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Title: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Freightdog862 on June 12, 2015, 04:14:15 am
I hope to have two new 1/72 releases ready in time. Based on a Saunders Roe brochure, a complete kit of the SR.177 ground attack and reconaissance version of my earlier export fighter release with new parts added. The brochure proposed removing the HTP fuel and rocket motor, replaced with a ram air turbine APU, fitted wing tip mounted rocket pods and a duel purpose Lightning style belly pack. The belly was capable of carrying camera's and 910 litres of fuel, or 1135 litres of fuel only. New parts consist of the belly pack, rocket pods and new APU tail. Special thanks to Paul Martell-Mead for his help with this.

Also due for release will be an EE P.23 Lightning conversion fitted with two Genie ungulded nuclear missiles. Designed to fit the Airfix Lightning F.2A/F.6 base kits, but could also easily be adapted to fit the Sword F.1/3.

For some more info on the recce pack see Paul's earlier post http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,22716.0.html

Thanks,
Colin
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Thorvic on June 12, 2015, 05:06:01 am
Ohh Nice Colin

Can you put me down for a set of each, but they will have to be posted as I won't be able to make the show  :banghead:

Cheers

Geoff
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Martin H on June 12, 2015, 07:45:04 am
Ill be after at least one of each as well Colin ;D
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Freightdog862 on June 12, 2015, 07:56:10 am
No problem Martin and Geoff, will put one of each aside.

Colin
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Gondor on June 12, 2015, 09:46:16 am
I am interested, just don't know when or if I will have the to buy do to my work situation

Gondor
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Freightdog862 on June 12, 2015, 04:29:39 pm
I am interested, just don't know when or if I will have the to buy do to my work situation

Gondor

I know what you mean, I've been looking for a new job for a while, man cannot live by model aircraft alone you know! Fingers crossed we both get something.   

Colin
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Weaver on June 12, 2015, 08:53:44 pm
A pair of nice Genies would be good for all sorts of whiffy things. I've picked up a few F-89s to get the Genies from them, but some of the mouldings are very poor.
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Freightdog862 on June 13, 2015, 07:52:30 am
Agree, I will be selling the Genies on their own to (but not in time for the show), best kit one I've seen were in the Revell-Monogram Voodoo, but I think they were a bit undersize?

Colin 
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Freightdog862 on June 16, 2015, 02:14:55 pm
I got two sets of test cast samples for the new parts, these consist of 2x wing tip rocket pods, modified tailcone with RAT doors added, belly pack, optional outer wing pylons and a bonus 2000 lb Target Marker bomb to be carried asymmetrically under the port wing inner pylon, with a fuel tank starboard. The bomb is a supersonic Red Beard, proposed for external carriage on the TSR2, featuring a more pointed nose.   

I will try and post a picture of the new bits before the weekend.

Colin
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Weaver on June 16, 2015, 02:38:48 pm
Again, that supersonic Red Beard would be nice as a separate item. :wub:
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Freightdog862 on June 16, 2015, 02:57:14 pm
Again, that supersonic Red Beard would be nice as a separate item. :wub:

At some point it will be.....

Colin
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Gondor on June 17, 2015, 01:53:21 am

Also due for release will be an EE P.23 Lightning conversion fitted with two Genie unguided nuclear missiles. Designed to fit the Airfix Lightning F.2A/F.6 base kits, but could also easily be adapted to fit the Sword F.1/3.


I think I am going to have to look out Squadron markings or nicknames with Hair or Hare associated with them  :rolleyes: ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Geoff on June 17, 2015, 02:46:49 am
And I will not be able to get to the show dam!
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Freightdog862 on June 19, 2015, 04:09:58 am
The P.177 ground attack and recce complete kit, Lightning P.23 Genie set and Victor K.2 tailcone on website now.

Thanks

Colin
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Thorvic on June 19, 2015, 04:54:41 am
The P.177 ground attack and recce complete kit, Lightning P.23 Genie set and Victor K.2 tailcone on website now.

Thanks

Colin
 

Order placed  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Freightdog862 on June 19, 2015, 05:52:00 am
Thank you Geoff!

Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Weaver on June 19, 2015, 05:56:16 am
Again, that supersonic Red Beard would be nice as a separate item. :wub:

At some point it will be.....

Colin

Cool, cheers!

I just noticed your Swift F.7 conversion: you know what I'm going to say next, right?  ;)
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Freightdog862 on June 19, 2015, 06:58:06 am
Again, that supersonic Red Beard would be nice as a separate item. :wub:

At some point it will be.....

Colin

Cool, cheers!

I just noticed your Swift F.7 conversion: you know what I'm going to say next, right?  ;)

I just sold the last one! But, if you want one without decals I can get another cast up, I'm assuming your not the kind of man who needs a decal sheet.... :mellow:

 
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Martin H on June 19, 2015, 09:18:26 am
The P.177 ground attack and recce complete kit, Lightning P.23 Genie set and Victor K.2 tailcone on website now.

Thanks

Colin

Ill be beating down your door at coventry for the 117 and genies :)
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Gondor on June 19, 2015, 09:25:00 am

I just noticed your Swift F.7 conversion: you know what I'm going to say next, right?  ;)


I just sold the last one! But, if you want one without decals I can get another cast up, I'm assuming your not the kind of man who needs a decal sheet.... :mellow:

 

Dam that was quick!

Gondor
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Thorvic on June 19, 2015, 12:57:38 pm
Again, that supersonic Red Beard would be nice as a separate item. :wub:

At some point it will be.....

Colin

Cool, cheers!

I just noticed your Swift F.7 conversion: you know what I'm going to say next, right?  ;)

Will the missiles be available as a seperate set perhaps ?
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Weaver on June 20, 2015, 05:53:47 am
Again, that supersonic Red Beard would be nice as a separate item. :wub:

At some point it will be.....

Colin

Cool, cheers!

I just noticed your Swift F.7 conversion: you know what I'm going to say next, right?  ;)

I just sold the last one! But, if you want one without decals I can get another cast up, I'm assuming your not the kind of man who needs a decal sheet.... :mellow:

 

Thanks, but the question was more in line with the other ones, i.e. will the Fireflash missiles be available separately? (Spot on, Geoff!  ;D )
Title: Re: New for Coventry, SR.177 Ground Attack/Recce version and P.23 Lightning conv.
Post by: Weaver on June 20, 2015, 03:19:11 pm
Order placed for Genies and Red Tops. :thumbsup: