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Trumpeter 1/48 Vampire FB MK 9


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The next build is a de Havilland Vampire jet of the RAF. It was the second jet to be flown by the RAF. It did not become operational until after World War II in 1946, but had a successful history with the RAF until the late 1950’s. I am using the Trumpeter kit with the Eduard detail set.

More photos in the build log at: https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-vampire-fb-mk-9/

 

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As the build progresses I have completed the cockpit and did some detailing of the landing gear bays and struts on the 1/48 scale Trumpeter Vampire. So far I am really enjoying this model. Dry fitting the fuselage looks like a very good fit.

You can see all the build photos at

https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-vampire-fb-mk-9/

 

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Completed the landing gear bays and now working on extending the flaps with the Eduard photo-etch parts. The flaps have been cut open and the parts have been dry fitted after the fuselage was assembled. All the build photos can be seen at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-vampire-fb-mk-9/

 

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Moving forward on the Vampire. Flaps and landing gear finished, Cut out the intakes to add the more accurate vanes, and assembled the rest of the fuselage. The only real issue with fit was the intake mating to the leading wing edge. Filled and shaped to blend them together. Just finished painting the base coat. Have some more detail painting to do then on to the decals.

More photos at: https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-vampire-fb-mk-9/

 

 

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The Trumpeter 1/48 Vampire FB.MK.9 has been completed. This was a nice build with very little issues. The only issue was the intake to the leading edge of the wing required filling and shaping. The decals were on the thin side and great care was required to get them into position but they did lay down nicely.

The build log can be found at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-vampire-fb-mk-9/

and the galley photos are at https://davidsscalemodels.com/gallery/1-48-vampire-fb-mk-9/


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