Avro Vulcan B Mk2 XH558: Vulcan To The Sky Gift Set 1:72

Avro Vulcan B Mk2 XH558: Vulcan To The Sky Gift Set 1:72

£38.99

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Avro Vulcan B Mk2 XH558: Vulcan To The Sky Gift Set 1:72

£38.99

Item Code: A50097

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| Description

XH558 was the last Vulcan to leave the RAF service, flying on from 1986 to 1993 as the single RAF Display Vulcan, a career of 33 years. Her final flight was on 23rd March 1993 to Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome in Leicestershire, having been sold off by the Ministry of Defence.

In 1997, a small team headed by Dr Robert Pleming started to put together an audacious plan to return her to flight, but it was clear from the start that the project would be technically challenging and enormously expensive. Never deterred, the team set off down the path that led to XH558's return to the air.

Finally, fourteen years after its last service and with over £7 million spent, Vulcan XH558 roared into the air again on Thursday 18th October 2007, a perfect day for flying. An unforgettable day for the Vulcan to the Sky team.

Paint Scheme - Avro Vulcan B Mk2 XH558

Contents:

  • 9 x Acrylic Paints
  • 2 x Brushes
  • 1 x Poly Cement
  • Avro Vulcan B Mk2 XH558

Airfix Gift Sets are ideal for more advanced modellers and include glue, acrylic paints and brushes

% Safety Notice

Colour and contents of products may vary from those illustrated

y Technical Specification & Detail

Scale 1:72
Skill 3
Flying Hours 2
Number of Parts 108

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sssss 4
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Brilliant

I think this model was great to build. all the parts asembled well.just not enough green and grey paint...

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sssss 4
  • u 1 Helpful Vote

Kept me busy

I really like the Vulcan as it is a very unique and special plane. I got this as a Christmas present and I have to say it is a HUGE kit. It took me a week to build and I would recommend Airbrushing or Spray-painting the Vulcan, not painting it by brush. It did have some flash as it was the 1983 mould of the kit which also means it has some fit issues of I would have some filler at hand. Overall, I would recommend this kit.

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First model build ever!

I decided to buy this model as it obviously iconic. I've never built a model plane before and was also seeking a new hobby. It's clear old tooling is used to create the parts as the wings don't quite marry up to the fuselage plus a few other minor inaccuracies. Over all though I thoroughly enjoyed the build and would recommended it.

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