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PostPosted: Tue 01 Jul 2008 13:24 pm 
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This is a detailed resin replacement for the stock weapons bay for the 1/72 Airfix Nimrod kit by AlleyCat, which comes from A2Zee Models.

The kit consists of 13 pieces, the weapons bay, three bulkheads and the remainder the weapons supports.

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The resin is very nice, only minor pitting on some points of the interior join where the sidewall meets the roof in the rear section of mine, but this won't really be visible once assembled. Nice surface detail.

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It is certainly an improvement on the kit provided part. I don't know anything about the actual Nimrod weapons bay so can't comment on the accuracy - as ever check your references.

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This isn't a shake and bake drop in replacement, some work will be needed to adapt and fit the part. As can be seen in the photos, one side of mine doesn't run quite as true as the other. The instructions are three A4 sheets with written instructions and annotated pictures. They certainly seem straightforward and simple enough.

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It certainly looks the part when painted up and should make a very nice addition to anyones model. You get a lot of resin for the money so I'd say it's good value.

The price is UKP13.50 and is available from A2Zee Models, who has a very reliable and quick service.
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Nicely commented on Rich, certainly convinced me to buy a couple of these, I'm eagerly awaiting the intakes though.

I've got the AEW conversion coming already too.

I'm thinking these other parts would work to enhance the Aircraft in Miniature vacuform Nimrod I have, it would be interesting to see what the metal u/c will look like as AiM used to have an u/c set too for their Nimrod as a seperate item.  When I get a set of the new ones, I'm going to compare the two sets but from the photo I've seen of them they look very similar.

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It's certainly a big improvement on the kit part! Something to note for when i get round to making mine. Thanks for the article.

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Certainly adds to the kit, even more essential is the Canopy Set produced by Alley Cat, the kit canopy really spoils the look of the model, plus you get some masks and etched windscreen wipers.


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I will certainly keep this in mind. I think i read somewhere else a while ago about the canopy too. I'm not in any rush to build yet as i've got nowhere to put it due to the size of the beast! :shock: ...at least with reading your article i know where to go. Thanks

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