HP Victor B.2 1/144 (GWH+Shelf Oddity)
GWH kit with Shelf Oddity details and refueling probe & pitots from Master.
This is XL164 B.2, Blue Steel aircraft. Modelled without Blue Steel. With no evidence to the contrary I assumed that when no missile was carried, the bomb bay doors had been replaced. This is an important factor/excuse, as I tried to be reasonably accurate, but still be able to finish the model within a decade.
The base is supposed to represent Cottesmore Airbase taxiway after storm, drying quickly in scorching tropical sun of England. Why the aircraft itself is dry? - you may ask. Well it has just landed after good weather flight. Post-flight ministerial inspection from M.o.S.W. is about to begin.
It took some effort to photograph this white whale, especially as I tried to show the subtle effect created by polishing panel centers and leaving panel lines matt.