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#1 Derek B

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 07:15 PM

Just dug one of these out of the attic:

 

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Let's see if I can turn it into one of these? (I have to stay true to my Swedish Air Force/Saab aircraft and Hellenic Air Force themed subjects):

 

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 07:31 PM

:popcorn:  :popcorn:  :popcorn: ......Harv


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Posted 03 November 2016 - 08:19 PM

Yup, this is going to be good! Can't wait to see more Derek. :popcorn:


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Posted 03 November 2016 - 08:35 PM

Yes Derek I'm with you on that Swedish thinking. I'll stay tuned. /Stoffe
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Posted 04 November 2016 - 12:39 AM

Nice to see that you're doing a Swedish version, Derek! :)

Thought of doing that with the one I have, so I'll follow this! :)

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 01:28 AM

Derek

Nice selection from days gone by.

Will be following

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 11:33 PM

Finally managed to find and drag this from the attic:

 

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On closer examination, it appears that I may have approximately 1.5 kits in the box! The original kit was hacked about in an attempt to super detail it back in the 80's, but looking at it now I feel dissatisfied with my efforts, so ripped out all of the work about 20 years ago and stuffed it back into the box and the attic until now.

 

I appear to have inherited another Sea Venom, which appears to be the later Revell boxing, however, it is incomplete (just a basic airframe). I fear that I do not have enough components to produce even one full venom kit, so i will have to see how this one goes? (there are not even enough parts for me to make a second kit - no engine, undercarriage or cockpit details as a basic minimum).

 

If I have sufficient parts, I will attempt to complete the J 33 using a combination of Matchbox and Revell parts (the basic airframe being Revell), and what I would have liked to have done with my original chopped-up Matchbox airframe is to convert it into a J 28B (Flygvapnet Vampire N.F.50).

 

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 11:38 PM

That's a lot of Venom parts, Derek! That kit still gives me nightmares. It's very unlikely to ever be redone by anybody, so I fear this old clunker is all we'll ever have. Good luck with it, Derek!

 

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 11:46 PM

That's a lot of Venom parts, Derek! That kit still gives me nightmares. It's very unlikely to ever be redone by anybody, so I fear this old clunker is all we'll ever have. Good luck with it, Derek!

 

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Thanks Kev - I shall see how this pans out, but I will certainly not turn down a cheap Revel kit if one turns up in the meantime!

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 12:33 AM

Well, I have decided that if I can quickly get hold of another Sea Venom kit, I will convert it into a J 28B in parallel with the J 33 (I need to support Kev! ;) ).

 

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 06:16 PM

Please do the J28 if you ever get the parts for it, that would be awesome!
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Posted 07 November 2016 - 10:15 AM

Please do the J28 if you ever get the parts for it, that would be awesome!
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Hi Stoffe,

 

I have a mish-mash of parts from two kits at present, with a photocopy of the Revell instructions as a guide. I went through all of the individual parts last night to see if I could sort enough of them to begin or not. 

 

By mixing new parts with already started/cannibilised parts, I have found that I have enough parts to make a complete N.F.3 as per the instructions (which will, of course, be a J 33 in my case). However, I have insufficient parts to make a J 28B, so that will unforttunately have to wait until I can obtain another full kit (even though I would have liked to have produced both in parallel).

 

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 11:42 AM

Looks interesting with all those parts! :) I hope you can find one more kit! 

 

Håkan


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 04:56 PM

Perhaps select parts from a Tigger FB.5 would help making a J 28B?
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Posted 07 November 2016 - 07:50 PM

Perhaps select parts from a Tigger FB.5 would help making a J 28B?

 

I'll have to look into that one Anders :)

 

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