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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
Hosted by Tim Hatton
Airfix Vampire T.11 + 1
Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: May 02, 2006
KitMaker: 1,951 posts
AeroScale: 1,900 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 08:55 AM UTC
This is going to be fun I think. I have reviewed the new Airfix kit here where you can read up on the details and also get a closer look on what's in the box!

Boxart, I think the Vampire has always been a real looker in silver and dayglo! I'll go for a similar scheme but with Swedish markings.

Then, by pure coincidence, I happened to buy a decal sheet with Norwegian Vampires earlier this week. So there will be company for the T.11 (or rather the export variant T.55) in the form of a Norwegian F.3 based on a true classic: the ancient Heller kit of the FB.5! I'll have to install a pair of rounded wingtips and do a bit of rescribing but that I think I'll manage.

A very tasty decal sheet.

Heller plastic...

...and even more Heller plastic. I got these from a friend who bought a truckload of these for the Marivox Vampire Mk 1 project. When he had taken all he needed for the Mk 1:s he still had almost a truckload left . A few of these plastic-only kits ended up in my stash...

And finally a start on the twoseater. Several customers ordered the planes without ejection seats, Sweden was one of those. A bit of cruel surgery to the ejection seat (a seat that looks like a good base for some extra detailing by the way!) and some scribing and I have a passable bakelite Spitfire-type bucket seat!