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HL-10

Bristol Britannia Mach2 1/72nd scale.

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What a kit!

Rough does not some it up.

Thick plastic.

Loads of moulding defects.

Poor fit.

A lot of filler and sanding required.

Very grainy surface.

Absolute;y loved building it ! :) :) 

It was almost like making an early resin kit, with lots of surface imperfections and a lot of part preparation.

I don't know why I went for an airliner, not usually my thing, but a change is a good as a rest.

 

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Thanks for looking :)

 

Angelo.

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Anyone who can take a Mach 2 kit & come up with a result like that has my respect. I think you can add turd polisher to your CV.

 

Pete

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That looks fantastic!

33 minutes ago, HL-10 said:

What a kit!

Rough does not some it up.

Thick plastic.

Loads of moulding defects.

Poor fit.

A lot of filler and sanding required.

Very grainy surface.

 

It was almost like making an early resin kit, with lots of surface imperfections and a lot of part preparation.

Now that you have listed the pro's what are the cons?

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Hail Britannia! Brilliant job on that model!

 

Regards,

 

Jason

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Finally get to see one up close in good pictures. Looks like you made a silk purse out of her. Eventually I'll get a couple. I guess the Mach2 kit could use a few improvements, along with all the elbow grease you mentioned.

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Well worth the effort I reckon.

Coincidentally, I had a quick squiz around the one at Cosford the other month.

Well done

Gaz  :thumbsup:

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That, sir, is a remarkably beautiful replica, much more so because the starting point is as poor as it gets regarding kits.

You have done a superb job and no doubt much time, energy and skill went into it.

Where there is a will, there is a way.

My hat goes off to you, and if airliners, as you declared, are not your thing, they should be, more frequently.

Excellent model of a nostalgia plane.

Cheers

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Join the ' club ' mate, fantastic result on a Mach2 plastic puzzle Angelo.

 

It turned into a lovely Bristol Britannia.

 

Regards, Adey

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Well done - excellent result.  I bought the Mach 2 Valiant when it was released but sold it on after seeing what was in the box - you've done a great job on what they provide.

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Great stuff, I've thought on getting one to replace my AIM vac-form, from what you've said maybe the Mach 2 version is similar to build as a vac form is 🤣

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4 hours ago, Toe said:

Great stuff, I've thought on getting one to replace my AIM vac-form, from what you've said maybe the Mach 2 version is similar to build as a vac form is 🤣

I think you mean the Airways vac form Britannia, which is a pretty good kit, and probably easier to make in the end than the Mach2, but good to see one made up 

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Wow, the force is strong with this one, great work. This looks absolutely stunning.

 

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That is the Mach2 kit? Wow, you have my respect sir! As others have suggested, a first class result from a very difficult kit.

 

Cheers

 

John

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Looks like MACH2 made the 'classic BOAC error' with the decals, assuming the cheatlines pinstripes were 'metallic gold', whereas they should be 'golden yellow'. 

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39 minutes ago, AMB said:

Looks like MACH2 made the 'classic BOAC error' with the decals, assuming the cheatlines pinstripes were 'metallic gold', whereas they should be 'golden yellow'. 

No, they didn't make a mistake because no decals were provided for and of the stripes or cheat lines.

They were all masked and painted by me and I used gold as it stands out clearer than the golden yellow.

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Hand painted lines?  Up until now I thought those to be transfers, for me to think that your painting skills are superb, you have nerves of steel.  I concur with what everyone on here has said, Mach2 do not make easy kits, you, have proved the opposite...…….only thing is  -  that making it look so easy and perfect many modellers will be flocking to buy them(thinking its an easy kit)Lets hope they get built and don't end up at the bottom of the stash...…….well done

 

:mike:

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Bravo!!

 

Lovely to see one built. Particular kudos on a great job of the metal finish - not at all easy to achieve after the amount of industrial sanding these need! 

 

Fancy a VC-10 next? 😉

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1 hour ago, Bangseat said:

Fancy a VC-10 next? 😉

I've got their Argosy but after looking at Adey M's superb build, I don't know if I'm going to give it a go any time soon!

 

Thanks everyone, I greatly appreciate all you comments and compliments.

It wasn't an easy build but it was enjoyable (am I a masochist?) 

 

Thanks,

Angelo :)

 

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