings, blending in the 'ring' exhaust to a smoother shape. Careful masking was needed to get a thin white line under the 'cheat line' and the decals needed care in application, but worked beautifully. I really enjoy building these vintage Airfix airliners, especially when I can put them into long gone liveries that I remember from my childhood. Ok, they are not to the standard of the stunning Authentic Airliners resin kits, but are still very enjoyable! And finally... with the F-Rsin Bristol Britannia; Thanks for looking, John
Afternoon all Woke this morning to find these in my inbox sent by an old friend in Canada! Pictures taken on 9 April 1964 at RAF Wattisham of Flt Lt Robert Chisholm RCAF an exchange pilot with 111 Sqn for 3 years. Later became a Major General in the CAF. Pictures also show Sqn Ldr Later AVM George Black Hope they are of interest Regards Frank XM973/T XM184/A XM216 XM192/K All photographs are courtesy Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Centre, Ottawa via Steve.
Hello All, I'm busy working over the Airfix Heinkel 111 on the Obselete Kit group build and I've got a question: what sort of instrument panel should I have? There is the "in roof" instrument panel that I know about, but in front of the pilot there seem to be three or four choices: * no panel at all? * tiny panel, with three or four dials only * rectangular panel, with six or so * late, dual control one (presumably only on the Spanish Casas) I'm trying to build an H-1 so I'm discounting the last one, but otherwise, he-e-elp!! Thanks, Adrian
richellis posted a topic in Vehicle WalkaroundsScania 111 4x2 sleeper cab tractor unit.