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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4740 on: July 16, 2020, 11:01:23 am »
Savoia-Marchetti SM79 & HS Dominie are now available:
https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/savoia-marchetti-sm79.html
https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/hawker-siddley-dominie-t-1.html

Ah yes, the 1/76 SM79 (according to the blurb at the end of the link plus the latest Airfix news e-mail)!
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4741 on: July 16, 2020, 12:26:02 pm »
Savoia-Marchetti SM79 & HS Dominie are now available:
https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/savoia-marchetti-sm79.html
https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/hawker-siddley-dominie-t-1.html

Ah yes, the 1/76 SM79 (according to the blurb at the end of the link plus the latest Airfix news e-mail)!


Those moulds must be 100 years old!  :o
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4742 on: July 17, 2020, 04:55:32 am »
Savoia-Marchetti SM79 & HS Dominie are now available:
https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/savoia-marchetti-sm79.html
https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/hawker-siddley-dominie-t-1.html

Ah yes, the 1/76 SM79 (according to the blurb at the end of the link plus the latest Airfix news e-mail)!


Those moulds must be 100 years old!  :o

As well as being 1/76 it also apparently has a wingspan of only 33mm.

I have one of these.  '72 release I think.  Moulded in that very fetching sky blue styrene.  Astonishingly small box compared to what we get these days.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4743 on: July 17, 2020, 06:23:10 am »
It was that SM 79 that kicked my interest in Italian aircraft off. As a 14/15 or whatever year old the thought of a three engined torpedo bomber and that box art just struck a chord.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4744 on: July 17, 2020, 10:30:59 pm »


I avoided Italian stuff back in the day because I knew I could never manage one of these paint jobs.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4745 on: July 18, 2020, 03:33:07 am »

I avoided Italian stuff back in the day because I knew I could never manage one of these paint jobs.


And nowadays you can get DECALS for that stuff!  :o :o
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4746 on: July 18, 2020, 05:39:54 am »

And nowadays you can get DECALS for that stuff!  :o :o

And very good they are as well. I picked up a few more sheets at Telford.

Rather oddly even with a brush I didn't find most Italian camouflage schemes that difficult, time confusing but not that difficult. The later WWII ones start to get difficult, if not impossible to brush paint though. However the Italians were never that strict with the application of schemes so you can normally find a doable one  ;)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4747 on: August 07, 2020, 06:40:45 am »
The Airfix Website has sprue shots etc of the new tool Vulcan
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« Reply #4748 on: August 07, 2020, 07:13:29 am »
The Airfix Website has sprue shots etc of the new tool Vulcan

Interesting.  Nice load of bombs and a Blue Steel as well.  Loaded for Bear, it would seem. :thumbsup:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4749 on: August 07, 2020, 10:54:16 am »
The Airfix Website has sprue shots etc of the new tool Vulcan

Interesting.  Nice load of bombs and a Blue Steel as well.  Loaded for Bear, it would seem. :thumbsup:

Wouldn't that be the rumoured, but never seen Vulcan F.1?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4750 on: August 07, 2020, 01:08:28 pm »
The Airfix Website has sprue shots etc of the new tool Vulcan

Interesting.  Nice load of bombs and a Blue Steel as well.  Loaded for Bear, it would seem. :thumbsup:

Wouldn't that be the rumoured, but never seen Vulcan F.1?


A bomb bay STUFFED with Firestreaks!  :o

And maybe a couple of Bloodhounds under each wing too.  ;)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4751 on: August 07, 2020, 03:26:31 pm »
The Airfix Website has sprue shots etc of the new tool Vulcan

Interesting.  Nice load of bombs and a Blue Steel as well.  Loaded for Bear, it would seem. :thumbsup:

Wouldn't that be the rumoured, but never seen Vulcan F.1?


A bomb bay STUFFED with Firestreaks!  :o

And maybe a couple of Bloodhounds under each wing too.  ;)

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4752 on: August 07, 2020, 04:41:57 pm »
Vulcan F.1 proposal (1970s) had 10 x Sea Dart or 12 x Phoenix.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4753 on: August 08, 2020, 05:09:52 am »
SEA DARTS?

Strewth, launching one of them would have been a sight worth seeing!

Were they hung under the wings or on trapezes in the bomb bay?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4754 on: August 08, 2020, 09:15:31 am »
hung under the wings and a big radar dome under the nose for the tracker radar think od a sea venom pod undere the nose in place of the visual bomb site, see vulcan hammer book by chriss gibson page 171
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