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Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Stuart » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:39 pm

Hi all,

To go with the Tornado I'm building for the Jet GB I've started this...

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Not a bad set, both kits need a bit of TLC but scrub up well. I'll be building OOB.

The cockpits are built and I'm working on the paint.

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One issue with the F.3 is the need to re-scribe the lower half of the fuselage...

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby speedgraflex » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:30 pm

CHEERS!!

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Stikpusher » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:49 pm

speedgraflex wrote:CHEERS!!

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Stuart » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:24 am

Thanks Gents.

I should mentioned that if you ever buy this kit, try and get a later boxing like this. The ADV has a longer fuselage than the strike variant (so that is could carry four Skyflash AAMs) which was achieved by inserting a 1.3m plug behind the cockpit. When this kit was it was released. Airfix got the insert in the wrong place and thusly, the Navigators cockpit was too large and in the wrong place. On later releases like this one a corrected top fuselage half was added to the kit, but for whatever reason, it was engraved rather then raised. Thus my need to re-scribe the rest of the kit.
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Modelcrazy » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:22 am

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby LyleW » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:39 am

Stuart...you are an animal!
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Stikpusher » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:06 am

The ADV also has a longer radome and different radar than the IDS versions, due to it being configured for the long range air intercept mission, compared to low level strike.

This will be a beauty to watch!
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Medicman71 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:20 am

Uhhhggg!! That Jag kit is the one that RoG reboxed not long ago. I tried it and it was all kinds of a nightmare. It became a paint mule now.
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Frontline Fighters gift set...

Postby Stuart » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:09 am

Stikpusher wrote:The ADV also has a longer radome and different radar than the IDS versions, due to it being configured for the long range air intercept mission, compared to low level strike.

This will be a beauty to watch!


True - I should know that of course as I used to make them both :headslap:

Medicman71 wrote:Uhhhggg!! That Jag kit is the one that RoG reboxed not long ago. I tried it and it was all kinds of a nightmare. It became a paint mule now.


Pah - wuss! :grin:

I didn't think it looked too bad, certainly the fit doesn't just as bad as the Tornado (not good you understand, just not as bad :grin: ) - but I agree it does look like it's going need a bit of effort.

Both good experience for when I tackle the Buccaneer however... :whiteflag:
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Postby Medicman71 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:31 pm

My Jag was warped and was arguably one of the worst fitting kits ever. I can manage a lot of issues but this wasn't worth it.
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