Lately I have been quiet on the 1/400 scale front.
This is because I have been given the chance to become the Leader of the Cold War IPMS (UK) S.I.G. and I have had to focus my attention on my other scale 1/72.
Here are a few pics of the display we had at the 2014 Telford Scale Model World Show:
So my first project for our next show in January which is Bolton will be the 1/72 Airfix Avro Vulcan B.2 in the livery XH558 had during her first post restoration flight back in 2008.
So work has commenced on the Mighty Delta!
Last night I did alot of work, added the bomb bay doors, filling and sanding so the doors dont have a huge gap and the bombs fall out
, putting a ton of weight in the nose, adding the access hatch in the closed posision, glueing the 2 fuselarge sections together, glueing the 2 wings together and then glueing the wings to the fuselarge.
Next task is to fill and sand the wing joins as theres quite a large gap.
Then I can undercoat her and once my compressor arrives il begin maskibg for painting.
Here is the box art for a little taster:
I cant believe how big this bird is!
Then again after seeing a number of B-52's, B-36's, an E-4B and an AN-124 in 1/72 scale at Telford this bird is about medium sized haha!
So last night saw the filler being applied and then sanding.
The tail boom has been added and other little bits too.
This last pic is of the test fit for the tail and cockpit windows.
Since then I have built the landing gear and they now sit dry inplace so that I can get all 3 lined up so all wheels touch the ground.
I dont know why but I am enjoying this build more than I have ever enjoyed building any other kit.
I think for me big Cold War bkmbers are the way forward.
C&c welcome as always.