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      Post #62258, posted on 03-23-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      off to my local hobby store today and there it was.... just what I have been waiting for!!! the roden vc-10. it is in the east African livery. and today is my birthday..... so a nice gift to myself. has anyone else found the kit yet? happy modelling to all....gotta run and totally inspect every inch of my new kit.
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      Post #62263, posted on 03-24-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Happy Birthday Carl.
      Just check the thread below yours...

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      Post #62371, posted on 03-31-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Finally got my Super today. Just glanced over it, but I must say I'm impressed so far. Perhaps the aftermarket will bring us some correct engine pylons and more detailed nacelles, but overall it's a nice looking kit. Petite panel lines, etc. A far cry from the old Airfix and Frog kits for sure.

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      Post #62373, posted on 03-31-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      ...Perhaps the aftermarket will bring us some correct engine pylons and more detailed nacelles...



      Are the pylons not on the correct angle when looking from the front? I love that look the VC-10 engines have, so cool.

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      Post #62375, posted on 03-31-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      VC10s with the more angled nacelles have a "kink" in the pylon to achieve the nose-up attitude. I believe the actual pylon is the same as on standards, but there's an added spacer between the pylon and the fuselage which has a twist to it, raising the nose of the pylon.

      Roden completely misses this.


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      Post #62377, posted on 03-31-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Jenings,

      Great photograph, done with an extension pole or step ladder?

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      Post #62381, posted on 04-01-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Greetings!

      The engines on the Super were mounted 11 inches further out from the fuselage than they were on the Standards, thus the extra pylon with kink added. This type of photo is very useful for us.

      As I've said many times before, this is the type of reference material you need to build models with a higher degree of accuracy. If you can get to the IWM at Duxford, Datangshan in China, the USAF museum in Dayton, or any of a number of RAF and USAF museums, etc., you need to take a camera with you and take lots of pictures of everything and every angle on aircraft that interest you. You just never know when you or someone else might find the image useful in either confirming the accuracy or fixing a problem area on a model you're building. Books are a big help, but you won't often find a book having a bunch of photos like this one that Jennings put up. Good show!

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      Post #62384, posted on 04-01-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Finally got my Super today. Just glanced over it, but I must say I'm impressed so far. Perhaps the aftermarket will bring us some correct engine pylons and more detailed nacelles, but overall it's a nice looking kit. Petite panel lines, etc. A far cry from the old Airfix and Frog kits for sure.
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      Ask Small Stuff for it ? Look what they have done for the Russian airliners !

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      Post #62385, posted on 04-01-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Not my photo! Just posted here for illustrative purposes (fair use, etc).

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      Post #62386, posted on 04-01-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Not my photo! Just posted here for illustrative purposes (fair use, etc).



      Hi Jennings!

      Nevertheless, you found it and put it up which helps everyone to be aware of it. You do your research!

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      Jeff Jarvis

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