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Readers’ Gallery: Al’s 1/72 Airfix Vulcan

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Agape forum member Al (Pruz) posted these pics of his finished Vulcan model. Every time I see one of these, I think of the James Bond movie “Thunderball”. Great work Al!

Living in Farnborough (UK) you can almost get used to the weird and wonderful flying over your house every two years. This year we were very pleased to see the return of the Avro Vulcan XH558, the only example flying and maintained by the efforts of a group of private enthusiasts and fundraisers.

My mum asked me to build her one and presented me with the kit a couple of weeks ago. And here is the finished product!

The nose is remodelled from the kit to represent the current look of XH558. The only addition to the kit was Freightdog exhausts for the Olympus 201 engines fitted to XH558. Luckily I wasn’t short of reference pics, friends had taken some excellent pictures of it.

A fantastic relic of a fine British legacy, now sadly declined like much of our manufacturing and engineering history 🙁 But in case you’ve never heard it, here’s the noise!

1 thought on “Readers’ Gallery: Al’s 1/72 Airfix Vulcan”

  1. Nice work – she looks great. What was the paint here?

    Just finished reading VULCAN 607 and am inspired to build one of these myself. Fantastic flying yarn – read it, if you haven’t.

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