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  1. I am taking notes on the above comments proposals, I have some ideas on the RF type nose sections, if they work as I have them planned in my head they will offer an alternative to kit parts and other sets.
  2. I was going to add this into a current thread on a Phantom topic on a commercial set, but then decided it was not going to be appropriate so here it is. I am making no promises, BUT I am looking at OPTIONS for 1/32 Phantom sets between now and early 2022. There is a lot going down and promises of all sorts of kits and things in the pipeline for 1/32 scale Phantoms, but some have been promised for years and others are either disappointing or when they happen they maybe very expensive, who knows we will find out. I still see a market for Tamiya and Revell kits that many have in their stash and or can be found and purchased at ‘REASONABLE’ prices, well that comes and goes as production happens especially Revell. YOU WILL SEE AND HEAR IT FIRST HERE……
  3. Thierry that will be great, especially if you are able to point us in the direction where we maybe able to purchase that book from.
  4. I shall have a look see, I just need to check the u/c strut in 1/32 and then scale the wheels
  5. Hi Quite a few varied new sets that are now available Clear resin discs designed to be used as camera ports in PR Spitfires, and other RAF aircraft, but I am sure they could be used in many applications. https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/clear-lenses-for-wwii-aircraft-camera-ports A selection of main wheels for the 1/35 Storch https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/fiesler-fi-156-storch-wheels-hubcap https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/fiesler-fi-156-storch-wheels-open-cap https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/fiesler-fi-156-storch-spoke-wheels Brass undercarriage for Tamiya 1/48 Phantom https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/phantom-f-4b-brass-under-carriage Brass undercarriage for Cessnas and Thunderchief in 1/72 https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/o-1-cessna-bird-dog-brass-undercarriage https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/o-2-cessna-skymaster-brass-under-carriage https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/f-105-thunderchief-brass-under-carriage
  6. Hi Brian i can make a set but it would take a while to get it all turned around, can you wait? I will also need to get some parts, skid parts, I do not really intend to buy a kit. Perhaps I can find someone in the U.K. that could loan me the parts. what is the length of the skid out of interest, so I can get an idea for getting the guys to cast it. cheers Ali
  7. We now have enough orders for the printing to start very soon, I shall be making through the list in the order that I received the orders. as each order is ready I shall email you and send a PayPal invoice.
  8. Steve I am glad that you are pleased with the canopies. I am sure we are all looking forward to see you conversion/ kit bash in the future and hope that your Hobbycraft repair works out well.
  9. Spey Phantom intake and exhaust parts for 1/32 scale Tamiya conversion I have been fortunate to be involved to a small extent and now to a much larger extent on making these parts available to modellers that either have the Cutting Edge conversion or who are prepared to do a fair bit of kit bashing them selves, to produce a BRITISH PHANTOM from the Tamiya F-4J Phantom kit. This project has mainly been driven by the talented modeller Anthony Galbraith, who is doing a mammoth build on Large Scale Planes, see the link here https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/86105-raf-fg1-xv571-wild-hare-phantom-conversion/ The next important person in the chain is the CAD designer Kerry Carlyle, who got on board as a favour to help Anthony out with some of the tricky parts and that would be impossible to design with this amount of detail by good ‘old’ modelling methods. The other important person who brought Anthony, Kerry and myself together is Rick Godden, so that completed the team. However as you will see on the LSP thread above there have been quite a few others guys that have chipped in with information and pictures to assist. At this point it has been handed to myself to see the interest and the viability of producing these sets for modellers. However as this is NOT a full complete conversion, I really feel that before I spend a lot of time settting up the optimum printing orientation, and taking firm orders, it would be beneficial to see the demand for this set. Kerry has invested a lot of hours in developing and reworking the set in conjunction with Anthony, and it is to that end that Kerry would also like to see some return financially for all his hard work. He and I have now struck a deal that providing we have enough interest will firstly benefit him and secondly if the interest is sufficient I will look at adding even more parts to enable the conversion from J to K/M Phantom that little bit easier, not promising any defined time line, or what I may offer. As many of you will know I was planning this conversion a few years ago, then we got promised a full kit, and although that may still happen……one day this may still work out the best way to get some of the best detailed parts for the Spey. Without trying to make comments on each photograph here is quite a few from my initial TEST PRINTS, and a few more lifted from the LSP BUILD tht is linked above that show the fit on the kit. The first picture shows what is included in the set, there is a total of 16 parts, the set will retail for £30.00 plus shipping. As a guide the shipping will be as follows £4.50 for the U.K., £8.00 for Europe, and £12.00 for the rest of the world, this will be standard airmail, tracked will be extra. To make this a worthwhile project we require an order book of at least 20 sets. All of these parts will be 3D printed resin as shown in the pictures. The only way that I can sort and arrange a list of interested customers is through my email address at aerocraftmodels@gmail.com Once the poll is complete, end date for initial interest, will be till the 12th September 2021, if sufficient numbers have been attained the set will go live on my website aerocraftmodels.com and each interested party will be emailed. The first sets will be mailed out around the beginning of October.
  10. That is great news, I look forward to getting a Wapiti when it is available and ready thank you for producing it
  11. Sorry if I am not understanding correctly, are you still doing a Wapiti, but are now designing it in CAD, or are doing a total new and different aircraft?
  12. Thierry I agree with you, we are leaning towards FLAT as being correct, so may end up with flat ones only. Initially Tolga asked for curved ones, after looking at the pictures and references even more over that last while, I am more convinced all were flat. Thanks again for your input as discussion always prompts further thought and investigation
  13. Once again not LSP but Jennings helped out and advised and I know that a lot of you do model other scales and especially Phantoms and Vulcans. https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/mcdonnell-phantom-f-4b-alternate-front-screen-for-tamiya https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/avro-vulcan-canopy-and-screen-wipers-for-the-new-airfix-kit
  14. Hi Guys I have just seen this, Andrew Birnie, lent me a kit ages ago to have a look at this, do not worry it is still safe, as for the set, it is time that is against me more than anything else, I have promised quite a few things over the years and have failed to deliver, so do. It want to make more promises to get broken. HOWEVER AND BUT…….I will revisit and have a think over the next while. cheers Ali
  15. Well there does seem to be a few variations to these as the following pictures supplied to me via Tolga Ülgür shows, there are definitely flat ones and ones that have a curved surface. Coincidence would have it that Tolga asked me to develop some a month or so back, so if you bear with me I will see what I can do over the next little while. At the moment we have the lenses at 7mm diameter do let me know if you have any other thoughts on size or need a different size. I will be producing these probably in batches of either 4 or 6 of each type in set, to try and make a viable product. This is what I have drawn at the moment, obviously the casting block and sprue will be cut away by the modeller, lenses will be about 1mm thick.
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