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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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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.
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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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These must be seconds. A few pieces were miss-shapen . I had to heat one of the wing pieces to straighten it so it would fit .Published 1 month ago by E. Costello
Great value for money.and it had given my son hours of fun building this modelPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
We bought this model for our son's 10th birthday, He has always been mad about the Vulcan from as young as four years old. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Very poor quality instruction leaflet - barely legible and very sparse indeed. Perhaps more disappointingly the finish of the parts was very poor with almost every piece requiring... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Buy paint with this.... I had to get paint quicker than i thought.Published 4 months ago by Elaine.