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Re: Telford 2020 suggestions
« Reply #90 on: September 04, 2020, 02:59:41 am »
Colin IIRC you mentioned something about producing resin sets for older kits many may have in the stash, e.g. the recent F1/F3 conversion for the FROG/Hasegawa/Frogspawn Lightning F6.

So maybe for the future a set of Twin Wasps and radomes to convert tge Airfix Sunderland III to a 5?

I know there’s now a 5 out there, but...
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Re: Telford 2020 suggestions
« Reply #91 on: September 04, 2020, 04:58:24 am »
GOOD thinking Dave.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Telford 2020 suggestions
« Reply #92 on: September 04, 2020, 05:24:20 am »
A ‘cottage company’ called Canovac produced such a conversion/update in the 1990s.
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Re: Telford 2020 suggestions
« Reply #93 on: September 04, 2020, 08:28:14 am »
'Canovac', hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

That rings a bell somewhere, but I'm not sure why.
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Re: Telford 2020 suggestions
« Reply #94 on: September 04, 2020, 08:45:56 am »
Not quite sure what they did, but certainly vacform canopies.  I have one of their Hornet ones somewhere and a Spitfire mk 12 conversion, with an engine cowling and spinner in a weird black resin.  They must have been about in the late 80s/early 90s as part of the explosion of small cottage manufacturers.
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Re: Telford 2020 suggestions
« Reply #95 on: September 04, 2020, 09:05:54 am »
Not quite sure what they did, but certainly vacform canopies.  I have one of their Hornet ones somewhere and a Spitfire mk 12 conversion, with an engine cowling and spinner in a weird black resin.  They must have been about in the late 80s/early 90s as part of the explosion of small cottage manufacturers.

Yep, mostly vacform canopies but yes some resin items too, including a replacement nose for the old school Airfix Defiant.  IIRC their ‘catalogue’ was a sheet of A5 paper!

‘Canovak’ is refererred to at https://www.scalemates.com/brands/canovak--6828.  Not the spelling I recall but the product line looks familiar.  No mention of a Sunderland set but I do recall seeing it on a list.  Never saw any of their releases in reality (as far as I recall).
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Re: Telford 2020 suggestions
« Reply #96 on: September 04, 2020, 09:30:40 am »
The one that has me stumped for a manufacturer's name is a white metal conversion for a mk XII that I was given some years back.  Two piece cowling with integrally moulded exhausts, blisters, rudder, spinner, blades and oil cooler.  With photocopied handwritten instructions on an a5 sheet.

Never seen or heard of it before but obtained another cowling later in a box of bits I bought at 'uddersfield, assembled and in a red primer.  Think it had been used as a master as there was two resin clones.
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Re: Telford 2020 suggestions
« Reply #97 on: November 09, 2020, 04:37:34 am »
With reference to 'The Admiralty and AEW ' by Chris Gibson.  On page 18 opposite to the  HS.125 /Dominie AEW proposals  there's a line drawing of the Blackburn Buccaneer with an extended nose  the P.139/4 and if you were to re-release the P.1216 there was a AEW proposal as well on page 35.

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Re: Telford 2020 suggestions
« Reply #98 on: March 05, 2021, 02:40:02 am »
Since your doing Dominie sets, Colin, I'm just going to drop this here...



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Re: Telford 2020 suggestions
« Reply #99 on: March 05, 2021, 05:31:13 am »
That is marvelous  :wub:
I would buy one of those conversions.
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