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Re: Airfix Skyray
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2018, 07:45:16 pm »
The more I work on this, the more I realise that it's a little gem. 1977 pressing, and it must have been a pleasant surprise to Airfix aficionados when it came out. Sure, the panel lines are raised, but they're quite fine, the fit is great, and the detail is very good for the time, with detailed landing gear wells, no see-through effect, and the potential to take it to another level if you wish. Really wish I had picked up one of these earlier. Highly recommended.  :thumbsup:

There are quite a few old Airfix kits which are like that (the Magister, P-80 and Hs.126 come to mind). Sometimes it feels like they had two completely different design teams, only one of which gave a damn...
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Re: Airfix Skyray
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2018, 08:16:22 pm »
The more I work on this, the more I realise that it's a little gem. 1977 pressing, and it must have been a pleasant surprise to Airfix aficionados when it came out. Sure, the panel lines are raised, but they're quite fine, the fit is great, and the detail is very good for the time, with detailed landing gear wells, no see-through effect, and the potential to take it to another level if you wish. Really wish I had picked up one of these earlier. Highly recommended.  :thumbsup:

There are quite a few old Airfix kits which are like that (the Magister, P-80 and Hs.126 come to mind). Sometimes it feels like they had two completely different design teams, only one of which gave a damn...

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Re: Airfix Skyray
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2018, 03:13:22 am »
The more I work on this, the more I realise that it's a little gem. 1977 pressing, and it must have been a pleasant surprise to Airfix aficionados when it came out. Sure, the panel lines are raised, but they're quite fine, the fit is great, and the detail is very good for the time, with detailed landing gear wells, no see-through effect, and the potential to take it to another level if you wish. Really wish I had picked up one of these earlier. Highly recommended.  :thumbsup:

Yup some of Airfix's products from around that time are very nice indeed
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Re: Airfix Skyray
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2018, 10:59:20 am »
Okay, decals are coming along, and I'll let the cat out of the bag. These are the roundels, fin flashes, and flags for the Canberra and the Skyray, numbers for the Canberra (same as kit numbers), and I probably will use the kit numbers for the Skyray. Back story still to be written, but it ties in with the French Skywarrior posted earlier.

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Re: Airfix Skyray
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2018, 11:47:04 am »
Jamaic'em yourself?


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Re: Airfix Skyray
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2018, 12:38:16 am »
Jamaic'em yourself?


Sorry old joke, goes with 'Alaskher later'

I think those cracks are older than me and possibly Kit....and that's saying something  ;)
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Re: Airfix Skyray
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2018, 12:57:23 am »
Jamaic'em yourself?


Sorry old joke, goes with 'Alaskher later'

I think those cracks are older than me and possibly Kit....and that's saying something  ;)


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Re: Airfix Skyray
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2018, 07:58:52 pm »
Really bad cold at the moment, so some therapy in the hobby room is in order. Diamond Dogs playing. Second coat of gloss gull gray on the Ford, should look less patchy once it dries.

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Re: Airfix Skyray
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2018, 02:44:36 am »
Jamaic'em yourself?


Sorry old joke, goes with 'Alaskher later'

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Re: Airfix Skyray
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2018, 07:11:57 am »
There's no way I thought you were old enough to remember those - I only just do  ;)
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Re: Airfix Skyray
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2018, 05:52:14 pm »
Not happy with the way the gloss gull gray paint went on, but couldn't find a spray can.


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Re: Airfix Skyray
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2018, 05:24:47 pm »
Decaling has started.

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Re: Airfix Skyray
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2018, 01:47:36 am »
Coming along nicely.
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Re: Airfix Skyray
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2018, 07:31:02 pm »
She has her boots on, now to put hangy thingies on wingies.

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Re: Airfix Skyray
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2018, 11:36:19 pm »
That's colorful!