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  1. This is the option I will go with. I take it the missile is a AIM-9 without fins. I would have liked to use some GBU-12's but it sounds like they were not used in Norway. At least this is proof that they did carry ordnance up there.
  2. Thanks Thierry So looks like I go with drop tanks, AIM-9 without any fins and 2 AGM-65's as per photo ref I have. You has answered the question, I think, about the finless missiles being AIM-9's and also the GBU-12's and Snakeye go into spares box. Thanks for info.
  3. I'm just completing a Trumpeter GR 7 in grey / white camouflage using the Harriers over Albion decal sheet. I intend to post images of kit when completed. My question is , does anyone know what ordnance they used (had available) in Norway for these aircraft. I have seen some images (on tarmac) with fuel tanks, AGM-65's and a missile without any tail or nose fins. I have made up 6 GBU-12's (in 2 sets of 3) , 2 X AGM-65's , 2X Mk.82 snakeyes, and 2x AIM-9L's. Also 2 fuel tanks. What should I use for this aircraft, and what is the missile without fins? (a dummy maybe). I also have a set of AIM-9 rails from wolfpac that are way different to the kit ones (which should I use?)
  4. No, don't need the roundels . I live in New Zealand, so if you have a paypal account I will send you the postage cost. Thanks Again
  5. Thanks for the reply, yes the the 401 squadron decals W3834 would be great. What do you want for them? Thanks
  6. Guys, Anyone know of any 1/24 decals, or masks for a clipped wing VB (not tropical) Spitfire. I have been goggle'ing for a few days and can find nothing. Needed for my Trumpeter kit. Thanks for reading.
  7. Thanks for the reply, So is the 75% LERX the same as on the kit?
  8. Wondered if anyone is able to help me with a few questions over the configuration of the Harrier GR 7 ZD379 that is depicted in the Zotz sheet Harriers Over Albion: GR.7 in RAF Service. I have the Trumpeter GR 7 kit, AiresAV-8B cockpit set, Wolfpack GR7/9 cockpit set and the wolfpack gr7/9 update set (with the 100% LERX). Plan was to use the aires pit and the wolfpack Mk.12 seat because the detail in the wolfpack pit is not that good. I have read conflicting info about the LERX, do I use what's on the kit for the ZD379, or go with the wolfpack LERX 100%. I know that the nose on the kit is not quite the right shape but I don't believe there is a aftermarket correction. Is there arything else I need to look at? I also read that maybe ZD379 was in fact a GR 9 ! Thanks for reading.
  9. I remember seeing some sprue shots of G4 parts a few years ago when the kit was first released. Engines, props, radar, etc. Must be coming out at some stage. My experience with super bug conversations is far from good. I will wait.
  10. Thanks guys for the info, maybe better to go with the unclipped A version, clipped looks like a can of worms, lol
  11. A question for the Spitfire experts. I have the Tamiya IXc and would like to build a clipped wing aircraft, but not the one that the kit has decals for. I have come across a decal sheet from Techmod Decals (32048) that has a clipped wing LF. IX LW-D PL353. My question is, can I make this aircraft from the Tamya kit, out of the box? If so do I use version A, B, or C when building? http://www.techmod.pl/aviation-32/32048-supermarine-spitfire-ix Thanks for reading.
  12. so they have included decals for an aircraft that cannot be built from the kit....good stuff!
  13. Have wanted to make the He 111 in 1/32 but was put off by the only option of the green splinter camo. I have been waiting for Revell to bring out an H version (I hope) for sme time. I Have just spotted the Pro Modeler re boxing which shows a North African sand colour F7+HA on the box. I thought this aircraft was an H-6 with different engine nacelles. Does anyone know if an H can be made from this kit, does the kit include H nacelles, of is the difference to small to see.
  14. In relpy to Mike V. I believe the dimensions of the fuselage of my conversion are correct. I spent over a year on this so I wanted to get it right. The wild hare conversion is also the same dimensions of mine and I'm sure that's right. I also have a number of the Has kits and they are the same also. Maybe the photos and shadows make it look that way due to the wide angle used.
  15. I have just completed a FG1 build from the Tamiya J kit. it was all done from scratch except the engines which came from the WH conversion set. From my experience ( project took close to a year!)to keep the cost down, all you would need to supply would be the following: The wider seamless intakes, engines and maybe a large rear plug for the rear underside and a longer nose wheel for the FG1 version. Anyone who is looking to carry out this type of conversion will be experienced in this type of project I would expect. The modeller would need to do alot of cut, tuck, bend, sand etc. Play around with the cockpit. but it would keep the cost down. My build on the Phantom group build page give you an idea what I mean about the rear plug. This is just one way of approaching it, I’m not saying it’s the best. FG1 Build
  16. I emailed Aires, they said soon. But thats what they said about the SU27UB cockpit to another email 18 months ago.
  17. Avionix do a 1/32 C,D,E,J. Also a RF-4E nose conversion. All good detail.
  18. Hi Steve, I am waiting for the Dragon version of the nightfighter. I have kept an eye on this over the last year or so but no info yet. All I can say is that I am 100% certain I spied some spreu shots of the parts for a G version including the new engines.
  19. I believe that Trumpeter has included the incorrect seat in the British version of their Harrier. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like is has the US seat, not the MB Mk12. I cannot find a resin replacement anywhere, don't think anyone makes one. Any ideas, is there a similar seat anywhere that can be converted easily. I have a Aires AV-8B cockpit set, I know the seat is still wrong, but is the cockpit close to the Gr Mk7. Anyone had any experience in fitting it. Thanks for looking.
  20. Just thought I would include a few pictures of a very OLD attempt of a 1/32 FW190S that I built about 10 years ago. No way will it be up to Kevin's standard, But thought it may be of interest. I still have the template that I made for the canopy if anyone wants a scan of it. As you can see I went a little overboard on the exhaust staining. Looks more like a fire! Was 10 years ago,lol.
  21. FINISHED !! Finally finished the FG1. She has been a major project, taken near to a year to complete. She will be going in our clubs annual comp in Nov. Will be making an FGR2 in the future, I hope that what I have learned with this build will help with the next. Thanks for everyone's comments over the months. Thanks for looking.
  22. Getting close to finishing the now, been about 10 month project so far. Photos attached are mainly the under tail section showing my attempt at using Alclad II products. Still need to do the edge of the stabs. Any feedback would be great, thanks for looking.
  23. Latest progress...needless to say I will not get it finished by next Sunday as planned! As you can see from photos, I have now painted over the preshading. glossed the whole thing up and added the decals. I read somewhere that the WH decals are very thin and break up easily. Well that was an understatement! The black and white spine was a nightmare, in hindsight I should have masked and painted it. The engines are now complete also . but have only been located, not fixed in place. Seats are just about done and will post images of these next.
  24. Starting to move ahead on this build now. Hope to get it finished by 14th Aug for the club aircraft comp. Have completed the airframe conversion and now onto the major paint work. Light a/c grey, med grey and barley grey. Preshading is done and the underside painted as you can see. Will be doing top, sides today/ tomorrow. Got to get it finished!!
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