Valiant B.1 (1:72 Airfix)
Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:21 PM
I will faithfully save all the info here to use on my valiant when I get one....have the victor and the vulcan so absolutely positively
MUST have a valiant....
and I'll do it in the grey/green camo colours so it fits with my liking of grey/green camo colours....
Posted 01 July 2011 - 05:02 PM
Thanks for that info chap
The "pressure cooker"/"kettle" is/was a calculator Mk.2 or 3. It was an electro-mechanical device (clockwork) for calculating bomb runs with lots of gear wheels and wiggly amp cable and stuff. The Navigator/Bomb-Aimer, later Nav/Rad used to operate it and the Instrument Techies (universally and henceforth known as "Fairies"), used to "maintain" it.
I feel truly blessed
Posted 02 July 2011 - 10:48 AM
You've met my fingers Den, so you know they're probably as sausagey as yours. That's why God invented tweezers
Well the penny proves that I will not be building one of those, at least not to that level of detail, unless my sausage fingers slim down a bit.
Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:43 PM
I'm just pottering about making up some of the smaller parts while I wait for the noseweight putty/metal mix, and the Milliput in the intakes to cure. I've just put the drop tanks together, and they're a bit bowed nose to tail - Just glue one end nicely aligned, then glue the other end after a wee while... job done
Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:55 PM
Looking good Mike great detail, I have ordered mine through my local model shop
The front seats have been installed today. They're Aeroclub metal seats with some scratch built rears & mounting specific to the Valiant. At present I'm just gluing in the rear crew's only way of glimpsing daylight - those oval side windows