MACH 2 1/72 Vickers Viscount
January 19, 2014 in Aviation
The person that I built This for is a close friend of the owner of MACH 2 and has asked me to build quite a few of this companies kits.
I compliment MACH 2 for the fact that they have introduced quite a number of very interesting subjects. That being said, I will repeat, these kits are not for the feint of heart. What comes in the box is an injected molded model of very soft plastic with a lot of flash. The panel lines are recessed but are very deep and at some points the lines do not match. The fit of the parts is a point you have to really pay attention to and the instructions are minimal at best. The clear parts are very thick and difficult to deal with. Aside from all of this the overall model is there in basic shape. I would suggest a person should measure some of the individual parts to see that they are all the same dimension. If one finds a subject kit that he/she wants to put their heart into they should approach it with a scratch builders
All of these kits I have done including this one are out of the box with minor exceptions. I glued all of the clear parts in place and then filled and sanded the fuselage smooth. A lot of filler was also used to take care of some serious gaps. I used the kit decals for some of the Capital Airline scheme but all of the markings are not included on the decal sheet. I painted the wide red stripe on the fuselage and made the decal for the red design on the vertical tail. I purchased the Capital Airline sheet from “Vintage Flyer Decals”. This sheet has a different scheme so all I used were the window decals. If anyone is at all interested in airline decals of quite a variety of liveries, I can’t say enough good about Vintage Flyer Decals. Check them out at vintageflyerdecals.com
Their decals are crisp, well drawn, and go on very well.
I want to again compliment MACH 2 for their choice of model subjects.
A few articles ago Rob stated that “In England 1/72 is the Gentleman’s scale”. Trust me, one of these kits may test your mettle and afterward, you may no longer be a gentleman.
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