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1/48 - de Havilland DH.115 Vampire Trainer T.11/J28C by Pilot Replicas - released


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34 minutes ago, petetasker said:

Hopefully getting close, Hannants now have them both up for pre order.

 

- ref. 48A006 - de Havilland DH.115 Vampire J28C - Swedish Air Force

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/PR48A006

https://www.aviationmegastore.com/en/modelling/de-havilland-dh115-vampire-trainer-t11t22t55sk28c-expected-2023-pilot-replica-48-a-006-192330.html

- ref. 48A007 - de Havilland DH.115 Vampire T.11 - Royal Air Force

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/PR48A007

 

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/48 - de Havilland DH.115 Vampire Trainer T.11/J28C by Pilot Replicas - 3D renders+test print+box art - release Autumn 2023

Does the Premium edition come with wings, tail booms etc?

Kidding aside, does it include these extras as a Premium pick 'n' mix option? I'm happy with just a vanilla kit

 

Wanting a quality 1/48 Vampire T.11 very, very much, so thankyou Pilot Replicas

 

Tony 

 

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Normal Pilot Replicas practice is a plain vanilla kit with extras sold separately. So far the Big H don't sell the extras, but see PR homepage https://www.pilot-replicas.com. Their mail order service is excellent IMHO.

 

I sincerely hope they proceed with their two-seat Venoms. In plural, aside from the Sea Venom they have previously announced a Swedish J33, AKA Venom NF2/2a/3. They had both the early and late fins, early and late canopies, but never ejector seats. If released I'm sure PR will cater for all variations.

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/48 - de Havilland DH.115 Vampire Trainer T.11/J28C by Pilot Replicas - 3D renders+test print+box art+sprues+decals - release Autumn 2023
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17 minutes ago, neilh said:

For those of us not using Facebook, any more news on the general release of this one? It's on my Christmas list....😁

No more news about the release yet.

As I understand it they are waiting for deliveries to arrive, so it could be at any time.
When they are in stock you can bet that this forum will light up like a X-mas tree

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/48 - de Havilland DH.115 Vampire Trainer T.11/J28C by Pilot Replicas - 3D renders+test print+box art+sprues+decals - release in 2024
  • Homebee changed the title to 1/48 - de Havilland DH.115 Vampire Trainer T.11/J28C by Pilot Replicas - released

Released

Sources: https://www.facebook.com/story.php/?id=100057613383033&story_fbid=850219263575179

 

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FINALLY it has arrived on our shelves, The long awaited 2 seater Vampire in 1/48 scale. At the time of writing, we are packing the models in the boxes, both the Swedish J28 C version ( SKU 48A006 ) and the T11 ( SKU 48A007 ) with British markings. Finally it is possible to get a perfect 1/48 scale replica of the much loved and beautiful 2 seater Vampire. As usual, Pilot-Replicas has produced a kit with fine surface detailing, photo etched details and decals printed by Cartograf. As it looks now, it will take up to 7 days of dispatch time before the package leaves as the order intake is high from all over the world. Take the opportunity to look among the accessories we have, There are unique products for our Vampire, and more will be coming to us shortly.

 

https://pilot-replicas.myshopify.com/products/j28-c-vampire-in-swedish-air-force-1-48-scale-48a006

 

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https://pilot-replicas.myshopify.com/products/vampire-t11-in-raf-service-1-48-scale-48a007-1

 

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I'm not sure about this one, the wing looks far too thick in chord and the whole thing looks pudgy.

I know its a photo but there's a T.22 parked beside my Sea venom project and I'm quite certain it doesn't look like that.

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I'm not sure about this one, the wing looks far too thick in chord and the whole thing looks pudgy.

 

You could be right, Steve, but looking closely at the photos, there is some fisheye distortion going on that may give that impression. I'd be surprised if PR got it that wrong, as they had a few examples to go on and generally turn out accurate kits. Have to wait for more information.

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4 hours ago, general melchett said:

 

You could be right, Steve, but looking closely at the photos, there is some fisheye distortion going on that may give that impression. I'd be surprised if PR got it that wrong, as they had a few examples to go on and generally turn out accurate kits. Have to wait for more information.

 

Didn't they LIDAR the Vampire as well? They certainly did several pending releases.

 

Jon

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Test build 

Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=pfbid0mt7kzvvYy6nda1QubKqv3uCfPxyZDwYow4zTFkmnMQWtNXjKjBY1SfJhXXFxpFB4l&id=100057613383033

 

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As many may have seen, we have started the sale and deliveries of our new fantastic Vampire in 1/48. One of the very talented builders who got to test build is master builder Per-Erik Hedberg, who quickly assembled a Vampire. A complete build report will appear in the next issue of the English Phoenix Aviation Modelling magazine and also in the Swedish hobby magazine Allt om Hobby. Per-Erik has built our 48A006 Swedish Vampire out of the box. Below you will also find some pictures of a T11 Vampire from box 48A007 with British RAF markings, build by CW.

 

https://pilot-replicas.myshopify.com/products/j28-c-vampire-in-swedish-air-force-1-48-scale-48a006

 

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https://pilot-replicas.myshopify.com/products/vampire-t11-in-raf-service-1-48-scale-48a007-1


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20 minutes ago, flarpen said:

Fishy?

 

Slang for something not quite right.

 

I want to buy the RAF edition but do sense that the leading edge isn't "sharp" enough / wing too chunky outboard of the inlet. 

 

Lovely looking kit of the elegant Vampire variants.

 

Tony

 

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It also appears that the rear of the fuselage is a little bit pinched, something doesn’t look quite right around the wing trailing edge to fuselage fairing.

 

If the wing leading edge is too deep, which appears to be the case, then this will look odd when placed alongside the Airfix FB5. 
 

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something doesn’t look quite right around the wing trailing edge to fuselage fairing.

The Vampire T.11 is one of my favourite aircraft so the news of PR doing one in my favourite scale was music to my ears BUT, and I hate to get into speculation before getting hold of the plastic, something does seem a bit off here.

 

Vampire T.11 wing trailing edge fillet area.

 

Also, the wings on the models shown appear to be quite deep and lack a sharper more defined leading edge. (Aircrew just keeping getting younger!) The 'crease line' of the leading edge should be central and not in line with the top of the intake which would suggest that the chord of this portion of the wing is incorrect. Just my observations from what are admittedly test shots. Must wait and see.

 

Vampire T.11 leading edge.

 

 

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