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1/72 Airfix Avro Vulcan B.2 **NEW TOOL** Andy


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7 minutes ago, Back in the Saddle said:

But looking better already! 👍

Thanks Matt.  Agreed 500 would have been quicker.  But not used before so went middle ground.

I did a little bit of a sulk earlier, but remembered this is model making and not just snapping together kits.  I've lost the original templates for the intakes, but should be able to work out roughly where they were.

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Making a start on the undercarriage.  Seems had to be removed on the wheels.

 

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A bit of an odd one, looking at part of the mechanism I have lost some material, not sure how this has happened as it's nowhere near the area that was cut from the sprue.  I am going to have to build this up somehow.

 

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The lower part of G32 is the maintenance bar, so would not be in place if the Vulcan was a in "Ready to go" status, so removing this.

 

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You can see this in the image here in red.

 

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I think I will leave these now, spent quite a bit of time on this, made harder by doing this all the wrong way round.  Not too sure how the masking will go, from I've seen this can be tricky.

 

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This is the port side undercarriage that had the missing material, build up with two sheets of plasticard, looks good enough.  

 

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The masking of the intakes is a bit of a faff.  Not sure if this could be done a better way, but it is very tricky.  I found this YouTuber who says the masks are the wrong way round, top should be bottom and bottom should be top.

 

 

I've installed the upper left mask, but it's nothing like it should be.  If I'm honest I'm going a bit bonkers with this part of the build, with the amount of time spent this should be almost done by now.

 

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Great job on the intakes curved intakes are always tricky. What do you think about the kit overall fit? Looks pretty good to me from what I've seen I hope to get one at some point in the future.

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4 hours ago, Deano353 said:

Great job on the intakes curved intakes are always tricky. What do you think about the kit overall fit? Looks pretty good to me from what I've seen I hope to get one at some point in the future.

Many thanks, so far the kit has gone very well, I've just made life hard for myself and done a few bits the wrong way round.  I would happy pick up another kit in the future.  I'm just getting my head around the intake masks, someone online seems to think that they have got the top and bottom the wrong way round!!!!

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4 hours ago, Andy350 said:

Many thanks, so far the kit has gone very well, I've just made life hard for myself and done a few bits the wrong way round.  I would happy pick up another kit in the future.  I'm just getting my head around the intake masks, someone online seems to think that they have got the top and bottom the wrong way round!!!!

 

Do an all white aircraft, problem solved untill someone works it out!

 

Gondor

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15 minutes ago, Gondor44 said:

 

Do an all white aircraft, problem solved untill someone works it out!

 

Gondor

I did think of that, but building the blue steel version means I need camo.

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1 hour ago, Andy350 said:

I did think of that, but building the blue steel version means I need camo.

No, it just means you need different decals - the old tool Airfix kit came with decals for an all white 617 Sqn Blue Steel Vulcan.

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1 hour ago, Andy350 said:

I did think of that, but building the blue steel version means I need camo.

27 Squadron flew Vulcans fitted for Blue Steel in overall anti-flash white, e.g. XL445.  There should be markings on either the Freiggtdg or AirDecal sheets if I remember rightly (off upstairs to check n report).

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29 minutes ago, stever219 said:

27 Squadron flew Vulcans fitted for Blue Steel in overall anti-flash white, e.g. XL445.  There should be markings on either the Freiggtdg or AirDecal sheets if I remember rightly (off upstairs to check n report).

 

Air decal list XM570 from 27 Sqn at Scampton in 62 as an option but as the decals have all the serials as seperate Letters and Numbers you can do whatever you like. Me I have in mind XL361 of 617 Sqn.

 

Gondor

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On 25/07/2021 at 12:07, Andy350 said:

A bit of an odd one, looking at part of the mechanism I have lost some material, not sure how this has happened as it's nowhere near the area that was cut from the sprue.  I am going to have to build this up somehow.

One of my u/c legs was exactly the same as yours, I thought it was just shot shot and replaced the missing material with some plastic card, I will check my unbuilt kit to see if that's the same.

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