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  1. Hello all Built in parallel with the An-2 here is my latest out of the shed, the Valom B-45A Tornado made completely OOB. I grew up in a small village a few miles from RAF Sculthorpe so have always fancied making one of these. My dad talked about often seeing them in the circuit, including those with RAF markings. The plastic and resin mouldings are crisp and nicely detailed and there’s a nice little fret of etch for the finer detailed parts. I chose to finish it in the markings of the 84th BS (47th BG) circa 1952. (According to the kit instructions) Everything is fine until you
  2. I bought this kit a few months ago my local model shop in Ashby De La Zouch. I haven't built a Valom kit before and hadn't built a Bristol Bombay as a kid so I thought this would be an interesting plane to do. Other kits have since got in the way but this one is perfect for this MTO GB. Here are some photos of what you get in the box Instructions Nice colour painting instructions The instructions are quite full on... Lots of parts and not much showing you how they go together The ba
  3. Here's my attempt at the Valom RB-45, in its Korean War boxing. The model is about 80% out of the box, the other 20% is filler, elbow grease and blood - those exhaust nibs are sharp as needles! The fit is pretty awful, the wing to fuselage joints being the worst as they are not planar. No matter how much trimming and dry fitting I did, I couldn't get a decent abutment so there's a ton of filler in there. Thankfully it blended out quite nicely and the black scheme is very forgiving. The kit decals were excellent though. I do like the look of the Tornado, there is something pleasing
  4. Hi Comrades! Here is my Valom's Wellesley. Not a simple kit to build. Additions-resin engine, masks for canopies. All others - scratch built - 4 new small windows in the fuselage, wheel wells structure, interior details aft of pilots headrest etc. The build is here Hope, you like it!
  5. Hi comrades! My next build is Vickers Wellesley from start of WWII in Africa (from the boxart). The build will be OOB with some scratch additions. So far, I opened 4 windows in forward fuselage. Also I'm planning to enhance the wheel wells and the pilot headrest - those areas are oversimplified in the kit. So, any informative images will be of great help. Unfortunately, in the Warpaint book on Wellesley those areas are not described... Also, any building tips or known inaccuracies of the kit will be of great help. Thanks in advance !
  6. Well, I finally started to cut and fill plastic on the the Valom 1/72 D.H. 91 Albatros kit yesterday. My intention is to build it as one of the two mailplanes used by the RAF, in this case B-JW (earlier as one of the prototypes, E.3). At first, I thought this airframe would still have the split flaps of the two mailplanes (E.3 and G-AEVV) even after its partial reconstruction following a broken back accident that involved reconfiguration of the rear wing fillets to the airliner form. Now, I'm not so sure after peering at the various in-flight photos of B-JW. There is a hint of a change in tone
  7. Start of a build of a kit from a new to me company Valom from the Czech Republic. Its a short run low pressure injection moulded kit which I think means the moulds are made from a metal other than the tool steel used by the big companies. I have never built a short run kit before and I admit I was a bit worried about what I would get in the box but with the encouragement of a few other modellers particulary General Melchett I took the plunge and ordered from Oxonian Plastics. IMG_20191207_150202911 by Stuart, on Flickr When I opened the box I was pleasantly surprised th
  8. Reasonably happy with the way this one has turned out, black does hide a multitude of sins :-). This aircraft was used on the "Mutton" operations to drop LAMs (Long Aerial Mines) on the German bomber streams. (http://codenames.info/operation/mutton-i/) The kit itself goes together very well (not like their Hampden!) the only problem really is the brittle plastic which makes the wheel struts a nightmare to work with. If I had any I would have replaced it with some aerofoil strut. The real aircraft probably did not carry any guns in the turrets, but I left mine in.
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