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I picked one of these little kits up at Sword & Lance. I remember reading a review of this kit that was not overly inspiring, but I must say that it went together very quickly. I jumped onto Ebay and bought two more.

As you see, I have used the BEA decals from an old set that I bought from Welsh Models. I have used their decals before on the BEA DC-3 and Ambassador ( Elizabethan.) and they were fine. This time I had some problems. The decals are stored in their original packs, inside a box file, on the top shelf of my wardrobe, so they are in a good environment. Most adhered very well, but the long cheat lines went on in about six pieces. The nose decal was awkward too and had to be trimmed. I used soapy water over Kleer as a base for the longer decals, to allow a little adjustment. I used a soft brush, as usual, but they cracked at every touch. Still, they ended up quite nice and there is a bit extra on each piece, so I could patch it. When they were settled, I gave them a coat of thinned Kleer to hold them down. I have a few touch up jobs to do and then I can add the wheels etc. Quite impressed with the kit and am going to get another decal sheet for the RED BOX BEA scheme. I will scribe a little more detail onto the upper wing surfaces on the next one. The silver is Halfords Aluminium with a coat of Kleer and primer black. About 1% black. 5% may have been a little better. The white gloss is Halfords Appliance white.

I'm not sure who makes the decals for Mr Wade, but the carrier film just vanishes when applied. That's really good over these bright finishes.

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Looks gorgeous!

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I like the way you mixed things up and started with a completed model and un-built it step-by-step :mrgreen:

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I do that all the time :)

Very nice.

I wish they had provided a "pointy" nose alternative for the radar equipped Viscount 800s.


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I'm like you Eric. Posting pics in reverse order, except I'm computer challenged and can't figure out the codes.

I must say that is an outstanding bit of modeling! I'd love to try an airliner but I'm a little bit intimidated by them.


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Sweet looking Viscount.

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Well tidy indeed.


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These are selling for less than half the original price on Ebay. I have just ordered another seven. 2 6 ( TwoSix ) decals do some nice schemes. The Aer Lingus has enough to do two models. I also bought the BEA RED SQUARE scheme.

The next ones will be Midland. BOAC. RAAF. 2 x Aer Lingus. Manx. RAF ETPS.

Photos later.

I aim to have a row on their wheels, plus another row In Flight. There are some great photos about for these and some wonderful schemes.

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Nice one Chuck, that is a great build of a classic airliner in a classic scheme. I really look forward to seeing your others 8-)

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I cheated and bought the Corgi Aer Lingus Viscount about ten years ago. It's in the final scheme they carried before retirement. I have a 2-6 set of decals for a green roof scheme Aer Lingus which I hope to do some day. I also have some old Welhs Models mini decak sheets for Cambrian and Northeast schemes which I'd also like to do.


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Looks good Ian, I like it.

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Thanks for the kind comments, chaps. More photos later. Work and bloomin' gardening getting in the way at the moment.

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More! More!
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