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PostSubject: Folland Gnat in 1:72   Wed 03 Feb 2016, 5:27 pm

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It's the new moulding which has nice detail with minimum clean up being required. It does however suffer from several fit issues, notably the air intake nacelles (too big and needed sanding down) the fit of the wing assembly to the fuselage and the underbelly panel for the main landing gear compartment (also needing downsizing)

Yes, it's done in the colour of the Yellow Jacks with Red Arrows markings!!!! With my latest form with masking, I wanted to play it safe!!!

There were 103 decals on the sheet but I left off 73 of them as they are TINY and unreadable with the naked eye. Besides I'm no pedantic nit picker!!! LOL The decals however were amongst the very best I have ever come across. Strong, compliant and came off the backing in seconds, even in cold water. Nice one Airfix.

Anyway, it is what it is!!








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PostSubject: Re: Folland Gnat in 1:72   Wed 03 Feb 2016, 6:25 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Folland Gnat in 1:72   Wed 03 Feb 2016, 10:56 pm

OMG!! ; 103 decals on a 1/72 scale!!! No doubt you left a bunch off Love the color though.

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PostSubject: Re: Folland Gnat in 1:72   Thu 04 Feb 2016, 12:27 am

thats nice, i keep thinking of getting one of these cos i have a plan for doing trainer aircraft

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PostSubject: Re: Folland Gnat in 1:72   Sat 06 Feb 2016, 7:11 pm

Nice color scheme, Al. Great job.
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PostSubject: Re: Folland Gnat in 1:72   Sat 27 Feb 2016, 6:33 pm

Thanks guys.

John.......... I left off 73 decals as they are so tiny. !! LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Folland Gnat in 1:72   Mon 29 Feb 2016, 2:01 pm

Cute little bugger:)
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PostSubject: Re: Folland Gnat in 1:72   Mon 29 Feb 2016, 2:14 pm

Thats a smart looking little beastie Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Folland Gnat in 1:72   Mon 29 Feb 2016, 4:46 pm

Thanks both!

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PostSubject: Re: Folland Gnat in 1:72   Tue 01 Mar 2016, 2:02 pm

Very cool indeed!  Luv the interesting colour.  The "gnat" could've referred to the decals as well.  Thanx!
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PostSubject: Re: Folland Gnat in 1:72   Tue 01 Mar 2016, 3:03 pm

Lovely little model Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Folland Gnat in 1:72   Thu 03 Mar 2016, 12:08 pm

Cool looking little build Al, I like it. I have never been a fan of the small 1/72 scale stuff but I might have to get me some of these. I bet they really help you get back into build mode if you are getting stale. Slap a couple of these together and you're good to go with the build mojo.

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