Vickers Valiant ”down under”

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  • 1/72, Airfix, atomic, Australia, RAF, Vickers
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  • Allan J Withers said 5 months ago:

    1/72 Airfix, I started work on this earlier this month just for something different to do, one of my C130 nose weights with some plastic sheet to make sure it stays put ,super glue as well, tail planes together and undercarriage bays in wings, I should finish my cats before doing much more to this !!

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  • Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said 5 months ago:

    Allan, looks like a big ‘un. I was curious as to how this would build up, so I willl be folowing on this with interest. as if I need another bomber… It’s an affliction. Good luck with it!

  • Jeff Bailey said 4 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Looks good, Allan. I think the Valiant is a rather elegant looking machine. It’s right there with the B-47.

  • Allan J Withers said 4 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Thanks Bernard, it is quite big, ————– thanks Jeffry, it has clean lines with the engines in the wings ! I have a B 47 to build in 1/144 at some time.

  • Ferry Dierckxsens said 4 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Fantastic choice Allan. Looking forward to your build of this lovely aircraft. And like you mention I also have to finish another cat first.

  • George Williams said 4 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Hi Allan, having made the Airfix Victor last year I’ll be following this build with interest, all we need now is a Vulcan………..

  • Allan J Withers said 4 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Thanks Ferry, meeoooww, ————- Thanks George, my Victor is on a slow boat from China, we had all the V bombers here so I should get a Vulcan as well !!

  • Allan J Withers said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    A little more done, elevators on, bomb together, some putty in the inlets and some paint on a few things.

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  • Allan J Withers said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    One bomb bay door needs adjusting to match the other bits, also the rear piece glued to one fuselage half !!

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  • Tom Bebout said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Nice choice Alan, this should be real interesting to watch.

  • Tom Cleaver said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    I have the kit and need something like this to get me to drag it out. I’ll be following your progress.

  • Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Allan, that is some vivid interior green!

  • Allan J Withers said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Thanks Tom B, ————— thanks Tom C, get building !! ————– thanks Bernard, it is, I’m just following the kit instructions !!!

  • Paul Barber said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Having only recently seen Guy Martin’s ‘Last Flight of the Vulcan’ documentary (I remember so many ‘fly pasts’ with Vulcans during the 80s) I have to agree George – were I a better modeller (and able to find one) I might go for a 1/48th Eiriksson kit – which looks a tough build and expensive!

    Allan, your Valiant is coming on in leaps and bounds – it is such an iconic shape – I’ll enjoy seeing that fuselage come together!

  • Tom Cleaver said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    If you’re crazy enough to do 1/48, the Aeroclub vacuform multi-media is the way to go. I sooooo kick myself repeatedly for not buying the kit for US$89.00 in 1988.

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