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Airfix 1/72 Valiant +++FINISHED+++


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So I gather that this GB is all about finishing shelf queens... I also see the 25% rule doesn't apply, so I have a number of models that fit the bill, ranging from still in assembly to finishing off the decals. This is one that just needs decals, weathering and all the little bits and adding. Hope no one minds me putting up a few entries, I have a number of projects I'd love to get on with.

There's the original WIP thread ^^

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And this is what the model looks like now. 

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First thing I need to do is dust off the model. Looking much cleaner than it did and ready for completion. The pitot tubes have been removed so I don't break them

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This will be tidying up a little

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The canopy will not be glued on on this model. It slots on nicely.

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Most of the decals already applied are mainly just the fuselage roundels and any serials.

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A decal has to go over those (inaccurate) vortex generators. Think on the next one (if I can get hold of another) I'll just remove them.

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I cut into the decal which should make it easier. I'll patch it up afterwards with xtracolour pale roundel red

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Not sure - like you, I have the conversation kit, which gives me a few more options...

 

Both the camoflage and white schemes look good. However, the Victor and Vulcan will be in camouflage, so I’m currently inclined to do the Valiant the same way... we shall see - I’m completely on the fence at the moment!

 

Work won’t start for a while, so I’ll have plenty of time to think about it.

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51 minutes ago, Back in the Saddle said:

Not sure - like you, I have the conversation kit, which gives me a few more options...

 

Both the camoflage and white schemes look good. However, the Victor and Vulcan will be in camouflage, so I’m currently inclined to do the Valiant the same way... we shall see - I’m completely on the fence at the moment!

 

Work won’t start for a while, so I’ll have plenty of time to think about it.

Yes the conversion kit is good for options. Not a huge fan of the PR scheme they chose, with all the red. Wouldn't mind doing the tanker though. 

I think it'd be nice to do camouflage, I don't think we see enough of them in that scheme. Might even do the Mikromir one in that scheme if I ever get around to building one of that kit.

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On 05/11/2019 at 21:39, Graham Boak said:

A PR scheme wouldn't carry red, but an aircraft used for winter trials would.

Ah right so that's what it is! 

 

 

I really must update this, I'll get more pictures once I'm home

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Getting a bit more work done. Decals and doctor who, which was too my surprise, actually pretty decent compared to the previous series. Only got two decals on in that time.

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Next up was the other side's fin flash. This time I just removed part of the decal to replace with paint. Much easier.

 

I have found another Airfix Valiant kit for a very good price, so I'll be building another once this is done and my newest Victor is done.

 

Then a quick photo and edit with my first Victor (and the little one flying in behind)

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Very nice!

 

I have one in the stash, but have listed it on eBay this week - too many models to build and with two Victors and two Vulcans, I’m also running out of space!

 

The Valiant, whilst a great aircraft, just doesn’t float my boat as much as the other V bombers...

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Congratulations Adam.  It's nice to see your V bomber collection coming together.

 

Cheers

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