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Old 27th October 2011, 02:39 PM
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Hi Design&Illustration

To answer your points probably the easiest thing is to post the link to the All Sections Alpha Forum thread where this has been discussed and which includes photos of the original models which will better illustrate things than I could explain.


However if you have been constrained by Airfix to match the engraved lines etc, then I can see where you are coming from. The 9mm diameter by the way was the measurement of the Spectrum roundal minus the white border as that is not visible against the white paint scheme (with the exception of the underside decals of course).

Don't get me wrong, the decals are a vast improvement on previous releases and it didn't stop me buying three kits (for the moment) as I intend doing a hangar diorama.

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Old 27th October 2011, 07:36 PM
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Hi Keith,

I think it all depends on the maths being used to arrive at 10.6mm and if the length of the studio models scale proportionally to the Airfix kit.

Here's a shot of how the roundel size was arrived at based on the depth of the fuselage rather than the length:

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Old 28th October 2011, 12:49 PM
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Yes, indeed thanks for the detailed explanation of the process. The fact that the kit doesn't exactly proportion/scale to the studio models couldn't have helped right enough.

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Old 18th November 2011, 11:37 AM
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Got mine today, a little smaller than i expected but thats probably for the best as space in my room is a premium.

We should post our finished versions to see how they compare
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Old 5th January 2012, 08:13 PM
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Smile Angel Interceptor - Reissue Review

There is a superb review of the Angel Interceptor reissue in the latest (Feb) issue of Model World with some superb photos. The feature is six pages long and very favourable. I wonder if this will lead to other Anderson Airfix kits.
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Old 8th January 2012, 06:51 PM
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The biggest problem with the kit is the MALE pilot!

I've yet to begin mine but much inspiration can be found from other boards such as the Unofficial Airfix Modellers Forum who did a Group Build of Angel Interceptors with some superb scratch building of cockpits and conversion.

See the build forum here
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