× The Air Force act was passed on April 1, 1937 officially heralding the birth of the RNZAF from the remains of the NZPAF. To mark the 80th Anniversary nect year, this group build will cover any subject that was used by the RNZAF (including Army and Navy aviation in NZ), and will run for 1 year; 6 months either side of the anniversary date.

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RNZAF GB - Vampire T.55

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3 years 6 months ago #31 by Calum
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3 years 6 months ago #32 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Cool. Looking so good, I like the balance between the colours and how you have broken up the single mass of silver with the panel lines.

Looking forward to seeing it on legs.

I started building models, then I was collecting more than I built. Now I'm more of an archivist.
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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #33 by IAN
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And done...



Almost certainly my last finish for a couple of months as we're off to the 'old world' straight after New Year. I'll post more pics in the 'completed builds' thread, thanks as ever for following along with this. I mentioned before that this has been a delight, a vice-free build and I heartily recommend the Airfix Vampire to everyone.

AFN

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3 years 6 months ago #34 by Powder
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Very nice - In fact I like it so much I've just bought one in the Mighty Ape sale. :)
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3 years 6 months ago #35 by grover
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Really nice work mate, and safe travels

Kane
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3 years 6 months ago #36 by Viperbuilder
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Well done Ian, that really looks good.

Steve

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3 years 6 months ago #37 by F1xena
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Happy travels Ian. Not sure if you are planning a visit to Hendon, but a reminder that if you order from Hannants and pick up at the Colindale shop you get a 10% discount and no postage charge....almost makes up for having to pay the VAT!
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3 years 6 months ago #38 by IAN
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Not going anywhere near London, Tania - but you're right, Hendon is very good indeed - can't stand the traffic down there. I don't pay VAT on Hannants stuff anyway, it's automatically deducted because it's an overseas order.

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3 years 6 months ago #39 by F1xena
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Wasn't sure where you were headed. Aware of the VAT situation, just meant that if you pick up over there you pay the VAT but save the postage to NZ!

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3 years 6 months ago #40 by IAN
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All good... Need to be mindful not to 'over-buy' when I'm there, that could be embarrassing when we rock-up at Auckland and I get hit with a HUGE import tax bill !!

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3 years 6 months ago #41 by Xtr3meNZer
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Lovely looking build, you've done a great job.

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3 years 5 months ago #42 by Tiger
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Great looking Vampire Ian.
Have to admire your skills mate.

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