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1:72 Vickers Super VC-10 - Mach 2 (modified) - British Airways

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What a superb build of a gorgeous airplane, thanks for sharing.

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Wow. The hard work certainly paid off. Superb rendition of one of my favourite aircraft. I always thought these looked so elegant. A proper airliner. 

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Incredible work, Sir. 

The amount of work you put into this to make it this gorgeous from what is reputed to be a bit of a swine of a kit shows how it can be done.

 

Stunning.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Good to see it finished after all your work. If it was my kit I guess it would have taken a dive into the bin long ago :D Must have cost a lot of energy but it was worth it in the end seeing the result.

 

Cheers

Markus

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Very very nice work on an obviously very very difficult model. Really appreciate your honest opinions and sharing your experiences during the build. The VC-10 is such a stately old bird, and you’ve captured every bit of her beauty here, regardless of the difficulties and inaccuracies of the kit...which you’ve corrected nicely. 

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A great result on what was a mammoth project. Beautifully done!

 

Tom

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Excellent job there. I know what Mach 2 are like without having to rebuild the fuselage from scratch. Inspiring stuff. Now, do I start on my Novo, 26 or Magna beast?

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I had a quick glance at some of my notes I made from measuring up the VC10 at Brooklands, for anyone who is interested the passenger doors on the starboard side are 68cm width and 191cm tall and the port side are 93cm width and 203cm height 

in 1/72 scale starboard side 9.4mm x 26.5mm, port side 12.9mm x 28.2mm as I know looking at the kit the doors look wrong 

I'm sure I have my port and starboard the right way round LOL

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A gorgeous build of a gorgeous aircraft ! Thanks for persevering and allowing us to see this beauty.

:worthy:

Cheers

Gaz (2 yrs, VC10 Majors, St Athan)

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44 minutes ago, kev67 said:

I had a quick glance at some of my notes I made from measuring up the VC10 at Brooklands, for anyone who is interested the passenger doors on the starboard side are 68cm width and 191cm tall and the port side are 93cm width and 203cm height 

in 1/72 scale starboard side 9.4mm x 26.5mm, port side 12.9mm x 28.2mm as I know looking at the kit the doors look wrong 

I'm sure I have my port and starboard the right way round LOL

Thanks Kev. I think the extent of my notes was 'wide doors port, skinny doors starboard' LOL.. Interesting that the stbd doors are also less tall, I didn't pick that up I must confess. 

 

One other port/starboard difference is that there is some sort of inspection/work light to port - ie the passenger boarding side - but not to starboard. Ahead of the wing root on the Super and incorporated into the mid fuselage door on the Standard. I'd love to know why!  

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The port doors were the passenger doors so were larger. The ones on the starboard side were known as service doors for loading catering etc so were smaller. On the tankers the port doors were blocked up, I think only leaving the forward service door for access. I heard that the galley equipment (fridge, oven etc) was too big to come out of the service door so if it failed it had to be chopped up to get it out. 

 

One of my trainers used to call the ELRAT the Spanish rodent. On the 10 it was purely electrical whereas most modern airliners it supplies hydraulic power too.

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Fantastic 

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