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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1170 on: May 24, 2012, 02:47:26 pm »
'Course a really good modeller would be able to make those markings fit a Chipmunk  :wacko:

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1171 on: May 24, 2012, 02:59:06 pm »
'Course a really good modeller would be able to make those markings fit a Chipmunk  :wacko:

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1172 on: May 24, 2012, 03:02:22 pm »
Not even if I was still in the UK with a three week holiday  :blink:

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1173 on: May 24, 2012, 04:04:36 pm »
A Tucano is a LOT bigger than a Chippie!  :o

You'd have to scan and shrink the decals I reckon.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1174 on: May 25, 2012, 05:01:11 am »
Skyhawk dogfight double out, apparently:

http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/aircraft/military-aircraft-1951present/a50134-dogfight-double-gift-set--douglas-a4-skyhawkbae-sea-harrier-frs1-a50134/?searchguid=&resultspage=&sortorder=

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1175 on: May 25, 2012, 09:38:10 am »
Its not that big of a plane, still think they should of bought the Firecracker  ;)

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1176 on: May 25, 2012, 02:38:11 pm »
Skyhawk dogfight double out, apparently:

http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/aircraft/military-aircraft-1951present/a50134-dogfight-double-gift-set--douglas-a4-skyhawkbae-sea-harrier-frs1-a50134/?searchguid=&resultspage=&sortorder=

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1177 on: May 25, 2012, 02:46:46 pm »
Skyhawk dogfight double out, apparently:

http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/aircraft/military-aircraft-1951present/a50134-dogfight-double-gift-set--douglas-a4-skyhawkbae-sea-harrier-frs1-a50134/?searchguid=&resultspage=&sortorder=

Confirmed as being the new tool Skyhawk and this boxing it's to be first available in.  Stand alone and starter sets not too far off. 

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They could also do a Mirage/Sea Harrier double too if they want
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1178 on: May 25, 2012, 06:49:16 pm »
Skyhawk dogfight double out, apparently:

http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/aircraft/military-aircraft-1951present/a50134-dogfight-double-gift-set--douglas-a4-skyhawkbae-sea-harrier-frs1-a50134/?searchguid=&resultspage=&sortorder=

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They could also do a Mirage/Sea Harrier double too if they want

Or, indeed, a Pucara/SHAR double.

I don't imagine for a moment that it will happen, but how about a Pucara plus a diorama base with a Rapier battery on it? The Rapier mouldings could then easily be re-issued with the ex-JB Landrover for a non-Falklands specific boxing.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1179 on: May 25, 2012, 07:16:08 pm »
That raises an interesting question.  How did they tow the Rapiers in the Falklands if not with Landrovers?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1180 on: May 26, 2012, 02:22:43 am »
Helicopter I think.  ;)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1181 on: May 27, 2012, 02:21:13 am »
Helicopter I think.  ;)

That's lifting Steve  :rolleyes: ;D

Seriously the pics I've seen are of them being airlifted
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1182 on: May 27, 2012, 02:46:18 am »
Not having been there at the time and only watching the news reports I believe that they did use Land Rovers where they could. There was also the Volvo? articulated tracked carrier thing that was around at the time but I don't know if that was used to tow anything else. Most likely they were lifted by an available chopper into a rough position and then manhandled into the exact position, ie a few feet away.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1183 on: June 12, 2012, 01:47:18 am »
talking of the tucano re-pop with diamond jubilee markings i did hear that only 1000 were produced
and that apparently they were all sold to one unknown party [it isn't me, btw].

is this true or have i just heard a fib or two?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1184 on: June 12, 2012, 02:42:04 am »
The Airfix web site says it's '.....not yet available for pre-order' and Big H don't mention it on their site either.
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