++ 1/72 DH Venom FB.1 - Military Conflicts of the 1950's

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  1. A4K

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    #1 A4K, Aug 4, 2016
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    User name: A4k
    Name: Evan
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1:72
    Kit: Czech Master Resin No.188 - De Havilland 112 Venom FB.1
    Accessories: None necessary - very comprehensive kit!

    Subject:
    WE470 'O', No.14 Sqn. RNZAF, based at RAF Tengah, Singapore, 1955-58 (Operation 'Firedog')
    Flown by Flt. Lt. Stuart McIntyre, awarded the DFC on August 30, 1957 in "recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Malaya".

    (No.14 Sqn's Venoms were leased from the RAF, hence RAF serials)

    Biting the bullet. Don't know when or if I will have time to complete this, but if you don't try...

    Pics up when batteries charged.
     
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    First in. Beauty Evan.
     
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    #4 A4K, Aug 8, 2016
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    Cheers Andy and Wojtku. Gave up on the camera batteries, photographed with the phone.

    In addition to various RNZAF photos collected from books and the net, have ordered a disc copy of the DH Venom maintenance manual. In the post as we speak...
     

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    Beauty Evan. Would love to see one of these kits put together. Couldn't find a pic of your aircraft but I did find this one of the squadron in flight, same place and time...

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    Maybe these can help a little bit ...

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    Good to see you pop in Evan.
     
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    Looking forward to this!
     
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    Great subject! Not familiar with the bird or all-resin kits so I'll be watching this one with interest.
     
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    Cheers guys, appreciate the comments and photos!

    The 'DH Venom Airframe Course' disc arrived too, so all systems go.

    Edited first post - decided on subject aircraft:
    WE470 'O', flown by Flt. Lt. Stuart McIntyre, 14 Sqn. RNZAF, awarded the DFC on August 30, 1957 in "recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Malaya".

    Now to research production numbers - early production aircraft had fixed seats apparently. Need to know at which point they changed to ejection seats (Martin Baker Mk.2F), to know which cockpit layout required.

    Btw, this is my first 'all resin' kit build , so any advice gladly taken on board!

    Cheers :)
     
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    Nice choice Evan!
     
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    Cheers Andy!
     
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    Advice....be nice to your Mother and always wear clean underwear...:evil4:

    and be careful with the resin dust....:D
     
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    Nice one Evan, and good to see you back. Might have some detail photos, but more likely Vampire.
     
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    Resin amazes and scares me at the same time.
     
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    Cheers guys! (Good tip on the undies Wayne :) )

    Terry, that would be great thanks mate, for this project and my (later) Vampire run.
     
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    I will watch how a mere mortal handles resin as well. ive got a couple I want to build as well, and haven't a clue on how to do it. will be watching with a lot of interest.....
     
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    Oooo! Nice Evan (how are ya Mate, long time no hear) Looking forward to seeing how this goes. Bit of detail here for reference, although this is a Swiss Venom: warbirds

    Nice pics Wojtek, like the Aussie Lincolns, too.
     
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    Grant's pics probably cover most areas Evan, But I'll see what I have in my photos, and send some pics some time within the next few days. Might be going back down to Norfolk soon, so trying to get up to date with everything that was left whilst I was away last week.
     
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