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*FINISHED*Pit Road GWH Vulcan B2 Corrections Wraparound scheme XL444.


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Back to annoy you all with another update.

This is as far as I got yesterday nearly all the decals on except for a few on the bottom.

Then I can get the varnish on.

Took a few shots with some 70s filters to see how she would look on that type of film using my iPhones cam+ app.

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Hopefully she will be done soon, tra a bit :)

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I am now waiting for the photos of the top surface and bottom surface to show up now I have finished painting her as did when I made XL427 haha.

can't get enough of these Vulcans. Got my eyes on something different though the Zyvezda 747-800 oooo what a nice looker that thing is.

Regarding suggestions of Vulcans that you could do for your kits I guess your limited to white or 60s camo with the blue steel but if you want to milliput that over then there are plenty of options.

Cheers Rob :)

Yeh, that's usually the way things go mate - someone always seems to have a photo squirelled away that appears after the build is complete, or, as in my case you pay £25 for a kit that is no longer available cos nostalgia takes over and you want to build it again. Then, you guessed it, a couple of months later Mr Airfix decides to re-release it at less than half the cost. :doh: Not that I am bitter - oh no not at all - no not me - NO NO NO NO NO. Fortunately I hadn't started it so now I have an original boxing of a Vanguard in the stash which will probably not be built.

I think that I am going to build the 1/200th kits as anti-flash white examples and will have a go at modifying one for XM603. Then I have an excuse for picking up a couple of 1/144th boxings for future builds. :winkgrin:

XL444 is looking good on her wheels mate, and the retro photos add to the atmosphere.

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Yes it's Sod's law I guess, natures sense of humour.

Glad you like her, I love muking about with photos but I need to get a decent camera and learn about photography.

The wheels are just loose in there and are the corgi ones but in the one shot you can see my old model of xh535 with the kit wheels and can see how much too low it is. The corgi ones might be basic but give the right look, sorta,

I may tidy them up and paint them to suit her.

Anti flash is always good and if it gives you an excuse to build these go for it.

It's good news to hear the real 603 is going to be cleaned up and preserved I last heard she was to be scrapped.

Rob :)

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Just found this Rob. Nice work as usual. On the subject of revell green have you tried they're bronze green? I swear by it for raf models.

Dave

Cheers Yes I have some. Useful for some subjects but too light for this and too green. I think Revell has 3 colours for RAF green but all of them are approximations and look good for ww2 stuff.

I highly Recommend Gelbolive for 50s - late 80s stuff.

Glad you like it hopefully I might finish her today.

Cheers Rob :)

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Very nice, Rob.

Good looking vulcan, you seem to have a good handle on these birds.

Rally must get one myself.

Thanks mate. Just love them, Well totally obsessed with the darn things. Just can't stop the passion for building them. Though I have done rather too many the last few years but I am happy.

I do like building other things too though few would believe it.

Just tidying up and painting some corgi wheels to fit to her temporarily with blue tak then in the near future when I have finished my modded wheels she will receive them.

Cheers Rob :)

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Can't wait to see her finished Rob. Another cracker for the collection.

Cheers mate should get the varnish on tomorrow if the weather permits.

Yep she's very welcome in the mad collection of Vulcans I now have. I must be crazy I guess.

I would love to try and do a group photo of them all about 45 of them I am embaresed to say

Cheers Rob :)

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Cheers mate should get the varnish on tomorrow if the weather permits.

Yep she's very welcome in the mad collection of Vulcans I now have. I must be crazy I guess.

I would love to try and do a group photo of them all about 45 of them I am embaresed to say

Cheers Rob :)

Nothing to be embarrassed about Rob, you obviously like your subject and it shows in the time spent and the quality of the builds you produce.

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Nothing to be embarrassed about Rob, you obviously like your subject and it shows in the time spent and the quality of the builds you produce.

Cheers John I do worry that I annoy poor souls on here with my Vulcan builds. Though I never grow tire with them I have built so many the last two year even I miss the variety. Then I have build many other things to.

I have a new WIP planned. I have subscribed to the build the mallard magazine. I'm as nuts about A4 pacific locos as Vulcans but I have never built a loco kit. Something I want to publicise and as its my first go I want to share it to encourage others as I hear sadly that loco kits are on the decline.

I know about them and have repaired them but never built one and working with white metal, steel and etched brass will be a new thing for me. Well on such a scale.

I will do it magazine issue at a time and may mod it as needed plus I will be fitting a motor and sound unit. Maybe a smoke one too.

I'm pretty excited about it an 0 gauge A4 will be fantastic ;)

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I have spent time tidying up the intakes with Mr Surfacer 500 applied with a cocktail stick, Mini files from little cars, Mylar pads, and finally small paddles of micro mesh made from the sponge pads with a cocktail stick super glued in.

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Rob :)

Ooh Rob; micromesh paddles on cocktail sticks - that is a great idea - stealing that one straight away.......:)

And the Vulcans looking great too.

Steve

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Ooh Rob; micromesh paddles on cocktail sticks - that is a great idea - stealing that one straight away.......:)

And the Vulcans looking great too.

Steve

Welcome Steve, an idea I had born out if desperation on the big vulcan build.

One thing though it can repeat the problem of an uneven surface I found (to a degree) so I use the tiny files first then the pad after. Probably obvious to everyone else but not me. I'm one of those people who tries to push doors that say pull haha.

Glad you like her. Good luck with your alclad on the provost btw.

Cheers Rob:)

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Well for those interested she is finished and I must say I am chuffed to bits with her and my new camera.

Really in love with this one I think she is quite possibly my favourite if it was possible to pick one.

I hope you like her :yahoo:

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Cheers Rob :)

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Beautiful job Rob. The sit is perfect, she looks very menacing. Well done bud. :goodjob:

Many thanks John glad you like her mate ;)

She is now in ready for inspection Cheers Rob :)

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Great stuff Rob.......come out right nice that, lad........only another 107 to go !!!

I think your a good psychologist and a psychic as things you told me I would do years ago and never believed I am now doing and I never believed I would do every airframe as you suggested but maybe your right, Perhaps I am that crackers !,, Hang on weres my underpants and pencils....

Cheers Mate. Rob ;) Oh did you get the manic email by the way lol

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