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Evening all, here is my recently completed F.3 Vampire from the Revell box. From the off, I decided that this would be built OOB and would be destined for the ceiling and the only addition to the kit was a pilot who got drafted from a nearby F-86.

 

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The kit went together well enough but modellers should be aware that the wing/ fuselage join needs some attention to mate correctly. Once mating had been achieved, the wing roots and intake fillets needed a PPP/ sanding routine. Once built, the 'bat' was primed with Halford's primer, coated with Tamiya Silver AS-12 and coated with Klear prior to decals. Finished with the markings of 601 Sqn, Royal Aux Air Force, North Weald, England, July '52.

 

WiP here:

 

 

Stuart

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Looks really nice, inspiring me to get mine on the go after my current builds. 

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She turned out great! :clap: Loving the lifelike pics! :clap:

 

Ciao

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27 minutes ago, Mr T said:

Looks really nice, inspiring me to get mine on the go after my current builds.

Cheers Mr T. Unfortunately, when you browse BM you can't help but be inspired by the builds but turning that inspration into building is another matter.

19 minutes ago, giemme said:

She turned out great! :clap: Loving the lifelike pics! :clap:

Cheers Giorgio. Pics...more luck than judgement I'm afraid but I thought it fitting to put the Vampire in the clouds.

15 minutes ago, Kitchen Modeller said:

It came out great Stuart - well done :)

Cheers Kitchen. I like the the AS-12, looks right.

 

Stuart

 

 

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I like that. It's come up nicely with your input.  :)I can see a couple if these in my future.

Steve.

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15 hours ago, John D.C. Masters said:

Very pretty!

 

15 hours ago, phildagreek said:

That's nice!

 

14 hours ago, stevehnz said:

I like that. It's come up nicely with your input.  :)I can see a couple if these in my future.

 

13 hours ago, RMCS said:

Awsome 

Cheers guys. The old Vampire does have a certain style.

 

Stuart

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Very impressive Stuart - so I'm not the only one that dabbles cross border ;)

The presentation is really effective

Rob

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Nice vampy, you need pilots? I got bags of 'em...

 

Cheers

 

Anil

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10 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Very impressive Stuart - so I'm not the only one that dabbles cross border ;)

The presentation is really effective

Cheers Rob. Got'a mix it up a bit, variety is the spice of life they say.

10 hours ago, djos said:

Love it!

Cheers Djordie.

8 hours ago, azureglo said:

Nice vampy, you need pilots? I got bags of 'em...

Cheers Anil. If you've spare pilots wanting a new home, I'll take some off your hands. I'll PM you.

 

Stuart

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Collectively, we are the Vampire building invaders of BM. 😀

Hey, and my memory served me right, it's a flyer!

Well done Stuart, that looks mighty fine and hurrah for OOB builds! We should all do more (because if nothing else, they're cheaper!) 

The question is, was the F-86 pilot pleased to transferred to a Vampire squadron? 🤔

Maybe the answer lies in your WIP. I shall go look later. 😁

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Nice model.

 

And I love that first photo. A beautiful view of the aircraft and a landscape glimpsed through clouds...

 

 

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11 hours ago, IrritableRabbit said:

The question is, was the F-86 pilot pleased to transferred to a Vampire squadron? 🤔

Cheers Jon. I don't think so. I had amputate him at his knees 'cos of the I/P and take big slices out of his butt as his head kept hitting the canopy...the sacrifices these guys make. :rofl:

10 hours ago, IanC said:

And I love that first photo. A beautiful view of the aircraft and a landscape glimpsed through clouds...

Cheers Ian. That 'landscape' is a stone coloured tile, nothing more.

 

Stuart

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A triumph in glorious 1/72, Stuart! :)

 

Martin

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Lovely job. Quite like the longer wingtips of the F3. Great photos too. 

 

Justin

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Hello Stuart !

Great little Vampire, thank for the tips !

And good idea to present her !!

Congratulations !

Have one more beer !! :cheers:

Sincerely.

CC

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