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1:72 Valiant Extra Parts
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 07:27 AM UTC
Sean Langley looks at the novel conversion set which Airfix have produced for their popular Vickers Valiant.

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pigsty
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 10:08 PM UTC
Sorry, everyone, I missed out a crucial detail on the PR side. The only extra part you get is the adapted bomb doors. There are no camera parts at all. You'll want to either scratch-build up to ten of the things, or blank the backs of the ports. I don't think this detracts from the overall rating, as everything is on the underside and we rarely display models upside-down, but you might want to note it.
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 01:31 AM UTC
Isn't that because the clear part for the ports is included in the base kit?
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 02:58 AM UTC

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Isn't that because the clear part for the ports is included in the base kit?


I said "no camera pArts"! - as in, nothing to make the cameras with. You do get the ports (as noted, in the base kit) but that's where the detail stops; there's nothing behind them.
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 06:51 AM UTC
Ah, yes. Likely it's because Airfix decided that little would be seen. Still, a few styrene boxes and tubes and a little scratchbuilding would solve that. I'd have to suppose that the bomb doors would still open for access to the cameras? A servicing diorama would be interesting.