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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from Alain Gadbois in What will be Airfix's next 1:24?   
    I woke up the other day and Sabre sprang to mind immediately - must have been dreaming. I would think that a Sea Fury is also likely. The Sabre, like the F6F, is not well kitted in large scale, was used by the RAF, has a US angle, is available to scan in the UK and has lots of great markings. It is also a jet which must be tempting from a novelty perspective.
     
    I was lucky enough to be at Telford when they unveiled the F6F. Chatting to the Airfix rep two things were apparent. 
    1. Margins on the big kits are greater proportionally (the rapid sale of the first 5000 Hellcats was mentioned in Hornby’s annual report even.
    2. The five year gap between the Typhoon and F6F was due to the former’s designer leaving and lack of replacement. 
     
    From this one would hope that we will see more 1/24 kits in a shorter timeframe.
     
    Will
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from MARU5137 in 1/48 Tamiya F-14A Tomcat VF-84 Jolly Rogers   
    Great photo - hard to believe that was over 40 year ago. Interesting to see both nozzles fully open. 
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from HerculesPA_2 in Grumman Hellcat F-6F All scratchbuild 1/32 scale   
    Looks fantastic. Could you share how you created the fuselage and wing skin? 
     
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from Jan_G in ICM Gloster Gladiator   
    This is really great news but the real question is why it has taken so long! So many great schemes, so much history! 
     
    I hope they do the rigging as etch. 
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from Uncarina in Airfix News Just in from Telford: 1/24 Hellcat!   
    Looking forward to this one. It looked fantastic in the flesh on Saturday. I had a chat to one of the designers and 
     
    1. Markings options will be 2 US, one FAA and one French
    2. There are so many detail changes between a - 3 and - 5 that all we are getting is a - 5. At least by current plans. 
     
    HTH 
     
    Will 
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from rafju in Airfix News Just in from Telford: 1/24 Hellcat!   
    Looking forward to this one. It looked fantastic in the flesh on Saturday. I had a chat to one of the designers and 
     
    1. Markings options will be 2 US, one FAA and one French
    2. There are so many detail changes between a - 3 and - 5 that all we are getting is a - 5. At least by current plans. 
     
    HTH 
     
    Will 
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from Kagemusha in Geoffrey Wellum has died.   
    Very sad to hear this. 'First Light' is a wonderful book that I thoroughly recommend. 
     
    The achievements of that generation only increases with time
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from MARU5137 in Best USAF font   
    I have just 'invested' in a Cricut air 2 cutter. The Amarillo USAF font is wider than the text on the Tamiya and Aeromaster sheets that I have for an F-84. Did the font change from the fifties, does anyone know where the correct font can be found or have software that can manipulate a font?
     
    Many thsnks
     
    Will
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from Tolga ULGUR in Finished!! 1/32 Trumpeter P-47N Thunderbolt "Chautauqua&#   
    Stunning and an inspiration as I have just ordered the kit.
     
    Did you use any varnish over the Alclad?
     
    Will
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from EvilCarrot in Building a MKIIb Tomahawk from the Trumpeter kit.   
    Pertinent thread for me
     
    I just bought this kit to build and compared it to the 'scanned' Airfix kit and it matches well enough for me.
     
    The one thing I do want to fix is the cockpit. I accept I am never going to find a Cutting Edge set. Can anyone recommend an alternative? Does the Eduard set work?
     
    Many thanks in advance
     
    Will
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from Troy Molitor in Trumpeter Hellcat Lt (jg) Daniel Carmichael   
    Hi Patrick
     
    I am working on the Hasegawa version currently. Which after market 'pit are you using? Is it the CMK one?
     
    Will
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from R Palimaka in 1/24 Hawker Sea Fury ? Airfix ?   
    I would not be surprised if this came out. They have done the canopy already, after all, on the Typhoon kit ☺ï¸
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from MARU5137 in Telford - HPH B-36   
    Just ordered mine. The thing is not just the size of the beast - the detail is really impressive. If you compare the cost to an O gauge resin kit it is a bargain
     
    Will
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