|I purchased this Adult Collectible from Play Concepts....|
|Blurry photos are a house specialty!|
|A not-quite-final layer before I got my mitts on the Vulcan!|
Under the box lid there still remained a protective plastic cover separating me from my Vulcan! Fortunately, I had the wit and means to deal with this obstacle. Of course under the plastic cover, a sheet of plastic was layered over the model to protect the paintwork.
|One last layer!|
RAF Vulcans visited New Zealand several times in the 1950s,'60s, and '70s. Footage of the 1956 visit can be seen here. My Father saw one of the Vulcans flying around NZ while he worked as a linesman for the New Zealand Post Office. He was up a telephone pole at the time and said that he got a very good view of the aircraft from up the pole!
One visiting Vulcan had its RAF roundrel replaced with the RNZAF roundrel - which looks rather good on it! More details can be found here, and more pictures can be found here.
|Even a 1/144 scale 'Tin Triangle' is quite large!|
|And it is quite heavy, but then there is a lot of model aircraft here!|
I thought that I should also do some comparision shots with one of the Pucaras. As you can see, the Vulcan is much bigger!
|Two rather different bombers!|
|The Vulcan is massive!|
For those interested, South Atlantic War gives the CA stats for the Vulcan as Punishment 7, Ordnance 21 and a SAM mod. of -1. If only one aircraft is used - such as was historically during the Black Buck raids -, ordnance drops to 5. So even a single Vulcan can ruin your day in CD! Still, better than being on the wrong end of a tactical nuke!