1/72 Handley Page Halifax B.III 'Friday the 13th' No.158 Sqn RAF, Lissett, UK

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    #1 109ROAMING, Dec 17, 2009
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    Definately need a Halifax in this GB so heres my last entry

    First name: Daniel
    Category: 3
    Scale: 1:72
    Manufacturer: Airfix
    Model Type: B.III Handley Page Halifax

    Gonna make a start shortly , building alongside the Belle

    Looking to do that boxart justice 8)
     

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    Damn Daniel epic choice if I may say mate! You'll do this one up real nice I can feel it!

    Definately on my to do list aswell.

    :D
     
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    Cheers mate , should look pretty sweet sitting alongside George 8) providing theres no f*ck ups of course
     
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    Now that a cool Halifax! Looking forward to seeing the end results!!
     
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    Nice pick Daniel!
     
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    Excellent choice Daniel, really looking forward to this one.
     
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    nice choice Daniel, Elvington is only an hour away from me and is now the yorkshire air museum was there last year i'll see what pics of the Halifax i have, though i think it was only a replica.

    here's their website
    Yorkshire Air Museum
     
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    At last, a Hallibag! Great choice Daniel, and still a pretty good kit after more than forty odd years. Just one thing though, 158 Sqn weren't based at Elvington. The aircraft 'Friday the 13th' was with the Squadron when they were at Lissett. The museum at Elvington, a former Halifax base, is where the current 'Friady' is based , built from genuine fuselage and other sections of a Halifax, with Hastings wings and other bits and pieces. Have a look at the web-site Karl posted, as there's an internal 360 degree tour of the Halifax which is not only brilliant to see, but very useful for internal details.
     
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    I also have that issue of Flypast which focused on the Halifax Daniel, it has some great interior shots if your interested?
     
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    Cheers guys

    That'd be great mate , wouldn't say no to some pics

    Cheers mate , lucky sod I might add too! nearest Halifax to me is 36-7 hours flying time + a sh!t load of $$$

    That doesn't surprise me actually mate , airfix are pretty f*cked

    some progress for the day
    ( tailplanes etc together , wings together , cockpit started , bombay doors cut out)
     

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    Nice job cutting the bombay doors off.
     
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    Nice stuff Daniel!

    Didnt realise the H2S radar bulge was moulded as part of the fueslage!
     
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    Excellent choice Daniel, goin whole hog with this Build man....

    I fixed ur thread title and stuck it....
     
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    good start mate
     
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    Another One! Go Daniel, should look great when its finished.:D
     
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    Nice work so far Daniel. Are you opening up the bomb bays in the wings too? BTW, I think I spotted a stamp on the box tying-in the model to the Yorkshire Air Museum, so that's probably why Airfix say Elvington based, meaning the one there now.
     
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    Cheers guys , agree on that too Terry , there was a stamp on the box - idiots

    Cheers mate :thumbleft:

    Ya so are the bombay doors which surprised me , came off easily enough tho

    Proberly not , don't know if you know but the airfix kit doesn't come with any bombs so to make it easier for myself Il just stick with the main bombay ( only found out it had the wing bombays' in the wing like the Stirling yesterday) This way Il only have to make a few bombs and do abit less cutting

    Just gotta finish up my brother's christmas pressie and Il be ripping into 'Belle' and 'Friday'

    Last night's bit on 'Friday' was just on abita downtime while waiting for paint to dry

    ( my first 1/32 kit , and its quite a treat)
     

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