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  1. Yes, those subtle stains and weathering bring it to life. David
  2. Thanks. I am going to go with that as an assumption for my build then . David
  3. Oh rats! Yes, they are not the 60lb ones in the kit. The original Afx Hunter (and maybe the Gnat) included rockets like that. Now do I rip mine off and fit those or turn a blind eye. David
  4. I knew you'd get it. I can't remember ever seeing the EDSG/Sky demarcation like that on any other Sea Venom. David
  5. That's a great photo. Thanks for posting. It's reassuring to see they actually did load up all 8 rockets. I also chose XG731 as there is a great colour photo of her on the web and her paint scheme is different from other Sea Venoms I have seen. Can you spot it? David
  6. Nice job - especially the paintwork. David
  7. De Havilland Sea Venom FAW22 XG731 of 891 Squadron aboard HMS Centaur in 1960. I knew about the Sea Venoms being used in anger during Operation Musketeer but it seems that their final combat use was later. Operation Damon was an RAF operation against dissident tribes in Yemen and, from what I've read, HMS Centaur's Sea Venoms participated in rocket and cannon attacks when she passed through Aden in early 1960. So I've depicted her with the full load of 8 rockets en route to an attack. I haven't actually found a photo of any Sea Venom carrying that load but I am sure an obvious one wi
  8. Haven't seen one of those since the 60s. Nifty. David
  9. De Havilland Vampire FB.9, WG872/W, 60 Squadron, RAF Tengah c. 1953 This is the Heller kit with one small modification. I extended the starboard intake fairing to represent an FB.9 (the fairing covered the air conditioning system that was fitted to this mark of Vampire intended for use in the Middle and Far East theatres). I also added rocket rails. In the photo I found of WG872, I can't see the squadron crest on the rudder but that could just be the angle of the photo. Anyway, several others in the squadron did have a crest there and, since the decals were includ
  10. Love that colour. Great weathering especially under the tail. David
  11. Nicely 'finnished'. I didn't know about the recce nosed version. David
  12. Hugely impressed by what you did with this - especially the cockpit glazing. David
  13. That's amazing work. Very clever making the 'extended' canopy that way. Your added details are very well done. What do you use for the antenna wires and connections, please? David
  14. De Havilland Vampire NF.10 WP256/E, 23 Squadron, RAF West Malling 1952. This is the night fighter version of the Vampire that was used briefly by only 3 RAF squadrons in the early 1950s before being replaced by Venom and Meteor night fighters. The model is a bit of a mongrel. The oldie Frog FB5 kit provided the wings, booms and tailplane. I added extensions outboard of the fins and the intake vanes. The rudders were taken from a Dekno NF10 conversion kit I bought years ago only to discover the whole, and somewhat important, NF10 fuselage was missing. The fuselage is t
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