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I don't really know how all this group build suggestion and organising is supposed to work, but now that we have a new tool Vulcan on the way does anyone thing a V Force GB or Vulcan STGB might be a good idea for 2020/21?

Ok so I think I understand all I need to do now

 

V Bomber Group Build Proposal:

 

Anything V Force goes! This is Vulcans, Victors, Valiants and the development aircraft such as the Avro 707 or Sperrin.

I would like to include realistic what-if variants in this group build, such as the Vulcan B3 or a production Valiant B2.

Any scale is fine, so the full range of V Bomber kits currently available is open to you 

 

Standard GB rules would apply, bonus imaginary internet points from me for Vulcan B1s 😛 

 

Interested members (9 so far):

1. Host, @Adam Poultney - Probably a Vulcan or six

2. Cohost?, @Col. - something nuclear 

3. @Corsairfoxfouruncle - a Victor? Maybe? 

4. @Back in the Saddle - Valiant or a stash expansion

5. @Rabbit Leader - Instant sunshine machine that looks like a spaceship

6. @robvulcan - A Vulcan of course

7. @nimrod54- >25% complete little Vulcan

8. @PhantomBigStu - Vulcans and Victors for the birthday boy

9. @zebra - counted in because he couldn't say no

10. @theplasticsurgeon - Something from the stash, just remember to replace whatever you build

11. @CliffB - the forgotten one, Frog Valiant restoration

12. @Arniec - a Victor or the Airfix Vulcan (the over twice my age one)

13. @JOCKNEY - lucky 13, Matchbox Victor

14. @DAG058- playing along

15. @Colin W

16. @Hockeyboy76- 1/144 Victor 

17. @dnl42- 1/144 Vulcan B2 with Fundekals markings

18.

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23. 

24.

25.

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27.

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(etc)

 

 

Full(ish) list of injection V Bomber kits:

Airfix Valiant B1 1/72*

Airfix Victor B2/K) 1/72 

Airfix Vulcan B2 1/72 (the bad one)

Airfix Vulcan B2 1/72 (the good one)

Matchbox/Revell Victor K2 1/72

Mach2 Vickers Valiant B1 1/72* (avoid this kit!)

GWH/Pit Road Vulcan B2/K2 1/144

GWH Victor B2/K2 1/144

Trumpeter Vulcan B2 1/144 (releasing soon)
Mikromir Valiant B1 1/144

Mikromir Victor Bk1 1/144

Dragon/Cyberhobby Vulcan B2 1/200

Lindberg Victor B1 1/96*

Lindberg Valiant B1 1/96*

Lindberg Vulcan Prototype/B1 (straight wing) 1/96* (apparently a good basis for a large scale Avro 707)

Frog Vulcan B1 1/96*

Frog Victor B1 1/96*

Frog Valiant B1 1/96

Kader Victor Prototype/B1 1/148*

Kader Valiant B1 1/148*

 

*out of production

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Adam Poultney

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I was going to suggest the same tomorrow once it's been confirmed there is indeed a new-tool Vulcan kit coming from Airfix but you've beat me too it. In which case I'll offer to be your co-host :) 

My other thought was for a Bomber GB to include a wider range of subjects if there wasn't enough love for the V-bombers alone but let's see how it goes.

Edited by Col.

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3 minutes ago, Col. said:

I was going to suggest the same tomorrow once it's been confirmed there is indeed a new-tool Vulcan kit coming from Airfix but you've beat me too it. In which case I'll offer to be your co-host :) 

My other thought was for a Bomber GB to include a wider range of subjects if there wasn't enough love for the V-bombers alone but let's see how it goes.

Obvious a bombers GB has a nice ring, but if not how about a nuclear bombers one?  I'd be down for all three 

Edited by PhantomBigStu

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2 minutes ago, PhantomBigStu said:

Obvious a bombers GB has a nice ring, but if not how about a nuclear bombers one?  I'd be down for all three 

I did offer up a Nuclear GB a couple years ago but in never gained much attention. Maybe worth me trying again sometime soon :hmmm:

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52 minutes ago, Col. said:

In which case I'll offer to be your co-host :) 

An offer I will gladly except :) 

52 minutes ago, Col. said:

 

My other thought was for a Bomber GB to include a wider range of subjects if there wasn't enough love for the V-bombers alone but let's see how it goes.

That sounds sensible. If there's not enough interest, expand it to all Cold War bombers

Edited by Adam Poultney

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1 hour ago, PhantomBigStu said:

Obvious a bombers GB has a nice ring, but if not how about a nuclear bombers one?  I'd be down for all three 

You in?

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7 minutes ago, Back in the Saddle said:

I’lll do any one of the Airfix Valiant, Victor or Vulcan. The Valiant is in my stash, the others are not...!

How about all of 'em?  You know you want to...  :wicked: 

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29 minutes ago, Back in the Saddle said:

If the new kits go together as well as I hope, I might do more than one!

Even if it don't, I'm doing more than one!

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1 hour ago, Adam Poultney said:

It might not be a bad idea to re-use the rules and guidelines as a basis for this build. 
 

“RULES

1. All builds must be less than 25% at the start of your build, if unsure please ask.

2. Your build must be part of the V Force or dirivertive i.e. Victor tanker, we will also allow What If V Force.

3. Also included, a specialised armamaents section so if somone wants to make a blue steel or blue danube we will welcome it as long as its V Force orientated

4. And have fun.”


Dennis

 

Edit: did not see you already pretty much did this. 

Edited by Corsairfoxfouruncle

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I like Adam's comments about the Avro 707 and Short Sperrin.  That adds a pretty wide scope to the GB. 

 

Handley Page HP.88 anyone? 

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10 minutes ago, Enzo Matrix said:

Handley Page HP.88 anyone? 

Went and looked this up. Now i have an idea for a Whif build. Thank you for introducing me to a type i was unfamiliar with. 

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Happy to add my name to this list as well... if you expand it to all Nuke Bombers and are looking for a cool name you could always call it the "Instant Sunshine" GB?  I've a stashed Airfix Victor in the cupboard and will no doubt add a new Vulcan as well. You've seemed to miss the old Matchbox / Revell 1/72 Victor to your list of kits too, there's still plenty of these knocking about. 

 

Cheers and good luck.. Dave 

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3 minutes ago, Rabbit Leader said:

Happy to add my name to this list as well... if you expand it to all Nuke Bombers and are looking for a cool name you could always call it the "Instant Sunshine" GB?  I've a stashed Airfix Victor in the cupboard and will no doubt add a new Vulcan as well. You've seemed to miss the old Matchbox / Revell 1/72 Victor to your list of kits too, there's still plenty of these knocking about. 

 

Cheers and good luck.. Dave 

I'll take that suggestion for a name is this gets expanded. 

And yes the Revell Victor! How could I forget...

Really not a fan of that kit tbh because of the shape issues of the nose and intakes but I've seen some very nice builds of it.

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2 hours ago, Adam Poultney said:

You in?

I’ll find it hard not to be in :) especially if the start date is near Christmas or my birthday    making it easier to get either the new Vulcan or a victor

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Add me to the list too Adam. I have a Cyberhobby 1/200 Vulcan B.2  which has its tail glued in place but it should be within the 25% rule. 

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https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?search=Avro+707

Look what I just found!

Might do one of these for the GB then if it happens....

I have no experience with resin outside of wargaming kits done to well... tabletop standard, aka not as good as I'd want for a scale model.

 

3 hours ago, nimrod54 said:

Add me to the list too Adam. I have a Cyberhobby 1/200 Vulcan B.2  which has its tail glued in place but it should be within the 25% rule. 

Sure that sound fine. It's not like 25% is really an exact measure on a model kit.

You could always convert it to a B1a to make more work 😂

 

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https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?search=Sperrin

Also of use ^^

 

Anyone know why Anigrand sell their kits all in bundles with other kits? Seems like a very odd thing to do

4 hours ago, PhantomBigStu said:

I’ll find it hard not to be in :) especially if the start date is near Christmas or my birthday    making it easier to get either the new Vulcan or a victor

We can aim to *start* on your birthday 😂

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6 hours ago, theplasticsurgeon said:

Oh yeah!  Airfix Valiant and Victor in my stash.

Not sure what I'll build - but count on my support.

Oops missed your comment, you're in

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Yes please Adam.  I've got both of the 1/96 Lindbergs in my stash.

I'm also currently restoring a FROG 1/96 Valiant (which is not on your list ;)).

 

Cheers

Cliff

 

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