Author Topic: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"  (Read 613 times)

Offline KiwiZac

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RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« on: July 12, 2020, 12:38:40 PM »
Hi all,
When I read the RAAF considered the North American Vigilante as a potential Canberra replacement it went into the "maybe one day" files...then a package from Old Wombat arrives, including the Airfix Vigi kit. Aha! Then another friend kindly sent me some late F-111 decals and...

Airfix 1/72 RAAF RA-5D Vigilante “Vigi-Might” by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 RAAF RA-5D Vigilante “Vigi-Might” by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 RAAF RA-5D Vigilante “Vigi-Might” by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 RAAF RA-5D Vigilante “Vigi-Might” by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 RAAF RA-5D Vigilante “Vigi-Might” by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 RAAF RA-5D Vigilante “Vigi-Might” by Zac Yates, on Flickr

No backstory, just fun  :smiley:
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Offline Volkodav

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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2020, 01:32:52 PM »
 :smiley:

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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2020, 09:42:17 PM »
Sweet! 8)

And good to see a kit I'd probably never get around to building put to good use.

Great job, Zac! :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2020, 03:34:30 AM »
Oh, that is handsome!! Excellent work Zac  :smiley:
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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2020, 08:54:38 AM »
Nice stuff.

The Vigilante is such a nice shape, if somewhat traditional,  there are a lot of other options that come to mind

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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2020, 12:46:57 PM »
The Vegemite Vigi-Might looks good in those colors!

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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2020, 07:55:54 AM »
Beautiful!!

Offline KiwiZac

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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2020, 07:54:42 AM »
Thank you folks! I really like the look of it in overall grey and thought it'd be kinda more interesting than SEA.
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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2020, 02:50:41 AM »
Looks good - I plan to do something similar but in 1/48.  Will probably try to fit a Pave Tack pod to mine.
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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2020, 04:24:56 AM »
"Vigi-Might"? Is that a hint at a specifically Australian WMD?   ;)
Biological or chemical, though?  :P

The dark grey looks great on her.  :-*
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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2020, 11:13:41 AM »
Seeing Vigilante this color brings out a sorta Soviet look I had not picked up on before.  As if Vigilante inspired part of Mig-25 design.
Different color scheme for a different look - I like it.  :smiley:

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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2020, 11:52:27 AM »
As if Vigilante inspired part of Mig-25 design.
The earlier mockup of the twin-vertical fin version looks even more like the MiG-25.

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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2020, 09:01:20 PM »
Seeing Vigilante this color brings out a sorta Soviet look I had not picked up on before.  As if Vigilante inspired part of Mig-25 design.
Different color scheme for a different look - I like it.  :smiley:

Good catch!  :smiley: Of course, we now need someone to build a twin-finned Vigilante in Navy colours with some AIM-54 under the wings.
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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2020, 02:45:39 AM »
As if Vigilante inspired part of Mig-25 design.
The earlier mockup of the twin-vertical fin version looks even more like the MiG-25.

Indeed:

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Offline elmayerle

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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2020, 09:22:28 AM »
With those you wouldn't need to fold the top of the vertical fin for hanger deck storage.  Really need to do a model of the A-5B/RA-5C with twin verticals like that.  Going by eyeball, a pair of verticals from the smaller-than-1/72" kit should work on a 1/72 RA-5C airframe.

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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2020, 03:50:55 PM »
That would be Revell 1/82-83 Vigilante.

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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2020, 04:32:37 AM »
LOVE the title?
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2020, 04:11:07 PM »
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

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Re: RAAF RA-5D Vigilante - "Vigi-Might!"
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2020, 09:43:13 PM »
Would the New Zealand option be a Kiwi-lante?  :P Also has a nice ring to it.  :D
Cheers,
Moritz

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