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  1. 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 mechanism. Although I might not have such an in depth knowledge of them as I do the Vulcan or Victor, it's one of the best looking naval aircraft ever built. But in this thread I will be building my Victor. Using the knowledge from my previous build, and the experience I have gained since, I want to produce a very good model of my second favourite aircraft (after the Vulcan of course). I am as of yet undecided as to which scheme, or indeed which subvariant, I want to build. I'm a fan of early V Bombers, so the clean configuration with no K├╝chemann Carrots, IFR probe or underwing tanks really appeals to me, but I'll have to get resin parts for that. I might do a pure bomber, likely in camouflage as my other airfix Victor, XL512, is in anti-flash. Perhaps I'll do the other Victor included, XL189, as a blue steel aircraft, but to be honest I'm not a fan of only one wing having a roundel, I can get past that though. Anyway, enough of my rambling. Here's the kit: So that's all the sprues included, eleven in total, ten in dark grey plastic and one clear. Having fulfilled my Christmas obligations of bored games and family, I finally got some time for some much needed modelling. I've put together most of the cockpit that will be painted black, or a very dark grey more likely. I see a lot of these having the floor painted light grey, but I now disagree with this having looked through images it seems to be a darker grey. Look through this link, there are a number of photos of Victor cockpits, both from MK1 and MK2 Victors. I believe blue steel aircraft had black or dark grey painted interiors mostly, rather than the lighter colours the K.2s certainly had. https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/handley-page-victor.html Sink marks ughhhh.... As nice as this kit is, you will need to pay attention to sink marks that like to show up everywhere. I'm not bothered by any mould lines on the interior, it'll hardly be seen anyway, although I might leave the door open on this Victor. I still need to add the rest of the pilots' seats, but I'll do that after painting. Side note: I upgraded my phone from a Moto G5 to a Moto G8 Plus today and wow the difference in image quality is insane! https://www.pinterest.co.uk/adamjackpoultney/airfix-victor-172/ Here's the Pinterest board all the images from my previous build are on for comparison if anyone is interested. Four two part rear seats are included, these are to be painted in a green colour which nicely stands out in the rather dark cockpit. Interestingly, in the Victor B.1 the seats were fixed in place, whereas the B.2's are able to swivel around. No painting for tonight, and I'll be making my first entry into the Christmas Blitzenbuild tomorrow, probably my Hobbyboss Do 335, but I might build my Tamiya V1 (both to me from 'santa' aka me for the GB ). I'll hopefully have some progress made on this by the new year, but I'm pretty busy with family, working and hopefully meeting up with friends. In the meantime, here's a picture of XH672 at Concord behind a Lightning I took in 2018
  2. Wonderland Models will now be open on Sundays until the new year. Shop Opening Hours Monday 9.30am - 6.00pm. Tuesday 9.30am - 6.00pm. Wednesday 9.30am - 6.00pm. Thursday 9.30am - 6.00pm. Friday 9.30am - 6.00pm. Saturday 9.00am - 6.00pm. Sunday 12.00pm - 5.00pm.
  3. I've been asked to look into a little incident where someone was bagging on a new Trumpeter kit before the designs have even been finalised and plastic injected. This was on the basis that one or other parties is trolling - the anti-Trumpeter member trying to stir up negativity, or the reacting member trolling them. Looking at it from a divorced perspective however, it would appear that the reactive member is tired of the unremitting negativity toward Trumpeter, which some folks seem to bring up the moment a kit is mentioned, before the plastic has even been seen. I can understand both points of view, as it does get rather tiresome listening to the anti-Trumpeter posters bagging on them at every opportunity. Sure they often get it wrong, but those same folks are conspicuous by their absence when they get it right. I can see how people become anti-Xmanufacturer too, as they expect a high level of accuracy in their models, and get fractious when that's not achieved. It does come across as a bit odd when it becomes more of an obsession though, shoehorning it into every discussion possible, based on the mere mention of the brand name. However, there are ways of dealing with the negativity, and that's not attacking them, because you know what? That's just as bad. The anti-Xmanufacturer League (AXL) need to realise that they sound like a bunch of obsessively grumpy old men (probably true), and those without an allegiance also need to either learn to cope with their negativity and ignore it, or find better ways to express themselves when countering it. In truth though, as with any entrenched POV, there's little you can do to convince someone to change their minds. That time has long since passed. I know this because my Dad has hated Sean Connery for his "dead eyes" since I was a young lad, and mentions it every time. So what's the solution? It takes a bit of effort on both parts, and as always, if there's no will to change because they can't see the error of their ways, you're on a hiding to nothing. Some people are just infallible, y'know? If you're one of those folks that hates a particular brand, try not mentioning it every time they are brought up in a thread. It might be hard, but you may be able to make it out of the rut you're in, and become a little less bitter about it. If you're one without an agenda that finds their posts tedious and negative, why not try to exercise a little restraint of your own, and ignore them. If they are trolls, the oxygen of attention will feed their "hobby" of winding people up. If they're just genuinely bitter about that manufacturer, you could try looking at it as a foible of old age, but if you can't, just set that member to Ignore, and you'll never have to hear them again. Remember - it's the Season of Goodwill, so why not try to be a little nicer to your fellow modeller? A couple of last pictorial comments, and they're both favourites of mine: Merry Bloody Christmas all!
  4. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year From Creative Models Ltd
  5. The 1/32 scale aircraft model kits range from Tamiya are amongst the most detailed models available, and sit at the top of many model makers' wish lists, making them ideal Christmas gifts. The range includes the iconic British Supermarine Spitfire, versatile US Phantom II and Tamiya's newest addition, the famous de Havilland Mosquito. https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/models/plastic-models/tamiya/1-32-aircraft-kits/
  6. We've got loads of Christmas Bargains in our Airfix Sale! From Figures to Ships and Cars to Aircraft, we've got just about anything the modelling enthusiast or begginer builders could want! We've also got an extensive range of Humbrol Paints, Glues & Accessories to help you on the way! To check out the great range just click the pic below and see what great gift ideas you can get for Christmas! Watch out for more exciting Christmas news from Wonderland Models!
  7. Free shipping week At Save money on your Christmas book purchases from Valiant Wings. Order any of their Airframe & Miniature, Airframe Album and Airframe Detail books and get free shipping (excludes duo bundles). Offer starts Tuesday December 1st and finishes Sunday December 6th. Just go to www.valiant-wings.co.uk and get ordering. Christmas posting. Please note that their last shipping date anywhere in the world pre-Christmas is December 18th. The offer is live now!
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