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Ian Foulkes
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Unexpected Progress Vulcan B1 Conversion

September 25, 2021 · in Aviation · · 8 · 2.3K
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, sometime things just seem to fall together! I thought that I had done my lot for today working out how to sort out the bombay/ issue, when a little tinkering and the next thing you know, four happy hours have gone past.

The upper wing has come together nicely. Next stage will be a white undercoat and then let the scribing begin.

The upper fuselage has had the rear exhaust cans removed in ready for the Rolls Royce 101's to replace them.

The bombay doors were easily modified, little adjustments to open for positioning the Blue Steel. The doors have now been attached to the underside and reinforced with super glue, so they should withstand a bit of handling. Again, soon for white undercoat and then scribing.

Scribing is my least favourite part of modelling, and the old needs quite a bit of it! I really must be out of my mind!

I've separated the elevons from the upper wing. It's glued to the underside so that I will be able to remove the lower elevons. I'll then be able to thin down the trailing edges to a more scale appearance. I'll then be able to separate the elevons for separate positioning to add interest

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  1. Looking forward to it, Ian!

    • She's slowly coming together Spiros, I've managed to make even more progress today before finally calling it a day. The upper and lower wings have been joined, both upper and lower elevons have been cut neatly away and joined together in preparation for having the trailing edges thinned to a more sensible thickness. Then sorting out the leading face of the elevons to make them look more like an aerofoil and less like a barn door! Tomorrows work I think...

  2. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    Good work Ian !
    Be it trouble or not ... that is a very keen and acceptable part of this hobby.
    Patience and positive embracement takes one a long way.
    Looking forward to this.

  3. Indeed some great progress, Ian.

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