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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2015, 10:49:17 AM »
Oh goody goody goody, I was wondering what to do with my F.6

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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2015, 10:10:49 AM »
I said it elsewhere, I'll say it again here: woo! I'm seriously thinking about picking up one of these sets.
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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2015, 06:38:14 PM »
Colin has posted a picture of the Lightning VG conversion (this is the master):



Looks like the wings are in the swept forward position.
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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2015, 01:22:29 AM »
Reposted on behalf of Colin.

Hi everyone,

Below is list of all new releases at Telford next weekend, prices still to be confirmed, all are 1/72 scale;

- Swift F.1 conversion for Airfix FR.5

- Swift F.2/4 conversion for Airfix FR.5

- Swift F.7 conversion for Airfix FR.5

- Swift Air Battery proposed rocket pods and pylons (also applicable other post-war British types)

- Lightning VG conversion for Airfix  F.6

- Lightning overwing Matra JL-100 twin rocket pods for Airfix F.6

- Javelin FAW.9 nose correction for Frog/Novo kit

- Beaufighter anti-shimmy tail wheel and leg for Airfix TF.10

- HP Halifax correct sized main wheels for Revell Halifax B.III

- 250 lb S/G MK.IV smoke curtain pods for Revell Lysander

- Douglas D827 Super Etendard and Rafale refuelling pod

- EE Canberra P.12 All Weather Fighter re-issue for Airfix B.(I)8

- Brits Aboard Pt.I decal re-print


I think that is everything. Will post some pics when I have a chance.

Thanks,

Colin
« Last Edit: November 01, 2015, 04:10:55 AM by The Big Gimper »
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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2017, 09:07:53 PM »
Facebook post from Colin this morning (June 19th)

In July we will launch a brand new website, replacing the existing one. It will feature a lot more options and be easier to use, as you will be able to purchase items without opening an account. On the down side the shipping costs will be increasing particularly on orders outside the EU. To take advantage of the lower shipping costs while they last please order from the old website before end of June, and if you order between now and the 25th you can also take advantage of a 20% discount code GIMME20 on resin sets and decals, Stransky Kits, High Planes kits, decals and accessories. Simply enter discount code GIMME20 prior to checkout.
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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2017, 01:45:49 AM »
Facebook post from Colin (October 12th)

With Telford fast approaching, I'm busy getting ready for my favourite weekend of the year. Of course I'm running out of time, and not everything I hoped would be ready is, but here is a sneak preview of one of the items that should be as its off to the caster tomorrow for a quick turnaround. Much of my new releases focus on What-If projects, so here is one of them in 1/144. This is a conversion to make the first of a series of originally proposed Multi-Role VC-10's for the RAF, initially in tanker or transport configuration. Designed to fit the Roden Super VC-10 suitably cut down to standard length, parts include new forward fuselage with H2S scanner, wing tip refuelling pods and offset fuselage drogue mounted in the rear hold. Along with this set I also have the VC-10 Bomber with up to eight wing mounted cocoons. A set for the air launched ballistic missile role (or Poffler) will follow if sales are good enough.

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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2017, 03:18:58 AM »
Well there's a cool thing I never knew I may want.
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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2017, 03:34:43 AM »
S&M Models already did many of the VC-10 ideas though these kits/conversions are sometimes hard to find.
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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2017, 09:54:08 AM »
Posted on Colin's Facebook page today.

My day job has been taking up time recently, so I'm now trying to catch up on projects that were not quite ready for Telford earlier this month.

One of these is a new 1/72 complete resin kit, beautifully cast by CMR. A sample batch were delivered at the show but not put on display. The kit is of the twin engined Supermarine 327, or Supermarine F.Mk.I 'Shrew' as it might have been had it got beyond the mock up stage in 1940. It seems fitting to adopt the unofficial name 'Shrew' as it was destined to replace the Spitfire (the design sharing the same elliptical wing). It has become a tradition at Freightdog that my good friend Mike McEvoy gets to built my new kits first, and this will be previewed on his website www.grumpyoldmodeller.com in the coming weeks. Picture shows original masters by Paul Lucas, I still need to assemble a sample and finalise instructions over the next few weeks, with release likely in January.







Kit (probably Unicraft) builder: Gunther Arnold
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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #39 on: November 30, 2017, 10:36:15 AM »
I didn't realise this was an actual proposal. Very interesting!
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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2017, 01:53:16 PM »
Looks like can perform as spec sheet says.

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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2018, 06:26:43 AM »
Latest update from Colin @ Facebook.

Some more progress on my 1/72 resin Supermarine Type 327 'Shrew' project. Decal artwork has now gone to Fantasy Printshop and four views are finished. The kit includes 'What-If' marking for the prototype (project did not get beyond mock-up stage), along with suitable roundels for Fighter and Fighter or Photo Reconnaissance options for which optional parts are included. Still on track to release in middle of March at IPMS Southern Expo held in Hornchurch, Essex, available from my website soon after.

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Re: Freightdog
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2018, 09:32:46 AM »
Latest update from Colin @ Facebook

Some possible Shrew colour schemes, top to bottom; operational F.Mk.I, FR.Mk.I, PR.Mk.I prototype and operational PR.Mk.I. Still a work in progress.

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