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#61 Kev1n

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:21 PM

this is...interesting.

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....:)

#62 Mike

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 05:02 PM

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.

Thanks for that info chap :)

this is...interesting.

I feel truly blessed :closedeyes:

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:03 PM

Cheers folks :)



Here's another shot with a gigantic penny next to it to convince you it's 1:72 :wicked:


Look at the detail on that penny! what scale is that? :sorry:

#64 kev67

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:07 PM

That's what I said, diddle I? :hmmm:

I know I just seen that, oh well

#65 The Hooded Claw

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:31 PM

since it's a british aircraft... an electric tea kettle, maybe? ;)

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Surely it's the Intercontinental Ballistic Guide NAAFI!

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#66 spitfire

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 07:40 AM

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.

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#67 Mike

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 10:48 AM

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.

:lol: You've met my fingers Den, so you know they're probably as sausagey as yours. That's why God invented tweezers ;)

#68 Dave T

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 06:15 AM

Any more progress Mike ?

#69 Richard E

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 07:47 AM

I've got four of the later version in the Victor cockpit in my back garden


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#70 Mike

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 09:49 AM

Any more progress Mike ?

Hopefully sometime today :)

#71 Moofles

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 01:05 PM

wow this is really impressive, loving the level of detail.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 04:54 PM

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 :)

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#73 Max Headroom

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:07 PM

Loving it.

What references are you using?

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#74 Mike

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:11 PM

Mostly pics from the net & a couple of books I have :)

#75 Dads203

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:31 PM

Evening Mike, looking rather dapper that pit matey, just
One question, what seat did the Valiant use up front?

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#76 Richard G

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:07 PM

Thanks for the kind comments folks :)


It probably is the kettle, although it's a very complicated one looking at all the knobs & dials :lol:


Well that's MOD procurement for you. : :evil_laugh:

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:17 PM

Wowee, Brilliant stuff Mike, very inspiring work dude.

Thanks for sharing

All the best

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:43 PM

Taa very muchly ^_^

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 :)

#79 kev67

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:55 PM

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 :)

Looking good Mike great detail, I have ordered mine through my local model shop

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:04 PM

Great work Mike. Will be keeping an eye on this one for when I clear the decks and get on to mine.