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  1. So my plan to build an SA-10 has been postponed due to the late delivery of the kit, so as an alternative I offer......... In the late 1960s, at the end of his parents' overseas tour, a very young Roland P was flown from Africa to the UK on board an East African Airways Super VC10. I still remember peering out of the large cockpit side windows and looking down on the Pyramids and also seeing my first Concorde when we landed in Rome. So my new plan is to build one of my Roden EAA Super VC10s for the GB. However, many years later, a somewhat older Roland ended up flying VC10s with 101 Sqn at RAF Brize Norton, which included all of the ex-EAA Super VC10s which were now known as VC10 K3s in RAF service. If time permits (highly unlikely given my propensity for starting and then missing the finish line in GBs) I plan to do the same aircraft in 101 Sqn colours. Now all I need to do is work out what photo hosting website to use and how to embed pictures; it all used to be so easy before Photobucket went all mercenary on us!!
  2. Rick Brown

    A few from the mid 2000's

    Just stumbled across a few from when I was in the Oggies. These generally won't be my mug shots, but will contain pictures of kit for reference etc. The quality will be variable, as my digital cameras back then were quite low resolution. I'll add to them as and when: Taken from a Tristar. Somewhere over the UK. July 2004. Handsome me in Evenes, Norway. Sometime early 2006. I still wear that hat! Note the two tone paint around the cockpit. Hot loading. Very unusual at the time as it was deemed to dangerous. Nevermind being rocketed and shot at! KDH March 2007. After a bird strike! The engine was fine, but the GE had a really messy job cleaning up! KDH March 2007. Herc C130J. C4. KDH 2006/2007. C130K C1 prop change. Dec 2006. KDH. Inside a C139K C1. December 2006. C130J C5. KDH Feb 2007. C130J. March 2007. KDH.
  3. Radleigh

    Roden 1/144th VC-10

    Taken from http://www.roden.eu/HTML/models1.htm This is a must for me!
  4. Skyhunter66

    1:144 RAF VC10 question

    Afternoon folks - am I right in thinking that if I want to build the RAF VC10 C.1K XV105 - 101 SQN 90TH ANNIVERSARY - my only option is the Airfix kit? The Roden kits are the Super VC10 if I have got it right? thanks chris
  5. Hi, I finished this model some weeks before Telford but was unable to attend, I'm afraid the photos are not the best as I only have a pocket camera that does not allow me to do macro very well and does not seem to focus very well on close up, and as it is a very large model I had to end up using the double bed and bed sheet to get any descent photos, anyway enough of my waffle here are the pictures.
  6. I've not done a group build before. Joining late, hope that's ok? I'm going to do two VC10s from Roden kits - a BA Super VC10 and a BCal standard VC10 (type 1103). Making a start on the super-to-standard conversion first. Box photo - both kits, including the two six decals I'll be using for the BA Super. Two six decals for the BCal standard are on their way, although Australia Post has been so slow lately I wouldn't be all that surprised if the group build has finished before they turn up! Roden VC10s ready to go by Julian Griffiths, on Flickr
  7. 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
  8. Meatbox8

    British United's VC10 schemes

    I've had the Airfix VC10 (BA edition) in the stash for longer than I care to remember and had always intended to build it as a BOAC aircraft with their beautiful blue, white and gold scheme. However, now that Roden have produced a Super VC10 in those markings I'd quite like to build the Airfix one in British United markings. 26 Decals do two sets, one with the familiar beige/blue cheat line, the other in what it describes as the 'Delivery Scheme'. Being a product of the 60s myself, I prefer the earlier scheme as, although simple, it has all the hallmarks of that decade. On the other hand I want to build an aircraft that was actually in service so can anyone tell me whether BUA's VC10s were operated in this earlier scheme of were they quickly re-painted in the later scheme?
  9. VC10 C Mk 1 10 Sqn, RAF Brize Norton, 1968 Roden Super VC10 kit converted to the RAF version by removing fuselage sections ahead and behind the wing. A lot of Milliput was needed to blend in the rear section. Cuts were made to retain the wing to fuselage fairing. A tailcone extension was also needed for the APU mounting. Decals were by TwoSix. I expected this to be a much easier build than it was. Fit of parts was not that good and needed a lot of work. Surface detail was good, but a tad on the heavy side But hey – it’s a new VC10. No more mega-scribing of the 60s Airfix kit! PS – If anyone finds my photos distorted where I’ve cropped them, which seems to have happened to me previously – I’m sorry but I’ve no idea what to do about it!
  10. Hi everyone Its been quite a while since I've posted anything due to work / life commitments. Speaking of work I was chatting to one of the other drivers about airplanes and he mentioned that he used to work for BOAC and as such had a real love for the VC 10. One thing led to another and I offered to build him a VC10 if I could find a suitable kit, enter the Roden Super VC10 with its BOAC decals. The kit its self has been trouble free but the surface detail, especially on the wings looked to me to be way over scale so I elected to fill all the surface detail and re scribe only the slats, flaps, ailerons, elevators and rudder. Its taken what has seemed to be an age to get the surface's to a standard that I'm happy with with lots and lots of filling, sanding, priming, filling sanding and priming! Now I'm at a stage where it only needs a little more re scribing detail to be added and I can finally get some paint on her... Ha! I just noticed in the close up of the cockpit that I need to carry out a little bit more work under the cockpit windows. Cheers all Iain
  11. Morning all! This is my quick OOB (almost) build of the Roden VC-10 K3 1:144 kit. Nothing much more to say so lets get on with it : Kit: Roden VC-10 K3 1:144 (From my LMS- Mike's Models) Paints: Vallejo Model Air custom-mixed grey (based on reference photos) Vallejo Model Air black, Model Color silver Washes: Vallejo Model Wash-dark grey Additional Details: Refuelling basket (inside the central refueling pod) made from rolled up tissue paper Spare RAF roundels had to be used on the side of the fuselage due to an error made by myself Flaps were produced, cutting out the kit's flaps on the underside of the wing and using plasticard to make up the rest of the structure Spoilers/speedbrakes were produced from paper Pros: Great recessed panel lines on the wings and rear control surfaces Nicely detailed engine pods (especially the thrust reverser gratings) Lots (and lots!) of decals, especially on the refuelling pods, which were not all used in this build Window masks (which i stupidly put on every single window and ended up running out of masks half way down the other side!) Relatively cheap- depending on your LMS/supplier Numerous tiny aerials and probes supplied Cons: Very shallow panel lines on the main fuselage body Ejector pins on fuselage join, when these were removed I found that there was a poor fuselage join Very unusual scheme, I can find only one image of this scheme on the internet-apparently the crews "were not a fan" Decal placement sheet was sometimes difficult to interpret Base kit does not have an option for spoilers or flaps Quite a few decals were out of register, but this shouldn't really matter Thanks for having a look Kind regards, Sam
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Gentlemen & Fellow Modellers, I am pleased to announce that the Roden Bristol Britannia in Monarch Airlines livery has now been released. for illustrations of this super model please go to http://www.frogmodelaircraft.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=305 I can also confirm that the VC10 will be released before Christmas. The first version will have decals for a East African & BOAC aircraft with a Tanker version to follow. Roden do listen to the modeller and I can assure you all that some very exciting releases are in the pipe line, please keep your suggestions coming and I will pass them on. Please also visit the Frog site at www.frogmodelaircraft.co.uk for other news including a new shop. The Frog Forum always needs new members so please consider joining. I hope by now some you you will have built the Roden Britannia and I as well as Roden would be pleased to have your comments. Thank You and happy Modelling, Martin
  16. VC10 – Middle East Airlines 9G-ABP, Chartered from Ghana Airways, 1968 Airfix VC10 with modified and rescribed wings. The wings have the extended inboard leading edge of the Super VC10, with the drooped tip and vortex generators added. Commission build for a VC10 enthusiast. Decals specially printed by Nick Webb (classic-airlines.com).
  17. Trip to Brize courtesy of RAF Brize Norton and the Swindon branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society- hope you enjoy Maybe someone can explain why there two drogues on the Tristar centreline (photo six) - presume they could not be used at the same time?
  18. Here are the first four aircraft built as a project to represent aircraft associated (by me) with Filton airfield from the 1960s until the airfield's untimely closure in 2012. There will be more to follow, with an F111 and Concorde in the pipeline. All aircraft will be built in 1/144 scale, which is a little limiting but does mean the collection will not take over the entire house. More pics and details of the individual builds to follow. Some aircraft associated with Filton airfield in the 60s and 70s by jonbru0903, on Flickr From left to right in the picture above we have: G-AXLR, the VC10 test bed for the RB211 engine, initially designed for the Lockheed Tristar; D-BABC, the third prototype VFW-614 based a Filton for a few weeks as part of the development programme for the Rolls-Royce/SNECMA M45H engine; XA903, probably the third best known Vulcan, used for testing the Blue Steel missile among other things prior to arriving at Filton to be modified to carry the Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 engine for Concorde. Later it also tested the Turbo-Union RB199 for the MRCA/Tornado; Finally, on the right, G-AMPO a DC-3 used in the communications and transport role, primarily in relation to the Concorde flight test programme based at Fairford. Some aircraft associated with Filton airfield in the 60s and 70s by jonbru0903, on Flickr
  19. Hi as title suggests i really could do with two pairs of vc-10 rear landing gear legs for the airfix kit any help greatly appreciated cheers Rob
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