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Title: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*NOW FINISHED*
Post by: Chris Payne on May 23, 2020, 11:17:48 am
The Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 is much closer to being finished now.
I have done 2 versions of the Blue Steel, the standard version and the proposed low level turbojet powered version.

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Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
Post by: chrisonord on May 23, 2020, 11:55:10 am
Very nice Chris  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 23, 2020, 12:29:01 pm
I've never seen a model of the jet Blue Steel, it looks very good.

And what can you say about a well built Vulcan other than 'Coooorrrrrrr!'  :thumbsup:

My Boss at BR worked on the Blue Steel's aerodynamics and control systems, and he always reckoned they could have made it a lot better, but the MoD didn't give them the time to do it properly.
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 23, 2020, 12:56:26 pm
Is that the part started Blue Steel I gave you?

I mean, I know I started a jet Blue Steel and I know it got passed on to either you or Duncan. 
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
Post by: Chris Payne on May 23, 2020, 02:09:44 pm
Cheers guys.

Is that the part started Blue Steel I gave you?

I mean, I know I started a jet Blue Steel and I know it got passed on to either you or Duncan.

I believe it came from Geoff B. It came into my hands many years ago, but wasn't sure how. The back end is made up of clear plastic tubing and miliput.
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 23, 2020, 03:49:02 pm
Yeah, it was mine.  IIRC, the clear plastic tubing was a pen as it seemed to have the right shape and taper.  And I think that it was one of the few times I've used Milliput and was happy with it.

TBH, I'd forgotten all about it.  I think it got abandoned around the time I was busy doing the Avro Atlantic.
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
Post by: Chris Payne on May 24, 2020, 02:04:38 am
Yeah, it was mine.  IIRC, the clear plastic tubing was a pen as it seemed to have the right shape and taper.  And I think that it was one of the few times I've used Milliput and was happy with it.

TBH, I'd forgotten all about it.  I think it got abandoned around the time I was busy doing the Avro Atlantic.

Ah, cheers mate. I must admit, it had been in the Vulcan kit box that long I didn't recall who had passed it on to me.
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 24, 2020, 02:57:51 am
That's looking very good. And huge!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
Post by: Doug K on May 24, 2020, 03:15:34 am
Really nice.  :thumbsup:

Am I the only one that feels ancient? I remember the excitement when Airfix first released the Vulcan!
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 24, 2020, 05:37:58 am

Am I the only one that feels ancient? I remember the excitement when Airfix first released the Vulcan!


Too right! I've still got two of them in The Loft.  :o
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
Post by: kitnut617 on May 24, 2020, 05:55:58 am

Am I the only one that feels ancient? I remember the excitement when Airfix first released the Vulcan!


Too right! I've still got two of them in The Loft.  :o

Make that me too --

I like what was done with the jet Blue Steel, and to build two Vulcans at the same time  :bow: :bow: :bow: Very well done Chris
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
Post by: NARSES2 on May 24, 2020, 07:13:28 am
That does look the business Chris  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
Post by: Chris Payne on May 24, 2020, 09:33:32 am
Cheers guys.


Am I the only one that feels ancient? I remember the excitement when Airfix first released the Vulcan!


Too right! I've still got two of them in The Loft.  :o

Make that me too --

I like what was done with the jet Blue Steel, and to build two Vulcans at the same time  :bow: :bow: :bow: Very well done Chris

Just built the one Vulcan. There are 2 Blue Steel missiles however.
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
Post by: Chris Payne on May 24, 2020, 09:39:28 am
Some photos of the finished Vulcan.

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(https://i.postimg.cc/LXdZNv2D/006.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/6703Qr74)

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And the What If set.

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(https://i.postimg.cc/vHmD7C5M/005W.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PNBtT36F)

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Enjoy.
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
Post by: kitnut617 on May 24, 2020, 11:04:57 am
Cheers guys.


Am I the only one that feels ancient? I remember the excitement when Airfix first released the Vulcan!


Too right! I've still got two of them in The Loft.  :o

Make that me too --

I like what was done with the jet Blue Steel, and to build two Vulcans at the same time  :bow: :bow: :bow: Very well done Chris

Just built the one Vulcan. There are 2 Blue Steel missiles however.

D'oh! I've got a bit of Lee Syndrome ----
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*NOW FINISHED*
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 24, 2020, 01:02:38 pm
I've a feeling the jet Blue Steel intakes were cut up Hunter tanks.

Nice work and I'm glad to see it got finshed and justice was done.
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*NOW FINISHED*
Post by: loupgarou on May 24, 2020, 01:06:05 pm
Impressive beast. Very well done.
Why old kit? There is a newer one?
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*NOW FINISHED*
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 24, 2020, 01:08:52 pm
Airfix announced a new tool just before Telford - they had no choice really, as some numpty leaked it.

I'm waiting for the inevitable V bomber gift set....  Probably in their new "grounds for divorce" range.

TBH, we've needed a new tool Vulcanfor a good ten years and apparently recent releases from the old tool are well nigh unbuildable.
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*NOW FINISHED*
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 24, 2020, 01:23:15 pm
Under the original plan the new Vulcan was due out last 1/4 this year, but I suspect that'll be wishful thinking by now.
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*NOW FINISHED*
Post by: Chris Payne on May 24, 2020, 01:26:45 pm
I've a feeling the jet Blue Steel intakes were cut up Hunter tanks.

Nice work and I'm glad to see it got finshed and justice was done.
Airfix announced a new tool just before Telford - they had no choice really, as some numpty leaked it.

I'm waiting for the inevitable V bomber gift set....  Probably in their new "grounds for divorce" range.

TBH, we've needed a new tool Vulcanfor a good ten years and apparently recent releases from the old tool are well nigh unbuildable.

Cheers mate. Glad to finally put it to good use.

I have lost count of the amount of people who saw this one and thought it was the new kit.
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*NOW FINISHED*
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 24, 2020, 01:29:54 pm
If you see it before 2023 I think you'll be lucky.
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*NOW FINISHED*
Post by: NARSES2 on May 25, 2020, 06:20:51 am
That's a stunning piece of work Chris  :bow:
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*NOW FINISHED*
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on May 25, 2020, 01:19:09 pm
Great work - magnificently menacing! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*NOW FINISHED*
Post by: Chris Payne on May 27, 2020, 12:30:17 pm
Cheers guys.