Saturday, 26 March 2016

Work begins again! And signed print of XH558

Good evening,

School's broken up for easter and so progress has once again resumed- starting off with the completion of the basic bomb-bay frame and spars, some fettling needs to be carried out to clear out any bends and any pencil marks.
Plan of action from there on is installation of bomb bay details, followed by the mechanism for the bomb doors. Other areas which could be worked on while the glue is drying include the RAT (Ram Air Turbine) and the jet-pipe bay detailling.

-Also note the rather wonderful signed print of XH558; signed by- Martin Withers DFC, Phil Davies, Bill Ramsay, Bill Perrins, Johnathan Lazzarri, Andy Marson and I think Phill O'Dell and Kev Rumens.

That's it for today,


Thursday, 14 January 2016

As promised........

As mentioned earlier, I've been using a CAD/CAM software to do a bit of "preliminary" planning and designing, here's just a few of them:


Sunday, 10 January 2016

The Coventry Vulcan

I just realised, I had forgotten to post any real pictures of a vulcan's interior, so here are some to give you an idea of how cramped the cockpit is.
(Own pictures-Midland Air Museum).


Tuesday, 1 December 2015

I'm still here! :D

Evening all,

Progress has resumed-this time it's the cockpit seats being built up and then detailled more thoroughly, the pilot and co-pilot's level has had a bit more of a structure added to it.

So, plan for the cockpit: Finish central rear crew seat, finish rear crew instrument panel-detail bomb-aimer's position, add jump seats, detail upper cockpit, complete the canopy and finally add ribbing and panels on one side. (To show the interior). I've also decided to get the main wing spars out of the way once the cockpit has been completed.

Picture time!!!! :D


Monday, 2 November 2015

XH558 grounded forever :(

Hi all!

Back from a quick holiday to Yorkshire, went to Doncaster on Sunday and saw '558 in her hangar, in all her glory-sadly grounded forever on Wednesday.


Sunday, 11 October 2015

Farewell 558 ;(

And so for the last time, Vulcan XH558 flew over Cosford yesterday on the first day of her farewell tour.


Sunday, 4 October 2015

Bomb bay takes shape

Finally, after much deliberation and editing, the first bomb bay spars are being added to the side-wall of the bomb bay, the front bulkhead for the bomb bay has been added as well.