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  1. Mark Inman

    Airfix 1/72 Vulcan with a Roden Starlifter on the side.

    Hi guys Today's update. I have cleaned up the wing joins and attached the tail cone. While this was drying (quite thick styrene filler cement) I continued on with the Starlifter. No wip for this one as it will probably be finished before I know it. Not a bad kit that has only required a touch of filler on small areas of the fuselage underside and the engine attachment points to the wings so far. Probably about 4-5 hours work into this so far. IMAG2019 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG2026 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG2025 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG2024 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Until next time.
  2. Mark Inman

    Airfix 1/72 Vulcan with a Roden Starlifter on the side.

    No pics of the starlifter yet. I'll get some today.
  3. Mark Inman

    Airfix 1/72 Vulcan with a Roden Starlifter on the side.

    Hi guys Time for a little update. Things have stalled recently as we have put our place on the market so I have been decorating and sorting things out ready for viewings. Still no offers yet but things are very manageable and the place can be ready at about an hours notice. Today I had a bit of time so cracked back on with the Vulcan. A bit more sanding of the intake fitting which is now as good as I think it's going to be. Just needs another coat of paint to check. I have also bit the bullet and glued the wings on. While the wings were gluing I built the new Roden 1:144 C-141B Starlifter in under three hours. A nice simple build. IMAG2010 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG2011 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Here is the Master replacement metal refuelling probe that I have fitted to the probe fairing. IMAG2012 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Here is a patch I picked up off evilbay to go on the base. Yes it's a few years late but it looks cool. IMAG2014 by Mark Inman, on Flickr FreightDog decals which are sublime compared to the kits out of register decals. IMAG2015 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Here are the two options for XM607 off the FreightDog sheet. The Black Buck 1982 version which I am doing and one from Red Flag 77 with desert camo on the underside. This is very nice and totally different for a Vulcan scheme. I don't understand the underside only though. Maybe it flew inverted when it went in for attack. IMAG2016 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Until next time.
  4. Mark Inman

    Airfix 1/72 Vulcan with a Roden Starlifter on the side.

    They are coming along quite well. Still work to do but at least the paint highlights areas requiring attention. If this build was for me I would have cut out the flat splitter part that between the intake and the fuselage replacing it with thinner shaped plasticard. The kit moulding is far too thick.
  5. Mark Inman

    Airfix 1/72 Vulcan with a Roden Starlifter on the side.

    Unfortunately I don't think Airfix will do a new tool while people keep buying the old one which I'm sure still sells quite well. Hi guys Here is how things are going. I have had a chat with the guy this is for and he has given the go ahead for a few extras. After pay day I will be ordering a Master metal refuelling probe, FreightDog decals for XM607, A base and a little something to go on the base I have seen on evilbay. On with the build I have done quite a bit of sanding on the intakes using a small dremel type rotary tool. IMAG1776 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG1777 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG1778 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG1779 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Filler is going to be needed here. It looked much better on the dry fit. These are not glued yet. IMAG1780 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG1781 by Mark Inman, on Flickr I sprayed a coat of Tamiya white to see how things are looking. Still some work to be done. IMAG1782 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG1783 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG1785 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG1786 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Until next time.
  6. Mark Inman

    Airfix 1/72 Vulcan with a Roden Starlifter on the side.

    Thanks Mish. Lol. I spent 9 months over there 13 years ago. Superb place. I always like to have too much nose weight.
  7. Mark Inman

    Airfix 1/72 Vulcan with a Roden Starlifter on the side.

    Today I started out tiding my modelling draws and cupboard. These had filled up over the last couple of years with all kinds of other modelling and non modelling crap. This left my main staple diet of tools and items I use all the time in little plastic seal-able tubs. These have been moved to be more convenient from now on. One of those jobs I have wanted to do for ages but could never be bothered. IMAG1722 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG1723 by Mark Inman, on Flickr After that while I was waiting for some styrene soup filler to dry I started on the undercarriage which you can see part 39 and its opposite are bent at the lower actuator. IMAG1717 by Mark Inman, on Flickr These have been cleaned up and replaced with some 20 gauge wire. These have not been glued yet in case I need to adjust the height to allow all the wheels to tough the ground when fully together. IMAG1718 by Mark Inman, on Flickr The front fuselage seam lines ahead of the intakes to the nose have been sanded out and smoothed. I have also started on the intakes with a mini dremel type device. This is a lot quicker than wet & dry wrapped round a pencil and more localised. IMAG1721 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Thanks for looking.
  8. Mark Inman

    Airfix 1/72 Vulcan with a Roden Starlifter on the side.

    Thanks Mish. The clamps are from here. They have been discontinued once already so probably best to jump on them sooner than later as I think these were brought back on a short run. This is the first time I have used them and they work rather well. http://www.modelsrgo.co.uk/scalextra-mini-f-clamps-set.html
  9. Mark Inman

    Airfix 1/72 Vulcan with a Roden Starlifter on the side.

    It is defiantly taking a bit of effort this build. Great surname. Everything ready to get the fuselage together finally. IMAG1708 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Fuselage gluing as I post this update. IMAG1709 by Mark Inman, on Flickr
  10. Mark Inman

    Airfix 1/72 Vulcan with a Roden Starlifter on the side.

    Thanks. I think the last one I built was for an ATC wing competition around 17 years ago. It was a tail sitter and truly awful by today's standards. I think it even won it's class.
  11. Mark Inman

    Airfix 1/72 Vulcan with a Roden Starlifter on the side.

    Nothing much to report. The intakes have been sprayed white and the steel compressor blades have been sprayed with a coat of klear ready for a wash. IMAG1687 by Mark Inman, on Flickr
  12. Mark Inman

    Airfix 1/72 Vulcan with a Roden Starlifter on the side.

    Here I have added a bolt and washers as nose weight. The instructions say 30 grams. I have added 75 grams to make double sure she isn't a tail sitter. IMAG1680 by Mark Inman, on Flickr The insides have been sprayed black as I have no materials to make the rear of the engines to be viewed through the rear of the tail pipes. This seems like a better option over just blanking them off inside. IMAG1681 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Here are the intake trunks after a coat of primer. It is difficult to photograph but I am quite happy with how they look. IMAG1682 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG1683 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Here is the simple cockpit primed along with the front face of the compressor blades. These have been painted AK Interactive Xtreme metal Steel. IMAG1684 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Thanks for looking.
  13. Mark Inman

    Airfix 1/72 Vulcan with a Roden Starlifter on the side.

    This morning me and the wife went to check how our other WIP is coming along 12 weeks in. IMAG1588 by Mark Inman, on Flickr When we got back I cracked on with chopping the exhausts off and sanding them down for gazza l's turned brass replacements. IMAG1574 by Mark Inman, on Flickr I decided to have a tape fit to get a feel for how things will look. IMAG1575 by Mark Inman, on Flickr No step to worry about with the wing to fuselage fit. IMAG1576 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG1577 by Mark Inman, on Flickr The underside wing fit. IMAG1583 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG1584 by Mark Inman, on Flickr The exhausts in place. I will have to look at reference shots how to tidy up the fairings around them. IMAG1579 by Mark Inman, on Flickr The underside. IMAG1580 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Intakes. IMAG1585 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG1586 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Thanks for looking.
  14. Mark Inman

    Airfix 1/72 Vulcan with a Roden Starlifter on the side.

    The other part I use is 3M 471 pinstripe tape 6mm. It conforms well round curves and cones etc. It is stretchy and gives 5 - 8 sticks before you need a new bit. Best I have found so far to use as a guide.
  15. Mark Inman

    Airfix 1/72 Vulcan with a Roden Starlifter on the side.

    Hi Mike To be fair the intakes only took around 45 mins to sand to this stage. I thought they would be a lot more hassle. We will see how good a job I have done once I get some paint on them. As for the scribing tool I use the Alec Holly line engravers which work really well. http://www.modelsrgo.co.uk/modelling-tools/cutting-scribing.html
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