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Clear-Vax set 22: RAF, World War II, part 4 (1/72 scale)

1. Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV bubble canopy. Suggested kit: Fujimi Spitfire Mk.XIV (kit 72001).

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item.
Suggested references: Squadron/Signal In Action No.39; Argus Specialist Publications Spitfire Collection.
2. Hawker Typhoon "car door" canopy. Suggested kit: Airfix Typhoon I B.

This canopy represents the early-style canopy with a small blister on top; this blister covered an internal rear-view mirror. In order to locate the canopy, place the right fuselage half on the drawing and trim the forward area to match the plan. Scribe the lower portion of the doors into the fuselage using the drawing as a guide.
Suggested references: Squadron/Signal In Action No.102; Argus Specialist Publications plan pack 2808.
3. Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV. Suggested kits: Fujimi Spitfire Mk.XIV C (kit 72003), Mk.XIV E (kit 72004).

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item.
Suggested references: Squadron/Signal In Action No.39; Argus Specialist Publications Spitfire Collection.
4. Vickers Wellesley. Suggested kit: Matchbox Wellesley Mk.I.

The Clear-Vax pilot's and observer's canopies directly replace the kit parts. Use the kit side windows.
Suggested reference: Suggested reference: Profile 256.
5. Short Sunderland. Suggested kits: Airfix Sunderland III.

The Clear-Vax pilot's canopy directly replaces the kit item. Also included is an astrodome; it fits in the position shown on the drawing. The nose turret has had its shape corrected. The machine gun fits on the right-hand side even though there is also a gun slot on the left. In order to fit the mid-upper turret canopy, cut 2 mm off the top of part 40. The scrap drawing (5a) is a front view of this turret. Note that it is not necessary to cut out the front window - only cut away enough to fit the guns. The rear-gun turret has the gun slots altered to their correct width. The kit gun mounting will need to be modified to suit. Use the kit portholes, or replace them with clear styrene or acetate.
Suggested references: 'The Short Sunderland' by Bowyer (Aston); Profile 189.
6. Westland Lysander. Suggested kit: Matchbox Lysander Mk.II.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item. The drawing shows the wing omitted for clarity. Cut away the shaded area in order to fit the wing.
Suggested reference: Argus Specialist Publications plan pack 2873.
7. Miles Master. Suggested kit: Frog/Novo Master III.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item. Note the small panel on the left side of the pilot's sliding canopy. Scribe this panel with a sharp needle or divider point. Also provided is the landing light cover.
Suggested reference: Aviation News plan 5/17.
8. Avro Lancaster. Suggested kit: Airfix Lancaster B III.

The Clear-Vax main, nose and bomb-aimer canopies replace the kit parts. In order to fit the mid-upper turret canopy, cut the top off the kit parts and fit the Clear-Vax pieces in place. For the standard tail turret, use the kit parts. We have provided the clear part used on the later two-gun turret. Alter kit part 9 to the two-gun configuration, and assemble parts 9, 10, 11 and 16 according to the kit instructions. Then fit the Clear-Vax canopy using drawing 8a as a guide. Replace the kit gun barrels with .50 calibre barrels.
Suggested references: Squadron/Signal In Action No.52; Aerodata International 'Bombers of WWII' vol.1.
9. Percival Proctor. Suggested kit: Frog/Novo Proctor IV.

The Clear-Vax main canopy fits without any modification to the kit. Replace the kit rear windows with thin clear styrene or acetate. Also provided are the wing landing light covers (marked L for left and R for right), and the D/F loop housing sometimes fitted.
Suggested reference: Argus Specialist Publications plan 2991.
10. General Aircraft Hotspur. Suggested kit: Frog/Novo Hotspur II.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item. Use the kit side windows.

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