Airfix Survey

A place to discuss scale variants of the VC10 design. Topics about die-cast models, kits or any other scale versions are welcome.
User avatar
1103
Posts: 154
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2003 4:14 pm
Location: About 5 miles from Wisley Airfield

Airfix Survey

Post by 1103 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:08 pm

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HD337ZD? ... nby-airfix

In it they ask what model would you like them to produce. I have asked for a BOAC/BUA VC10

Paul

User avatar
ACLVC10
Posts: 732
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:51 am
Location: Callington, Cornwall

Re: Airfix Survey

Post by ACLVC10 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:33 pm

I've just done it to but I've asked for a VC10 in XR808 in the retirement colours :)

Andy
ACLVC10

User avatar
Thumper
Posts: 441
Joined: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:18 am

Re: Airfix Survey

Post by Thumper » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:04 pm

Done and also asked for XR808's special tail scheme.

User avatar
ACLVC10
Posts: 732
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:51 am
Location: Callington, Cornwall

Re: Airfix Survey

Post by ACLVC10 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:22 pm

Thumper wrote:Done and also asked for XR808's special tail scheme.
Good choice :)
ACLVC10

User avatar
1103
Posts: 154
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2003 4:14 pm
Location: About 5 miles from Wisley Airfield

Re: Airfix Survey

Post by 1103 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:27 pm

ACLVC10 wrote:I've just done it to but I've asked for a VC10 in XR808 in the retirement colours :)

Andy
I wonder if this is a reflection of ones age and when the VC10 first made an impression on you?

User avatar
ACLVC10
Posts: 732
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:51 am
Location: Callington, Cornwall

Airfix Survey

Post by ACLVC10 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:28 pm

1103 wrote:
ACLVC10 wrote:I've just done it to but I've asked for a VC10 in XR808 in the retirement colours :)

Andy
I wonder if this is a reflection of ones age and when the VC10 first made an impression on you?
I'm sorry, what's this ment to mean??

Andy
Last edited by ACLVC10 on Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
ACLVC10

User avatar
Tonkenna
Posts: 683
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2002 7:32 pm
Location: Boldly going!
Contact:

Re: Airfix Survey

Post by Tonkenna » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:46 pm

Done....

I asked for the Herpa Christmas Special! LOL

Andy, I think 1103 is just commenting on the various times folks have become VC10 fans... for him it was was obviously in the 60s and 70s... thats all :wink:

Tonks :mrgreen:
Please check out my Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zz330/

User avatar
ACLVC10
Posts: 732
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:51 am
Location: Callington, Cornwall

Re: Airfix Survey

Post by ACLVC10 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:50 pm

Tonkenna wrote:Done....

I asked for the Herpa Christmas Special! LOL

Andy, I think 1103 is just commenting on the various times folks have become VC10 fans... for him it was was obviously in the 60s and 70s... thats all :wink:

Tonks :mrgreen:
LOL :):):):)
ACLVC10

Bill1980
Posts: 99
Joined: Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:44 pm

Re: Airfix Survey

Post by Bill1980 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:57 pm

BOAC Super VC10- the best looking jet in the best looking livery :D

My username gives away my age (the nearest I ever got to flying the VC10 was a scary flight on a Tarom Il-62 in the early 90s) but I was given a very old I-Spy book when I was very young, with the BOAC VC10 in it.

Bill

petet16
Posts: 262
Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:09 pm

Re: Airfix Survey

Post by petet16 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:32 pm

I always liked the later Gulf Air Golden Falcon colours, I think only a couple of their VC10's ever received the update to match GA's newly delivered Tri*.

User avatar
1103
Posts: 154
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2003 4:14 pm
Location: About 5 miles from Wisley Airfield

Re: Airfix Survey

Post by 1103 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:36 pm

Tonkenna wrote:Done....

I asked for the Herpa Christmas Special! LOL

Andy, I think 1103 is just commenting on the various times folks have become VC10 fans... for him it was was obviously in the 60s and 70s... thats all :wink:

Tonks :mrgreen:
That is correct Tonks

Paul

User avatar
Thumper
Posts: 441
Joined: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:18 am

Re: Airfix Survey

Post by Thumper » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:47 pm

Tonkenna wrote:I asked for the Herpa Christmas Special! LOL
:lol: :lol: :lol:

I requested XR808 with the special tail because I find that particular VC10 visually pleasing and it's also not available to buy already nor can you purchase decals. You can buy most of the airliner schemes ready made or once again you can purchase the decals and the same goes for the tanker 10's, you can purchase the grey or the camouflage, I once saw a hemp coloured VC10 on eBay as well.

Bill1980
Posts: 99
Joined: Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:44 pm

Re: Airfix Survey

Post by Bill1980 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:08 pm

I have to admit I'm too lazy to build kits nowadays and I clicked on the Corgi, rather than Airfix, option. I did build a 1960s Airfix kit many years ago and as I remember, it's only really good as a model of the prototype. If they retooled it to a good standard (preferably in 1:72 scale) I might be tempted!

My request was for a 1/144 die cast model of the Super with the doors in the right place and the right size, with correct windows. I pointed out that although the MD of BOAC once suggested to Sir George Edwards that he should build 707s under licence at Weybridge instead of designing a new aircraft (true story!) it was no excuse to put Boeing windows on their model :lol:

Bill
Last edited by Bill1980 on Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Jelle Hieminga
Webmaster
Posts: 750
Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2002 9:03 pm
Location: Amsterdam
Contact:

Re: Airfix Survey

Post by Jelle Hieminga » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:07 pm

I've split off the discussion about Vickers-built 707s into their own thread, see here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=875

As for Airfix models: I've asked for a BOAC or BUA one too, although I also like the idea of a Corgi BUA one in Blue and Sandstone as G-ASIX..... I may need to fill in the survey again I think!
Buttons . . . check. Dials . . . check. Switches . . . check. Little
colored lights . . . check.

Rover75
Posts: 54
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:30 pm

Re: Airfix Survey

Post by Rover75 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:34 pm

East African Super was for me a wonderful livery.

Cheers

Mike

Post Reply