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Mach2 1/72 VC10 Standard & K2 Tanker

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Mach2 is set to release three 1/72 kits of a VC10 Standard airliner and K2 tanker in Jan 2020.

 

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Correction, has released the VC-10 kits, they were on sale at the Telford model show over the weekend.

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Sorry Ray, I somehow missed this!  I found it on a Japanese website who had a Jan 2020 availability date.  Now that I have been over to Britmodeller and Airlinercafe, I see the announcement threads.  I still have my Airways Vac 1/72 VC10 C1 (still in the box) from the late 1970s, so I may get one of the Mach2 tankers to see how it fares.  I understand from the Britmodeller forum thread that a few AM producers are lining up to cast improvements, and I am sure SAC will release a metal u/c set as well.  Just need to see what Ray in the UK [26Decals] will produce for markings.  I have my heart set on a B.Cal Standard. K/r, Dutch

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All good Brother Dutch,

 

It seems the VC-10 experts over at BM have found some issues with shape of cockpit windscreen. I know Air Graphics (UK resin manufacturer) are doing cockpit internals, entry door area and landing gear/wheels for it. They announced them a few weeks before Telford, most assumed they were for the Anigrand or Airways kits, not so.

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I took a little peek over to BM and had a quick read through at the thread, it looks like someone snuck in a few L1011 pictures when they were drawing up the CAD.

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Hi guys.

I have already spent too much money for the Mach2 Viscount and the Caravelle. Trust me I think I'll have more fun to scratchbuild those airliners than try the Mach2 way.

Perhaps at half the price I would by one, but at 100 US$ is a nonsense.

Who has the Airways Vac is a lucky guy.

7 hours ago, dylan said:

... snuck in a few L1011 pictures when they were drawing up the CAD.

Sure they use CAD?

Cheers

Euge

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Not so sure the Airways Vacform is a better alternative...  Tried building one decades ago, and that too has the bloated cockpit section as well as a wing profile that would prevent the aircraft to ever leave the ground if it matched the real thing.  Dynavector quality it sure wasn't...  I see reference to an Icelandic Fine Art Models, but can't find any photos of the pattern or what was displayed at Telford.

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Jenshb,

I agree with you. The Airways VC-10 has its issues, but you may consider how much you paid for, comparing with the Mach2 cost.

When you start a challenge with a vac kit, you exactly know what you are facing and you hope not to find the same problems with an hi priced injection kit.

Just my 2 cent.

Eugenio

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I was excited about a 1/72nd VC-10 until I read Mach 2. My friends have a couple of their kits and they don't have good things to say about them. I have seen them too and modelling life is too short to fight with these.

 

I wonder if Airfix might grace us with a new one in the coming years? I have their original 1/144 version and it is okay.

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