Welcome to the Vacform GB
Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:07 AM
Welcome to the Vacform Group Build. Your hosts for this build will be myself and Mike. Please feel free to join in or drop us a line with any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing some great vacform creations taking place over the time
There will be 2 different categories for the build, one will be for whole vacform kits (including resin, white metal, and other accessories), and the other will be for vacform conversions where at least 40% of the kit must be vacformed to qualify.
The build starts on the 1st of May, so just pop your intentions in this thread as to what you intend to build, and then kick off your build thread after the 1st May!
Most of all have fun!!
Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:10 AM
A small, simple build that looks perfect for a 1st vacform attempt. No metal details to add, the u/c would need borrowing from a Zero or scratchbuilding. I see no need to complicate it further so I'll be doing it in-flight.
Posted 29 April 2009 - 10:54 AM
Anyone entering the GB that hasn't read John from Aeroclub's excellent Vacform primer should whizz over and read it at their earliest convenience. It's what I read before attempting my first vacform, and is positively the easiest method for breaking the parts from the backing plastic.
Posted 29 April 2009 - 04:11 PM
1/72 Contrail Short Seamew AS.1.
1/72 Hallam Vac Westland Welkin F.1.
1/72 Rare Planes Supermarine Type 224 (Cockpit mostly complete, but that is all).
1/144 Welsh Models Vickers Valiant B.1.
1/144 Welsh Models HP Victor B.2.
1/144 Welsh Models Boeing CH-47 Chinook.
1/144 Welsh Models Bae Hawk T.1 (although I may convert this into a later standard of Hawk aircraft).
Maybe one of several other Welsh Models 1/144 military aircraft types...Bucaneer, Scimitar, Lightning, etc. I may even convert some of them into something quite different?).
Ideas welcomed... ('Simples'! )
Edited by Derek B, 30 April 2009 - 09:59 PM.
Posted 29 April 2009 - 05:13 PM
I have nothing relevant in the stash at the moment, although I have a few aircraft on the "hit list" which would be appropriate, pending whether I can find them up for grabs for a price I can afford (mostly British post-war stuff in 1/48 - Lightning, Gannet, Scimitar, Hunter T.7 - the sort of thing that's harder to find in injection mould without paying a fortune, that way I figure I would be more motivated to do a vac). When is the GB running until? If it's of fair length, there's a chance I might be able to bag me something and still have enough time to build it before the deadline!
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