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  1. Another snippet of useless info for you..I think the pod would have been removed when 558 went to maritime reconnaissance , 27 squadron I think which would have been about mid 70’s? Please don’t take this as gospel, the ole memory ain’t what it used to be! Anyway, looking good as far as I’m concerned and it’s certainly stretching my memory muscle.
  2. As far as I can remember, XH558 did have a TFR pod fitted. Every Vulcan I worked on at Waddington back in the early ‘70s was tasked to be involved in the low level role and was equipped with TFR. However, that isn’t to say that the system worked well…the ‘fairies’ were forever having to change them! Now then, my memories aren’t necessarily accurate after all these years, but I’m fairly certain that TFR pods were fitted to all aircraft….I think!
  3. Great model and lovely finish. The paint scheme is just how I remember working on them at Waddington back in the early 70’s.
  4. A grand job! Did you brush-paint the Mr Metal Color and if so how did you find it? Did you use any thinners and if so what?
  5. Really nice looking revetment. We had nothing quite so posh, just great lumps of concrete to park Vulcans on! Oh and short-wheelbase land rovers for transport. Great times!
  6. Great job...can't wait to see more. I'm not a Star Wars fan, but I'm seriously tempted with the Bandai kits!
  7. I was 16, a first year engineering apprentice at RAF Halton. We stayed up to watch it in the TV room and then walked outside to look up at the moon - such an incredible achievement for human beings.
  8. Marek, The outlets I'm talking about were in front of the air brakes, I think. I'm trying to remember back to 1971 now so I could be wrong. But I think the outlets were forward of each underwing airbrake, just a bit further back than the rear of the nosewheel bay - in that sort of area.
  9. Hi Marek, Great start to the build...fantastic air brakes! The intake splitter plates were a boundary layer air control (if I've read the posts correctly) and we did indeed call them fences. They helped prevent the boundary layer from creeping into the intakes and disrupting airflow in the intakes themselves. There were two small outlets on the underside of the fuselage, one under each mainplane if my memory serves me correctly, where this boundary layer air was vented. Anyway, we called them boundary layer air fences. You're doing a great job with all that PE, especially in that scale! Even though I spent my whole RAF career working on them, I've never built one for fear of not being able to do the aircraft justice - its not stopped me from reading all the great Vulcan builds on here mind...like Robs and yours.
  10. Hi Don, I'm so glad you're still working on this as I now get to follow as well!! Great pics, loads of them! Is that a cutting attachment you have on the Stanley Bench vice?
  11. That is a really classy paintbrush finish!
  12. Some serious modelling...fantastic!! I'm off to MicroArtwork!!
  13. Great work rich...simply great! I'd love to build this myself, but in 1/144 scale. You mentioned plans. Could you point me in the right direction to obtain a set? Anyway, keep up the good work and I agree with you about Edgar Mitchell, he's a VERY brave man!
  14. The Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty? I've found exactly the same thing. It works really well, fills smoothly, but every time I've used water when sanding it nearly always 'washes' the filler away. Now I sand it dry and use a barely damp sanding stick for the last smoothing stroke. Saying that I do like the way it works and the fact that its fine.
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