Bombing up the new Bucc

If you’ve read my account of building the new Airfix Buccaneer S.2, you’ll know I think it to be an outstanding kit. But, there were a few niggles, and one was the empty bomb bay.

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I mean, why go to all that trouble to have a bomb bay if you’re not going to put anything in it? So, I get a set of resin 1000lb HE bombs of the period from a company called Reskit.

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They are resin with photo-etch brass fins. Fiddly is a word that springs to mind. Plus a few others, anyway, I think they work OK and give the Buccaneer the right sort of aggressive intent. BTW, I did fix the fin of the bomb at lower right…

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As with all the decal action on the belly of the plane, not many people will bother to look for them when the kit is on the shelf, but I feel happier and it’s my project, so there!

Next up is a report of something that caused me many troubles. If the last shall be first (and it was, as I think the Harrier GR.9 was the first 1/72 kit I made here), then naturally the first shall be last, and the last kit of Phase One of the project is the Hawker Nimrod.

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