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Restoration Project, Avro Vulcan B1a

This article is part of a series:
  1. Restoration Project, Avro Vulcan B1a
  2. Avro Vulcan B1a Blue Steel Project.
  3. Avro Vulcan B1 conversion 25/09/21 update
  4. Unexpected Progress Vulcan B1 Conversion

Well, the danger of moving boxes etc in the man cave, you occasionally come across a project you had tucked away in a "safe place" and then forgotten about. This is the B2, converted back to a B1a. I used the set. I made this kit nearly 21 years ago and was the first time I attempted engraved panel lines. As you can see, I'm going to have to strip back and re-decal the kit, but isn't that half the fun in this hobby!?

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16 responses

  1. the 1:1 restoration guys can't have all the fun!

  2. Looking forward to this great restoration project, Ian!

  3. Love to see this one restored, Ian @ianfoulk96
    Have seen the 1:1 restored one giving a demonstration in 2009 during the Volkel airshow in the Netherland. An incredible sound and ditto manoeuvrability.

    2 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  4. I always loved this bomber , great resto! It would be cool to do a Bond diorama from Thunderball.

  5. I'll never forget the 1977 Abbotsford International Air Show I attended. The visiting Vulcan finished its aerobatic routine with a full-power, wings-vertical 360 within the airport, at an altitude of 1,500 feet. The ground shook! The roar from those engines was incredible! I never saw a more amazing aviation sight.

  6. Hopefully the project all works out.

  7. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    Still looks good and stands proud Ian, nice work.
    Looking forward to the restoration.

  8. Great work, Ian (@ianfoulk96). I have the same model in Gray/Green that could probably use an update.

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