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Rare Metal: Dinky's "Lost" Vulcan Bomber

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Posted by Faust on Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:50 PM

justmike

I read the link. Love your prose. Educational to the max to boot.  That was worth sharing.

 

 
Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it. I try to be educational, eloquent and fun all at once. Writing those articles takes a lot of time, but I like to try and do something more than just "pictures of my model", as it were. 
 
Encouragement like this tells me it's all worth it! 
 
Thanks again!

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

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Posted by justmike on Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:38 AM

I read the link. Love your prose. Educational to the max to boot.  That was worth sharing.

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Rare Metal: Dinky's "Lost" Vulcan Bomber
Posted by Faust on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:29 PM
When it comes to the Cold War, there’s little more iconic, at least in Europe, than the Avro Vulcan bomber. With an advanced design and powerful engines, the Vulcan was the bomber that looked like a space ship and handled like a fighter. I remember seeing it when I was very young at the London (Ontario, Canada) International Airshow. It was amazing then, and it’s still amazing now, even though XH558 is no longer flying.
 
Of course, this symbol of British achievement makes a natural subject for a toy from a top British maker. Dinky thought so too, and thus undertook to develop and sell a Supertoys-sized replica of the silver, dart-like bomber in the mid-1950s. Space, jets and all things fast were all the rage, and Dinky thought a Vulcan would be a sure seller. They were right. However, due to a serious oversight, only 500 or so of this mould were ever produced. They were so awesome they LITERALLY broke the mould.
 
Amazingly, I have (thanks to my brother) managed to get one of these for my collection. If you’ve never seen one before, I’m not surprised. I hadn’t either until I got mine as a Christmas gift. Check out Dinky’s biggest example of “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory” at the link below.
 
 

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

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