PeterB Posted June 4, 2022 Share Posted June 4, 2022 (edited) I really should not be doing this as it is totally insane, but as my Stirling build has gone quite quickly I may have a go at this. It is certainly big for its day and not small even by modern standards! Whether or not I complete it probably depends on the other kits I have to build and whether or not we get granted an extension to this GB but I will give it a go, The kit was first released in 1967 and I must have bought it straight away as I can remember getting it from the old Frizinghall model shop, later Frizinghall Model Railways, which was just round the corner from my school, which I left that year to go to Uni! The shop closed quite a while ago after the business moved to a warehouse. The model survived 2 house moves but was then knocked off a shelf and broken beyond repair though I still have quite a few of the bits, and this is a 2012 replacement boxing. The nice thing about this kit is that the various main wing sections are split into upper and lower halves and unusually for the time Airfix have provided holes and instructions for some rigging, however basic. As you can see from the box art there were either 2 or 3 wires in most cases but I will stick to just a single one for simplicity and speed - not accurate I know but at least it gives an impression of the real thing. There were originally 2 paint schemes - an PC-10 over natural linen one and a Post War Nivo ("Night Invisible Varnish-Orfordness" which was the result of testing at that establishment to find the best colour for night bombers) overall version though the reboxing has two in overall Hu155 pretending to be PC-10. Two types of roundel and fin flashes are provided but just the one set of aircraft ID markings for both which seems a bit strange, and there is also an optional big single 1650lb bomb to be carried externally if preferred, though I will probably go with the normal internal load. I have very little info on this machine so it will be OOB with rigging and maybe some replacement Aeroclub white metal Lewis Guns. Liked I said, it may not happen and I doubt it will be finished by the current deadline but what the heck! I like a challenge sometimes, particularly after the odd glass of "Scottish Wine". I had hoped to build at least one of my "V Bombers" in this GB but I just don't have time. Pete Edited June 5, 2022 by PeterB 7 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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