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Hi guys

 

Here is the Airfix Vulcan I recently finished. I built her for a guy who's dad used to be a flight engineer on these before the Black Buck missions of 1982. He had been given the kit by family but never got round to building it. My club West Middlesex were contacted back in July 2016 asking if someone could build this for him. I volunteered as I built one as a kid and wanted to see how she would turn out by today’s standards. At this point I had no idea of the life tribulations that would come up as the build progressed. Everything modelling stalled from October 2016 until March 2017 because we moved house followed a month later the birth of our second child. Roll onto November 2017 and around 110 hours of work, she is finally finished.

 

I decided to build XM607 from Black Buck 1. The aftermath was the famous picture of a string of craters including the single crater on Port Stanley’s runway.

 

The build

 

I was given free rein on this to do and add what I felt the build needed. The first job was to completely re-scribe the entire kit. This took an age but was well worth it. The kits raised details were optimistic to say the least considering how much sanding and filling is needed to get her decent. For aftermarket items I purchased the Master metal refuelling probe, 26 decals cockpit masks and Freightdog’s “Gods of Sea and Fire” decal sheet. Next we had @gazza l offering his stunning homemade turned brass exhausts. These are exquisite and really draw the eye when viewing from the back. Lastly @Jason provided the AN/ALQ-101 ECM pod from his spares box. The aircraft was painted with Gunze.

 

WIP Here

 

Thanks for looking.

 

 

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Amazing work.  

The shape of the Airfix Vulcan is so right, and the panbel detail makes it look much more convincing.

 

The dark grey underside of the Black Buck Vulcans looks so menacing as well.  Brilliantly finished as well I may add, love the restrained weathering of the upper surface finish.

 

I am rapidly running out of patience with Airfix for a New Tool Vulcan and when I see work like this it makes me start thinking that rescribing and all that filling may be worth it!

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3 hours ago, ArmouredSprue said:

Stunning model mate. Very well done!

 

May I ask how did you paint the underside? I mean, what colours did you use?

Regards

 

Thank you. 

 

The topside colours are Mr Color C335 Medium Sea Grey and C330 Dark Green. 

The underside is C331 Dark Sea Grey.

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Magnificent rendition of a magnificent machine!

 

Whenever I see a Vulcan, my inner eye sees Angelo Palazzi, played by Paul Stassino, Ps002.jpg

 

in the first officer's seat in the cockpit of a very special Vulcan…

 

thunderball-vulcan-replica.jpg

 

in you-know-what-movie…

 

Magnificent modelling!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

(some notes on the T-ball Vulcans and the mockup here: https://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2012/06/rare-photographs-avro-vulcan-bomber-mock-up-thunderball-bond/

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