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Oh joy. The Airfix Vulcan. The kit I've heard so much about the fit of.... Well here goes... For this build, I'll not be rescribing it and will be using the kit intakes if they look good from a few metres away. (I'm a good way into the build now, I just couldn't be bothered to post this up yet) Tail part went together pretty well. Not too much filler compared to what I expected. Already overtaken my desk. One of the intakes is glued together and the fin is as well. The fin fits together well. . . . Well the bomb bay does not fit. Not even remotely. Braced it on the inside so it used some used decal paper to stop filler getting through. From the outside Now this is well..... Difficult. The fit isn't very good at all. Lots of filler here, but it just needs to look good from a distance. I'm not really bothered about up closer because I'll focus on that when Airfix eventually retools the Vulcan. This will have to do. I repeated this on the second intake. At about this point I attached the lower wing parts to the lower fuselage and then the upper parts on top of that. I don't think I took any pictures at that stage, but the fit wasn't as bad as I expected. And once again, it does not fit at all. Massive gaps, large steps between the wing and the intakes, I'm still working on the first one now. And here's how she looks now, although she's back on the shelf for a bit too make room for other projects.