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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1215 on: July 03, 2012, 11:39:36 am »
Is DH.88 newtool too?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1216 on: July 03, 2012, 12:28:32 pm »
No, it's still the ancient 50s tooling that we all know and love.  The decals would be worth having and then try and find a Frog/Novo on ebay.  Far superior kit.  At least there's a cockpit interior!
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1217 on: July 03, 2012, 03:06:24 pm »
Whirlybirds do a really nice DH.88 cockpit interior for the Airfix kit along with a vac-canopy, got an example of both in the stash. They also do four or five different decal sheets.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1218 on: July 04, 2012, 12:25:17 am »
Kit propellors are rubbish and I don't think Aeroclub ever did replacements. Even if they did I guess they'd be hard to find.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1219 on: July 04, 2012, 07:44:58 am »
Green DH.88 Comet and the new P-51D in Holborn MZ today, chaps.

Thank you kind sir I may well be passing said establishment on Friday  ;D
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1220 on: July 05, 2012, 03:24:14 pm »
Green DH.88 Comet and the new P-51D in Holborn MZ today, chaps.

Thank you kind sir I may well be passing said establishment on Friday  ;D

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1221 on: July 05, 2012, 04:26:40 pm »
Kit propellors are rubbish and I don't think Aeroclub ever did replacements. Even if they did I guess they'd be hard to find.

I'm no expert on the DH.88 but the props don't look particularly special, so maybe Aeroclub ones intended for some other Gypsy-engined aircraft could be used?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1222 on: July 06, 2012, 12:18:56 am »
On a side note i noticed that the Aviation Megastore has the standard kit of the Airfix A-4B/P Skyhawk in stock but its not yet in the UK ?

Or should that be it not yet be put up as instock at Airfix and thus hasn't gone out with the latest deliveries !
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1223 on: July 06, 2012, 02:14:02 pm »
 Just read the article on the hurricane in the Airfix mag.....the reviewer has done a great job on the kit.....did it have empty case ejection ports....??? That's a big miss if it did.....well done on the rest of the kit....
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1224 on: July 07, 2012, 07:03:59 am »
New tool Mustang is out in 1/72 - looks superb  :thumbsup:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1225 on: July 07, 2012, 09:44:52 am »
Here's me saying no more kits until Telford. So yesterday I end up getting a new Airfix Hurricane in the MZ Holborn sale for whiffing. So my Heller IIc will become my Ceylon 1942 IIb.
Saw the new P-51D and was very tempted but resisted. Anyone aware of any in the box 'first looks'?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1226 on: July 07, 2012, 02:19:22 pm »
Just read the article on the hurricane in the Airfix mag.....the reviewer has done a great job on the kit.....did it have empty case ejection ports....??? That's a big miss if it did.....well done on the rest of the kit....

Yes it does, just got the magazine today and that mistake is almost as good as the time an editor of another magazine painted the wing surfaces of his very nice Gannet incorrectly so that there was Dark Sea Grey on the wrong part of the wing  :blink:

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1227 on: July 07, 2012, 02:29:40 pm »
Just read the article on the hurricane in the Airfix mag.....the reviewer has done a great job on the kit.....did it have empty case ejection ports....??? That's a big miss if it did.....well done on the rest of the kit....

Save me delving Hurricane refererences please! Can you elaborate?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1228 on: July 07, 2012, 02:45:18 pm »
Just read the article on the hurricane in the Airfix mag.....the reviewer has done a great job on the kit.....did it have empty case ejection ports....??? That's a big miss if it did.....well done on the rest of the kit....

Save me delving Hurricane refererences please! Can you elaborate?

I simply looked at the 1/48 scale drawings in Modellers Data File 2 which I have although a serch of the web should provide other easily accessible references such as

Here: http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/english/articles/sheppard/hurricane_Z5252/index.htm

here: http://www.militaryfactory.com/imageviewer/ac/pic-detail.asp?aircraft_id=125&sCurrentPic=hawker-hurricane_7.jpg&sCurrentDescriptor=Front%20left%20side%20view%20of%20a%20Hawker%20Hurricane%20on%20display%20at%20the%20USAF%20Museum;%20color

here : http://www.redbubble.com/people/reesadams/works/5923176-hawker-hurricane-g-hupw-r4118

or here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31848204@N02/7039469471/in/photostream/

Be warned though, some pictures I found show a restored aircraft that has had the gun ports and ejector slots filled in to make the aircraft a little more aerodynamic.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1229 on: July 07, 2012, 04:30:37 pm »
Just read the article on the hurricane in the Airfix mag.....the reviewer has done a great job on the kit.....did it have empty case ejection ports....??? That's a big miss if it did.....well done on the rest of the kit....

Yes it does, just got the magazine today and that mistake is almost as good as the time an editor of another magazine painted the wing surfaces of his very nice Gannet incorrectly so that there was Dark Sea Grey on the wrong part of the wing  :blink:

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