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  1. 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/
  2. 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.
  3. Having a soft spot for all things Postwar Vickers aircraft, I thought I would try my hand at this Vacform model produced by Gene Hooker of USA, I think originally the moulds may of come from a Travel Agents desk model as the kit is not supplied with any props or wheels, but looking at the plans I have it looks quite accurate. This shall be a challenge as I intend to have the passenger doors open with scratch built steps, I shall be constructing the front part of the engines and making resin moulds from these, also the Aeroclub props are from the Britannia which will be modified, all the window
  4. 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: h
  5. 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
  6. Alley Cat is working on a 1/72nd Vickers Warwick resin kit. Source: https://www.facebook.com/AlleyCatModels/posts/659582620908936 V.P.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 s
  10. 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.
  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 fence
  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. 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 sus
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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&am
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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 enj
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