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AVRO Shackleton Mk 2; Airfix 1/72
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PostPosted: February 8th, 2018, 12:13 pm 
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If I were a computer operated robot, I could have built this one without using any filler. As it is, I'm human and often not as careful so I should be, i.e. I'm human. The fuselage halves did not fit, probably because I glued something a fraction out on the inside. The wheel well area was problematic, probably because I did not glue the pieces exactly right. The fronts of the engines did not fit, mainly because I did something slightly out of what the instructions recommended. So I recognize that all the problems were self-inflicted. Nothing, however, can take away from the fact that the Airfix Shackleton s a stonking good kit, made all the better by being available at TKMax berforfe Christmas for only £25.


A bonus is that the wings are joined to the fuselage by stout spars and the fit at the root is snug - so it isn't necessary to glue them together. It takes up less storage space without the wings in place.

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Looks wonderful. I particularly like Shackletons in that scheme rather than the later ones with white tops.

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A King's Ransom compared with your usual buys Fred :lol:
Nicely done 8-)

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Well done; a very nice model. The over water shot is especially pleasing.


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That's brilliant! I agree about the scheme, out really suits the aircraft.

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Very nicely done indeed, Vacant and I agree with the others, that is a great scheme for the Shack. However, I can't quite get over the fact that you, the king of the cheap and cheerful resto, have spent £25.00 on a kit :ha:

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I didn't spend a penny on it. My wife bought it for me as a Christmas present after I saw it at TKMax for £25. She is the most understanding of wives. So my reputation has remained intact.


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That's a relief; had us worried there for a bit :-D

I guess when you remove and replace the wings it's kind of like a mini restoration each time 8-)

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I was panicking when I saw you had built a new kit but happy to see you had a good excuse.

Excellent work I agree with the others it looks brilliant in white.

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Great looking Shack, sir. And a new build at that. Back to the restos, I imagine?

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Wow - a post 1990 kit from Vacant.

Looks fantastic too.


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Gotta love the 'Bob Dylan goes electric' type reactions to the prospect of you spending real money to create a masterpiece.... almost as much as finished result. 8-)

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Looks really smart Vacant, I love the colours. Out of interest, how long did it take to make? I ask because I've seen reviews of this kit and there are like a gazillion parts and I don't think I'd have the commitment to see it through to a finish.

But yours looks splendid.

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Zee28 wrote:
Looks really smart Vacant, I love the colours. Out of interest, how long did it take to make? I ask because I've seen reviews of this kit and there are like a gazillion parts and I don't think I'd have the commitment to see it through to a finish.

But yours looks splendid.

Zee28

It's not that bad to do. :grin:

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That's some beautiful work. I would love to have a die cast version of your build in my collection. You've inspired me to get a Shackleton kit myself.


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