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Nope... not two Soviet subjects. These are in the classic BEA Red Square livery. Although they are different aircraft, I hope the hosts won't mind me combining them into a single thread. If not, let me know and I'll split them. These models will follow on from some others I have built. In 2012 I build a Trident in the previous Airliner GB. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234927145-bealine-343 And I followed it up with a Viscount in 2013 for the 144 Scale GB. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234935480-je-suis-un-rock-star Now I need to add some more to the collection. They will be a Comet and a Vanguard.
This is my completed Gene Hooker Vacform 1/72 Vickers Vanguard, in BEA livery G-APEP, which has taken me a while to finish, and is the only model I have fully completed this year in 2014, I hope you like Build thread http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234924057-172-vickers-vanguard/
Having a soft spot for all things Postwar Vickers aircraft, I thought I would try my hand at this Vacform model produced by Gene Hooker of USA, I think originally the moulds may of come from a Travel Agents desk model as the kit is not supplied with any props or wheels, but looking at the plans I have it looks quite accurate. This shall be a challenge as I intend to have the passenger doors open with scratch built steps, I shall be constructing the front part of the engines and making resin moulds from these, also the Aeroclub props are from the Britannia which will be modified, all the windows and doors will need cutting out, I am thinking of making the windows from clear resin, the only thing I shall need to find is some suitable wheels. Once I have constructed the basics such as the wings and such I can then add extra detail and start scribing Hopefully as this will be a challenge it will be painted BEA red square colours. The 4 photos below were taken from Carlos a memeber on Britmodeller and can be deleted at his request, as I did not take any photos showing how the vacform model looks straight from the box, but gives a good indication on how basic the model is and what work needs to be done to make it acceptable.