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Je suis un rock star

Je avais une residence

Je habite-la

In the sarf of France

Voulez-vous

Partir wiv me

And come and restez-la

Wiv me in France.

Nope. I'm not building a Concorde. Or a hovercraft (that would've been cool!)

But BEA's on strike. There's no planes flyin'...

Edited by Enzo Matrix

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Okay... it's a Vickers Viscount in BEA livery! :D

Whenever I see an aircraft in BEA livery, I'm reminded of that Bill Wyman song.

Anyroads... The kit is by S&M Models, with decals from TwoSix Decals.

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The kit has very few parts...

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Assembly won't take long! :)

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Told ya! :lol:

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I'm going to try something different on this one. There are no panel lines on the kit - just control surface breaks which are rather Matchboxesque. So I'm going to fill them and use the TwoSix detail set to provide any surface detail.

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Not much change at first glance.

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But actually I have removed all the control surface breaks. I sanded down the trailing edges which were rather thick anyway. The primer is Alclad black.

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I've done a bit of painting...

The white is Alclad white primer. The rest of the paint is Lifecolor: UA043 Grey; LC074 Gloss Natural Metal; LC056 Gloss Red.

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A few minor touchups, a couple of squirts of Klear and we'll be ready for the decals next weekend.

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Starting to look a little better.

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Now, did you remember to add the nose weight??

Or is it going to be wheels up?

It's not a bad kit really and it does look nice on the shelf with the other 4 engined pax aircraft.

Look forward to seeing it finished!

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Now, did you remember to add the nose weight??

nodnodnod Makes a change for me. :lol:

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Doing this a bit back to front. Stencils on first!

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Finished! :yahoo:

This one has been fun! The kit is simpler than the simplest thing in Simpleland. However, it still needs some refining. Nevertheless, it's a good 'un. I recommend that every member of BM get one of these, 'cos you can never have to many Viscounts! :lol:

The TwoSix decals are superb. But that seems to be par for the course with TwoSix. Incidentally, the kit decals are by TwoSix as well.

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Here's one I made earlier...

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So... where to now? Vanguard? BAC 1-11? Yes, if I can find the kits. Oh... and G-AOYR was painted in a huge variety of liveries, so if (when) I build another Viscount, it will probably be YR again. Unless I build a whif in RAF Transport Command camouflage...

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Yes very nice finished model. Likewise the viscount a favourite of mine from my days at EMA. Northeast is great scheme if you need ideas! Agreed Two Six decals are very crisp.

John

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Northeast is great scheme if you need ideas!

G-AOYR served with Northeast, so that's a distinct possibility!

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Very nice finish Enzo :speak_cool: I would like to build this kit some day in Icelandair scheme ;)

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Lovely stuff mate

Cheers

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That's gorgeous - just impeccably neat and the colours are rich and vibrant. How did you mask the red on the wing leading edge where it follows the line of the nacelles?

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How did you mask the red on the wing leading edge where it follows the line of the nacelles?

I photocopied the TwoSix Decals stencil sheet and cut out a mask from that. I attached the mask with Copydex.

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