This listing is for the 1/72 Hi-Viz option, see other listings for Lo-Viz and 1/144 scale options. Note both the 1/144 and the 1/72 scale kits have the same parts breakdown and number of parts.
This is a complete kit that has been designed and produced using CAD and 3D printing. The kit comprises of 57 parts, 56 are printed in 3D resin and the canopy is a clear cast polyurethane resin part.
The kit dimensions are as follows, full length 426 mm, wing span 147 mm, height 100 mm
The kit is supplied with a set of laser printed decals. The only difference between the Lo-Viz and Hi-Viz kit options are the decals. The decal are thin, work easily and have good opacity, and they DO NOT look all digitised and pixelated when applied. The decals only differ in the roundel type and there are four possible marking options included, 237 OCU, 12, 13 and 40 squadrons (RAF) additionally there is the opportunity to make up some individual serial numbers.
The kit will need preparation by the modeller and the supports that are generated will require removing. This is easily done and as long as care is taken then they have been designed to be easily removed. The model will require either a super glue or a epoxy glue for assembly however I find PVA can also be suitable in certain areas and for trialing the fit and assembly before committing to the permanent glues. An instruction page will follow soon where more will be detailed.
The model has been developed over the last few months with myself, Chad Summers and Joe Warner Cherrie.(Joe is in my opinion one of the leaders in knowledge and information on project types and what-if type subjects) Chad starting a basic design concept, then he and I developed it a little further at that point I got hold of Joe. Whilst getting hold of Joe was a good idea it did slow the project as with additional information that Joe provided it was found that there was a lot of changes required. It must be noted and confirmed this is a PAPER PROJECT, so nobody has definitive information on the what would have been the final outcome. However between us we have now developed what we believe to be a good looking purposeful looking aircraft, based on the proposal by Fairey.
In the pictures that are included please note the following. The fully assembled aircraft is 1/72 scale, some of the other pictures showing parts are noted what scale they are in, the smaller parts have a USB stick beside to show the scale, the picture showing some of the major kit parts is shown to show typically how the parts will be supplied on the supports.
Note the supports have and are being revised (will be different for 1/144) and there are a few more details and refinements that have been made to the kit parts since the physical prototype parts were printed and assembled. There is also a picture to show the size and scale of the models compared to a 1/72 scale F-104 Starfighter.
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