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Re: Handley Page Victoria EB Mk.2 in RNZAF service.
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2017, 11:56:12 pm »
I have to make a basement safari for the kits. A Canberra fighte nose would be a nice alternative, though, and I think about clipped wings - IIRC there was a British low level attack concept (forerunner of the TSR.2) that had a remote resemblance to this one. Will be added to the idea list, anyway, but a side-by-side A-6 cockpit would be nice, too, maybe with a slightly more pointed nose.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Handley Page Victoria EB Mk.2 in RNZAF service.
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2017, 02:44:52 am »
...what reminds me that I have an Eastern Express Sea Vixen somewhere - originally only bought for the Red Tops that come with it. But shape and size would be pretty suitable, I think!  :wacko:
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Re: Handley Page Victoria EB Mk.2 in RNZAF service.
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2017, 02:52:59 am »
This is a Superb Build :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: it looks like it came out of an Episode of Thunderbirds or Joe 90! Keep up the Superb Work :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Handley Page Victoria EB Mk.2 in RNZAF service.
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2017, 05:55:42 am »
...what reminds me that I have an Eastern Express Sea Vixen somewhere - originally only bought for the Red Tops that come with it. But shape and size would be pretty suitable, I think!  :wacko:

An interesting choice.   Go for it!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Handley Page Victoria EB Mk.2 in RNZAF service.
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2017, 01:27:07 pm »
Flippin' sweet, man! I love it!  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
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Re: Handley Page Victoria EB Mk.2 in RNZAF service.
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2017, 12:05:49 am »
Thank'ee all, kind sirs.  I am glad that you approve of this, my latest build.  More to follow.   As for the "normal" two-seater Victoria, I think I'll leave that to Dizzy.   He'll enjoy building it BUT he should note, the Grumman nose was only added to the EB Mk.2 version.   Before that, it would have had a typical, early 1960s British nose, like a late model Canberra with the canopy offset to the left, perhaps?   ;)

Lovely idea! :wub:
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Re: Handley Page Victoria EB Mk.2 in RNZAF service.
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2017, 06:57:11 am »
Thank'ee all, kind sirs.  I am glad that you approve of this, my latest build.  More to follow.   As for the "normal" two-seater Victoria, I think I'll leave that to Dizzy.   He'll enjoy building it BUT he should note, the Grumman nose was only added to the EB Mk.2 version.   Before that, it would have had a typical, early 1960s British nose, like a late model Canberra with the canopy offset to the left, perhaps?   ;)

Lovely idea! :wub:

It would be interesting to see one of these two built in plastic...



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Re: Handley Page Victoria EB Mk.2 in RNZAF service.
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2017, 09:54:54 pm »
Oh my...... that PR1....... :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:
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Re: Handley Page Victoria EB Mk.2 in RNZAF service.
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2017, 10:14:36 pm »
The PR.1 looks good but needs a longer nose section behind the cockpit IMO.  The Valkyrie looks definitely more European but it too is quite nice.   I'd say a 1/144 scale Victor would work best with an F-104 twin seater for the Valkyrie cockpit.  A 1/96 Victor with a 1/72 Vixen nose/cockpit would look good for the PR.1.    :thumbsup:
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Re: Handley Page Victoria EB Mk.2 in RNZAF service.
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2017, 05:20:34 am »
I was wondering, does the Victory PR1 have a single engine exhausting below the tail, or 2 buried in the wings?
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Re: Handley Page Victoria EB Mk.2 in RNZAF service.
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2017, 06:15:47 am »
That is really clever, I like that a lot  :thumbsup:
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Re: Handley Page Victoria EB Mk.2 in RNZAF service.
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2017, 06:35:17 am »

I was wondering, does the Victory PR1 have a single engine exhausting below the tail, or 2 buried in the wings?


I think the former.

If you look right at the tail there's a deflector just below the rudder, a bit like a Hunter FGR9, and there aren't any exhaust ducts at the trailing edge of the wing.
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Re: Handley Page Victoria EB Mk.2 in RNZAF service.
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2017, 06:42:00 am »
Early scale-o-rama concept of the Victory (T-tail Hunter vs Victor at 50% of its real size)


First Valkyrie profile.


Same idea with 'Prowler bits.


edit : last image changed.
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Re: Handley Page Victoria EB Mk.2 in RNZAF service.
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2017, 07:20:03 pm »
I feel a kitbash coming, I bought a "spares and repair" 1/96 Victor minus the T-tail and weeks/undercarriage. I think that I have a Tonka in one of my spares bins.