1/72 Handley Page Victor B.2 (BS), RAF100 Group Build, 1960’s.
This is the recent Airfix kit, released in 2016. I built it pretty much straight from the box except for the addition of PE detail to the airbrakes. This is a prominent visual feature of the Victor and benefited from Eduard’s brass etch. The model is highly detailed with a complete flight deck. Almost none of this can be seen, but was enjoyable and educational to build and paint. The design and engineering of this kit is top notch, especially in the area of the intakes. It has been designed so as to virtually eliminate visible seams. The Victor is my favorite of the V bombers and Airfix did it justice with this kit. I painted it with Tamiya lacquer and acrylic white, Floquil Old Silver, and various Humbrol enamels. The decals were in register with good color but were a bit stiff. They snuggled down with a couple applications of Future. The model represents a Victor equipped with a Blue Steel cruise missile, 139 (Jamaica) Squadron, 1964.
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