Supermarine Walrus

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  1. Bullo Loris

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    Hi,

    other questions mate what the differences between Mk.I (Revell) and Mk.II (Airfix)

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    Loris
     
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    Outwardly there is little, if any difference, as far as the kits are concerned. The MkI had a metal hull, and served chiefly with the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm and Commonwealth navies, whilst the MKII, which served mainly with RAF Air Sea Rescue squadrons, had a wooden hull. The Airfix kit is very old and basic, dating from the late 1950's, although reasonably accurate in shape etc. The Revell kit is the ex- Matchbox kit, from the late 1970's or early 1980's, and possibly a better choice, although still fairly basic.Ii believe Matt 308 has a thread somewhere in the modelling section covering the latter kit.
     
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    Could you post the differences? :( I don't know If buy all the 2 kits...
     
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    I don't know what the differnces in the kits are. It's over forty years since I last saw the Airfix kit, and haven't seen the Matchbox/Revell kit, as i don't do 1/72nd scale. Just going off the dates of manufacture of the kits, I would think the Revell would be the better kit though. Find the thread I mentioned, and you will see the kit and what's involved. I think it was in the 'Start to Finish Builds' section.
     
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    I hate to throw a spanner in the works terry but there is also an 1/48 scale walrus made by SMER its pretty cheap and needs a fair bit of scratch biulding to bring it up to scratch.BB
     
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    Yep, I've got one, but Loris wanted 1/72nd.
     
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    Yes :) thanks mate...
     
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    There are really no differences between MkI and MkII, Airframes I know that the Revell kit was the Matchbox kit with new decals...
     
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    Big difference between the MkI and MkII in real life. One had a wooden hull/fuselage, the other metal!
     
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