1/48 HS Buccaneer - The Jet Age.

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    #1 Donivanp, May 3, 2015
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    Username: Donivanp
    First name: Don
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: airfix
    Model Type:HS Buccaneer
    Aftermarket addons: none
     

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    #3 Donivanp, May 3, 2015
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    So I thought I would get out of my normal comfort zone in jets and pull out this Airfix Buccaneer I've had about. It was this or the Lightning. I pulled have pulled from F-84, F-86, F-4, F-15 so on and so forth I have 27 F-4's in the stash and 18 F-15's and the same in F-16, good lord only keeps track of the Century series I have in there and the early US jets. But British, much less jets, well now there's a novelty for me. The Buccaneer is an ungainly looking bird but an interesting one at that. and though I know very little (part of the draw) I think I will. I've seen some stuff for it (cockpit and the likes) but I don't have anything but the kit it's self so I guess I shall do it as it came in. The kit has markings for nine or ten different aircraft (or should I say areoplanes) from the RN to the Gulf war and from RAF and SAAF, so I have not narrowed down which to depict but I am leaning to a RN with wings folded. Oh BTW, I've not don an Airfix kit in DECADES.
     

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    Nice Don. Though I haven't built it, the reviews are not very favorable on the kit. Maybe PM Terry (Airframes) and get some thoughts here.

    Geo
     
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    Yes I have read some and my need to rethink not getting a replacement interior but let's see what happens. I still have a few thousand curse words in the bag.
     
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    I've got some reference material if you need Don. Best of luck and hope you can make it work as I really want to build one of these as this...

    xw988.jpg

    Geo
     
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    I'll take all I can get, Please fill free to fill in all the blank spots.
     
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    I almost hate you Don, I have been after one of those for ever !

    Nice choice though.
     
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    I will be doing Sky Pirates XX895/G Buccaneer S2B from RAF Lossiemouth deployed to Bahrain March 1991.All I have to ref is Gulf Air War Debreief (autographed by Gen Chuck Horner) which sort off covers the Buccaneer.
     

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    Terry did a thread on this build somewhere. Just follow the trail of blood.
     
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    Shot these a few years ago at the Yorkshie Air Museum
    When I have chance I will see what else I have.


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    Good luck, whichever direction you decide upon!
     
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    Yep, agree with John and I don't think anyone would doubt your choice you if you walked away. Until I followed Terry's Horror Story, I was prepared to have a colorful squadron of these.

    Geo
     
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    After reading Terry's blog, I bow my head to his perseverance and for a number of reasons I feen I need to back away from this concept.
    1) there is still and pending investigation at NASA as to what the fuselage is actually made of, for all we know it may come form outer space, or outer Mongolia.
    2) Terry has a right to his sanity (and so do I) and dredging this up my cause him to drop of his meds, that I fear would not be pretty.
    3) the Summer goes by so fast.

    So with a sinking hart, I may use this kit as something to start a camp fire with. We shall forge forward.
     
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    Good call Don. It's a shame such a nice looking aircraft got burned by a kit maker. You might want to keep it away from fire.....just in case.

    Geo
     
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    I am disappointed with you Don ! :lol:
     
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