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Re: Vulture B.1 ---- (RAF B-58 Hustler), 1/72 **FINISHED PICS PG 14**
« Reply #240 on: October 13, 2018, 06:05:28 am »
Good job Rheged.

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Re: Vulture B.1 ---- (RAF B-58 Hustler), 1/72 **FINISHED PICS PG 14**
« Reply #241 on: October 13, 2018, 06:25:37 am »
Great backstory!

I believe I can fill in a little more on the Spey Vulture. XH469 had in fact been withdrawn from frontline service a year or so earlier. It was used for flight trials with dummies of some of the MUSTARD and other missiles, which I referred to in an early post in this thread. The actual MUSTARD dummies were sub-scale, for obvious reasons. When the space project was cancelled, the airframe had been too hacked about to attach its various payloads, for it to be refurbished as an operational warplane. Hence its choice for a second career as the re-engined B3.
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Re: Vulture B.1 ---- (RAF B-58 Hustler), 1/72 **FINISHED PICS PG 14**
« Reply #242 on: October 13, 2018, 09:45:46 am »
Magnificent stuff Mr. Rheged sir.  :thumbsup:

Like all good backstories the reader is forever trying to work out where reality ends and whiffness commences. I LOVE it!  :wub:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Vulture B.1 ---- (RAF B-58 Hustler), 1/72 **FINISHED PICS PG 14**
« Reply #243 on: October 13, 2018, 10:41:12 am »
Fantastic! Truly. Very well done, I enjoyed it thoroughly!! Ties everything together in a much more interesting way than I ever could have imagined.  :wub: :wub:  Lots of very nice surprises in that story.  :mellow:


Someone needs to build the Raspberry Ripple B.3.  :wacko: :angel:
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Re: Vulture B.1 ---- (RAF B-58 Hustler), 1/72 **FINISHED PICS PG 14**
« Reply #244 on: October 13, 2018, 11:17:24 am »
Thank you all for your support...but I couldn't have even started it without  a high quality model to provide inspiration.   Thank you,  Steelpillow,  for the additional data on what became of  the Vulture B3. Should anyone wish to add further information on this seriously under researched aircraft I'd be delighted to have your contribution.  It's already a collaborative effort and more collaboration is a GOOD THING!

Like all good backstories the reader is forever trying to work out where reality ends and whiffness commences.

I rather enjoyed this one. 71 squadron was the first of the Eagle squadrons in WW2 and the serials are in fact from a group of unused Vulcan codes. As you all have probably already realised ,  Dr William Penney is an engineering hero of mine and I'll  look for any chance to big him up.
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Re: Vulture B.1 ---- (RAF B-58 Hustler), 1/72 **FINISHED PICS PG 14**
« Reply #245 on: November 01, 2018, 04:41:13 am »
A bit late for this party but anyway, that is one sweet Hustler, Brad, great work!  :thumbsup:
And the backstory's also a very good read, Rheged. :thumbsup:
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Re: Vulture B.1 ---- (RAF B-58 Hustler), 1/72 **FINISHED PICS PG 14**
« Reply #246 on: November 01, 2018, 11:03:37 am »
Thanks, homie!!! I'm thrilled with the way it came out. Some are clunkers, some aren't!  :thumbsup: ;D
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