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      Jeff Jarvis


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      Post #56962, posted on 02-27-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Greetings!

      The Airfix Trident 1C is a kit that is hardly ever mentioned. I know very little about the airplane and came within 3 minutes of riding on one from Manchester to Heathrow in 1984 but wound up on a 757 instead. Anyway, while it was not much of a success sales wise, it is an interesting airplane nevertheless. I know the various models (1E, 2E) had wing mods, etc. that were quite different from the basic 1C that BEA bought, and there are several decal choices for building the kit.

      For starters, I know the center intake is FUBAR on it, but what other areas need fixing? Some have said the kit is best thrown in the trash, so.... anyone care to give me the scoop on it? I'd appreciate any and all comments on fixing the faults and also what needs to be done to modify it for a 1E or 2E.

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      Post #56963, posted on 02-27-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello Jeff. I remember this issue being discussed at great length some time back, and was rather taken aback as to how inaccurate the Airfix kit apparently is. I've built...well, completed, all of one Trident (big-title British scheme). Being unaware at the time of the many considerable wing differences between versions, I simply did the obvious fix, which was to attach the nose wheel off-center.
      Growing up building models, Airfix airliner kits were to me the ultimate in accuracy and quality, especially after coming off building all those chunky Auroras! I'd definitely like to build another Trident (in Air Ceylon) without going too crazy to achieve absolute accuracy. Hell, it's a hobby after all. Perhaps if I had a feel for it the same way I do the 990, I'd be much more inclined to correct every flaw, but it looked good enough to me.

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      Post #56964, posted on 02-27-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Ah, yes! Thanks! I found the discussion back in June, 2014.

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      Post #57169, posted on 03-12-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      I have a couple in the stash ! Anyone interested??

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      Post #57177, posted on 03-13-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      PM Sent.

      On the bench and in the works....

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