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BEA Trident 2 'Ground Gripper' - 1/144 Airfix with modifications


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A great looking result. It's good to know that it can be knocked into shape and thanks for the steer on what might be required. I picked up the Vintage Classics reissue recently and I've been wondering. These oldies usually /always need some upgrades. So this is a great example to find. 

I agree, I'd rather be practicing some plastic bashing (and still have a shed load of money in my pocket!). I think I'd be too nervous starting into some of the expensive new kits! 

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On 21/02/2022 at 14:41, Adam Poultney said:

What is the reason for the asymmetry in the fairings? Was it to do with the offset nose gear?

 

Hi Adam, the reason is very boring I'm afraid. It was that the port side had a cargo door just behind the trailing edge of the wing, so the fairing was truncated to avoid going over it. Later Tridents had it designed out, and thus had matching fairings.

 

Cheers

 

John

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Superb work John - another of those kits I built (sort of) in my youth. Never looked half as good as this though!

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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