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Offline uncle les

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1/48 Vampire FB.31 from an Airfix F.3
« on: May 25, 2022, 09:50:51 PM »
Max from Metro visits me a couple of weeks ago, plonks an Airfix Vampire on my kitchen table and says "FB.31 please" I said "wouldn't you prefer a coffee ?"    So of course I made a Mk1 first ! ( tail booms are really all that was needed. )
I hit the 3D magic machine with some funky CADs and from a night's worth of tinkering here's the result.  Both the Mk1 (not seen here) and the FB.31 to enable RAAF single seaters will be available via my FB sales page.

Oh, and those gust locks and fod covers ?   Plastic bread tags - the best source of cheap plasticard for little jobbies.








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Re: 1/48 Vampire FB.31 from an Airfix F.3
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2022, 01:52:13 AM »
 :smiley:

Do you have photos of the bits of the conversion?
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Offline uncle les

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Re: 1/48 Vampire FB.31 from an Airfix F.3
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2022, 08:07:37 AM »
The conversion set is part 3D print part polyurethane casting plus some decals.




Instructions here:
https://uncleles.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/vampiredFB31instructionsrev1.pdf

and they get sold on my facebook sales page whenever I feel the need...   the need ...   indeed ?   ... greed ?    definitely not speed.
I also done a Mk1 but more on that later as there'll be some whatiffery happening there too.

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Re: 1/48 Vampire FB.31 from an Airfix F.3
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2022, 01:08:03 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: 1/48 Vampire FB.31 from an Airfix F.3
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2022, 02:06:24 AM »
Lovely build and marvellous photos!  :-* Are you sure you didn't  accidentally include some pics of the real aircraft in there? :P
Cheers,
Moritz

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