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Hi Guys, 

 

I'm new to this Forum so wanted to get some suggestions. 

Ive recently built; 

 

1/32 Revell Harrier GR.1 

1/72 Revell Spitfire Mk.Vb 

1/72 Airfix Hawk T1

1.72 Airfix Lightning F.2a 

1/72 Airfix Hurricane Mk.1 

1/72 Revell Typhoon 

 

Bearing in mind I'm relatively new to the hobby (and on a student budget) do you have any recommendations on what to build ? I only really want to build RAF operated aircraft. 

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

Matt 

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You've got a good spread of kits there. Next how about something WW1 as these kits are relatively inexpensive in 72nd. If you want stick to jets then you missing a Hunter.

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Just now, mackem01 said:

You've got a good spread of kits there. Next how about something WW1 as these kits are relatively inexpensive in 72nd. If you want stick to jets then you missing a Hunter.

Awesome, i'll look into a Camel and a hunter (hoping the Girlfriend gets the hint for my Bday) 

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You might find a Camel a bit fiddly in 1/72, also they're tiny.

1/48 is good scale for a Camel and there is a good not-too-tricky kit fairly available in the Revell reboxing of the soo-to-be-replaced Eduard kit 

that looks like this. You can pick one up for about £15 if you keep your eyes open in the usual places

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Always good to think about a theme for your collection. You want to build RAF, but do you want to focus on a particular period or type of aircraft? 

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55 minutes ago, Work In Progress said:

You might find a Camel a bit fiddly in 1/72, also they're tiny.

1/48 is good scale for a Camel and there is a good not-too-tricky kit fairly available in the Revell reboxing of the soo-to-be-replaced Eduard kit 

that looks like this. You can pick one up for about £15 if you keep your eyes open in the usual places

1119692-18245-15-pristine.jpg

 

Okay perfect, I’ll keep my eyes peeled, thank you! 

 

50 minutes ago, abat said:

Always good to think about a theme for your collection. You want to build RAF, but do you want to focus on a particular period or type of aircraft? 

I’ve not thought too much about that in all honesty. I’m leaning towards jets and training aircraft currently. 

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Revell Tornados in 1/48 were recently re-released and fairly ok price-wise.

Will occupy you certainly longer....

1/32 Revell Hawk and Hunter are also great RAF themed kits!

Or an WWII Eduard Spitfire, weekend kit?

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7 hours ago, Jackson Duvalier said:

A scratchbuilt Ekranoplan in 1/24 scale is the obvious answer.

Mmm.. not RAF though. 
How about a 1/32 Blackburn Beverly? Post-ww2, highly underrated, has plenty of storage space for the other kits

 

/runs very fast

 

 

There's always the 1/72 Spey Phantoms of course. Or the Bucc.

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You could give the Revell 1/48 Phantom FGR2 a go. It’s ex-Hasegawa so good quality and you can pick one up on eBay for about £25.

 

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14 hours ago, Lord Riot said:

You could give the Revell 1/48 Phantom FGR2 a go. It’s ex-Hasegawa so good quality and you can pick one up on eBay for about £25.

 

I’ve been contemplating this, might have to take the plunge. 

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Don't know what budget you have in mind, a kit that I consider very nice and pricewise fits with the kits you've built before is the Revell 1/72 Hunter.

I would also join Vingtor in recommending the Eduard Spitfires, their Weekend edition boxes (without photoetched parts) offer a great quality product at a very competitive price.

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Also the Airfix Harrier GR.7/9 as you have done their GR.1

 

Regards

Robert 

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