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4 hours ago, theplasticsurgeon said:

I've just realised that this kit has a NZ option.

 

Nice Choice, I remember the Strikemaster fondly, especially as a young cadet

getting up close and personal with them at Wigram.

 

I couldn't find (yet) a colour photo, but the rear Strikemaster in the

photo below is NZ6365 as shown on your model box top

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(RNZAF Official - RNZAF Museum - Used with Permissions)

 

Look forward to your build :thumbsup:

 

Regards

 

Alan

 

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7 hours ago, Romeo Alpha Yankee said:

The Italeri RAAF markings for the Hawk are fictitious, based on the BAe prototype, as I recall the roundels and tail number are black on the decal sheet which does not match even their colour scheme in the picture on the box.

Confirming that observation - now that I've actually looked in the box.  

Which makes an appearance by the Strikemaster more likely.

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18 hours ago, Romeo Alpha Yankee said:

The Italeri RAAF markings for the Hawk are fictitious, based on the BAe prototype, as I recall the roundels and tail number are black on the decal sheet which does not match even their colour scheme in the picture on the box.

 

Also, just a general caution,  the kangaroo on Italeri Australian roundels can sometimes appear decidedly malnourished and need to be replaced with aftermarket ones. And a reminder that the kangaroo (and I presume kiwi on NZ kits) always faces forward. 

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2 hours ago, Jpthedog said:

Hoping to join this GB with the Dora Wings 1/48 Percival Proctor in the ZK- civil decals, as one of the kit options.

 

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Welcome aboard Jp. Always room for more and Gen.Av. airplanes are a plus as they aren't as common. 

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14 minutes ago, Romeo Alpha Yankee said:

I suppose this one is too far along to include? :D

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Sadly yes, if course you may still work on it along with something else but it cant go into the gallery as you already know. 

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 I have the Wellsprop 3D resin kit to make one of these.  NZPAF had two initially and then a third former FAA machine to replace one that crashed during a low level speed test.  The photo is from the RNZAF Museum archives and shows the third, replacement, machine

 

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Flying the flag for the "floaties", I will take part and my build will be the Heller 1/400 Colossus/Arromanches aircraft carrier converted to represent HMAS Sydney. Although I do have some reference material and books, I am quite unprepared research-wise so there is the possiblility that I might not finish it in time. We will just have to see how I get along!

 

Dave

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On 02/01/2021 at 16:55, jackroadkill said:

If only Airfix would hurry themselves along a bit and get their 1/72 Beafort done; I'd love to do one of those in a RNZAF scheme.

 

On 02/01/2021 at 17:13, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Tell me about it, though Im angling for either a Malta or SAAF with mine. Even ordered the correct decals for both options. 

 

I've just pre-ordered the Airfix Beaufort; according to their pre-order basket thingy page it's due for release on the 21st of this month.  Am I too late to sign up?

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1 hour ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

These are a pretty good. 
 

https://www.oldmodelsdecals.com/RNZAF-70-85.html

 

I just ordered a set of A-4 decals from them. 

 

Yannow, you really shouldn't show me stuff like this...  :lol: 

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18 minutes ago, jackroadkill said:

 

Thanks Dennis - ordered some from them.

 

8 minutes ago, Enzo Matrix said:

 

Yannow, you really shouldn't show me stuff like this...  :lol: 

I have a sneaking suspicion that this guys business is going to become quite busy for the next few months. 

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1 minute ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

 

I have a sneaking suspicion that this guys business is going to become quite busy for the next few months. 

 

I hope so!   How good will the Vampire decals look on the forthcoming Airfix kit? 

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Just now, Tempestwulf said:

100% in on this one as have a # of RNZAF and RAAF types I want to build. Salute to Silver Fox. Hope you're building in heaven mate with all the best tools and kits at your disposal.

Welcome aboard. 

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A nice idea to dedicate this to Andy, Dennis. I need to get my thinking cap on & work out what to build, too many options leading to confusion just now. :(

Steve.

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3 minutes ago, stevehnz said:

A nice idea to dedicate this to Andy, Dennis. I need to get my thinking cap on & work out what to build, too many options leading to confusion just now. :(

Steve.

Put them all in a pile close your eyes and pick one ? Seems the easiest way, that or ask SWMBO, thats usually what I do when I get stuck on a build or scheme. 

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