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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" :P

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

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Thanks for having a look :)

Kind regards,

Sam

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Lovely build.

I think you need a bigger base!

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Lovely looking 10 there but hate to point it out bud, your starboard fin flash is back to front. The blue should always be at the rear

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Lovely looking 10 there but hate to point it out bud, your starboard fin flash is back to front. The blue should always be at the rear

Ah *bleep*...

Well spotted :)

Lovely build.

I think you need a bigger base!

I do :P it usually fits most things, I promise!

Well, I guess I'll look out for one at Telford this year

Kind regards,

Sam

Edited by cathasatail

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Very nice, it looks good with every thing hanging down and open... excellent scratch building.

gazza l

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Looks great....brilliant finish for the scale

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