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1/72 - Fairey Delta FD.2 by Dora Wings - released


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I love companies who dares to release something out of the ordinary ! I am fed up with Spitfires, Hurricanes, P-51s and F-16s, F-14s and now F-35s. I am still wonder why there are so much kits of these airplanes on the market and nothing about less know machines like The Gloster javelin, Scimitars and others... So, experimental machines like the FD2 are welcome... I hope they will continue this way !

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/72 - Fairey Delta FD.2 by Dora Wings - 3D renders+schemes+sprues - release in 2023

I’m amazed that they’re producing so much new stuff, and more power to them :worthy: I like the FD2, and I’m going to be the one to ask if we can have one in 1:48 next please :D 

 

If this one is like any of the other kits they’ve produced, it’ll be great fun to build. I’ve built a few of theirs now, and can’t wait for the next one. Just need to finish off my Sea King first :hmmm: 

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/72 - Fairey Delta FD.2 by Dora Wings - 3D renders+schemes+sprues+test build - release in 2023
7 hours ago, JamesP said:

Brill! but why is the pitot tube moulded to the nose?

it's there for those who can't or won't use a Master one in brass, I suppose?

I mean... as long as it isn't available that is.

 

4 hours ago, Mike said:

 that seam gap at the back of the cockpit is a bit large though! :wicked: :clown: ;)

 

The Frog/Novo one had a pretty chunky pivot point :) 

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I'll have to buy one to go with my unbuilt Victor and Vulcan. I don't normally do 1/72  but may experiment with this. Quite fancy breaking out the Humbrol gloss purple.

 

Do Dora Wings ever scale-up their CAD? It would be gorgeous in a bigger scale.

 

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On 9/18/2023 at 11:03 PM, Ad-4N said:

Someone needs to do some What If RAF, RCAF and RAAF decals for this bird.  

There has been some debate over whether the FD.2 would have been a better choice than the P.1/Lightning. The export success of the Mirage III suggests so. A developed FD.2 would look great in the Firebirds scheme.

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6 hours ago, Meatbox8 said:

There has been some debate over whether the FD.2 would have been a better choice than the P.1/Lightning. The export success of the Mirage III suggests so. A developed FD.2 would look great in the Firebirds scheme.

 

I personally believe that a combat aircraft based on the results of the FD.2 program would have been a great idea, giving Britain a proper successor to the Hunter on the international market.

Of course we know that the RAF had different ideas and they were more interested in things like the FD.3, that had no real chance of success.

Clearly the FD.2 in its original form would have not been suitable to be used as a combat aircraft so any operational marking would be a wild what-if, although interesting nonetheless.

Fairey proposed combat derivatives like the ER.103B and ER.103C, although the latter would have been closer to an F-106 than to a Mirage III.

Me I'm just happy to have an FD.2 kit. Should a BAC.221 follow I'd be even happier.. although one day I may try and build what I think should have been built on the basis of the FD.2..

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35 minutes ago, Giorgio N said:

 

I personally believe that a combat aircraft based on the results of the FD.2 program would have been a great idea, giving Britain a proper successor to the Hunter on the international market.

Of course we know that the RAF had different ideas and they were more interested in things like the FD.3, that had no real chance of success.

Clearly the FD.2 in its original form would have not been suitable to be used as a combat aircraft so any operational marking would be a wild what-if, although interesting nonetheless.

Fairey proposed combat derivatives like the ER.103B and ER.103C, although the latter would have been closer to an F-106 than to a Mirage III.

Me I'm just happy to have an FD.2 kit. Should a BAC.221 follow I'd be even happier.. although one day I may try and build what I think should have been built on the basis of the FD.2..

Indeed. The BAC 221 would be most welcome although I'm still hoping for Dora's announcement of Wapiti to come to fruition.

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