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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Brisbane, Australia
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Posted by ILuv3ggs on Monday, February 24, 2003 9:19 PM
Hey guys,

First of all, thanks to everyone who help[ed me find kits of certain aircraft.

I am again having difficulty finding some aircraft, and was wondering, that if anyone knows of a kit/conversion/decal sheet of the following:

Australian Phantom IIE (possbily a decal sheet)
Australian Vampire Jet
Australian Spitfire
Australian Mustang
Australian Kittyhawk

I am trying to complie a 'to build' list of Australian Aircraft. Not totally bothered about the scale/age/quality/manufacturer

Thanks to any who can help me.

  • Member since
    December 2002
Posted by sink on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 3:00 AM
Airfix, puts out a 1/48 scale Kittyhawk Mk 1A ( P-40E ) kit No. 05109.
It comes with decals for No. 77 Squadron RAAF and No. 112 RAF.
Sink
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: United Kingdom
Posted by U-96 on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 6:18 AM
You might want to check out

Aussie Decals
PO Box 94
Redbank
QLD 4301


www.hannants.co.uk stock a lot of their decals, including F4E, but I imagine you might be better off shopping locally Smile [:)]. They also have a Czechmaster sheet for an RAAF Vampire among others. Just try "RAAF" in their database search, loads of options to chase up!
On the bench: 1/35 Dragon Sturmpanzer Late Recent: Academy 1/48 Bf-109D (Nov 06) Academy 1/72 A-37 (Oct 06) Revell 1/72 Merkava III (Aug 06) Italeri 1/35 T-26 (Aug 06)
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Canada / Czech Republic
Posted by upnorth on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 11:25 AM
Tamiya has a 1/48 Australian Spitfire, If I recall correctly, its a late model Griffon Engined one.

Also, in the Tamiya range is a 1/48 Australian Bristol Beaufighter, if that aircraft intrests you. I'm not sure if its still in production or not.

I've been looking for Australian Phantom decals for a long time, I thing the best bet would be to gather up a few generic aftermarket sheets including Australian roundels and fin flashes and generalized high visibility Phantom stenciling. I know Superscale used to have such Phantom stenciling in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales.

Hope that helps.
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Brisbane, Australia
Posted by ILuv3ggs on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 3:50 PM
Thanks for the help guys,

The phantoms actually kept thier American Serial Numbers, main difference was the RAAF insignia instead of the American one and were assigned the out-of-sequence serial prefix 'A69' (which relates to america somehow - more info - http://www.f4aviation.co.uk/Oldstuff/2002/aussief4/aussief4.htm )

So i figured i could just get a decal sheet with Australian Insignias and just use that instead of the American one or something.

As for the Beaufighter i have found a kit and a store that stocks it :)

So far i have a list of 24 aircraft that were used by Australia (more to add yet) - out of those 24 i have found 14 kits and know of some decals and know where to get them from.

That website is legend !
Again thanks for the help guys.

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