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DenPhill

Airfix 1/48 F.6 conversion

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Hi everyone, I've been converting the 1/48 Airfix F.6 kit to a 'T' bird, XL573 Lossiemouth with wrapped around camo. I've left the white painted intakes areas off, I don't like them, but my references show no serial numbers under the main wings, my question is, is this right?

P.S. I will post pictures of the finished model sometime this week.

Yours fumbling around Greg

 

 

  

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That would be correct. Underwing serials started to disappear from RAF aircraft in the early 1980s.

 

Looking nice, by the way.

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Did you make the T.7 nose yourself from the balsa buck? If so excellent work!

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3 hours ago, Truro Model Builder said:

That would be correct. Underwing serials started to disappear from RAF aircraft in the early 1980s.

 

Looking nice, by the way.

Thanks for that you're a God send. This saves me time messing around applying decals to those U/C doors.

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2 hours ago, 71chally said:

Did you make the T.7 nose yourself from the balsa buck? If so excellent work!

Yes, thanks. The master is made from Balsa wood to create a silicone mold to make the resin piece.

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I built XL573 in the markings of 237 OCU "WC" at Lossie @1985. I did put underwing serials on it, they were included in the Fantasy Printshop decal set for this aircraft.

I can't find any photo's of the undersides from that time period to show whether it should or should not have them. I was groundcrew on 237 OCU at the time, but I can't remember for the life of me if they were there.

So it's down to personal choice, no one can prove you wrong either way.

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Rob.

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11 hours ago, Phone Phixer said:

I built XL573 in the markings of 237 OCU "WC" at Lossie @1985. I did put underwing serials on it, they were included in the Fantasy Printshop decal set for this aircraft.

I can't find any photo's of the undersides from that time period to show whether it should or should not have them. I was groundcrew on 237 OCU at the time, but I can't remember for the life of me if they were there.

So it's down to personal choice, no one can prove you wrong either way.

 

 

 

Rob.

Beautiful model, thanks.

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17 hours ago, drwho said:

will u be making anymore

I may make the T.8M from it later. The parts were made for personal use only and not designed to be let loose on the modeling world.

Thanks, Greg

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Well finished the Airfix 1/48 F.6, at last, to a Hunter made for two. Took pictures of the final ‘T’ bird only to notice that I’d forgotten to add the wing pitot, added a pic with the paint still wet. The only issues I had was sourcing the ‘WC’ decal that goes on the rear tail near the fin flash. Fantasy Printshop make a sheet for the XL573 Hunter, but I wasn't going to pay £20+for the 'WC' motif, had the other decals needed to hand.  I will place the final pictures in the ready for inspection area.

Greg

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Fabulous - a real display of your modelling skills

CJP

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