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Adam Poultney

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    V Bombers and World War Two models, primarily 1/72

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  1. After your stunning MD11 this should be an interesting build, I'll give it a follow, and good luck!
  2. haha yes I support this idea, if it's ok with @Mike that is. At least then we'll get to the bottom of the mystery of these V Bombers just appearing out of nowhere.... Do you think the postman is in on it as well? And there's the tail parts put together, this is about 1.5 times the wingspan of a Gnat T1 add can be seen from this photo I took a while ago for another thread
  3. It's a perfect fit to my B.Mk.2, glad to see it's not like the Blue Steel bomb bay which is a few mm too short.
  4. well if you don't want them you know where to send them Ahhhh! That explains it I must be pretty strongly hexed with the appearance of Airfix V Bombers.... This is my Sixth (seventh including the cockpit section of a Vulcan I have). Right well I got another paintless subassembly built, the central refueling equipment. I'll probably test fit this to my XM718, a Victor B.Mk.2 with just a normal bomb bay, which I built to have the bomb bay open but can be fitted with the closed bomb bay doors easily, so this should fit to that model.
  5. Right well just as I was about to get this underway I snapped the IFR probe on my WIP Vulcan B1a conversion and just completely lost my mind at the state of my desk, everything pretty much everything was removed and put in an adjacent room while I cleaned the desk. Still not finished but cleaning that takes forever... Part way through the clean up. I think so far I've filled 4 or 5 bin bags with rubbish from the room.... Still probably got another one to go yet. My 1/72 V Bombers were evacuated downstairs to avoid the aggressive cleaning, but not before getting nicely dusted themselves. Camouflage Vulcan I just finished can't be seen here because well.... isn't that the point of camouflage? Anyway, Victors! This is the pair of K2/SR2 sprues that you get on top of the basic parts in the kit. No blue steel missile in this version of course. If you want sprue shots of the rest of the kit, including the blue steel, they'll be in one of these two threads (my previous builds of this kit): Annoying sink marks to start of the build, this is one thing that all of my kits have had, and I know where to expect them now.... same each time No paint yet, all that stuff is still not back on my desk, so I moved onto building various subassemblies that don't need painting yet. K├╝chemann Carrots and underwing fuel tanks (oddly I've built three Victors before and none have had the underwing fuel tanks) More sink marks to deal with.... The top part is also slightly short, align it so the gap is at the front and filler will sort the gap out Not quite perfect fit but plenty good enough, a little filler and they're together. The similar but quite different wingtips of the B2 (and SR2) and the K2. The wingspan of the K2 was 117ft whereas the wingspan of the B2 was 120ft (the B1 and its tanker subvariants had a 110ft wingspan). This was to reduce stress on the wing at low level and improve the fatigue life of the aircraft. The original proposal by Handley Page for the Victor K2 would have involved wingtip fuel tanks amongst other strange modifications. Then Handley Page collapsed in 1970 and the job went to Hawker Siddeley, who by then had acquired Avro, it was in fact at Woodford, the birthplace of the Avro Vulcan, rival of the Victor (and best looking V Bomber), that the work was carried out.
  6. I've got the bomb bay painted up now And now for the jetpipe mods... step 1: shorten them to 4mm on top and 3mm underneath step 2: reshape them to taper off like they should, a step which I neglected to do on my first B1a step 3: smooth them out a bit step 4: cast them and keep one original as a master for future remoulding step 5: build more vulcans I'll continue with writing this up in a bit, I've got to start work in a minute
  7. Love a good zero, I might have to do another at some point
  8. White serials, I need black ones. I got a similar one to that Canberra sheet, but with black serials.
  9. Well.... I keep on saying I'm genuinely insane and today that seems very true. Since lockdown began I have gained five Vulcan kits, moulded two tiny ones of my own, re painted an airfix vulcan, converted one of those five new vulcans to a B1a with a scratch built bomb bay and now my third Airfix Victor mysteriously appeared..... And that's just the V Bombers (or in this case, V Tanker?) I love this box art! I hope at some point we get a third version of the kit with more schemes and a new boxart because both so far are some of my favourites from modern Airfix. Perhaps some new fuselage parts, intake parts and some payload for the bomb bay and we could have the early B.Mk.2 freefall bomber (and perhaps even the prototype B.Mk.2 XH668 which had the B1 tail, but crashed after only around 100 hours flight time) XL512 (left, B.Mk.2R) and XM718 (right, B.Mk.2) decals look nice but the wing roundels for the camouflage K2 and SR2 appear to be too small like in the B.Mk.2R box Lots of plastic in the box, this should keep me occupied for a while. Looking through the instructions, the same error is present here as in the other kit, the raised flaps instructions at the top of the page are wrong. Do not cut the part off, instead sand down the fairing on the underside.
  10. I added some nose weight, same way as the first one but a little less, and I came up with a way to get the intakes to fit a little better. When the fuselage halves are assembled, the intakes get pushed inwards a little. By sanding bank the upper front edge of the intakes just enough this doesn't happen. you'll end up with a gap but that's easy enough to deal with, better than a huge step and a gap on top of that. Really annoying because they almost fit perfectly..... So close yet so far away Trumpeter.... Fuselage halves now together and I added the ECM plates, two equipped on this airframe, and the various air scoops under the engines. If you're building a Trumpeter Vulcan kit, try to build one with two ECM plates, you need to do some scratchbuilding (or converter a gwh vulcan to a b1/B1a and have the necessary parts spare) to make a one ECM plate Vulcan. Best to go with a 301 engined Vulcan as well, two ECM plates and 301s was more a common combination but there are enough airframes that you should be able to find one. If anyone is curious, that's how well the GWH Olympus 201 jetpipes fit to the Trumpeter kit. Needs a bit of work to get them fitted but shouldn't be too difficult. The airframe I'm doing needs 301s so I'll be using the less detailed Trumpeter ones which are more like 301s. Far from perfect though.... My two WIP vulcans
  11. I need 48"and 24" serials for a Vickers Valiant, WP201, in 1/72. I'm looking everywhere for the right font, I can't find 48" ones but I can find 24" ones. So I started thinking about other aircraft, does anyone know if Canberra serials were 24" on the fuselage and 48" under the wings? A set of Canberra decals would get me the right decals for WP201's serials if they are the right size.
  12. I'm definitely happy I did it- no regrets. XM575 had already had a different grey to the first time I painted the model, but the partial repaint wasn't too successful. The full strip down and painting from scratch was definitely a good decision. The schemes that were shown for the new Vulcan are XM602 in white (conventional bomb bay) and XM594 in the 60s camouflage, equipped with blue steel.
  13. Trumpeter kit 2 had some work done to the intakes, definitely gonna be camouflaged. I'm not thinking one between XL386 and XL389, which were all refitted with Olympus 201 engines and two ECM plates. Definitely will be the later scheme with low vis roundels and a grey underside.
  14. Airfix 1/48 (New Tool) Spitfire FR Mk.XIV, TZ112 Out of the box other than etch seatbelts. This is my second completed model of the group build.
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