This is the 3rd project for the RAF 100th anniversary GB, Revell’s repop of Matchbox’s Blackburn (Hawker-Siddely) Buccaneer S.2B in Operation Granby Desert Pink. The kit 1st appeared in 1974.
Though of 1974 vintage, the panel lines are engraved though almost toy like deep through out the kit. There is no cockpit at all just seats and pilots. I will find some MB resin ejection seats which won’t be the exact MB Mk6 seats, but much better than the kit provided seats.
There are no weapons or even pylons to attach them too. Strictly a clean air frame. I may pick up a pair of resin slipper tanks just to have something hanging under the wings.
So typical Revell open ended box, again will place the sprues in a left over box as I start the project. A small decal sheet with basic markings for one OG Desert Pink machine.
We have three sprues with very light grey styrene, same as what appears in the Revell Typhoon. Though the plastic is not quite as soft.
One clear canopy as one piece as this unit slid open along the top of the forward fuselage. This will be configured closed as I considered the Pavla cockpit set. But I will do that for a future build.
Next up time to start the build. I will start this a little differently than the norm. As the build progresses. I will decide which markings I will apply as I do have a set in the decal stash for this. More to follow…Tally Ho!!
2 additional images. Click to enlarge.