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Re: Haven't seen this before until it was pointed out to me....
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 08:31:55 PM »
Let's hope they include a "Spirit of Great Britain" decal.
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Re: Haven't seen this before until it was pointed out to me....
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2014, 08:41:02 PM »
At the risk of being a party pooper if the box picture is defining the model it is inaccurate considering the "painstaking development". The picture sports 300 series jet caps, and still has the starboard cooling duct fitted to the tail appendage. Suspect after looking at the film clip the box pic is wrong, the model is right? If so : "dear Santa"!  :)

p.s. Don't forget the new air/ground crew and squadrons decal for the crew door...

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Re: Haven't seen this before until it was pointed out to me....
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2014, 09:52:43 PM »
Let's hope they include a "Spirit of Great Britain" decal.

I thought the 'Spirit of Great Britain' was on there but watching the video I can't see it. Must have been a reflection of light when I thought I'd seen it.
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Re: Haven't seen this before until it was pointed out to me....
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2014, 02:27:58 PM »
Let's hope they include a "Spirit of Great Britain" decal.

I thought the 'Spirit of Great Britain' was on there but watching the video I can't see it. Must have been a reflection of light when I thought I'd seen it.
It does say that this model is as per 558 at post restoration flight which would mean that "The Spirit Of Great Britain" logo was not present in 2007,it was only applied a few years later (2011 maybe?)

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Re: Haven't seen this before until it was pointed out to me....
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2014, 07:59:16 PM »
Did anyone take the plunge on one of these? Just reserved one to collect at the weekend as a gift for my old man... a serious price tag though so was hoping to get some thoughts on it!
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Re: Haven't seen this before until it was pointed out to me....
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2014, 08:12:43 AM »
Would seem that hubby is maybe going to buy me this if any of the hints are right!!  But importantly does any donation from the sale go to 558!!??cos if not i dont want it!!!!
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Re: Haven't seen this before until it was pointed out to me....
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2014, 08:45:07 AM »
It's available in the web shop. I would hope some of the money would go to 558.

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Re: Haven't seen this before until it was pointed out to me....
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2014, 11:06:05 AM »
There is no cooling duct and they were told about the nozzles too.... not that they always listen.

They are in the webstore although being remote to site at the moment, I have not seen one first hand. However, I hear they are very good!

Yes, the Trust will also get a royalty from each one sold (worldwide), as well as making a margin on those we retail directly.

The model is as in 2007, so as XH558 was only christened 'The Spirit of Great Britain' on her 50th birthday in 2010, the SOGB graphics are not applied, nor things like the new GPS aerial that sits in front of the windscreen (white circle on top of nose).

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