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Offline Davos522

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Re: WiP - 1/72 Airfix RAAF T.35A (T.11) Vampire
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2023, 01:42:06 PM »
I should just stop looking at this thread, and go write "I'm not going to start building jets... I'm not going to start building jets..." a hundred times on the blackboard.

Beautiful job, Brad. Love those colors, all my best intentions aside I see some High Speed Silver in my future (if only because it's got such a cool name!).

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Re: WiP - 1/72 Airfix RAAF T.35A (T.11) Vampire
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2023, 06:24:59 PM »
The fluro looks terrific, great work Brad!

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Re: WiP - 1/72 Airfix RAAF T.35A (T.11) Vampire
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2023, 07:10:52 PM »
Thanks gents! I am not generally a jet builder also Dave, so this one is a bit different for me. Always fun to play with different colours than what I am used to... I've never had to paint day-glow / fluro orange before... not many fluro orange sopwith's out there, that's for sure!  ;D

She's now had a clear coat, and decaling should start in the next couple of days, then on the home stretch.

Cheers again,

BC

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Re: WiP - 1/72 Airfix RAAF T.35A (T.11) Vampire
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2023, 06:33:47 PM »
Hi all - getting there, decals on, a wash and some initial 'grime' applied. I'll probably keep the weathering quite limited. The home stretch is in sight...!




Cheers,

BC

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Re: WiP - 1/72 Airfix RAAF T.35A (T.11) Vampire
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2023, 08:28:58 AM »
She be done!














I made a small base for this one, representing a small piece of tarmac (a pre-printed piece of cardboard), a unit patch, and a small label. The ladders and chocks were scratch built.




All in all, this one took about 6 weeks from start to finish. This is a great little kit from Airfix which goes together well and looks great, and makes a nice little distraction from wood, canvas and wires!



Thanks for looking all comments and feedback welcomed!

Cheers,

BC

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Re: Completed - 1/72 Airfix RAAF T.35A (T.11) Vampire
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2023, 09:56:23 PM »
Very fine model. And one of a few jets I like, I remember seeing it in RAAF Museum in Melbourne.
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Re: Completed - 1/72 Airfix RAAF T.35A (T.11) Vampire
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2023, 10:35:19 PM »
A very tidy model displayed well.

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Re: Completed - 1/72 Airfix RAAF T.35A (T.11) Vampire
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2023, 11:55:31 PM »
    Very nicely done Brad, as you say a great distraction from wood, canvas, and wires. having just completed the "dreaded Infinity Kit" in 1:32 I can confirm it's a pleasant change and a boost to the "Mojo" to wander off into another era occasionally.
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Re: Completed - 1/72 Airfix RAAF T.35A (T.11) Vampire
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2023, 02:04:07 AM »
Lovely Vampire and outstanding presentation!
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Re: Completed - 1/72 Airfix RAAF T.35A (T.11) Vampire
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2023, 04:45:26 AM »
Bravo, Brad, that's one beautiful de Havilland... prettiest jet I've seen in a long time, and love the presentation.

I was going through my PE stash and found a completely forgotten set of 1:48 Eduard brass/film details for the Sud-Est "Mistral" French-built Vampire. If I ever run across the Hobbycraft kit I'll have to snag one.

Dave V.


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Re: WiP - 1/72 Airfix RAAF T.35A (T.11) Vampire
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2023, 07:40:31 AM »
makes a nice little distraction from wood, canvas and wires!
To be fair the pod's fabric-covered wood and there are wires...you just can't see them  ;D

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Re: Completed - 1/72 Airfix RAAF T.35A (T.11) Vampire
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2023, 10:24:09 PM »
A fine display piece, Brad.  Very nice.

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Re: Completed - 1/72 Airfix RAAF T.35A (T.11) Vampire
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2023, 12:53:16 AM »
Nice work, Brad. They had one of these flying at a local airshow near Edmonton this past weekend.
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Re: Completed - 1/72 Airfix RAAF T.35A (T.11) Vampire
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2023, 07:10:20 PM »
Many thanks all! It was a great little distraction. Now, back to canvas and wires!

Cheers,

BC