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OK - I know I have a lot of other things going on - but I've wanted to do a model of this subject since the '80s - and this will be a relatively 'quick-build' conversion using some test prints from our very own Tim Perry - aka @wunwinglow Please note THESE ARE TEST PRINTs and the purpose of the build is to trial the conversion and give any necessary feedback to Tim. Tim has kindly agreed to let me share the test build here - but please note these are not 'production' items yet, or a complete set - and Tim is still to decide if/how he wants to market these - so please don't hassle him just yet!! However, please feel free to chip in with feedback/thoughts/interest in this thread so that Tim can evaluate response. I know he's spent a lot of time on these perfecting the shapes in Rhino - and printing using two technologies, using the benefits of each to maximum effect. I'll post some more detailed images over the weekend, but the larger parts are printed in HIPS (so fully compatible with normal kit plastic) using FDM machines. Detail parts are printed using the far more expensive, but far higher resolution, SLA resin process. 2250 Tanks are vacced in female moulds using a very clever process that results in the best vac quality I've seen. Parts breakdown etc. may vary from what you see here if they become commercially available. Colour scheme on this one - I'm still pondering - but leaning towards 23, or 25 Squadrons at present. Will start cutting up one of the spare Revell kits at the weekend - and have a few detail parts on the way in the post. Photo below is Tim's 'test mule' using earlier versions of his parts that he's kindly lent me for comparison/reference: Blue skies! Iain