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  1. XA903 was a B1, not B1a. B1a was an ecm upgrade not the kinked wing. The Jet Age Museum has a set of Vulcan B1 landing gear (and a Vulcan B2 cockpit), useful if you want to have a look and get some reference images
  2. Medium Sea Grey and Dark green upper surfaces, Dark Sea Grey underside. The Dark Green does not avoid the radome as it would on early camouflage schemes.
  3. I got a bit burnt out doing the last details on my Airfix Vulcan so decided to do the only logical thing and build another Vulcan. I didn't have an XJ--- Vulcan and I hadn't done a white one in a few months, I'd also recent purchased a few Vulcan photos from eBay and one is of XJ783 in about 1962/63. So I went to the stash and retrieved a GWH Vulcan. I decided to just build and not do any WIP threads or anything, quite refreshing, and in only three days I had a completed model. But first some of the few WIP pictures I bothered to take. A few modifications were made for this one, because I do like to get my Vulcans right. First I removed the squared RWR from the fin and made it into the correct version for a white Vulcan. The TFR was removed from the nose and I blended in the seperate tip part, then scribed around the front of the nose to make it into the original smooth nose. I filled the hole for the IFR probe and removed some blisters from underneath. The tip of the tailcone was also reshaped to make it into Red Steer Mk1 instead of Mk2, I sanded through the plastic so half of it is built up from milliput. Primed out of a rattle can Very limited preshade by drybrushing It took a couple of layers to get the finish I wanted but Halfords Appliance Gloss White is great stuff. I had a masking disaster so had to paint the canopy panels. It looks fine in 1/144 and I actually prefer doing that in 1/200. Roundels and fin flashes are my own ones I printed. Serials were added from some spares from a F√ľndekal set she the sqn badge (83 Sqn) came from the same place. I forgot I hadn't printed a complete set of pale blue serials in this scale otherwise I'd have used my own. Details were painted with Hataka Blue Line paints (I'm quite impressed with them) and I gave it a Flory Dark Dirt wash Next to my Kiwi Vulcan from the ANZAC GB which is also the GWH kit. Four anti flash white Vulcans:
  4. Just an idea for future GBs, but there are online quiz/polling sites available for free that could be used if there are too many entries
  5. I hope that's very stably attached! The pitot looks like it just wants to break of the model is knocked off the stand
  6. Looks great! Just a shame about the inaccuracies in the kit
  7. I have the Revell one in the stash, I can't wait to build it, but I've got so many projects I want to do and no space to build them all any time soon
  8. Looks similar to the later Doppler radar on Vulcans introduced c.1974
  9. Thought I'd add some useful info if anyone decides to build any of the above Vulcans, here are the various options needed, I'll add part numbers later if anyone wants them: For XM575 in this configuration: Olympus 301 jetpipes Two ECM plates Conventional bomb bay (Blue Steel withdrawn in 1970) Red Steer Mk2 (use the alternate tailcone tip) TFR and IFR nose tip part Later aerials Remove twin skybolt blisters and rear mounting blister, but leave the coolant blister No X Band jammer Original tail cap Camouflage is hard edged and squared around the radome. Undersides are gloss white (not light grey). The tail cap should be faded black. For XM611 and XM612, XM602 and XM605 in this configuration: Olympus 301 jetpipes One ECM (right wing (starboard?)) Conventional bomb bay (never had Blue Steel) Red Steer Mk2 (use the alternate tailcone tip) TFR and IFR nose tip part Later aerials All skybolt blisters present Twin Emitter Head X Band jammer RWR tail cap Campuflage is hard edged and does not avoid the rear portion of the radome. The undersides are Light Aircraft Grey For XM657, XM655, XM649 and XM648 in this configuration: Olympus 301 jetpipes One ECM (right wing (starboard?)) Conventional bomb bay (never had Blue Steel) Red Steer Mk2 (use the alternate tailcone tip) TFR and IFR nose tip part Later aerials Remove Skybolt coolant blister and rear mounting blister, twin blisters should remain in place Twin Emitter Head X Band jammer RWR tail cap Campuflage is hard edged and does not avoid the rear portion of the radome. The undersides are Light Aircraft Grey. For XM649 and XM648 only, the tail cap is painted black. For XM606 in this configuration: Olympus 301 jetpipes One ECM (right wing (starboard?)) Conventional bomb bay (never had Blue Steel) Red Steer Mk2 (use the alternate tailcone tip) TFR and IFR nose tip part Later aerials All skybolt blisters present Twin Emitter Head X Band jammer Original tail cap Campuflage is hard edged and does not avoid the rear portion of the radome. The undersides are Light Aircraft Grey For XL386 in this configuration: Olympus 301 jetpipes Two ECM plates Conventional bomb bay (Blue Steel withdrawn in 1970) Red Steer Mk2 (use the alternate tailcone tip) TFR and no IFR nose tip part Later aerials No Skybolt Blisters Single Emitter Head X Band jammer (note: not standard for this batch of Vulcans) RWR tail cap Campuflage is hard edged and does not avoid the rear portion of the radome. The undersides are Light Aircraft Grey For XL360 in this configuration: Olympus 201 jetpipes (with square blisters as per the kit) One ECM (right wing (starboard?)) Conventional bomb bay (Blue Steel withdrawn in 1970) Red Steer Mk2 (use the alternate tailcone tip) TFR and IFR nose tip part Later aerials No Skybolt Blisters No X Band jammer RWR tail cap Campuflage is hard edged and does not avoid the rear portion of the radome. The undersides are Light Aircraft Grey For XJ824 in this configuration: Olympus 201 jetpipes (with square blisters as per the kit) One ECM (right wing (starboard?)) Conventional bomb bay (Never had Blue Steel) Red Steer Mk1 (it was fitted with Mk2 in service, but a cover for Mk1 seems to be in place) TFR and IFR nose tip part Later aerials Twin Skybolt Blisters only No X Band jammer RWR tail cap Need further sources, but do not make corrections to remove additional bracing from the landing gear, this is in place on most preserved Vulcans Campuflage is hard edged and does not avoid the rear portion of the radome. The undersides are Light Aircraft Grey
  10. Don't Duxford charge quite a lot extra for going in the Vulcan? I wouldn't bother, there's other museums with Vulcans that are free to go in once you paid the entry fee or at a much lower price. XJ824 is a particularly well kept Vulcan, but it's not the only immaculate cockpit.
  11. The seams on the kit don't match up... they could at least have done it like that (or close to it) so you can at least justify leaving some trace of them.
  12. I'm pretty underwhelmed by them also. It's an especially poor look for Airfix on a flagship kit like this when companies like Eduard can make seams practically non-existent. The engineering in this kit seems paradoxically both too precise and too imprecise. To any other model company intending to make a Vulcan in the future: Slide moulding exists, if you can't make practically seamless intakes, use it for goodness sakes!
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