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Handley Page Victor Group Build 2005-

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Handley Page Victor Group Build 2005-
Posted by mikeiw on Saturday, August 20, 2005 2:28 AM
Hi all,

We were chatting about the Victor over on the Aircraft forum, and a few of us decided that a group build would be in order, so we could pool our resources. Before you know it, I'd knocked up a badge:



We've got 3 or 4 joiners so far, and are looking for a few more. The rules? None - you'll need a Victor of course, either from Revel or Matchbox - they're the same kit anyway, and lots of filler!

Here's a comprehensive list of the aftermarket items you can get for this amazing cold war bomber:

Flightpath update set, comprising resin replacement intakes, large PE fret of airframe, cockpit & air-brake parts.

If you want to start now, go right ahead, but I'll be starting on the 1st September, IF my new workshop's ready in time. There's no end date, so if you're not ready to start now, just pitch in anyway, pick up your badge, and then come back when you're ready to start.

One thing I'd really like for this build is to accumulate a lot of research on the subject & dump it in my webspace. If anyone's got pics & research, please let me have it, so I can share it with everyone. I have a whole heap of photos I took of Teasin' Tina at Bruntingthorpe, and those will be going up for your entertainment shortly!

Enjoy Wink [;)]
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Posted by mikeiw on Saturday, August 20, 2005 2:34 AM
Participant list so far:


  • mikeiw - Flightpath K2 update & Euro Decals

  • b1bwolf

  • seanrgb4

  • Mosquito Maiden?

  • Sarge4109

  • Awood23

  • bstrump


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Posted by mikeiw on Saturday, August 20, 2005 3:56 AM
my pics are all up online now here

If anyone else has any pics they want to share, let me have them & I'll put them up with credits Wink [;)]
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Posted by seanrgb4 on Saturday, August 20, 2005 4:56 AM
Cool Beans Mike
This is awesome at last a Victor build Big Smile [:D]
well mines all in bits Sad [:(] just got to do some cleaning up Wink [;)]
Plus I might be bidding on a linburg kit as well
Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by mikeiw on Saturday, August 20, 2005 7:21 AM
Shock [:O] wow... old stuff.

Did you know that Sanger are thinking of producing a 1/48th Victor? Does that whet you appetite for HUGE planes?
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Posted by seanrgb4 on Saturday, August 20, 2005 9:45 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by mikeiw

Shock [:O] wow... old stuff.

Did you know that Sanger are thinking of producing a 1/48th Victor? Does that whet you appetite for HUGE planes?

Evil [}:)]Evil [}:)]Evil [}:)] If I got that I think I might have to come live in your new workshop
Seen the Vulcan in 1/48 thats huge
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Posted by Awood23 on Saturday, August 20, 2005 11:32 AM
Once I finish my cat I think Im gonna do another throw together project before tackling this one so I should be underway in about a month. Mike, wheres these pics that your takling about?
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v515/Awood23/DarkSideBadge.jpg "your' not trying if your not cheating" "no one ever won a war by dying for his country, he won it by making the other poor bugger die for his" 'never before have so many owed so much to so few" 1/48 Spitfire %80
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Posted by seanrgb4 on Saturday, August 20, 2005 1:47 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Awood23

Once I finish my cat I think Im gonna do another throw together project before tackling this one so I should be underway in about a month. Mike, wheres these pics that your takling about?


Here we go Awood23
http://www.asap36.dsl.pipex.com/victor/index.htm

I still have some bits in the freezer that need a little more time
then i can make a start Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by mikeiw on Saturday, August 20, 2005 1:53 PM
Blimey Sean! Slow down there lad! You'll have yours finished before I even start! Wink [;)]

I've spent £300 GBPs on bits for the workshop today.... gutted! Sad [:(]
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Posted by bstrump on Saturday, August 20, 2005 2:10 PM
Ok Mike, go ahead and put me down as definite. The more I think about it, the more I like this idea. It's a neat aircraft. Don't expect much in the way of contributions until early next year though but I will try to pick away at it. I like that Flightpath update set so I'll be ordering that at some point. Cheers.
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Posted by seanrgb4 on Saturday, August 20, 2005 3:09 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by mikeiw

Blimey Sean! Slow down there lad! You'll have yours finished before I even start! Wink [;)]

I've spent £300 GBPs on bits for the workshop today.... gutted! Sad [:(]


LOL , well i washed all the oven cleaner off , broke one bit
Sad [:(] ,
but that can easly be repaired,
so i resprayed with oven cleaner and gonna let her soak for 2 days
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Posted by mikeiw on Saturday, August 20, 2005 4:36 PM
Good stuff Bstrump! Mate - you take your time & chip in when you can. Patience is something you learn in spades in our hobby Wink [;)]

Sean - I hope you're not sniffing that oven cleaner bud - you'll end up flyin' before the Victor does Big Smile [:D]

I'll be sat by the postbox Monday morning, hoping my Flightpath set AND the decals arrive... I'm nothing if not impatient! Now there's a contradiction.... hmmm.....
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, August 20, 2005 4:38 PM
Im sitting next to it monday hopeing for my HE-111Z Zwilling for the WW2 AC GB
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Posted by mikeiw on Saturday, August 20, 2005 4:58 PM
Saw an ad for that in this month's Scale Modelling International (no, I won't be defecting), and it looks interesting. Personally, I'd have gone for 2 x 1/48th Monogram birds & used the resin conversion kit to "Zwilling" them up Wink [;)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, August 20, 2005 4:59 PM
This is the OOP Italeri kit i posted about a week ago
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Posted by mikeiw on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 7:00 AM
I couldn't believe my eyes when I unpacked the box to the Flightpath multi-media update last night:



The first thing out was an exquisite pair of replacement air-intakes, cast in a buttery colored resin. The detail & countour of them has to be seen to be believed![:0]



The fret of Photo-etched parts is smaller than expected, but the number of parts crammed into such a small space is phenomenal. There's very little wasted brass by the time all the parts come off their fret.



Finally, there is a small bag of white-metal parts that are used to replace the tail fairing tips, the pitot tube, and auxilliary air-intakes on the top of the fuselage. These parts are probably the weakest of the set, and will require a little filing and trimming to fit to the relevant sections.



The instructions are the usual Flightpath 3D-CAD type, with detailed instructions to the side, for clarification of the drawings. The set will be a challenge, without shadow of a doubt, as I will have to hack open the leading edge wing root to attach the replacement intakes, and much test-fitting & sanding will be required. The replacement canopy framing will be a test of my abilities too, as it needs to be formed on a compound curve to fit with the contours of the original.

I'm very excited at the prospect of starting the build now, and will be working extra hard over the next few days to get my new workshop finished so I can crack on. Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by seanrgb4 on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 10:28 AM
Damn Mike
thats one impressive kit !!!!
i noticed that theres a instrument panel mind you thats going to be hidden once the glass is in
looks fun Big Smile [:D]
mind you I'll probably cover the intakes on my one Tongue [:P]
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Posted by mikeiw on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 10:41 AM
Hey - if you want some FOD covers, come to daddy! I've got a spare set on the PE fret, but I wonder whether they'd even fit on the godawful kit intakes.... Want me to try them in place? If they're a reasonable fit, you could always build up the edges & "fake" them in?

It is a rather impressive bit of stuff - well worth the price. Big Smile [:D] I do like Mr Parkins... he makes exceptional kits...
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Posted by seanrgb4 on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 3:18 PM
Yeah I was reading Ted Taylors write up on the kit ,
so i will cover mine , too lazy to fit those Big Smile [:D]
well she's still bathing herself at the moment hopefully i'll get started on her soon ,
oh watch out for the canopy ,
its weak as hell , but revell do the spares
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Posted by bstrump on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 8:44 PM
That's a very impressive looking set. Looks like you really get your money's worth.
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Posted by mikeiw on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 4:03 AM
Bstrump - yes indeed. Although it isn't for the faint hearted, as the cutting results in the loss of a serious piece of wing plastic on both sides. I'm rather looking forward to the job! I might give it a go tonight when I've finished working on the workshop...

Sean - are you gonna have any kit parts left after soaking it that long in oven cleaner? You must have spent almost as much on cleaner as a new kit would have cost you!!! btw - I've ordered a back copy of SAM, which has a big article about the Victor in it. Is that the one you were talking about the other day? If it is, it'll save you scanning it Wink [;)]
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Posted by mikeiw on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 4:39 PM
Progress so far on the new workshop - once this is finished, Victor building shall commence!

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 4:51 PM
Hi,
Think I'm going to regret this one day, but count me in. I've got a few others to get through first though. At least it'll force me to make a start.
Cheers
Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by mikeiw on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 4:55 PM
Excellent! Something tells me you're a GB addict Wink [;)]
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Posted by taxtp on Monday, October 3, 2005 10:42 PM
Not so much a GB addict, but I do let enthusiasm get in the way of my better judgement. I'll probably start seperating parts from the sprue soon, but won't start the serious stuff until I get some of these other pesky commitments done.
I've heard the parts fit is a pig. Is it just the wing roots or worse ?
Cheers
Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 5:38 AM
Might Consider making all those badges into one rotating one, as i have done with mine ;)
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