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Seeking 1/72 Airfix Lighting F.3 and Matchbox T.55 transparencies

Started by KiwiZac, May 19, 2022, 05:08:39 PM

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KiwiZac

Hi team,
I've had these two for several years but sadly the canopies/windscreens have gone walkabout. Photos from Scalemates:
Airfix F3 boxtop via Scalemates by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Matchbox T55 boxtop via Scalemates by Zac Yates, on Flickr

Would anyone happen to have spares they'd be happy to part with?

I'm in New Zealand so I expect postage won't be cheap.

Many thanks in advance!

Gondor

I might be able to help with the F.3 canopy and maybe the T.55 one as well but I will have to do a little digging over the weekend to find if I have them as spares.

Gondor
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KiwiZac

Quote from: Gondor on May 19, 2022, 09:48:22 PM
I might be able to help with the F.3 canopy and maybe the T.55 one as well but I will have to do a little digging over the weekend to find if I have them as spares.

Gondor
If so you would be a lifesaver! I'm really strapped for cash so can't afford vacs but would gladly help with postage.

PR19_Kit

I'll have a look too Zac, when I get home that is, maybe Monday. 

I think you'll find the Airfix F3 canopy is the same as the more common F1A item too.
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Regards
Kit

The Wooksta!

Try an email to Whirlybird. They have closed but Roger may be kind enough to dig out a canopy for a T4/5/55 and a single seater from their resin kits.
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Gondor

I have a couple of single seat Lightning Camnopies available but that's it I'm afraid Zac

Gondor
My Ability to Imagine is only exceeded by my Imagined Abilities

Gondor's Modelling Rule Number Three: Everything will fit perfectly untill you apply glue...

I know it's in a book I have around here somewhere....

kitnut617

And there's always the chance of finding an Aeroclub T.4/5 canopy from that conversion.
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kitnut617

And apparently, NeOmega makes/made a 1/72 T.4 conversion which also has vacuform canopies.
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The Wooksta!

Aeroclub did vacform canopies for both single and two seat Lightnings, but very likely unobtainium now.  A PM on Britmodellerto John Aero - as it is John Adams who ran Aeroclub - may help, as he could have several remaining in stock.
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Visit Scarfolk today. Our number one priority is keeping rabies at bay"
https://scarfolk.blogspot.com/

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic

KiwiZac

Thank you folks, I'm very grateful for your digging and suggestions! I'll drop a line to John at BM.

Gondor - I'd be very happy to take one of those off your hands!

Kit - my fingers are firmly crossed!

EDIT: trainer canopy secured!

Gondor

Hope to have a canopy or two in the post to you next weekend Zac

Gondor
My Ability to Imagine is only exceeded by my Imagined Abilities

Gondor's Modelling Rule Number Three: Everything will fit perfectly untill you apply glue...

I know it's in a book I have around here somewhere....

KiwiZac

Thank you Alastair, you're extremely generous! Problem solved!