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Following on from my 1:72 Airfix Handley Page Victor, my next build is Airfix's 1:72 Avro Vulcan B Mk2. This is XH558, and the Vulcan to the sky gift set. Truth be told I have built this kit before, it was my first ever build and started me on my fantastic journey of model aircraft building. The Vulcan is my favourite aircraft of all time, hence the reason I was given the kit as a gift the first time. Because I have past experience with this kit (albeit novice at the time), I can remember how ill fitting the wings are, how much flash there is and all its many other challenges..... But I can't wait to start. This won't be a straight from the box build, as I intend to finish her in the anti-flash paintwork she left the factory in (my previous Vulcan is in full XH558 camo). To complete the paintwork I have purchased a set of decals suitable for the Cold War paint scheme. Aside from the scheme, the only changes I shall be making are the use of Vallejo acrylics in place of the suggested Humbrol. This is just personal preference and I find them much smoother to airbrush. So lets look inside the box. There is a very limited set of instructions, the original paint scheme diagram, and a tiny decal sheet. 4 grey sprues, with varying amounts of flash and raised panel lines. And one small clear sprue. Thats about ot for now, I have given the huge sprues a wash and sprayed a coat of Vallejo primer on the limited interior pieces. Looking forward to starting once the primer is dry.
Now I have a couple more Vulcans to make, it's time to do one in the iconic, sinister, glorious and beautiful white. Only one Vulcan survives today in this anti-flash white, XM603 at Woodford. Because of the jetpipes in the Airfix kit, I'll need to make this as one of the later XM-serialled Vulcans with 301 engines. (I'm saving my Freightdog jetpipes for another one in glossy grey/green with red, white & blue roundels at some point). The ECM box on the fin will need to go, and the TFR thimble. I think beyond that the kit should be ok, just sprayed with satin white all over.