June 5, 2013 in Aviation
This is a Vickers Vanguard in 1/144 scale. The Vanguard was the next evolution of the Viscount. It was deveolped to meet a requirement 100+ passenger seating.
According to Wikipedia It entered into service in 1960 & the last one retired in 1996. They also state it was one of the fastest turboprops ever. Unfortunately it came on the scene just as the larger jet airliners arrived so there was not much demand for the aircraft. The majority of them were converted to freighters.
As far as the kit goes it is pretty basic but with a good component fit. I built it fairly quickly, foe me that is, so I didn’t do any panel shading on the natural metal areas. The lettering & windows are decals. A decal is supplied for the vertical stabilizer but since the scheme was pretty basic I went ahead & painted it. The natural metal finish is original Alclad & the colors are Model Master.
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