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Hi all, First of all, many thanks to @Col. for letting me join in, and I hope this build will be a treat for all of us! Meet the Icelandic Fine Art resin Bucc in 1/32. Fuselage is cast from resin/aluminium matrix while the rest of the kit is polyurethane resin. It's a very limited run kit (I believe @Icelandic Fine Art only released 35 complete kits as it's basically one solitary genius [also called Alan!] who's toiled on this for 20 years!) so I'm very glad to have got one and this might be among the first ones built if I can maintain my concentration for the whole thing! This a vast kit in this scale. I wasn't prepared for how big this aircraft is, having never built one before: That's a 1/72 Mustang next to it, and it's sitting on an 18" x 12" cutting mat! Certainly the chunkiest, heaviest kit I've ever considered building - it should clock in at almost 3kg when finished... This is very much a cottage industry product, but prepared over 20 years of research and effort. A mix of beige and white resin shows the various parts - the tailcone halves are more accurate replacements for the fuselage moulded ones. The airbrakes will be mounted closed as there's no provision to open them in the kit as it is. You can also see the wheelwells which fit into recesses in the fuselage, and a replacement recess for the arrestor hook. Both the replacement parts will require the relevant areas to be cut from the existing moulded parts. At top left is the bulged bomb bay for building an RAF version. There are resin gear legs which are quite substantial, but I do wonder if they'll be enough to support the huge weight of this kit long-term. Also included are the slipper tanks, buddy refuelling pod and whatever that is second from the top on the right side. Anyone know what it is? Alan (@Icelandic Fine Art here on BM) has done a really good job with the cockpit: It needs tidying up but the detail is very good, including sidewalls and instrument panels. Also includes resin cast canopies - the obs/nav's windshield needs to be scratchbuilt. The instructions are copious A4 photocopied sheets in the style of 'modeller's notes': Some nice internal drawings and scale diagrams: There's even a limited clear decal sheet included - white backed ones will need white decal backgrounds to be applied first. Fortunately @Phartycr0c on Britmodeller has been able to organise some 1/32 decal sets with KitsWorld, so I've ordered some of them already. I intend to build the kit as it was designed: a vanilla Royal Navy S.2 in EDSG over white with a buddy refuelling pod and slipper tank. I'll see how I get on, if it's going well I might scratchbuild and add some outer pylons/practice bomb units as well. Anyway - this is here as a placeholder/hors d'oeuvre until I get cracking on it early next week. Until then, hope you like what you've seen so far, I certainly have! All the best, Alan
Lost British Projects & Icelandic Fine Art are to release a 1/32nd BAC TSR-2 3D resin kit Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=698233960663117&id=566804443806070 V.P.