1/72 Airfix Avro Vulcan B Mk 2 – Build Log

27th November 2013

I thought I’d post this build that I’ve resurrected as it’s likely to turn into a bit of a marathon…   I started building this one about 8 years ago and it turned into another failed attempt to get back into the hobby. As I recently found my mojo again I decided to dust off the Vulcan again and see if I can get it shelf-worthy.

As I left it, the kit was in a bit of a state, tons of gaps, lots of polystyrene cement leaked out of the joints and of course a whole web of raised panel lines.

So far I’ve been mainly filling and sanding, and have made a start on the re-scribing job to convert the kit to sunk panel lines.

This kit I intend to resurrect in slow time in between other kits, so I’ll post progress as and when.







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6 comments on “1/72 Airfix Avro Vulcan B Mk 2 – Build Log
  1. James says:

    I’m about to start his model and I’m going to scribe the panel lines – how did you remove the raised panel lines?

    Great article and pics btw

    • Richard says:

      Cheers James… I sanded the panel lines down using a Flory Skinny Stick – FMS008 X12 Fine Skinny Sticks on this page http://www.florymodels.co.uk/skinny-sticks/ but you could use any fine sanding stick. The trick is to work one line at a time, sand them down until they are barely visible (but not erased altogether) then re-scribe them in using the remnants of the original line as a guide.

  2. Mark cannon says:

    Wow mate fantastic just read Vulcan 607 by Roland white and I’m terribly jealous! Would love to take the build on as I love the plane since seeing its final display at southport but all that scribing and sanding puts me right off as I’m currently struggling with eduards su 27b and another tough build would put me into therapy!

    • Richard says:

      Cheers Mark 🙂 Vulcan 607 is a great read! The Airfix kit does need some stamina to complete it, but the end result is worth it. Just so long as you can avoid the ensuing mental trauma. Good luck with the Su27 build!

  3. David Wahnish says:

    I may only be an ignorant Yank, but I have always loved the Vulcan since I saw Thunderball as a boy, and I know a big beautiful bird when I see one ;).

    Jolly good show Richard!

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