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« on: February 14, 2013, 09:41:40 PM »
Just in from Colin.

Hello from Freightdog,

New 1/72 resin sets have now been listed on our website including the below items;

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Freightdog 1/72 Tempest Mk.VI conversion set - Price £7.50

High quality resin conversion parts in 1/72nd scale. Includes new single piece propeller with enlarged spinner, chin intake insert, wing mouted radiators, tropical filter, cockpit oxygen bottles and stencil decals. Designed for use with Academy Mk.V kit. Squadron markings for a 6 Sqn option operated over Palestine can be found on FSD72004S, available seperatey or as a package with the Tempest set for £13.00.

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Freightdog 1/72 Jaguar 264 Gal drop tanks - Price    £4.70

This is a 1/72nd scale resin accessory for the Hasegawa or Italeri Jaguar. These replace the inaccurately shaped parts in the Italeri kit, or missing tanks in most Hasegawa single seat boxings. Applicable to British, French and exported airframes.

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Freightdog 1/72 Seafire F/FR.46 conversion set - Price £6.50

High quality resin conversion parts in 1/72nd scale. Includes new two part contra-rotating propeller, long gun barrels, square treaded main wheels without weighting, replacement undercarriage doors, radio hatch scribing template and optional drop tank. Designed for use with the Airfix kit A02033 (not included). Decals are available seperately on FSD72015.

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We also have re-stocked both our popular HP Halifax improvement sets, please see website for full details.

Thank you for your support.

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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 05:14:15 AM »
Hello from Freightdog,

After a long period of unavailability we are planning a limited re-issue of our BAe EAP kit under our Silver Cloud label. This is a 1/72nd scale multi-media kit, featuring grey and clear resin, photo-etched brass and screen printed decals by Fantasy Printshop.
We are hoping to have this kit back on sale by the middle of March, in time for IPMS Southern Expo at Hornchurch, Essex. Price to be confirmed.

Also expected for release in March will be our 1/72nd scale Dassault Etendard IVP and Douglas A-4C/L conversion sets, designed for use with the Heller IVM and Airfix A-4B base kits.

More information will follow once these items are added to our website.

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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 06:59:41 AM »
Available soon from Colin

Freightdog 1/144 Boeing C-97 AWI (AEW) conversion

Resin cast conversion set (five parts) to 1/144th scale. Designed for use with any of the Minicraft family of C-97 or KC-97 kits. The C-97 AWI was a 1945 British proposal for an Airborne Warning and Interception platform utilising its large forward fuselage to locate a 7 foot antenna in the nose. To do this the cockpit was to be relocated on the top of the fuselage, with smaller antennae located above and below the fuselage. A paper project only, more information can be found on this facinating subject in The Air Staff and AEW by Chris Gibson, published by Blue Envoy Press. Decals not included, illustration by Adrian Mann.


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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013, 09:04:08 AM »
Available soon from Colin

Freightdog 1/144 Boeing C-97 AWI (AEW) conversion

Resin cast conversion set (five parts) to 1/144th scale. Designed for use with any of the Minicraft family of C-97 or KC-97 kits. The C-97 AWI was a 1945 British proposal for an Airborne Warning and Interception platform utilising its large forward fuselage to locate a 7 foot antenna in the nose. To do this the cockpit was to be relocated on the top of the fuselage, with smaller antennae located above and below the fuselage. A paper project only, more information can be found on this facinating subject in The Air Staff and AEW by Chris Gibson, published by Blue Envoy Press. Decals not included, illustration by Adrian Mann.



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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2013, 11:47:02 AM »
Folks:

I asked Colin at Freightdog if he okay selling the Tallboy as a standalone item. He said yes but he looking for a number to help set a price.



I'm good for 6 or 8. Let me know how many you would be interested in and I'll pass it along..

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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2013, 07:15:32 PM »
I'm not a Facebook apostle but there are two pictures of RCAF builds of Colin's 1/144 C-97 AWI/AEW on his Facebook page.

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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2013, 01:41:23 AM »
May have to do that with Academy's B-50 kit.   
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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2013, 09:30:27 AM »
May have to do that with Academy's B-50 kit.

Nope.  It's a C-97 conversion.  New nose, radomes and cockpit.

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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2013, 10:42:30 PM »
Latest email from Colin.

Hello from Freightdog,

We have just added three new 1/72 resin sets to our website, covering a Tornado GR.4 Litening III pod, Spitfire 90 gal slipper tank and X-4 missiles for the FW 190A. In addition we have added three Alley Cat decal sets for the Spitfire PR.XI to compliment our resin set.

(Links are on the front page)

Please also see decal sheets added to the offers section.

Thank you.

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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2013, 08:42:12 AM »
You know, everything looks better in RCAF markings.  I guess this is the exception that proves the rule.  If you really want to whif, how about you remove the dorsal radome, and scribe some lines to represent doors on the front one.  Put it in the livery of one of the cross-channel ferries.

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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2013, 07:13:04 PM »
I think that particular model of the RCAF C-97 is one of the Venerable Mike McEvoy's builds, he's done FOUR of them already!
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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2014, 08:09:41 AM »
Latest email from Colin:

Hello from Freightdog,

I have just updated the website with a restock of various items, including our 1/72 resin TSR2 recce and fighter conversion sets, these have not been available for some time. I have also relisted the Pegasus Models DH4 kit,  remaining stocks have no decals, so I have listed them at half the previous retail price, from £14 down to £7 each. Stocks are however limited.

Thank you.

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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2014, 09:05:57 AM »
Colin @ Freightdog has it done again:

Just finished assembling this for Telford, so time to share. My next new release, the EE Lightning Ground Attack proposal. Based on original source documents at Kew, the GA variant was a proposal to convert surplus F.1, 1A and 2 Lightning to a ground attack capable airframe, retaining its air defence capability. The proposal outlined bringing the airframe to equivalent F.6 standard, and fitting a multi-role weapon pack in the belly. The weapon features stub wings and allowed the carriage of N1 bombs (included), Bullpup, AS30, Napalm tanks or Zuni Rockets, retaining the Fire Streak missiles as all guns were removed;



Price still TBC, set includes belly, stub wings, pylons and N1 bombs for starters. Designed for use with the Airfix F.2A or F.6 Lightning base kit.
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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2014, 09:25:55 AM »
Cool?  1/72 I assume?
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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2014, 09:35:19 AM »
Sorry. Yes 1/72.
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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2014, 10:53:53 AM »
Price of the Lightning FGA kit has been confirmed at £11.

Couple of thoughts I've had about this:

1. If you've got a Revell Hunter FGA.9 with the intention of using Freightdog's P.1109 and/or P.1083 conversion kits on it, then you'll probably have two Mavericks and a set of Swiss markings going spare. You could put them on the Lightning FGA and claim that the Swiss bought it as an interceptor but then extended it's life forever (in typical Swiss fashion and similar to the Hunter) with repeated upgrades.

2. If you've got an Airfix Canberra B(I).8 with the intention of using Freightdog's P.12 all-weather fighter conversion on it, then you're going to have a pair of AS.30 AGMs spare, which would go very nicely on the FGA Lightning. The picture on the front of the original brochure shows dummy Bullpups on the aircraft, but all the test inside refers to AS.30s.
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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2014, 01:18:27 AM »
 ;D

I love Lightnings and this looks like a must have!  Would go well with a four cannon nose....

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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2014, 05:39:44 AM »
;D

I love Lightnings and this looks like a must have!  Would go well with a four cannon nose....
Even better, add the export wing for extra hardpoints for stores.

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« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2014, 08:18:59 AM »
The brochure proposal actually did away with all the guns in order to make space for more electronics, which as far as I could see consisted of a doppler nav system, air-to-ground modes for the AI.23 radar and AS.30 guidance electronics. Bear in mind that this was all in the context of a low-cost retro-fit to the existing 1950s electronics, so extra black box space was needed, and fuel was considered the priority for the belly tank. Interestingly, they seem to have gone out of their way to not use the overwing pylons. The mod also retained the ability to use the existing Firestreak set up, though not at the same time as the bombs, thus preserving the fighter capability.

There was a later proposal called PL.1 (details in Chis Gibson's Battle Flight book), which mostly used a T.5 airframe, that had a longer belly tank which extended over the original missile pack location and had a new detachable pack further back. I think you could model this using two of the Freightdog sets and cutting them up. Options for this pack included:

All fuel
Recce cameras
2 x Red Top
2 x Sidewinder plus some fuel
4 x Sidewinder plus some fuel
2 x retractable 51mm RP launchers
2 x 51mm rockets pods plus some fuel
2 x Bullpup plus some fuel
1 x Semi-recessed Genie
3 x Semi-recessed N1 1000lb bombs



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I love Lightnings and this looks like a must have!  Would go well with a four cannon nose....

That would work as more of a CAS type aircraft than a strike job since it wouldn't have room for the nav kit. You could combine it with the retractable 51mm rockets launchers that were an option for the missile support pack area.

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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2014, 11:37:44 PM »
Hello from Freightdog,

We have just added two new 1/72 resin sets to our website, these are a TSR2 extended nose leg, and Bristol Blenheim tropical filter set.

Also listed are last available batch of ROTORCraft Westland Whirlwind Mk.7 sets, we have ten sets left (due shortage of decals), once sold out no more will be produced for the foreseeable future.

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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2014, 04:31:50 AM »
Damned shame that Colin has not bothered to offer some of his TSR.2 items in 1:48th scale :(
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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2014, 05:09:19 AM »
The vast majority of TSR.2s you see at UK model shows are the 1/72nd ones, plus that's the only one available new (Stratos 4 boxing), so I imagine that's why he's concentrated on that scale. As far as I know, all his masters are done the traditional way by hand, so doing them in a different scale basically amounts to making them twice: it's not just a matter of re-scaling a CAD file.

He does do some 1/48th stuff: http://www.freightdogmodels.co.uk/index.php?cPath=27_30&osCsid=013c5f2a8d3103b1dc7f8ec79317c05e
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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2015, 02:00:39 AM »
Latest update from Colin (Feb 8/2015):

Hello from Freightdog,

We now have our 1/72 resin HP Victor B.2 conversion set available to order. Designed for the Revell (ex-Matchbox) re-issue K.2 kit also due out again in February. No decals are included but B.2 options can be found on Airdecal's two Victor sheets, also being re-printed this month.



In addition we are offering a 10% discount code on all ROTORcraft sets until this Friday. To obtain the discount simply enter code RC10 prior to checkout. Minimum order value on ROTORcraft sets is £10.00, availability is limited.

Thank you.
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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2015, 09:05:24 PM »
Latest update from Colin (Feb 26/2015):

Hello from Freightdog,

We Have just restocked on a number of our most popular resin sets, and are offering a 15% discount on all Freightdog resin and decals in stock until Friday 20th February. Simply enter discount code RESIN15 prior to checkout.

This excludes items already discounted in the offers section (so no further discount to what is shown on offer items, but you can stick them in the same order). Minimum value to obtain the discount is £10.00 worth of non-offer items. Please note our new Victor B.2 conversion set is not included in this offer.

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