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Vampire F Mk.3

By: Revell

Item no: 03934 Price: £12.99

Web: www.revell.de/en

Special Hobby’s delightful Vampire has made it into Revell packaging, but with just two liveries (as opposed to four in the original), and one is repeated. This is definitely ‘new’ Special Hobby styrene, akin to its Mirage F.1, with proper locating pins and a more mainstream production appearance. Panel line engraving is exquisite, and it’s particularly neat how the engine front section is moulded. The wheels are of the correct three-spoke variety (with separate hubs), trailing edges are relatively thin and one receives underwing tanks and rockets. No photo-etched metal is present, although Special Hobby does offer a separate detail set. The two aluminium schemes, via well-printed decals, are for Royal Auxiliary Air Force machines:

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