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RAF 100 GB: Grant's 1/72 Victor 1 month 5 days ago #1

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This will be out of the box in the anti-flash white scheme. I reckon it's going to be a bit of a challenge to make this scheme look attractive. Box and sprues:


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RAF 100 GB: Grant's 1/72 Victor 1 month 5 days ago #2

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Made a start on this. The detail in the cockpit is a bit soft but the fit isn't anything as bad as I saw in one build online. This will all more or less disappear behind the tiny cockpit windows.

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RAF 100 GB: Grant's 1/72 Victor 1 month 5 days ago #3

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There’s actually some nice detail on those parts. So small!!!

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RAF 100 GB: Grant's 1/72 Victor 2 weeks 3 days ago #4

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Tiny painted cockpit:



Hardly any of this will be seen, but the bight colours should help a bit.

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RAF 100 GB: Grant's 1/72 Victor 2 weeks 3 days ago #5

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That looks really good... I wish I could paint up a cockpit like that....my eyesight is not what it used to be haha...

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RAF 100 GB: Grant's 1/72 Victor 2 weeks 3 days ago #6

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NICE!

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RAF 100 GB: Grant's 1/72 Victor 2 weeks 3 days ago #7

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Getting around to decaling my Victor tonight man she goes together well!! you are in for a treat.... put that filler away sir!

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RAF 100 GB: Grant's 1/72 Victor 2 weeks 3 days ago #8

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Flying_Kiwi wrote: Getting around to decaling my Victor tonight man she goes together well!! you are in for a treat.... put that filler away sir!


That's good to hear. With the little I've put together (horizontal stabilizer, gear) I've already noticed the nice engineering in the kit. Nice work on that camo. Mine's going to be white. :)

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At least its all over white!!!

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RAF 100 GB: Grant's 1/72 Victor 1 week 6 days ago #10

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Moving ahead with this pretty quickly. The kit is a pleasure to build so it hasn't taken long. The engineering is great but the detail is just a bit soft in some areas. There are some small gaps to fill but they are small and easily filled with Vellejo acrylic filler. Just a few more parts to go on, including the glass, and then its time for some paint.





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