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#1 theplasticsurgeon

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

Staring this Airfix Lancaster kit, with XtraDecal kit X72-098 for:
No Enemy Plane Will Fly Over Reich Territory - as preserved at Hendon. 
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Pretty much a standard build apart from the decals.  Also I'm thinking of ways to get paddle props.
Kit cost me £10 at RIAT Fairford in 2006.
Anyway here are the bits.
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Decals were a freebie at the model club - thanks.

Edited by theplasticsurgeon, 27 January 2013 - 04:39 PM.


#2 Maxidad

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

Aha - a Battle of the Lancs!  I'll be doing the Revell version.



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

Aha - a Battle of the Lancs!  I'll be doing the Revell version.

Ah,  I'm doing one of those as well - but not as Revell intended.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:03 AM

Now for one of my GB traditions - others models similar to that I'm building:
 
First a model from the BBMF set - bought from Argos in about 1988:
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Since given to a colleague, who's father flew in the tail turret during the war.
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Giving him great pleasure until he passed away in 2009.  The model taking pride of place at the funeral.
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Next a Dambuster - the only Lanc that's ever been hijacked!
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The kit for this one was being sold cheap in a local newsagent. I umed and ahed, and didn't buy it.
That night I decided that Yes I wanted it.
That same night a neighboring shop was burned down - and the newsagents was closed with smoke damage.
All surviving stock was moved to other stores in the same chain.
Fortunately my mum knew someone who worked in her nearest equivalent.
Arrangements ware made for this kit to go to her shop - so that mum could buy it on my behalf. She even got a staff discount (on top of the original cheap price)!

It was all going tooo well when I visited her a few weeks later, expecting to collect this kit. When I asked, I was told that my sister had taken it - and reimbursed mum.

Guess what my sister gave me for Christmas - which was a few weeks later!!!!

Finally a Grand Slam Lancaster.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

OK, Mr. Surgeon - you seem to have past form doing Lancasters.  This'll be my first - I hope I can do it some justice and make one as great as those you have build previously.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:44 AM

That is a nice line up mate and some great stories behind them.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:04 PM

Looking forward to seeing this build!



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:35 PM

So much for the standard build - I've nicked the detailed driver's seat and most of the interior from my Revell kit :pirate:
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My reckoning being that this is an H2S equiped aircraft - like the Revell kit.
I've also used the Revell cockpit decals on this one, as this will have the requisite FOUR engines that match the dials.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:13 AM

And here I've assembled and framed the turrets.
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and completed the fuselage around them.
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I'm less impressed with this kit now, than when I build my last Lancaster - that Grand Slam model.

Roll on the new tool kits - I'll waiting for a radial engined Mk II.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:25 AM

Good progress



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:02 AM

Nice start,

 

 

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

Wings are one assembled but dry-fitted only.AirfixLancesterWings_zpse9565e50.jpg



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:01 PM

Looking good sir.



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:30 PM

Well the camera batteries are in my son's bike lights  :bangin:    - so  no photos :photo:  for the time being. Let me tell you a story:  Airframe is now assembled, apart from engine fronts.  Liquid paper sorting all the seams. I've just found a way of fitting Revell paddle props to the Airfix engines.  :thumbsup:


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

Batteries returned - camera back in action :photo:
|And this is how the model looks
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

Nice. :thumbsup:



#17 Mish

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:26 PM

Looking like a Lanc now



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

This was the scene yesterday AM  - unable to update on Britmodeller though   :weep:
One trial Revell paddle prop fitted, and seams being treated.
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And now all the props are fitted, and seams are completed.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:59 PM

Today I airbrushed the brown camo colour.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:06 PM

Nice...

 

Keep it up.