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Airfix A50097 1:72 Scale Military Air Power Avro Vulcan XH58 Vulcan to the Sky Gift Set with Paints, Glue and Brushes

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  • 1:72 scale plastic scale model kit
  • Construction and painting required: yes, glue and paints included
  • Skill level: 3 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller)
  • Dimensions: length: 446mm x width: 469mm
  • Number of parts: 108

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Technical Details
Item Weight572 g
Product Dimensions50.8 x 33 x 7.6 cm
Batteries:Nonstandard Battery batteries required.
Manufacturer recommended age:8 - 3 years
Item model numberA50097
Educational Objective(s)Numeracy, Literacy & Spacial Awareness
Main Language(s)English
Assembly RequiredYes
Scale1:72
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Plastic
Material Composition100% plastic
Radio Control Suitabilityindoor
Colormulti-colored
  
Additional Information
ASINB0021L9C8W
Best Sellers Rank 16,535 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight962 g
Delivery information: We cannot deliver certain products outside mainland UK ( Details). We will only be able to confirm if this product can be delivered to your chosen address when you enter your delivery address at checkout.
Date First Available27 Mar. 2009
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 8 years. For use under adult supervision

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The Avro Vulcan is a delta wing subsonic jet bomber that was operated by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1984. The Vulcan was part of the RAF's V bomber force, which fulfilled the role of nuclear deterrence against the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It was also used in a conventional bombing role during the Falklands conflict with Argentina. The last airworthy Vulcan, XH558 has been restored to flying condition by the 'Vulcan to the Sky' Trust after a number of years of effort and fundraising. The first post-restoration flight, which lasted 34 minutes took place on 18 October 2007. It is now used in display flights and commemoration of the employment of the aircraft in the Falklands Conflict.

Box Contains

  • 1 x model kit plus instructions
  • 1 x glue
  • 2 x brush
  • 9 x acrylic paints


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    If you're buying this then it's safe to say you know what you are getting. What was amazing was the item turned up after a day! Very, very quick dispatch and a bargain price! This is a good model of a very imposing aircraft that holds an important place in history made by the legend that is Airfix. Get your kids off the XBox and Playstation, sit them down and build this with them (or any model kit with them)!
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    A Kid's Review on 2 Jan. 2011
    the vulcan is a cool, Big and fun kit. it is reasonably good value. recomended for experienced modelers. some use of filler is needed for the wings but overall gives good finished results ;)
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    My dad loves the Vulcan bomber so when I saw this I had to get it...

    I had heard some shortcomings of the kit from several reviews but found that it was actually incredibly easy to put together and took very little time. Not to mention the fact that the kit looks excellent and is very impressive in both size and detail. I would say with confidence that any hobbiest with a bit of experience behind them will have no trouble whatsoever.

    Saying that, they will also most likely have the paints/brushes/glue before hand making the ones in this set extraneous. Those that do not may wish to invest in some extra as the very small amounts you receive in this set really won't be enough I'd say.

    In summary, an excellent kit but probably not on ideal starting point for a newcomer to the hobby.
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    The venerable Airfix kit re-released. I'm pleased to say that the kit still has the blue steel missile. The kit was purchased at a reasonable price so it's worth spending extra money on upgrades. All in all a happy purchase.
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    Excellent model and easy to make although the paints and brushes supplied are woefully inadequate for this model , the paints are watery and in such small quantities to be laughable for a model of this size. The best thing to do is to buy oil-based enamel paints and decent size brushes or you'll not be able to complete your project. Once completed the problems with the paint and brushes are forgotten when you have a model worthy of the hours spent assembling it.
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    This is an old model and it shows a bit with some of the moulding not brilliant, a bit of filing needed to clean off flash. However with a bit of work and some filler it goes together quite well without too much difficulty. It is quite a big model! I would recommend the use of aerosol paints rather than the small tinlets that come with it as there is not enough and the finish will be much much better than brush painting such a large model. I've not completed it yet but it already looks good, I like it a lot!
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    A very good model kit, the detail was excellent, also the unit pieces. It made an outstanding model. Thank you.
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    I had this kit when I was a nipper, after the Falklands era made it a legend, as it did the Harrier and the Para's.

    This here is a reissue of the very same (1983 I think) kit in 1:72. Now don't be fooled into thinking its small in 1:72, that is far from the truth. This kite is big! And you will need a lot of space or a ceiling to hang her from, impressive as she is built up.

    Don't get me wrong, I am not negging this kit, but it still has the same issues it always did, raised panel lines, huge seams at the wing roots that need filling, inner air intake tunnels that come moulded in two halves that make it near impossible to fill the visible seams left inside them after gluing them together, lack of wheel bay detail and the non existence of any bomb bay detail which always seems strange to me given that this is one excellent feature found on the Vulcan.

    But to most builders, the wheel bay could be sealed, the bomb bay doors sealed up and there you go, job done. But for the more technically obsessive fans of the great Delta wing bomber, there are lots of aftermarket parts to be found to great the ultimate Vulcan from what essentially is still a great kit if you ignore the age related problems of it.

    As I live on the Welsh border I have been frequently to Cosford Air Museum near Telford where they have one of these on display in the Cold War section. She is XM598, the Operation Black Buck bomber that suffered technical problems on the way to bomb the Falklands and had to turn back to Ascension. And she is a sight to see, the scale of that wing is amazing. The bay doors are open giving you an unprecedented opportunity for photographs to show the ultimate detail. There is also a Victor and Valiant there too, the full complement of the V force.
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