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Vicker's High Flyer
« on: July 28, 2018, 03:13:15 am »
As the Whirlwind will require a fair bit of p.s.r. I've started this one as well, which will also need a fair bit. So whilst one is drying I can work on 'tother  ;D



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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2018, 03:38:42 am »
Ohhhhh.....Another to add to my 'wants' list!  ;D
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2018, 05:06:59 am »
Ooh that should look rather tasty when done  :thumbsup:
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2018, 05:10:20 am »
Oh, that's nice. PRU Blue should suit the bird well!  <_<

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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2018, 05:40:33 am »
I started the one I have Chris, but it's one of those which I did before my house move (now over 11 years ago) and it got boxed and I've not seen it since  ----  I really need to get on with some of these projects I've started ---   :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2018, 05:53:47 am »
There's a piece on the Vickers 432 in the August edition of Flypast Magazine
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2018, 05:21:03 am »
Oh, that's nice. PRU Blue should suit the bird well!  <_<

I'm thinking of a scheme similar to the one the HF Spitfire's wore
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2018, 06:52:10 am »
Whilst waiting for putty to dry on the Whirlwind I started to clean up the resin on this. Not much to do at all the mouldings are very clean out of the box. Just a little bit of work for my smallest razor saw and some sanding pads. Some parts are a bit heavy though and I may have to pin the wing fuselage joints, which given my inability to measure anything correctly and then transfer even vaguely similar measurements to another surface should be fun  :-\ Goes with my inability to cut anything like a straight/vertical line.

Think I need to check I've got enough Araldite in store.
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2018, 10:23:57 am »
Do you find Araldite better to glue all-resin kits than superglue Chris?
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2018, 06:39:54 am »
Do you find Araldite better to glue all-resin kits than superglue Chris?

I only use Araldite (the 5 minute epoxy) where I've got some large or heavy, or both, parts Kit. Otherwise it's good old Store super glue.

With this the two halves of the wings attach either side of what are rather heavy engine nacelles and then that assembly is glued to the fuselage. So both wings are a tad heavy. I think that's the way I'll tackle them anyway.

The fuselage is split horizontally for some reason and is quite thin and the upper half is very slightly bowed. So I'm going try warm water and/or a hair dryer on cool and then epoxy it in the middle where the two parts meet for probably 3/4 of its length and then tackle either end after that's set. Must remember to install the tail plane before gluing the fuselage as it nestles between the two halves.
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2018, 06:41:54 am »
That sounds VERY complicated Chris. I wish you well with it and look forward to seeing the finished article.
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2018, 06:51:05 am »
Sounds more complicated then it is I think/hope  ;D
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2018, 07:14:58 am »
Started work on this by tackling the interior. Kora's instructions are at best a very basic sketch showing part number 28 goes roughly here sort of thing, but they'll do as an aide-memoir.

Very little will be seen of the cockpit given the types small bubble canopy but I've used the rear bulkhead, floor and seat as supplied by Kora. Both the control column and instrument panel are on the included etch sheet (doesn't have something useful like seat belts though) so they have been replaced with styrene parts from the spares box, but I have used the etch peddles.

painting it latter and then gluing can commence.
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2018, 08:04:35 am »
I'm thinking of a scheme similar to the one the HF Spitfire's wore

Medium Sea Grey on top with PRU Blue undersides?

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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2018, 07:10:10 am »
I'm thinking of a scheme similar to the one the HF Spitfire's wore

Medium Sea Grey on top with PRU Blue undersides?

Yup.

Anyway work continues and the cockpit is just about done, needs some tape belts and that will be it. While taping the fuselage halves together to check it would still close over the cockpit I realised that the bowing of it meant that I could insert the tailplane after gluing the mid section, taking advantage of the bow, might be easier. I also noticed that the shape reminded me of one of the dolphin/false killer whales, but can't remember which one.
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