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GROUP BUILDS => The Cold War G.B. 2018 => Topic started by: PR19_Kit on March 16, 2018, 05:37:48 pm

Title: Vautour IIR
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 16, 2018, 05:37:48 pm
As mentioned in the Inspirations thread, I'm building a strategic recce IDF/AF Vautour using the Azur kit plus a 12 Squared nose conversion for an F-4E(S) Phantom.

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?action=post;msg=801013;topic=44833.75 (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?action=post;msg=801013;topic=44833.75)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/6350/LXj5zF.jpg)

Here's the bits......


and here's the first assembly....

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/6157/NzQ5jM.jpg)

Because it has U-2 wings (Now THERE'S a surprise.... ;D) I sawed off the inner and outer parts of the RW wings, and then built up one of the engines. It has resin intakes and exhausts, the latter of which fits and the former doesn't, thus the yawning gap you can see in the top of the cowling. It true 1950s-60s fashion the engines have optional interiors which you can view by leaving off parts of the cowling  :-\ but I glued them in place and left the interiors out.

If the rest of it's like this it's going to be a LONG job.....
Title: Re: Vautour IIR
Post by: Weaver on March 16, 2018, 06:02:27 pm
Hate to tell you this Kit, but those 'bits of engine' you can see through the 'cowling doors' aren't optional: they're the undercarriage bays for the outrigger wheels:

(http://www.kitreview.com/reviews/images/vautouriiabg_8.jpg)

(Assuming your IDF Azur Vautour is the same as my French one)
Title: Re: Vautour IIR
Post by: sandiego89 on March 16, 2018, 06:03:28 pm
So how many sets of U-2 wings do you really have?!?!

We desperately need a re-pop of the 1/72 U-2.  Internet prices (if you cant find one) are getting crazy. 

Looking forward to this one. 
Title: Re: Vautour IIR
Post by: Weaver on March 16, 2018, 06:07:53 pm
So how many sets of U-2 wings do you really have?!?!

We desperately need a re-pop of the 1/72 U-2.  Internet prices (if you cant find one) are getting crazy. 

Looking forward to this one.

More to the point, how many spare fuselages does he have? Since he already has 'form' for making a ridiculously long airliner, I think he's saving up to build this one day:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4794/39040382670_9d8277fc47_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22tSaC3)U&U&U&U&U2 (https://flic.kr/p/22tSaC3) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Vautour IIR
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 17, 2018, 01:11:18 am

Hate to tell you this Kit, but those 'bits of engine' you can see through the 'cowling doors' aren't optional: they're the undercarriage bays for the outrigger wheels:


Hm, yes, a slight shortfall in my planning there, but as a veteran Whiffer I have a plan B to hand.  ;D



More to the point, how many spare fuselages does he have? Since he already has 'form' for making a ridiculously long airliner, I think he's saving up to build this one day:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4794/39040382670_9d8277fc47_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22tSaC3)U&U&U&U&U2 (https://flic.kr/p/22tSaC3) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr


Curses, I've been rumbled!  ;D

Yes, I do have a few 'spare' U-2 fuselages to hand.  And Dave is right about the U-2 being re-popped. The Minicraft version does for me because the wings are almost the same as the Airfix ones, but the canopy is a joke if you want to build a real U-2.
Title: Re: Vautour IIR
Post by: Tophe on March 17, 2018, 07:29:19 am
good luck with your project! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Vautour IIR
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 09, 2018, 01:12:27 pm
Needless to say, this one never really got started, and thanks to RW railway work and the odd heart attack it'll take a while to get finished too.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Vautour IIR
Post by: NARSES2 on June 10, 2018, 01:31:57 am
Excuses, excuses  ;)

I've not even got a semi decent excuse for not finishing mine  :banghead: