Project "Mum"

DevilFish
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17 Jan 2018 15:16 #1

My mum has always liked the Vulcan, ever since the late 70's when we lived at RAF Digby and regularly saw Waddo's aircraft flying over.
At Xmas my dad asked me if I would make a Vulcan for my mum, similar to the one I did for the V-bombers tribute weekend.

20160520_222730_zpsmspk6vkn by Paul Carter, on Flickr

The only difference being it has to be camouflaged.

So, having done some research, I found I could get the decals for this....

up1 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Why this? Well, my dad was on the flight line replen team in Singapore when this aircraft landed, having taken off from New Zealand, complete with new roundels. He has photos of it, taken as it came in.
So, it's a bit more personal.

Firstly, I ordered said decals from Hannants.
Then, onto the Bay of E to find a Vulcan. I missed out on the first one, which went for £1 + £3.50 postage.
Then I found one for £21 BIN, £7 postage....Bargain, just saved £3.50 :rolf

A trip to Johnny Birketts, our local military surplus dealer, revealed he has plenty of actual Vulcan control units and meters...but he's shut today. :angry:

But, it's coming together.

I'm planning an additional surprise to go with it, for my dad, but more of that later...
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Mark M
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17 Jan 2018 15:32 #2

You should of said something I have 3 kits in the stash
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17 Jan 2018 15:48 #3

Mark M wrote:You should of said something I have 3 kits in the stash
You know what, I never thought to ask...... :bang: :bang:
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17 Jan 2018 20:48 #4

Nice project Paul, will be very interesting to see this unfold :cool
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18 Jan 2018 11:46 #5

Wow, a Kiwi roundeled Vulcan, now that should please her no end. I'm guessing some sort of different mount for it when said shop opens.
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18 Jan 2018 12:30 #6

Looking forward to this. :cool
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18 Jan 2018 19:53 #7

Looking forward to seeing this one progress. A nice project mate. :cool
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DevilFish
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19 Jan 2018 14:48 #8

I've got a few bits to go with it.

Decals
20180119_142711 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

And a UHF radio control box from a Vulcan.

20180119_142722 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

It needs cleaning up and the rear part will get repainted black.
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22 Jan 2018 07:52 #9

After a nice trip to Birmingham, and some additions to the stash, I can reveal pt2 of Project Mum.

20180120_220002 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

74 Sqn were at RAF Tengah during my dad's posting there, so, as an addition to my mum's Vulcan. I will be doing my dad a Lightning. I have got a Lightning gauge to mount it over. It looks like a brake pressure gauge. I have ordered the base plates. I just need to order the Perspex rod and then I will have all the bits I need.
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22 Jan 2018 10:42 #10

theres a good place in Gainsborough to get rod from

https://www.trentplastics.co.uk/ can deliver or collect


looks like i dont need to go shopping for you either :cool
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22 Jan 2018 11:03 #11

Mark M wrote:theres a good place in Gainsborough to get rod from

https://www.trentplastics.co.uk/ can deliver or collect


looks like i dont need to go shopping for you either :cool
Cheers. Do they do rod and tubing? I'm going to do these ones differently to the last, seeing as I have more time.

No. thank you. I just thought I'd get it when I saw it. Cost me a bit more, but I just thought it best to get it when I saw it.
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22 Jan 2018 11:04 #12

yes they do rod and tubing and its cheap

https://www.trentplastics.co.uk/acrylic-tube-rod
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22 Jan 2018 11:59 #13

Mark M wrote:yes they do rod and tubing and its cheap

https://www.trentplastics.co.uk/acrylic-tube-rod
Cool! Cheers, I'll be ordering from them then... :cool
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23 Jan 2018 07:45 #14

The Vulcan is here....

20180122_233058 by Paul Carter, on Flickr
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23 Jan 2018 08:40 #15

:like
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23 Jan 2018 11:52 #16

Now get on with it, mum's not getting any younger you know.................. :whistle :rolf
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24 Jan 2018 10:47 #17

Made a start last night. From experience, I decided the place to start was the intakes, as they are the most labour intensive...

20180123_200615 by Paul Carter, on Flickr
20180123_201848 by Paul Carter, on Flickr
2018-01-23_10-25-31 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Once the filler dries, it's lots of sanding...oh joy!

Also fitted the wing uppers tot he upper fuselage, and filled the gaps, ready for rescribing.

20180123_210217 by Paul Carter, on Flickr
2018-01-23_11-06-46 by Paul Carter, on Flickr
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24 Jan 2018 11:22 #18

Blimey this is proceeding quickly.
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24 Jan 2018 11:40 #19

Olde Farte wrote:Now get on with it, mum's not getting any younger you know.................. :whistle :rolf




Blimey this is proceeding quickly.
Make up your mind... :rolf
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24 Jan 2018 11:49 #20

The dreaded Vulcan intakes!!! Good luck with them :grin:
Regards, Paddy.
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