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What makes a British kit a Classic? What Classic kit is really British? What is the SIG all about and what goes on...from initial musings, to full on campaigning. It'll all be here, interspersed with talk of Texan Bars, Alias Smith & Jones and The Flashing Blade, Footy Cards and Bath Night, before School.
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Re: Classic Kit resin conversion ideas wanted

April 5th, 2017, 2:01 am

JamesPerrin wrote:Maintrack are almost classic's themselves and are long gone.


Then I'm fortunate to have one :)

Re: Classic Kit resin conversion ideas wanted

April 6th, 2017, 10:00 pm

Hi everyone, thanks for all the suggestions so far, some really good ones. I think the key to this is sets for kits that have not been completely superseded, so examples like the HS.125 nose and bits for Stranraer etc are along the lines I was hoping for, but doing something for a kit like the Frog/Hasegawa Lightning F.6 for example probably would not be worthwhile with the new Airfix kit available. Of course some new kits don't always supersede old ones, and short run kits have a limited availability life so although they may be better they might not be around long.

Colin

Re: Classic Kit resin conversion ideas wanted

April 11th, 2017, 5:59 am

A set to better detail the Airfix SAM 2 Guideline kit. Missile detail and stencilling, tractor and trailer detail, and also the launcher.

Re: Classic Kit resin conversion ideas wanted

April 11th, 2017, 12:23 pm

Colin,

How about some updated engines for the Mbx HS125-600. I've seen a few people lamenting the lack of those and it's still the only HS125 kit around, I think.

David

Re: Classic Kit resin conversion ideas wanted

April 16th, 2017, 9:05 pm

Another thought - turbine engines to make the Islander BN 2T or Army variants.

David

Re: Classic Kit resin conversion ideas wanted

August 4th, 2017, 1:13 am

An idea I have just had. How about the long range tank for the Tiger force Lancaster? Also a pair of jets and decal set for an engine test bed Lanc?
Also S&M's Viscount though not an old kit is readily available. Various lumps and bumps for the RAF/A&AEE versions would be useful.

All the best.

Greg

Re: Classic Kit resin conversion ideas wanted

September 11th, 2017, 6:33 pm

Replacement engines for the new Revell Halifax kits. They are neatly detailed, but the shape is too square.

A decent Tallboy and Grand Slam in 1/72nd would be useful.

There are actually, many items required for the older kits. Some internal Cockpit sets for FROG, Airfix and Matchbox kits. I had suggested to Matchbox, that they used the blank patch on the rear of the boxes, left when the plastic window was scrapped, to print a Cockpit Placard. This could be folded into the space and some resin parts added.

Re: Classic Kit resin conversion ideas wanted

September 12th, 2017, 9:11 am

I believe there are replacement engines for the Halibag.

Re: Classic Kit resin conversion ideas wanted

October 5th, 2017, 1:13 am

Cockpit/interior detail sets for the Matchbox HP Heyford, AW Siskin and Fairey Seafox would be useful. And how about some upgrades for the Mbx F-86A (still the only I'M kit of this version).

Re: Classic Kit resin conversion ideas wanted

November 24th, 2017, 7:04 pm

Hi Colin,

Thanks for asking. I was wracking my brains for subjects within my preferred WWII area of interest. The rub is, most of the subjects have been long superseded.

However, what about kits that have been superseded but are basically sound and their replacements are eeither expensive or like hens' teeth? (I'm thinking of you, Hasegawa!)

So, what about USN types like the Airfix Dauntless: wheels, engine, cowling(s) for the -3 and -5, canopy, interior; the Airfix TBM-3 and FROG Avenger. Cowlings (different between the 2), engines, wheels, canopy, cockpits. Oh, and what about the bulged side windows for an FAA machine; Airfix Devastator: been replaced by a Valom kit, but the latter is expensive, limited run and has accuracy issues).

Regards

Martin
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