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1:72 De Havilland Sea Vixen
Merlin
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 08:18 PM UTC


Tim takes a look at Xtrakit's kit of the classic British naval jet fighter.

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Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 01:39 PM UTC
I really love this aircraft and i see that airfix is currently producing one in 1:48!
I may get ths czech kit though since it looks pretty extensive and i can't wait till september.

Simon
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Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 07:27 AM UTC
Hi Simon
I cant wait to see the Airfix 1/48 Sea Vixen. I used to see the D3's at RAF Llanbedr when on camping holidays near Harlech, north Wales. A fantastic sight although I did not like the red and yellow paint work.
tim
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Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 11:26 AM UTC
hi Tim
yes they are very striking, i would love to see one fly. I recently visited Duxford and saw the one in their marine hangar which i believe was a D3. I came across one in Red Bull colours on the internet, it strikes me as an odd choice for them to use!

Simon
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Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 09:04 AM UTC
Hi there

I can wholeheartedly recommend Barracuda Studios' detailed pictorial study of the Sea Vixen for anyone tackling this or the forthcoming Airfix kit.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 09:53 AM UTC
Thanks Rowan
I think I will take your advice and buy myself a copy. Realy looking forward to Airfix's release of the 1/48 Sea Vixen.
tim