HP Victor, 139 Squadron, 1964, underway!

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  • John Healy said 2 weeks, 5 days ago:

    This beautiful new kit includes lots of internal detail and is engineered cleverly.

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  • Tom Cleaver said 2 weeks, 5 days ago:

    It’s a great kit – take your time and the result will be wonderful. I’m doing the camouflaged 139 Squadron Victor on the Xtradecals sheet, having discovered with a little research that it was one of four that were painted “in the field” with the new camouflage scheme, which obviates the need for a lot of masking to give hard edges to the scheme.

  • Paul Barber said 2 weeks, 5 days ago:

    Hello John! I see you have overcome whatever the issue was with posting – thank goodness! This looks stunning already! Thanks for doing it – and I can’t wait to see the project develop!

  • John Healy said 2 weeks, 5 days ago:

    Looking forward to seeing it, Tom. I’m going with the anti-flash white.

  • John Healy said 2 weeks, 5 days ago:

    It’s really an intricate and amazing kit. We’ll blame operator error for the posting problem (-:

  • Greg Kittinger said 2 weeks, 4 days ago:

    looking forward to seeing it! I’ve been tempted to get one, but I keep backing off due to the size. I’m just limited in cabinet space!

  • Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said 2 weeks, 4 days ago:

    John, looks to be a beaut! Full bomb bay! And quite a complete “office”. Will much of it be seen, once the fuselage halves are joined? Be interesting to see. Lovely aircraft!

  • Tom Cleaver said 2 weeks, 4 days ago:

    Not that much. You just need to do an “approximation” of the cockpit and leave the entry hatch open so some light gets in. I mean, it’s frickin’ black, right?

  • Tom Cleaver said 2 weeks, 4 days ago:

    Greg: I have mine hanging on the wall, take it down to work on it, hang it back up.

  • John Healy said 2 weeks, 4 days ago:

    The bomb bay will be covered with an insert that holds the Blue Steel missle in a recess. The speed brake is begging to be detailed, though.

  • John Healy said 2 weeks, 4 days ago:

    I don’t buy/use a lot of photo etch beyond seatbelts, but feel that the speedbrake benefits from Eduard’s etched detail parts. More progress.

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  • Ferry Dierckxsens said 2 weeks, 4 days ago:

    Great work, and what a lot of details. Cockpit looks fantastic. Looking forward to your progress on this one.

  • Allan J Withers said 2 weeks, 3 days ago:

    Looking good John, I have one of these so I’ll be watching your progress !!

  • John Healy said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    Great kit, Allan. I’d like to do a tanker too, but they’re just so big!

  • John Healy said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    More progress. Nice wing/intake structure. A little research revealed the rear of the cockpit is painted a color much like Sky, while everything under the glass and forward is black except the seats and consoles.

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