Sunday, 14 January 2018

dh Venom

This has just clawed its way out of the Partizan ‘plane purchase pile. Of a similar era to the Canberra and Sea Hawk seen here recently I think this is a Venom rather than the earlier Vampire. I’m not sure of the kit manufacturer, though for reasons unknown I want to say Frog. I might add to the markings later as looks a bit bare. Any thoughts?


9 comments:

Peter Douglas said...

Another find in the box Tim. it certainly has that goofy early jet age charm to it.

Stephen Beat said...

Always fancied doing a WW2 '1946' project with early RAF jets. :)

Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
“Goofy?” Hardly the accolade that such a triumph of British engineering surely deserves!

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
I think I can supply most of your RAF needs for such a project!

Martin Rapier said...

Yes, that is a Venom (it has a different cockpit and those ribs on the top of the wings) not a Vampire.

My father was at Farnborough in 1952 when their successor, the DH 110 (later the Sea Vixen), broke up over the crowd after a supersonic flypast.


Ken H said...

I've seen them with the similar yellow stripes you used on the last project, but I always prefer the bright red fuel tanks at the end of each wing - very snazzy!

Tim Gow said...

Martin Rapier
Sea Vixen eh? Funny you should mention it.....

Tim Gow said...

Ken H
You don't want much, do you?

Ken H said...

That's thoroughly unfair, I didn't even mention the Swiss production line, and their natty Swiss flag roundels and stylish orange diagonal nose band. Although then you would need to create an entire Cold War era Swiss Air Force..... I'd stick to grey if I were you! Have a google around Swiss Venoms - they are undeniably striking. my wife tells her chums that her fear is the war gamers mantra, " there's always another army". Which misses the point: there's always another army, period, scale, theatre, ruleset etc. etc. keep up the good work!