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BAC/North American Vigilante GR.1

Started by Leading Observer, July 09, 2018, 12:39:01 PM

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Leading Observer

This will be my offering:




Colour scheme to be one of these, probably Scheme 2:






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sandiego89

Dave "Sandiego89"
Chesapeake, Virginia, USA

PR19_Kit

Lovely looking aeroplane, the Vigilante, and it's so similar looking to the TSR2. Should be a good match.

Which kit is it, I don't think I know 'SK'?
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

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Regards
Kit

kitbasher

You should keep the Vigilante name, especially as the XB-70 was the Valkyrie in real life.
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It's the Airfix kit.  IIRC they're an offshoot of Bilek and have reboxed a number of Airfix kits - the Bv 141 and the Battle spring to mind.
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Devilfish

Quote from: kitbasher on July 09, 2018, 03:31:08 PM
You should keep the Vigilante name, especially as the XB-70 was the Valkyrie in real life.

Seconded

Leading Observer

Quote from: Devilfish on July 10, 2018, 12:17:23 AM
Quote from: kitbasher on July 09, 2018, 03:31:08 PM
You should keep the Vigilante name, especially as the XB-70 was the Valkyrie in real life.

Seconded


Noted and amended
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kitbasher

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Quote from: Leading Observer on July 10, 2018, 08:03:22 AM
Quote from: Devilfish on July 10, 2018, 12:17:23 AM
Quote from: kitbasher on July 09, 2018, 03:31:08 PM
You should keep the Vigilante name, especially as the XB-70 was the Valkyrie in real life.

Seconded


Noted and amended

Oh no I feel as though I bossed you into it!

Right decision tho and an RAF Vigi will look very smart.
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Leading Observer

Progress is being made, photos to follow. As I've added the Recce bay on the underside, this should probably be a PR.1 not GR.1
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Leading Observer






Some PSR to do, followed by masking up the glass bits and painting can commence :thumbsup:
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PR19_Kit

That Vigi is one heck of a smart looking aeroplane.  :thumbsup:

I've got three of them, one each of FROG, Airfix and Trumpeter and I really should build one of them at least!  :banghead:
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

NARSES2

Quote from: PR19_Kit on July 16, 2018, 02:03:35 PM
That Vigi is one heck of a smart looking aeroplane.  :thumbsup:



It does indeed have attractive lines and looks so right. Imagining a F.A.A. aircraft either in EDSG over white or all over anti-flash white as per the original Buccaneers.
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Doug K

Quote from: NARSES2 on July 17, 2018, 06:21:22 AM
Quote from: PR19_Kit on July 16, 2018, 02:03:35 PM
That Vigi is one heck of a smart looking aeroplane.  :thumbsup:



It does indeed have attractive lines and looks so right. Imagining a F.A.A. aircraft either in EDSG over white or all over anti-flash white as per the original Buccaneers.

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DogfighterZen

Very interesting to follow as i own one of these kits, your's is looking good. :thumbsup:
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Leading Observer

Painting has commenced :thumbsup: Now trying to decide on the load on the 4 wing pylons. As the scheme is early 70's, I'm thinking fuel tanks on the 2 inner pylons and Redtops on the outers :-\ rather than carrying 4 tanks
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