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Devilfish

Merlin GR3

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On the cancellation of the TSR2, the government placed an order for 50 F-111K bombers. Had we actually got them, here's what I think they would have looked like by the 80's.

7 Sqn was one of the units earmarked to receive them. XV 912 was within the range of serials set aside for the F-111K.

Kit is the Academy one. It did fight me a bit, but went together ok.

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Pre-shading, a pin-wash, or mechanical-pencil work would help to punch up the panel lines.

My small point of personal preference aside, that is a very good looking bird you've got there!!

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Pre-shading, a pin-wash, or mechanical-pencil work would help to punch up the panel lines.

My small point of personal preference aside, that is a very good looking bird you've got there!!

Tbh, normally it would have all or some of the above, but it was a PITA kit, and the panel lines are so fine I couldn't get much of the wash to stay put! And by that time I was so fed up with it, I just wanted to get it off the bench!

I've never really liked the F-111, but had to have one for my TSR2 and friends collection. At least now I can say with conviction, I still don't like them!!

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The F-111 looks quite natural in wrap-around - I like the RWR, LRMTS, Sky Shadow, and BOZ pod - makes it seem very plausible. Cool build!

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I've never really liked the F-111, but had to have one for my TSR2 and friends collection. At least now I can say with conviction, I still don't like them!!

oh wash your mouth out!!!!!

They were lovely aircraft, good for getting in anywhere low and dirty!!!

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Directly into the ground, in fact, for some of the earlier models.

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mmm I have seen the left over bits of one which tried to bury itself in a hill (one of our 6Sqn aircraft)!!!! The largest recognizable parts recovered where the main wheels!!!!!

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