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  1. Mach 2 is to release new boxing from its 1/72nd Vickers Viscount 700 kit (link) - ref. GP101 - Vickers Viscount 700 "United" Sources: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP101 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mach-2-gp101-vickers-viscount-700--1200036 - ref. GP102 - Vickers Viscount 700 "British Airways" Sources: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP102 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mach-2-gp102-vickers-viscount-700--1200037 - ref. GP103 - Vickers Viscount 700 "Air Inter" Sources: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP103 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mach-2-gp103-vickers-viscount-700--1200038 - ref. GP104 - Vickers Viscount 700 "BEA" Sources: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP104 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mach-2-gp104-vickers-viscount-700--1200035 V.P.
  2. Hi! Here's my latest model. It's Trumpeters Wellington in 72nd scale. The model depicts a machine used by 37. Sqn during the Norwegian campaign in April 1940. A lot of aftermarket was used. Eduard photoetch and several Quickboost resin items. The model is finished in Gunze and Tamiya paints. Hope you enjoy. Any comments apppreciated Best regards Rune Norway
  3. Alley Cat is working on a 1/72nd Vickers Warwick resin kit. Source: https://www.facebook.com/AlleyCatModels/posts/659582620908936 V.P.
  4. Homebee

    1:72 Vickers Vanguard Welshmodels

    Welsh Models 1/72nd Vickers Vanguard resin kit (multi material) is reported on approach - ref. CLS72-22 Source: https://www.facebook.com/Welshmodels-148316871912810/ V.P.
  5. Vickers Viscount. Type 806 (Registration G-APIM named Viscount Stephen Piercey) on display in British Air Ferries colours at Brooklands Museum, Surrey, England. Pics thanks to Frank.
  6. Vickers VC-10 RAF C1K XR808. XR808 was the first VC-10 delivered to the RAF nd the last one to be retired. Now at the RAF Museum at Cosford. Pics mine.
  7. Vickers 0.50 Quad Machine Gun Mounts 1/350 Tetra Model Works Sometimes, when building a model there are items that you’d love to add that extra bit of detail or change only a small part of the kit parts that you feel would be better in brass, without having to go to the expense of buying a full set for which you’d only use a few parts. Known for their super large sets for complete ship kits, Tetra Model Works have released this small set of Vickers quad .50 Machine guns. There are four complete mountings included and whilst looking very well produced, you will need some serious magnification on your optivisor as the parts are very, very small. Once built however, they will be mini masterpieces. There are sixteen etched brass parts and four turned brass barrels per mounting, giving you an idea of the detail included. Large ships usually had four mounts, although the Ark Royal had mounts, so you will need two sets, Cruisers and destroyers had two mountings. Conclusion Since the Royal Navy used these mounts on most ships until they were superseded by the 20mm Oerlikon this set will be very widely used. You will need to do your research to see whether the ship you are building still had them fitted during period you are building it, as they were generally withdrawn from general use around 1941/1942. Other than that they are really great little items and will give an extra dimension to you model. Review sample courtesy of
  8. Pics by Rich Ellis from Cosford
  9. Authentic-Airliners (http://www.authentic-airliners.de/epages/64205758.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/64205758) has announced a 1/72nd Vickers Viscount 800 resin kit at the SMW2016. Source: http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Telford2016/VH/44.html V.P.
  10. Pics by Rich Ellis from Cosford
  11. I thought I might start this build, Airways VC10 vacform, I was considering doing the military version, but keeping things Brooklands orientated I shall make this particular VC10 in BUA colours registration number G-ASIX, I might open one of the passenger doors and add some detail, I also have the Anigrand kit but will just take the wheels and make some resin copies, anyway it will not be a quick build but hopefully not as long as the Vanguard took me, I did visit Brooklands last month but could not get any photos of her as they were doing some major work on the wings and most of her was fenced off, but there is plenty to get me started, in the mean time if any one has photos that they have of G-ASIX in BUA colours or Caledonian would be much appreciated, http://www.airliners.net/photo/British-United-Airways/Vickers-VC10-Srs1103/0726123/L/&sid=d0da64434e0ee3037e3eb68c0ebb3f72
  12. Italeri have something special for us this month, a fantastically detailed 1/72 Scale Vickers Wellington Mk.IC with subtle geodesic patterns on the body of the kit to represent the underlying airframe used in the famous real life aircraft! For full details, please see our newsletter.
  13. The Roden Vickers Super VC10 K3 Type 1164 Tanker Jet Model Kit has now arrived, furthermore the Vickers Super VC10 Type 1151 BOAC kit is now back in stock too! For full details, please see our newsletter.
  14. 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/
  15. Vickers Medium Tank Mk1 Trumpeter 1:35 History Despite being in general more conventional, in one aspect the Medium Mark I looked rather modern: instead of a high track run it possessed a low and flat suspension system with five bogies, each having a pair of small double wheels. The axles of these were too weakly constructed; as Major-General N.W. Duncan put it in his Medium Marks I-III: a perpetual nuisance. The axles were continually breaking and the path of the Mark I tanks was littered with discarded wheels". This was cured by switching to a "box bogie" in 1931. To ease repairs the suspension was not protected by an armoured covering. There were two vertical helical springs of unequal length in each of the five bogie casings attached to the hull. In front and behind the normal ten road wheel pairs, there was a tension wheel pair. Ground pressure was very high, even though at 11.7 tons the vehicle was not very heavy for its size. The engine was an air-cooled 90 hp Armstrong Siddeley engine derived from an aircraft type. Surprisingly the engine and transmission was distributed throughout the hull - with the engine to the left of the driver, the gearbox underneath the commander and final drive at the rear, which Duncan describes as "an unbelievable retrograde step in view of war-time experience". The Medium Mark B and the Mark VIII had introduced compartmentalisation to reduce the debilitating effects of engine noise and fumes on the crew. However with the Medium Mark I considerations of ease of maintenance took precedence. The engine drove, via a multiple dry-plate clutch, a four-speed gearbox. It had no synchromesh and switching between gears without excessive noise was a challenge to the driver. A propeller shaft connected the gearbox to a bevel box at the end of the tank which divided the power to a separate epicyclic gear for each track. These gears automatically provided extra emergency torsion to the normal first and second gear if the vehicle suddenly slowed down due to an obstacle or soft ground. The petrol tanks were at the very rear of the hull, so the fuel lines had to run along the whole length of the vehicle, pumping fuel to a secondary tank that fed the engine by gravity. The engine was lubricated and partially cooled by oil; leakage was common and the original four-gallon reservoir had to be replaced by a 13.5 gallon one. The tank could be electrically started, but only if the motor was already warm, so the first start had to be done by hand from the inside of the vehicle. Maximum speed was about 15 mph and the range about 120 miles. There was a cylindrical bevelled turret on top of the hull that carried a "Quick Firing" (shell and cartridge in one complete round) three-pounder gun (47 mm calibre) and four ball mountings for Hotchkiss machine guns. A novel, unique feature was a three-man turret. This meant that commander was not distracted with performing either the loader's or gunner's tasks and could fully concentrate on maintaining situational awareness. This gave a huge potential combat advantage, but went largely unnoticed at the time. Except for the Lago prototype, a predecessor to the Stridsvagn m/42, produced by Landsverk in 1934 no other manufacturer constructed a tank with a three-man turret until the German Panzer III. The practical importance of this feature is signified by the fact that later into the World War II, most of both sides tanks' designs either quickly switched to the three-man turret, or were abandoned as obsolete. There was no co-axial machine gun. There was only room to operate one machine gun from the turret; normally one gun was switched between the respective mountings as the guns were removable. The turret machine gunner doubled as main gun loader. In each side of the hull was a Vickers machine gun. There was one gunner to operate these weapons as well as being a mechanic. The shape of the Mark I Medium hull was very distinctive. The back was a simple armoured box; the front plate was high and perfectly vertical. Between them, from the armoured hood of the driver at the right of the vehicle six armour plates fanned out to the left, making for a complex hull geometry at that side. In the entire tank made an ungainly squat impression. The crew of five was only poorly protected by 6.25 mm plating, riveted to the chassis, barely enough to counter the threat posed by light machine guns. With its many shot traps the vehicle was unable to withstand even anti-tank rifle fire and it had a high profile. The internal lay-out worsened this vulnerability as the petrol tanks were inside the main compartment The Model It’s great to see an British interwar tank being released at last, and hopefully it’ll be the first of many. The kit comes in the now standard style of top opening box, with a nice depiction of the tank trundling along a country track. Inside you get eight sprues and two separate parts in the beige styrene favoured by Hobbyboss, four sprues of brown styrene, a medium sized etched sheet and a decal sheet. All the parts are very well moulded, there is no sign of flash or other imperfections, but you do get quite a few moulding pips that’ll mean a bit more cleaning up of parts. The moulded detail is nicely done, including the fairly prominent rivets on the turret and slab sided hull. The individual track links look like they’ll cause the build to slow down quite a bit as each link has three sprue gates to clean up, as well as each of the separate track pads, which have two gates each. Care and patience will be the watchwords when assembling. Construction begins with the assembly of the multitude of wheels, fortunately each of the small wheels are moulded as a single piece. There are two pairs on single short struts, two on long struts and ten quad bogies, each made up of ten parts. Each wheel assembly is then fitted into the track sponsons with the suspension plates attached to the top of each strut. The idler wheel axles are then fitted to each sponson, to which the six piece idlers are attached, then sandwiched with an outer panel. The side mounted Vickers machine guns are now built up, and whilst they are quite well detailed, each being made up from six parts, it’s all a bit of a waste as you won’t see any of it once they are fitted. The guns are fitted into the two piece ball, which in turn sandwiched between the outer panel and in internal socket. The lower hull is fitted out with the bottom panel, two sprocket axle plates, rear mounted door and four side hatches, along with the machine gun assemblies. Each sprocket is built up from six parts before being glued into place, along with the rear door step, several grab handles, a top mounted panel and a panel above each machine gun. There are two intake vents, a large square one that fits to the front of the hull and a round one fitted just in front of the engine grille, there is also a oblong hatch fitted to the right side front hull. Two further panels are attached to the hull, one just aft of the engine deck, the other in front of the turret ring. The two track sponsons are now glued to each side of the hull, along with a flat plate that attaches to the front glacis plate. The modeller has the option of two different styles of return rollers to fit, some research will be required to work out which was fitted to the specific being modelled. Each roller is made up from two wheels and a separate axle, before being attached to the hull, four per side. The rear section of the drivers hatch is also fitted at this point. A tie rod is then attached across the return roller axles and the rounded sides of the drivers position are glued into position and topped off with the hatch. The tracks are now assembled, each side requiring sixty five links. The track guards are then attached to the hull, with the port side one being fitted with the two piece exhaust pipe. The hull is then fitted with a host of PE track guard brackets, whilst the two four piece headlights are assembled, again with the option of two different styles, and fitted to the fronts of each guard. The upper turret comes as a single piece moulding and is fitted with two rear mounted hatches, five viewing ports, and the trunnion mount, to which the main gun barrel and underslung recouperator are fitted. The turret ring is fitted, along with the commanders and front mounted hatches. The model is finished off with the fitting of the turret and prominent headlight protectors to the hull. There is a slight disparity between the instructions and the painting guide, in that the guide shows the turret mounted Lewis gun fitted, and the gun is supplied in the kit, but there is no mention of how to fit it, even though there is a ball socket style lump on the rear of the turret roof showing its position. Decals Whilst the decal sheet isn’t the smallest I’ve come across, there are in fact very few decals on it. In fact one of the two options only has the front and rear number plates. The other option has these, as well as a unit and tanks codes for the turret, hull sides and rear hull, all in white, but no reference to which unit it belonged to in the notes. Both vehicles are painted in the camouflage colour of the day of Olive Drab. Conclusion This will be a great addition to any AFV modellers collection, beginning to bridge the gap between the Rhomboid WW1 tanks and the more modern tanks leading up to WW11. Apart from the fiddly track links, the rest of the kit looks like it should go together without too many problems. Very highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  16. S&M Models has just released a new tool 1/72nd Vickers Viking resin kit - ref.SMK72-36 Sources: http://sandmmodels.co.uk/misc-news/vickers-viking-now-in-stock/ http://sandmmodels.co.uk/product/vickers-viking/ V.P.
  17. lomasca

    Windows for an Airfix Vanguard

    Hi All, I'm working on the re-released Airfix Vanguard (144) in the BEA red square scheme. Im conscious how those plastic strip windows (which I think it comes with) always look a bit cack. Can anyone offer ideas of how to fill in windows a different way? I'd like it to look as pro as possible, as it's going to be a father's day gift. Ideas welcome. Chris
  18. Roden have a nice bit of kit coming soon; the 1/144 RAF Vickers Super VC10 Type K3 1164 Tanker! For full details, please see our newsletter.
  19. Roden have released two gorgeous kits of the Vickers Super VC10 in 1/144 scale. This iconic aircraft is available in two different versions, with either the distinctive BOAC livery or East African livery.
  20. RAM Models is to release on February 29th, 2016, 1/72nd Vickers VC-10 C.1/C.1K vacuform kits. Source: http://www.rammodels.co.uk/index.php/cPath/65 V.P.
  21. Broplan from Poland has just announced a family of 1/72nd Vickers Valetta and Viking vacuform kits. ref. MS-178 - Vickers VC.1 Viking C.2 (RAF VL233,VL247) http://www.aviationmegastore.com/vickers-vc1-viking-c2--raf-vl233vl247-ms-178-broplan-ms-178-scale-modelling/product/?shopid=LM5487ee1ddbc916443db3775547&action=prodinfo&parent_id=212&art=126402 ref. MS-179 - Vickers VC.1 Viking B.1 (British European Airways) http://www.aviationmegastore.com/vickers-vc1-viking-b1--british-european-airways-ms-179-broplan-ms-179-scale-modelling/product/?shopid=LM5487ee1ddbc916443db3775547&action=prodinfo&parent_id=212&art=126403 ref. MS-180 - Vickers Valetta T.3 (RAF VX564,WJ461) http://www.aviationmegastore.com/vickers-valetta-t3--raf-vx564wj461-ms-180-broplan-ms-180-scale-modelling/product/?shopid=LM5487ee1ddbc916443db3775547&action=prodinfo&parent_id=212&art=126404 ref. MS-181 - Vickers Valetta T.4 (RAF WJ486) http://www.aviationmegastore.com/vickers-valetta-t4--raf-wj486-ms-181-broplan-ms-181-scale-modelling/product/?shopid=LM5487ee1ddbc916443db3775547&action=prodinfo&parent_id=212&art=126405 V.P.
  22. Vickers Mk.1 WW1 Guns. 1:32 Eduard Brassin. Developed from the Maxim Machine gum, Vickers improved the basic design by lightening it and using high strength alloys on key components. The ground based weapon had a water cooling system, but this was not found necessary when mounted on aircraft as the slipstream kept the gun cool, although the water cooling jacket was retained. It was very suitable for for use with synchronising system that enabled rounds to be fired through the spinning propeller, and thus widely used on British and French aircraft from 1916 onwards. The Brassin set provides 2 guns, with the main parts cast in resin with beautifully defined detail. Etched brass supplies brackets, sights, and a choice of 2 different cocking levers. The obvious place to use these will be on Wingnut Wings kits, where they will add that extra touch of detail to already beautiful models. Given that the gun was used well beyond the end of the First World War, and into the Second on the Gladiator and Swordfish, there are plenty of subjects that will benefit from a set of these. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  23. Vickers Wellesley, one of those forgotten types from the unfashionable side of modelling. Here's the very first boxing that I will be using for the build: Typical Matchbox kit, basic but accurate to the eye. I'll add a few details but won't be going rivet crazy - actually theres very few rivets in the design as it is a smaller brother to it's more famous stablemate the Wellington and shares it's fabric covered geodesic structure. As befits the simple kit it's appears a simple build: Schemes are two similar green/brown birds differentiated by their engines. Option 1 is a standard short cowl Mk1, but option 2 is more interesting as it is a form generally associated with just 3 aircraft of the Long Range Development Unit that flew from England-Egypt-Australia with the longest leg being 7300miles (in 1938!). But to confuse matters the kit decals arent for one of these 3...but more on that later
  24. snapper_city

    BEA Viscount

    Hi guys Here is my S&M Models 1:144th Vickers Viscount that I was given at my club West Middlesex for a six month challenge competition. I have used Two Six Decals BEA Red Square scheme and BlurProps. This was a simple little build that I worked on and off this year recently completing and winning the club competition. The picture in the frame is a vintage postcard of G-AOYN that I found on evilbay. Finished in Tamiya, Vallejo and Halfords appliance white rattle can. I am not totally happy with the pictures but I have limited time these days so they will have to do. I hope you all enjoy. DSC_6607 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_6615 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_6617 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_6623 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_6625 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_6627 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_6629 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_6634 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_6635 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_6641 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_6643 by Mark Inman, on Flickr
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