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Here's two I have just finished, both were an an interesting build  and both nearly got stowed in  hanger 101.
The Sea Devil  is a ship borne  point  defense  interceptor  based aboard HMS Ocean  circa 1953.
The aircraft is armed with  jettisonable  wingtip air to air rocket pods . I wanted to put a RATO pod underneath it, but there's not enough ground clearance. Also I wanted to use the kits other fuselage  as it had air brakes, but the cockpit  was 5 mm too wide for that fuselage  even after trimming the  cockpit down. The fuselage needed  the mating surfaces  tidying up considerably  and I think that  made the hole for cockpit  that bit  smaller too. The other fuselage will get a scratch build cockpit from the bits boxes  and be an RAF  in service  version.  The kit is the CMR Boulton Paul P111  in 1/72nd scale with plastic tube  rocket pods.
The Delta II is the Novo kit a copy/rebox of the  Frog kit
 Not too bad to build  as it is by today's standards quite a  basic  kit. 3 wasn't sure whether I  liked the  colour scheme I painted it in  so it has sat for a long time  unfinished.  The aircraft is an  operational  weapons testing  platform  and is fitted with a pair of  early  firestreak missiles. 
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Jn3hfZzscBwMYCDn8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/QRYSLm9fE6pWxKcM9
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Re: Boulton Paul Sea Devil F Mk1 and Fairey Delta II test bed.
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 02:50:25 pm »
Very good Chris.  :thumbsup:

The FD2 with Firestreaks looks particularly likely.

I saw both of them fly at Farnborough, but never realised quite how TINY the P111 was!  :o
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Re: Boulton Paul Sea Devil F Mk1 and Fairey Delta II test bed.
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 02:54:17 pm »
I quite  enjoyed building  the P111  even though it was a bit  awkward  and I  managed to  break off the tail just  before I  photographed it.  I have the Olimp  P120 too which  could also get drafted into the navy.  I  want to do  another  FD2 as an in service interceptor, possibly in either all over  royal blue  or green / grey camouflage  over  bare metal or pru blu.
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Re: Boulton Paul Sea Devil F Mk1 and Fairey Delta II test bed.
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 12:43:53 am »
Very nice Chris, I particularly like the Sea Devil
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Re: Boulton Paul Sea Devil F Mk1 and Fairey Delta II test bed.
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 01:39:38 am »
Two good looking additions to the RN FAA! :thumbsup:
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Re: Boulton Paul Sea Devil F Mk1 and Fairey Delta II test bed.
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 03:31:40 am »
Very good builds, Chris.
I didn't even know of CMR. I suppose it's a resin kit.
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Re: Boulton Paul Sea Devil F Mk1 and Fairey Delta II test bed.
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 04:24:48 am »
Very good builds, Chris.
I didn't even know of CMR. I suppose it's a resin kit.
Yes its a resin  kit, I  got it cheap  along with the  olimp  P120.  There's nearly enough parts in the CMR kit build 2 different  versions.  If you can  source some  landing gear and  scratch build  an air splitter  for the  intake  you will be able to build another.  There is a  spare  ejection seat  too. I wouldn't bother too much about the rest of the cockpit as you  can't see inside.
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Re: Boulton Paul Sea Devil F Mk1 and Fairey Delta II test bed.
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2020, 06:50:47 am »

I didn't even know of CMR. I suppose it's a resin kit.

The latter ones are absolutely top quality kits as well
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