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  1. Looking great. I have one of these to do and am looking at using m recently found CAD skills to create a cockpit for mine. if it’s not too late, the bulkhead forward of the wheel bay should be sloped. However not a lot will be seen once it’s closed up so this might not be noticeable.
  2. Great model! I have one of these and it is a lovely little kit and part of modelling history now! Thanks for sharing, Mark
  3. I think the newer Revell kit only comes with closed exhausts compared to optional ones on the older kit. The fit is a bit better on the newer kit. I can't remember if the Hasegawa kit comes with the opened exhausts. If I remember correctly as well, due to Revell only offering special schemes in the newer boxing. At least the one I bought, the older kit has a more extensive decal sheet with more options. Avoid the Olimp resin exhausts as they are far too big and look like they are designed without offering them up to a kit! Hope this helps, Mark
  4. Thanks Adam, that's a great help. I'll take extra care when fitting mine.
  5. Thanks Mike, Look forward to hearing how you get on with them. I bought an old tool airfix vulcan in the late 1990s from Beatties and wasn't happy with my assembly so I have torn it apart ready for detailing and converting to a 201 Airframe using Freightdog conversion parts. With the new Vulcan out I was tempted to bin it but can't go through with that so will attempt to finish it and for that I do need Engine fronts for the 201 engines as I plan to do the all white 617 sqn option and with that in mind coupled with your interest, I've started to design this holder to fit the old kit which will need some fine tuning to ensure it fits but is about there. Old Airfix 201 by Mark Maclean, on Flickr I'll keep you updated about when it is ready. Regards, Mark
  6. I started learning CAD and bought a 3D printer last year so I could design parts I needed to scratch build for my modelling projects and really got into it. @Mike has kindly allowed me access to the 3D Makerspace so I can offer parts I've designed for my own projects to fellow Britmodellers who may find them of interest. The first item I'm offering for sale is a set of Olympus engine fronts for those of you who want to build your model without the FOD covers and would like to see something more detailed down the air intakes. I started this because the Airfix Vulcan includes optional parts for the Olympus 201 and 301 exhausts but only include the fronts for the 301. After designing the 201 parts and being really pleased with them, I designed some optional more detailed 301 parts a well. Here are the CAD Drawings. 201 Olympus 201 Engines Airfix Vulcan by Mark Maclean, on Flickr 301 Vulcan 301 by Mark Maclean, on Flickr The parts contain the engine fronts, stators, turbine blades and a neat little holder that slides over the intake and holds the parts in place. I've designed the parts with minimal supports and they will just require the back to be sanded off on some of the parts a bit like a traditional resin part. Here are the parts as they will be supplied Vulcan Engine Parts by Mark Maclean, on Flickr The 201 Engine Parts Cleaned up and dry fitted 201 Engines Assembled by Mark Maclean, on Flickr The 301 Engine Parts Cleaned up and dry fitted with the kit part for comparison 301 Engines Assembled by Mark Maclean, on Flickr A view of how the holder slides over the intake. Some sanding of either this part or the kit plastic will be required where it touches the bomb bay. Vulcan Intakes by Mark Maclean, on Flickr How they look when fitted to the intakes 201 Vulcan 201 in intakes by Mark Maclean, on Flickr 301 Vulcan 301 in intakes by Mark Maclean, on Flickr If anyone is interested in purchasing a set, I'm selling them for £12 posted in the UK if you want 201 or 301 engines or £15 if you've not decided what engines you'd like to build and would like the choice of engine fronts. Overseas postage will be at cost. Please PM me for details. Regards, Mark
  7. Great looking model and very convincing photography. Thanks for sharing, Mark
  8. Hi Robert, I have the old vulcan in the stash. It's a kit I bought in 1998 I think. I built it but wasn't happy with it so tore it apart to make new interior parts and wheel bays and now I have it in bits wondering if I'll ever finish it now i have the new kit. I've offered up my parts to the old vulcan and with some adaptation, I think they can be made to fit. It would just require the end cap cutting down and maybe some adjustments.
  9. This is a really informative thread and probably the go to place as a starting point for anyone building the Vulcan. Mine hasn't stayed on the sprues for long. Cheers, Mark
  10. Thanks, Now I’ve done the work, I have thought of making a few sets available to fellow Britmodellers who may be interested and will certainly look into the best way to be able to do this.
  11. Thanks again for sharing the images and advice on the engine detail. I thought I'd share what I've been able to produce for my model based on the data above. Cad Drawing of components in situ Olympus 201 Engines Airfix Vulcan by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Exploded view Olympus 201 Engines Airfix Vulcan by Mark Maclean, on Flickr First prototype in situ. I had some z axis shift on this one but even despite this, it came out ok Olympus 201 Prototype 1 by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Showing how neatly the assembly is designed to fit over the intake Vulcan Air Intake by Mark Maclean, on Flickr A view down the intake. I like the added depth my parts have over the kit part Olympus 201 Prototype in situ by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Second prototype following some tweaks. Olympus 201 Prototype 2 by Mark Maclean, on Flickr I think some minor tweaks are required to improve the fit bit otherwise, I'm really happy with how this has turned out. Thanks again, Mark
  12. Thanks for the pics, they look really useful. I did think the 301 in the first pic looked a little strange but is useful because now I know what the back end looks like as well. I think I can use these to design something that will be a nice addition to my Vulcan. Thanks again, Mark
  13. Thanks for sharing these pics, they certainly highlight the differences between the two engines and will help me design some more detailed replacements for my kit. Cheers, Mark
  14. Quick question. I have the new airfix Vulcan and have read that the engine faces included in the kit are for the 301 engines and not the 201 engines. I've found some referencess on what the 201 engine fronts look like but haven't found anything I can identify as a 301 engine, Would anyone be able to advise me of the differences please so I can look at making new ones please? Thanks in advance, Mark
  15. I now have replacement upper wings from Airfix. Email sent Tuesday replied with a request for the information @WV908 mentioned on Wednesday. Wings were posted Thursday and received Friday. That was a quick turnaround.
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