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TOPIC: Battle of Britain, RAF Albion 3-Point fueller, Airfix 1/48

Battle of Britain, RAF Albion 3-Point fueller, Airfix 1/48 2 months 2 weeks ago #1

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So being awkward by nature I am not going to do a plane for this... but a quirky ground service vehicle, provided as part of the Airfix BoB kit.

many decisions yet to make, starting with how much mucking about to do from the kit version which is nice but a little simple in places.


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Battle of Britain, RAF Albion 3-Point fueller, Airfix 1/48 2 months 2 weeks ago #2

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I've put the basics of the chassis/drivetrain together.. just need to decide what if anything to enhance there. I'm definitely not spending time on the engine as that will be completely hidden.. some parts of the rest are visible though so might be worth a few pipes and straps and things?

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Battle of Britain, RAF Albion 3-Point fueller, Airfix 1/48 2 months 2 weeks ago #3

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Still plodding away at this one.. its a very neat kit, the interior is pretty minimal, Id like to fiddle but reference is REALLY hard to find for the interior, as in I can not find a single inside cab shot of an albion of this general type (excellent exterior pics are easy though)

I was thinking the RAF blue but it seems unrealistic after some research, the green/brown camo paint seems to have been done from the very start of the BoB so I guess Ill go with that.

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Battle of Britain, RAF Albion 3-Point fueller, Airfix 1/48 2 months 2 weeks ago #4

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I can’t see from the box cover, is this 1:48 or 1:72/ 76?

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Battle of Britain, RAF Albion 3-Point fueller, Airfix 1/48 2 months 2 weeks ago #5

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1/48 sorry for missing that
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Battle of Britain, RAF Albion 3-Point fueller, Airfix 1/48 1 month 1 week ago #6

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Slow but I'm back working on this now.. odd little vehicle
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Battle of Britain, RAF Albion 3-Point fueller, Airfix 1/48 1 month 1 week ago #7

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Oh nice nice nice!!!

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Battle of Britain, RAF Albion 3-Point fueller, Airfix 1/48 1 month 1 week ago #8

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Thanks.

Horrible picture of dry fit of parts.. not going to look much like this when its done, I hope!

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Battle of Britain, RAF Albion 3-Point fueller, Airfix 1/48 1 month 5 days ago #9

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Top choice for the build! Agree about odd looking, the proportions look really weird.

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Battle of Britain, RAF Albion 3-Point fueller, Airfix 1/48 1 month 4 hours ago #10

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WW1 for the front half and WW2 for the rear. A 20s truck in the 40s. It I’ll be great, just needs some tyres poor thing

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