De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 1/72 Scale

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    I got this kit sometime ago and have only really just started it.
    The Sea Vixen is one of my favirote Jets and I had been looking for one for along time. Mainly after seeing a sea vixen at the biggen hill air show when I was about 12.
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    This won't be a quick build. I've got to get some super glue for the resin parts.
     
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    took these at duxford, they might help TL
     

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    Thanks rochie they will help
     
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    Cool good luck with it TL!
     
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    A quick Update for this kit which really goes together well.
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    Very cool 8)
     
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    #8 TL Blade, May 12, 2010
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    Just giving an update on progress on the D.H Sea Vixen and over one day not alot has happened. I spent at least two hours yesterday modifieing the cockpit to make it look right and fit in. Today I have been trying to fill in gaps between pieces which shouldn't have gaps. I have had to do some sanding to try and put I new panel lines because they dont line up and other had to put in other here of snaded pieces to get a better fit. The kit is missing a lot of detail that can be seen easily on the actuall aircraft so will have to do something about that aswell.

    Here is just my progress over today.
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    This is what I satrted wiht in the morning. Didi a bit of a clean up of the paint job as I was now happy with the fit that I had got the night before.
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    After a clean up the paint went on some other parts wher put together.
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    At this point I have had to go back and contuine sanding and filling to make the fit better.

    The kit Itself isn't especially good it does fits a hole in the market. I wouldn't recommend it to new modellers. However Unless you want to do alot of moding and getting parts to improve the kit I wouldn't bother with it. It is no better than any other Sea vixen kit I have seen.
     
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    From what I've been reading the Vixen's aren't easy no matter which kit they are. I look forward to seeing how yours comes out
     
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    Looks like a lot of work, but you’re getting there!
     
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