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  1. I finished this model a few weeks ago but haven't gotten around to posting it here yet. You may have already seen it as I have posted it elsewhere on the internet and Airfix reposted it to their social media pages. It's my third 1:72 Airfix Victor, this one is done as XL231 of 55 Sqn. These really are some huge models, the Victor being the largest V Bomber by a small margin. The B2 variant's 1/72 scale wingspan is 55cm, and the K2 was reduced by 3ft (~1.3cm in 1/72). I just need a camouflaged 1/72 Victor or two to go with these now (a K2 in camo with low viz roundels sounds good and I'd also l
  2. Well.... I keep on saying I'm genuinely insane and today that seems very true. Since lockdown began I have gained five Vulcan kits, moulded two tiny ones of my own, re painted an airfix vulcan, converted one of those five new vulcans to a B1a with a scratch built bomb bay and now my third Airfix Victor mysteriously appeared..... And that's just the V Bombers (or in this case, V Tanker?) I love this box art! I hope at some point we get a third version of the kit with more schemes and a new boxart because both so far are some of my favourites from modern Airfix. Perhaps som
  3. I thought it was when I cut up a Vulcan to convert it to a Vulcan B.1a was when I had officially lost it, but wow.... I have built a second 1/72 Victor (much better than my first I think!) and am planning to buy a K.2 next to put on that lovely hemp scheme, after that I'll probably get around to a camouflage aircraft (perhaps by then there'll be a conversion set for the Airfix kit to make a BK.1a!). Not only have I built another of these, I also used Air Graphics' conversion set to convert this to a Victor B.Mk.2 at the very beginning of its service life, this is XM718 which I think was t
  4. Happy Christmas to everyone here in Britmodeller! I imagine many of us have some shiny (or not so shiny) new kits to build, so here's mine. An airfix Victor (which I knew I would be getting because I had to order it), and a pleasant surprise of the new Airfix Buccaneer, which to say I'm pleased with is an understatement; I love Buccaneers! My dad picked that out for me, not knowing it was a band new tooling (thank goodness for that, the old kit looks like a real challenge), perhaps because of my obsessive pouring over every last rivet of the Hendon Buccaneer, particularly it's wing folding mec
  5. Now this is something I have just not gotten around to posting up in RFI, I built this a few months ago and the other day I broke the IFR probe, repairing it prompted me to post this finally. So, here is my Airfix Handley Page Victor B.2R (Blue Steel carrier). Weathered moderately, the V Force may have once been the pride of the RAF but I very much doubt they were paintshop shiny new every day. This model was difficult to photograph well due to the size, I hope I have done it well enough. I will replace that nose probe when I build my next Victor (beginni
  6. An extensive review of the new Airfix HP Victior B.2(BS) has been published on the IPMS Nederland website. Check out our English language report at: http://www.ipms.nl/artikelen/recensies/vliegtuigen-militair/2474-airfix-hp-victor-engels.html We have also made a comparison with that good old Matchbox kit. Merry Christmas from IPMS Nederland! Meindert de Vreeze
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