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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #360 on: May 16, 2020, 10:01:18 am »
To do a 1/72 DH.101 you need a 1/60 scale Mosquito as a donor, still lots to change though, the fuselages are quite different. A Jet Mosquito I think it's around 1/65 or 66 you'd need. Not that there's any animal to do either.
My comment about the Centaurus on the DH.101 probably would be underpowered for it, the description given for the Sabre variant earmarked for the DH.101 was very similar to what the specs were for a Sabre VII or VIII, so around 3000hp. I don't think they developed a Centaurus over 2500hp.
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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #361 on: May 16, 2020, 10:21:00 am »
What was the scale for the Lindberg He 111?  60th?
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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #362 on: May 16, 2020, 11:00:18 am »
What was the scale for the Lindberg He 111?  60th?

The Big Book says 1/63. But even though the 111 fuselage looks like a Mosquito fuselage, it's quite different. It was something I looked at when I first started working out the DH.101 build I have in progress (long-term that is). Plus the cross-section through the DH.101 is totally different to the Mosquitos. It was the same with the Hampden wing, it sort of looks like a Mossie wing but there's enough difference that scratch building a wing would just be as quick.
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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #363 on: May 16, 2020, 11:20:13 am »
You must have read my mind as I thought about a Hampden wing a few minutes after the last post.  48th Mossie wing cut down and reshaped?  Although on second thoughts a 48th Vampire wing might be better - the Hobbycraft one is rubbish so could be useful as parts fodder.
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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #364 on: June 29, 2020, 06:12:56 am »
July issue of SAM has the Hornet listed in AZ's advert so maybe they will be on their way to the Big H and thus to me soon ?  :thumbsup:

As an aside the July SAM is a Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary special. Some interesting builds.
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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #365 on: June 29, 2020, 06:44:17 am »
If it's something from AZ/KPM I *really* want, I tend to run a search on ebay of the Czech and Polish traders, as they generally have AZ/KP stuff a good fortnight afore Hannants do.

Still no sign of the Hornets.  Despite having a goodly stash of Frog/Novo and Skybirds kits, I've placed an order with Uncle Frank for a pair of each, largely because the spare decals will be handy for the other kits in the stash, no to mention whiffed ones.

This is the one kit I'm looking forward to the most, but utterly dreading, because we've seen sod all other than the canopy sprue and the box art.  And given the ill fitting and inaccurate parcel of dog turds that was the Special Hobby kit, I don't think I can take the disappointment.
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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #366 on: June 29, 2020, 07:06:05 am »
I've had a fair bit of stuff from AZ direct, but the ongoing Covid 19 situation meant I went via Hannats for these.

Things are getting back to normal however as Hataka in Poland have commenced shipping again  :thumbsup: They informed me yesterday
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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #367 on: July 24, 2020, 04:55:19 am »
The AZ Hornet can't be far off now, as Peewit have already released canopy masks for it:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Peewit-1-72-de-Havilland-Hornet-Canopy-Masks-72233/373125172144?hash=item56dffe4bb0:g:NjMAAOSwdrdfGpC2
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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #368 on: July 24, 2020, 06:29:13 am »
Ah, cheers Lee.

As I've said elsewhere I was impressed with the Peewit masks I used on my Ki-102
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