Well done Reimund! Perhaps folks can see now why I have been so reluctant to progress this project to a commercial product, it requires a great deal from the modeller, I have have been extremely concerned that folks would buy the parts and expect it to fall together. I have tried extremely hard to get this to 'work' and I know Iain Ogilvie has been championing the project for ages (read that as metaphorically kicking my ar*e on numerous occasions!! But, I am just not happy about taking folding money from folks for parts that I can't back up, in the way that I most certainly CAN stand behind the T31 glider kit. They are chalk and cheese, and while I am extremely proud of the T31 kit, the F3 set just makes me knot up inside! Sorry, Iain, and I must say I am extremely grateful to Iain Ogilvie, and the handful of others who are tackling this with some of my F3 parts, but I really have run out of steam on this now.
That said, if anyone does want to tackle the project, I am happy to send them a set of parts, as you see them here and on Iain's Magnum Opus, FDM printed in HIPS and not that dreadful PLA (sorry to bang on about that, but really, 3d printerists out there, PLEASE do yourselves all a favour and sling any PLA you have in the river, and replace it with High Impact Polystyrene, HIPS, it is the same plastic that your kits are moulded in, so all the aggro you get trying to glue, fill, sand, polish, paint that awful PLA, completely vanish!! There, rant over... for now, anyway!) Drop me a line and I can box up a set for you, I'd ask you cover the postage to wherever you want them sent, and, if you like what you get and think it will be a fun project to stretch your talents, then send me a kit or decals or something, 1:32, British service, in return, and I will be more than happy! I can ping you my current Hannants wish list if you need inspiration!! If not, bin it, and we can both put it down to experience!!
Looking forwards to seeing Reimund finish this project, and thrilled Eduard are prepared to run us off some F3 specific markings, that really is going the extra mile for the hobby!
Tim, Bristol, UK