Magna Models Resin VC10 1/72 Scale

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Lee606
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Magna Models Resin VC10 1/72 Scale

Post by Lee606 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:28 pm

Has anyone brought or built one? If so any advice on building or pictures to share please? I got mine through the post last week from Hannants which wasnt cheap.Its a bit rough around the edges and looks like it will need a lot of filler! but hopefully will build into an impressive centre piece :)
I did purchase the decal set from TwoSixDecals but they havnt arrived yet so cant comment.Hopefully ill start it soon and post some pictures.
Cheers Lee.

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Re: Magna Models Resin VC10 1/72 Scale

Post by vc10boy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:30 am

no..but please post some pics of the beast...?
vc10boy,s photo,s of VC10,s over the years...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/116993858@N08/sets/

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Re: Magna Models Resin VC10 1/72 Scale

Post by Foxdelta211f-bvfd » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:26 am

Hi
I am building this kit at the moment!
I am building mine as BOAC standard G-ARVF. The kit does build into a solid model; the proportions are correct and it does look great when assembled but it required a huge amount of filling. I used car body filler as it was stronger and harder than the humbrol equivelent.
I bought mine off of eBay.
The fuselage was warped to begin with so I heated and bent the fuselage into shape using hot water. I then super-glued the fuselage halfs together.
I would post post pictures but I don't really know how to!!!

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Re: Magna Models Resin VC10 1/72 Scale

Post by Lee606 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:02 pm

Heres some pictures of it so you know what you're letting yourself in for if you buy one! and the Twosix decal set.The fuselage on mine is also warped around the front end,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/103573370@ ... 976111823/

Foxdelta211f-bvfd, Start a flickr account then upload some pictures,Click the share button and copy and paste the BBcode on here,done :D

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Magna Models Vickers VC10 C.1K - 1/72 Scale by Lee606, on Flickr

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Re: Magna Models Resin VC10 1/72 Scale

Post by Thumper » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:16 pm

There's something about the front end that doesn't seem quite right :lol:

That's a flippin monster of a kit though! I did toy with the idea of spending the money on this but in the end the scheme I want to do isn't available in that size and to be honest I have absolutely nowhere to put it!!

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Re: Magna Models Resin VC10 1/72 Scale

Post by Tonkenna » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:24 pm

Good luck with the build... will keep an eye on the Flickr pics. It is a monster of a kit. I'd be terrified to even start it!

Tonks :D
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Re: Magna Models Resin VC10 1/72 Scale

Post by Lee606 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:09 am

Theres one currently on ebay if anyones intrested? Its £100ish new from Hannants.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAGNA-models- ... 3f2e42e406

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Re: Magna Models Resin VC10 1/72 Scale

Post by Gwyn » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:07 am

On a slightly different angle a few years ago I built an Airfix VC-10 model and then, by chance came across 2 x 1/144 scale Tornado models in the states.

I managed to pin them together to produce a 3-ship creation of ZA143 refuelling a pair of Tornadoes. The model is a bit jaded now but is faithfully dusted once a week.
ZA143.jpg

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Re: Magna Models Resin VC10 1/72 Scale

Post by Gsxr600 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:00 am

Gwyn wrote:On a slightly different angle a few years ago I built an Airfix VC-10 model and then, by chance came across 2 x 1/144 scale Tornado models in the states.

I managed to pin them together to produce a 3-ship creation of ZA143 refuelling a pair of Tornadoes. The model is a bit jaded now but is faithfully dusted once a week.
ZA143.jpg
Wow those tornados are struggling to keep up, even had to go fully swept back wings!!! :D

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Re: Magna Models Resin VC10 1/72 Scale

Post by Broadwas » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:39 pm

I built a 1/72 Magna VC10 a little while ago. My best advice would be to buy shares in 3M sandpaper! This is not a model you can build over a weekend I'm afraid. In fairness it builds up quite nicely, far better than an Airfix 1/72 Concorde or a Frog Whitley, but oh dear! You need to do lots and lots of filling and sanding! To my eyes the cockpit area seems to be out of scale, but that could be my bad eyesight. I seem to remember vowing never to build another resin kit ever again after that one. Then I went out and bought a resin Brabazon (I still haven't built it though :oops: ) Out of interest as this is quite an old thread, how is the build coming along?

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