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PostPosted: February 5th, 2018, 9:26 pm 
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To expand on that last post, here is the closed fuselage:

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Like many Czech short run kits, the fit was very hit and miss and needed a lot of dry fitting and crossed fingers, and a lot of glue and masking tape to hold the halves together when I'd got a fit I was roughly happy with. However, it's together now and showing the sleek lines of this aircraft. It's basically a Canberra with better styling. :grin:

I'd say that was the difficult bit done, but that would just be tempting fate. The engine pods look a bit tricky, as does the unusual landing gear arrangement. Then there's the painting and complicated decalling...keep watching for updates.

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Looking good!
I thing this kit would be heap better in terms of fit than the Amodel 1/72 Yak-25 that has been scaring me off for years!

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I thing this kit would be heap better in terms of fit than the Amodel 1/72 Yak-25 that has been scaring me off for years!


I would say so - Czech garage kit beats Ukrainian garage kit any day of the week. :)

Latest progress:

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This is turning into a fine looking aircraft. Unfortunately the bits that are left (engine pods and landing gear) look rather fiddly.

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Whatever troubles it may have caused you, the Vautour is starting to really look the part.

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Almost ready for painting:

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This hasn't been a quick build, but it's good to take your time now and then. Amazingly none of the brass bits have gone to feed the carpet monster! :grin:

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Brass bits, what's that all about then Ted?

The Vautour is a big old girl isn't she? :lol:

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Very nice indeed!

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Nice one and the Vautour is a great looking aircraft. It would seem that our Gallic chums over the channel know a thing or two about aircraft design :grin:

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Very nice! I like the way the engines sit under the wing. I always thought it was unusual but pleasing.

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That certainly is a good looking aircraft. The engine mounts are straight off the Me262 by the look of them.

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