1/72 Vickers Virginia x - From WW1 to WW2 GB

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  1. woljags

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    #1 woljags, Nov 4, 2012
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    username woljags
    first name Bob
    scale 1/72nd
    manufacturer contrail
    extras,this is a basic vac form kit so i will need to build a major part of her by scratch
    class ; beginner
    this kit has been sitting in my collection for approx 40 years,the plans are missing so i will need to use the internet to get any details,i plan to build her as k2650 of 502 sq


    Vickers Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Nice choice, Bob. :thumbright:
     
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    as you can see not much of it but i'm looking forward to building up from nothing

    hope you all like it
     
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    Wow :O the rigging will be immense :)
     
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    Always been afraid of vac-forms myself. Really looking forward to seeing how this is done!
     
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    WOW! This is going to be something to watch!
     
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    Two things here... I've never seen a vac-u-form model, and I've never heard of the Vicker's Virginia. Must have been named after the designer's mother.
    I'll be watching this one closely.

    Charles
     
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    cheers chaps,the Virginia was a larger cousin of the Vimy,they also built the Victoria and Valentia bomber/transports using the same wings but with a different body and engines,the Valentia gun ship was a kind of earlier idea later used by the B17 as a heavly armed bomber that few in close formation for protection
     
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    Should be an interesting build.
     
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    This will be a very interesting build, I’ve done a couple of vacform before one with rigging. Going to really enjoy watching this one come alive.
     
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    Great choice Bob!
     
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    This is going to be a challenging one for you Bob - vac form and rigging! Can't get much more complex!
     
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    i guess i'd better do a good job then
     
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    Yea.... now lets see some construction !!

    Charles
     
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    Agree with all and may I add YIKES...all of my modeling fears rolled into one model. Waiting for the start.

    Geo
     
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    you mean i have to build it as well,
     
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    My reaction bazackly, YIKES......
    I did see a Vickers Vimmie, flew overhead when I lived in California. I was in Marin and heard this racket in the sky. The replica was built somewhere near Marin County. Big and S L O W.

    Will be watching with interest.
     
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    Done some vacforms, a real challenge but scrub alright...
     
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    progress is always quite slow at the start of a vac form with all the cutting out/ sanding and filling but progress after 2 evenings work
     
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