Trumpeter Vampire FB.9

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  1. rochie

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    Ok after leaving this one almost finished for far too long whilst i built other kits, i decided to finish this off before starting my next build.

    Trumpeter's Vampire kit is much maligned here in the UK but the errors in the kit dont worry me too much, it looks like a vampire and i am no rivet counter !
    The kit is labelled as an FB.9 but is actually an FB.5 as it lacks the air conditioning unit in the right wing root.

    This is done as the OC's machine from when it was based at RAF Thornaby, where i used to live and parts of the airfield were still there when i was a kid and i used to play in the air raid shelters when not at school in the early 80's.

    It carries markings of both 607 sqn and 608 sqn, one on each side !

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    Nice one, Red Two, it looks the biz (I reckon I should really add one to my RAF line-up).
    And it might have taken some time to finish, but by my standards, that was a super-quick build - one of these days I'll finish that Bucanneer, and the two F-104s, not to mention a Phantom FGR2 that's been sitting, almost done, for around 15 years, or the 1/32nd scale Tornado F3, at around 19 years !!
     
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    Cheers gents.
     
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    Nicely done Karl!
     
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    Nice Karl.



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    Thanks guys
     
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    Did good Karl.
     
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    I like it Karl! I'll have to add a Vampire to my RAAF collection one day.
     
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    Thanks chaps.

    Andy this is not a bad little kit, the rivet counters have slated it but it looks like a Vampire to me !
     
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    Might get one for my own fighter wing in town (F4), where my family and friends live, where I used to live myself....
    Think we bought a few FB5's....
     
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    You did 310 under the designation FB 50 with Swedish built engines
     
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    Well, that's indeed a few.... :lol:
     
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    Yes 6 sqdn's F 4, F 8, F 9, F 10, F 15 and F 18, but you knew that ! :lol:
     
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    #19 rochie, Jan 13, 2016
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    Although that may be wrong as it has the MkI's original square fins and high place horizontal tail between the booms
     
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