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3 years 10 months ago #1 by Flying_Kiwi
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Hi all, i need some help with a Revell 1:48 F-117a i'm building. I have lost the clear sprue, either it wasn't in the kit or its gone in one of my moves...

Anyway i really want to get this done, Revell have got back to me on a replacement item, the say its a "cull" item i.e. not in production and such they won't be sending a replacement.

So does anybody have either a F-117 canopy i can copy ...i.e. make a vac form mold blank from. or be prepared to do some measurements for me?? its all straight lines so i can probably build one.

I cannot find a vac form or aftermarket canopy anywhere - only 1:72 and weirdly 1:32???? wtf??

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3 years 10 months ago #2 by Grant
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Will a Tamiya 1/48 canopy do?

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3 years 10 months ago #3 by CyNaKyL
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I have a 1/32 canopy I can measure so if nothing else comes through let me know.

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3 years 10 months ago #4 by Flying_Kiwi
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Taken up grants offer (thank you grant PM sent) i have to say thanks to you guys.

for everybody i have a lot of spare weaponry and drop tanks, mainly 1:32 some 1:48 if you ever need any spares let me know.

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3 years 10 months ago #5 by grover
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Cool, I have a spare one too if needed

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3 years 10 months ago #6 by Flying_Kiwi
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Just like to say a public thank you to Grant for his generosity. The fit is not too bad just needs a bit of surgery.
This is a great community of modelers the support both through encouragement and help for parts is amazing , i have spares and I am also happy to help!

Thank you grant!

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3 years 9 months ago #7 by Flying_Kiwi
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Just want a wee bump to say thank you again to grant for his generosity on the donated canopy the quality of which has made me look around for the Tamiya F-117 in 48

finished the model with major surgery needed for canopy to blend, and my post shading hasn't shown up so well after the matt coat.... time to stop flogging a dead horse, back of the shelf as i wait for the Tamiya!!!

Thanks again grant at least i got a finished model done.


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3 years 9 months ago #8 by Nosferatu
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Looks good! I did Academy 1/72 one... Would also like to do the Tamiya one. Interesting trying to do the paint job on them i found..I ended up using some tips from flory's build. There is one on Trade me at the moment..but I'm on a " No new kits" period at the moment.
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3 years 9 months ago #9 by Flying_Kiwi
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Thanks Nos, i did an SR71 a few years back and really liked the post shading effect i got then, i think the flat coat (which is really good Vellejo) just dulled it back more than i expected so you can only see it in some lights.... like i said time to stop working on it.

I'll go check out flory's build deffo want to built the Tamyia one now... will save up.

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3 years 9 months ago #10 by grover
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Nice stuff mate. I actually have a 2nd Tamiya one since I bunged up the first. Well, bunged up the paint and decals. Really tossing up if I should start again or find some decals and rescue the almost complete one. Part of me wants to build it again since it was such a nice build, but if I could find some decals I would be happy to sell my new one

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3 years 9 months ago #11 by Flying_Kiwi
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AHHHHHH i could have given you the revell decals!!!! hey i'd be keen if you want to do a deal i'm doing a hannants order and could get these for you???

www.hannants.co.uk/product/PSL48111
www.hannants.co.uk/product/PSL48112

Let me know.

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3 years 6 months ago #12 by grover
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Hey Lucas, still keen to get my spare F-117?

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3 years 6 months ago #13 by Flying_Kiwi
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Yeah mate!

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3 years 6 months ago #14 by grover
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PM sent

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