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

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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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'I was wondering what Series this kit is Thank you

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What size (CM) is the model?

Posted by Matthew Barker on 7th May 2017

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Is this kit a new tooling?

Posted by Kevin Rowett on 29th Dec 2015

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Does this model come with THE SPIRIT OF GREAT BRITAIN decals.

Posted by David Robertson on 19th Dec 2015

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sssss 4

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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sssss 4

A journey

As all other posters have mentioned it took a lot of time due to the aged tooling used on this kit. I also took the raised lines off the model as the high speed finish for the aircraft did not have these drag lines.

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She's a filler queeeeen!

The airfix vulcan comes with all the problems you should expect from a kit moulded in the 1980's - flash, pieces not quite fitting together, raised panel lines, lack of detail (Especially in the cockpit). Also, if you're trying to make XH558, I'd suggest abandoning the suggested colour scheme and use humbrol 165, as XH558 has a somewhat lighter grey camo scheme than earlier vulcans. All that said, it can be made into a very good model, provided you use skill, patience and a LOT of filler!

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