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It was actually a transport aircraft. It used the same wings and tail as the Vickers Virginia bomber, together with the fuselage from the earlier Vickers Vernon transprt. A real pick-n-mix aircraft!
The RAF used some really weird looking aircraft between the wars. Have you ever seen the Boulton-Paul Sidestrand and Overstrand?
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Enzo Matrix
Handley Page Heyford. The bomber they built upside down. Matchbox used to do one back in the day.
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flak monkey
They had some nice subjects around that time, like the Vickers Wellesley and Canberra PR9. Matchbox ran some adverts when the Heyford came out, in which some guy I can't remember wrote up how he super-detailed the kit and got around its shortcomings. Funny how no manufacturer has plucked up the courage to do that again.
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I built one of those Wellesleys. It was actually a very nice kit, without the trademark Matchbox trenches for panel lines. Same goes for their Fairey Seafox.
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Enzo Matrix
I had the Wellesley too. Nicely done geodesic surface detail as I remember. That's another one I'd buy in a flash if revell were to re-release it. Actually, they had a nice line-up of subjects - clunky and plain, but nice. The last Matchbox kits I built were their 1/32 Sea Venom and the 1/32 Spitfire 24. Wish I still had those in the stash waiting to be built.
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Now I just need to work out how many of each to buy...
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Well... I reckon that you would need at least 9 of the Spitfire:
Mk 24: 80 Sqn in Hong Kong with the iconic Korea invasion stripes and the non-standard Dark Green/Dark Sea Grey uppersurfaces. Mk 24: 80 Sqn in Germany, with a standard Dark Green/Ocean Grey uppersurfaces and blue squadron codes Mk 22: Overall high speed silver with squadron markings denoted by coloured bars Mk 22: Overall high speed silver with squadron markings denoted by black code letters Mk 22: RAuxAF markings - standard camouflage
Then there would be the conversions:
Seafire FR47: two of these, with and without Korea stripes, maybe one with folded wings. Seafire F46 Spitfire F21
See? It's easy when you come to think about it! ;-)
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Enzo Matrix
The FR47 conversion is the one that's really got me going. That just has to be my all time favourite of all time.
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flak monkey
my goldstar was a bitsa, frame from a norton international and motor from a catalina scrambler. yep, gotta love them weird brit birds.
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Found the Spit for £22 and rising on ebay.uk, I can't help but think the re-issue will be around there. Good bang for the buck with revell these days. That big Tornado for instance...
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I've managed to get *three* 1/48 Airfix Seafire FR47s on Ebay. One of them is just about to hit my workbench. It will make a nice comparison to the Seafire IIc that has just left my workbench!
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Enzo Matrix
if you had someone to mail from the u.s., you could do a bit better. are there any cheap shipping methods across the pond?
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