airfix vulcan

i lucked out and scored one on eekbay for $17
including shipping. any must-have, caveats, pe?
someone have an online build review? i'm leaning toward
the 617 sqdrn build...advice?
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You should note that the kit only covers the 201 series engined aircraft i.e. the XH/XJ and some of the XL aircraft- however that said the first few B.2's were converted on the line from B.1 airframes and had smaller intakes. Cheers Kev
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KEV OF BBA
yes, so i will stay with the b.2. i won't use that fake bomb stuff. i'd like to do a 617 as i said and i believe those were b2's?
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in article nXmEc.18566580$ snipped-for-privacy@news.easynews.com, e at snipped-for-privacy@verizon.net wrote on 30/6/04 0:29:
Having built several of the kits staight from the box things to watch are: 1 the intakes .very hard to rmove seams and harder to remove intake to wing joint 2 the bomb baydoors/missile bay, make sure you glue some supporting strips around the opening. 3 wheel wells , there will be a large gap between well and body. 4 wings to body, line the top of the wing up , fill the bottom 5 interior ues the kit bits paint all black and fit it just fills ahole and prevents seeing through you can't see bugger all once canopy is on 6 wheels, add the main struts and half the wheels first let it set then add the trailing set of wheels 7 enjoy
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Rory Manton
printed and saved. thanks. love that bird. it's like a mythological bird swooping down to bring doom upon them evil commies, or argies..whatever.
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e
I have just started one of these - mine will be a Falklands version
I have only just assembled these - so what do I do at the join?
Why? - have you got pictures I could see - I have some thin strip I use on my railway modelling.
Filler time?
Ok
I thought this!
Why?
I hope
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Martin (Please note spammers email address used)
in article cbu1lv$mj$ snipped-for-privacy@titan.btinternet.com, Martin (Please note spammers email address used) at snipped-for-privacy@altern.org wrote on 30/6/04 10:38:
Milliput and smooth as much as poss when wet or intake blanking covers!!
To make it easier to get all the edges to fit flush(ish) with the underside. I used lengths of spue glued right across the gap and shimmed them to get an even finish
Plastic strip cut and glued flat to the roof of the wheel well over the gaps between the wells and the body.
To get all the wheels on the ground!!
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Rory Manton
The easiest solution is to run a careful bead of superglue down the intake seam before putting on the engine faces. The intake joint will be a matter of careful filling and sanding after assembly. Packing the intakes to prevent the mess from running backwards is helpful.
The kit gives you some very tiny support triangles for the bomb bay piece. They are totally inadequate for such a large, poorly fitting area. Glue strips along all 4 sides and test fit until you're sick of it : )
You might want to glue some shims along the inboard portion of the wheel well roofs, but not much will be seen unless you turn the model over and look closely.
Getting the beast to sit properly on all those little wheels is a bugger. take it in stages and adjust constantly.
Oh, you will. It's an impressive beast when done : )
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Jeff C
617 operated both versions of the Vulcan- the kit gives you the option to build a Blue Steel version. Detail to add includes the aerials on the counterpoise panels between the jet pipe tunnels- add the door jacks- two per main door-front and back-and add the nose wheel door jacks for completeness-they were atteched to the centre of each door. To make it real add a poor airframe guy changing a door hook channel on one of the main doors with the rain dripping down his neck in the early hours of the morning- god I hated the bloody things with a passion at that time of day !!
Cheers Kev
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KEV OF BBA
thanks kev...i'm not good with figures yet, but i am archiving this for future notice. did you get to ride in one? for some reason i keep imagining they had the ability to swoop and glide a bit. i would love to do a down the line diorama of all the ac 617 operated, but i don't know them all. any references you reccomend?
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completeness-they
Take a look at the RAF website, theres a short history of the squadron here :
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Not many photos there sorry but I'm sure a search of the web will turn up something.
Happy modelling Ant
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Ant Phillips
mostly i would be happy with a list. this should help, thanks.
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e
Saw a Vulcan at Edwards around 1980 of so- it did some major swooping and diving. I recall incredibly steep banks and tight turns, both clean and dirty (gear and bomb doors open). Truly spectacular!
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Jim Atkins
gee, jim, just what i had in my dreams. a big white bat swooping down to run talons through the commie rats.
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e
I remember seeing one, in the summer of 1978 I think. Yes, lots of low-level swooping and fly-bys. I still see the image of this white wedge, with the bomb-bay open, as it made a low-level pass, showing the underside...painted white, with every little panel, panel line, bump, antenna, etc., full visible, in minute detail. Remember, this was the summer of "Star Wars". Can you say "Imperial Star Destroyer"?...lol
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Greg Heilers
did 617 fly white birds?
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e
Saw a Vulcan at Transpo 72, and it did look like a big bat swooping over the crowd. Still have pictures of me standing under it, geeze was it big !
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Azzz1588
I have filled the cracks - will need to sand and repaint later
I used some plastic card strip
Currently can't see much in the may of gaps from a dry run
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Martin (Please note spammers email address used)
AAaahhh, the memories! Airshow, Frederick, Maryland, about 1968. An RAF demo team touring the US with a Vulcan. She's turning circles within the airfield boundary. Effing incredible. Thing I also remember was the tour team was headed by Air Marshal Dennis Crowly-Milling. He was a bit amused to find most people were asking questions about his time with 242 Squadron under Douglas Bader rather than the Vulcan. Of course, this wasn't long after Brickhill's book on Bader had come out.
Bill Shuey
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William H. Shuey

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