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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1470 on: February 02, 2013, 02:08:27 am »
From this years offerings I plan to get two Vampire Trainers and a "new" TSR2 boxing.

One Vampire to be oob and the other converted to an NF.10 if someone makes a conversion set (hint hint Colin)

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1471 on: February 02, 2013, 03:29:32 am »
One Vampire to be oob and the other converted to an NF.10 if someone makes a conversion set (hint hint Colin)

Could you cross-kit the radar nose from a Frog/Novo Sea Venom? The canopy could be a bit of a pain as I think that NF Vampires only had the multi-pane flat top canopy.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1472 on: February 02, 2013, 09:54:42 am »
No.  Different style nose cone.  IIRC,the nose on the NF10 is the same as the T11, it's the canopy section that's wider to ensure side by side seating rather than the staggered in the NF.

You *might* get away with a vacform Sea Venom canopy and bodge the interior.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1473 on: February 02, 2013, 10:07:17 am »
Hmmm...those giant missiles would look good in the stash !

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Or a pair of them slung under the wings of the 1/48 TSR 2................................................! Scaled "up" to 1/48 they'd still look pretty mean. Fit some bigger fins & you've got a seriously nasty looking ASM. Maybe even add a jet intake & wings to make a BIG cruise missile?

Ditto hmmmmm!!! :lol:

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1474 on: February 02, 2013, 11:32:03 am »
One Vampire to be oob and the other converted to an NF.10 if someone makes a conversion set (hint hint Colin)

Could you cross-kit the radar nose from a Frog/Novo Sea Venom? The canopy could be a bit of a pain as I think that NF Vampires only had the multi-pane flat top canopy.

There's an injection NF10 conversion out there made by   ------- now who was that who produced it, I've got one buried in the stash somewhere ---
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1475 on: February 02, 2013, 12:01:59 pm »
I think CMK did a whole NF10 kit at one time.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1476 on: February 02, 2013, 12:16:13 pm »

I think CMK did a whole NF10 kit at one time.


They did kit and I have to work from a budget which kid of excludes that option.


There's an injection NF10 conversion out there made by   ------- now who was that who produced it, I've got one buried in the stash somewhere ---


There was only it's been oop for a long long time and harder to find than rocking horse poo.

I had been thinking of cross kitting several bit's and pieces but agree that the canopy would be the hardest part as there was no bulge in the upper part of the canopy. I even asked Aeroclub about options which ended up with the thought of making my own, not really an option with my skill levels.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1477 on: February 02, 2013, 04:19:01 pm »
Ogival pointed nose and winglets on the new Vampire kit, that's what I'd like to do some day.   :blink:

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1478 on: February 03, 2013, 01:21:45 am »
Donkeys years ago I cross-kitted a FROG Vampire FB5 and a FROG Sea Venom to build a Venom FB4. Came out quite well and I still have the model.
With the remaining parts I put together a Vampire NF10. Not as good a go as the Venom but not too bad. No longer with us (don't recall why) although I do still have the tail assenbly. For the canopy I used an Airfix Mosquito canopy, rubbed down to get rid of the framing. Not perfect when finished but looked OK.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1479 on: February 03, 2013, 01:35:29 am »
I had been thinking of cross kitting several bit's and pieces but agree that the canopy would be the hardest part as there was no bulge in the upper part of the canopy. I even asked Aeroclub about options which ended up with the thought of making my own, not really an option with my skill levels.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1480 on: February 03, 2013, 03:34:08 am »
I think I will wait and see if Colin comes up with anything first before I decide to commit knife to plastic, could be a while before I buy the kit in the first place.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1481 on: February 03, 2013, 06:40:40 am »
John Adams has said it (the Vampire) looks to be accurate.

And if he says it is, it will be.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1482 on: February 12, 2013, 07:29:15 am »
Sprue shots of the Lancaster II from Yeovilton:

http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircraft/index.php?showtopic=3109

Close inspection of the clear sprue shows FN82 as standard.  Woohoo!

Looks to be a big jump in quality over the Revell one.

Hurricane shots here:
http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircraft/index.php?showtopic=3110&st=0

Gladiator and Bomber supply set:
http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircraft/index.php?showtopic=3116

Harrier
http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircraft/index.php?showtopic=3113

Fw 190
http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircraft/index.php?showtopic=3111

Looks to be better than the Revell one, which apart from the solid rear canopy, are pretty much the best on the market in 72nd.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1483 on: February 12, 2013, 07:33:33 am »
Wow...that's a beauty ! You get all those extra engines and props in a single kit ? One sprue has 2 sets of props then the other has a single set. Must be 2 diferent boxings ? And I love the 'what if' built up model ! That thing would sound awesome eh ?

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #1484 on: February 12, 2013, 07:54:26 am »
Thanks Lee. They all look really nice
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