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chillaton

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  1. Well done! I built the Halton version of this "kit" and started by discovering that one fuselage half was 1/4 inch longer than the other!! It got worse after that. Yours looks fantastic.
  2. chillaton

    A new 1/48 B-17!!

    Life gets better and better !!!
  3. chillaton

    A new 1/48 B-17!!

    This is great news, now all we need is a Lancaster, a Liberator, a Halifax etc!!
  4. Very nice, you're right about the decals, I asked Airfix to send me a replacement set and they were worse that the originals!
  5. It is many years since I built the Trumpeter DC3 and I have no recollection of parts D28. But, the biggest problem I have with the finished model is that the crankcase sticks out way beyond the cowling resulting in a large gap between the propeller and the cowling which just looks wrong. Many times I have investigated what went wrong and can find no way I could have done anything differently. because of this and the incorrect shape of the cowling, I think the Quickboost replacements is a good idea.
  6. Very impressive, well done but it really is time that someone produced a new 1/48 Lancaster!
  7. This is a picture I have never seen before. I cannot remember anything in "Enemy Coast Ahead" about testing a new bombsite ( and I have the unedited version) so I am as intrigued as you to find answers to this one.
  8. Hi and welcome. I'm afraid that I had to mix my own using Tamiya paints (my favourites) when I built the Buccaneer in desert markings. My start point was XF59 Desert Yellow and then "pink" it up to the correct shade.
  9. Mine was complete, but best of luck with fitting the wings!
  10. Research suggests, that this aircraft was delivered in standard Temperate colours ie Dark Green/ Dark Earth over Sky which was considered unsuitable in Malta. The Dark Green was simply overpainted in one of the Sea Greys, in which case Sky would be correct.
  11. I too really enjoyed this kit, yours looks very good too.
  12. This probably won't help, but I remember in the 70's that the BBMF had to make a fairing for PA474 which was then covered in fabric around the rear turret. This indicates that a very late FE Lancaster wasn't made with the fairing.
  13. Why can't someone make a decent 1/48 Lanc rather than these impractical sized ones?
  14. Looks wonderful, but you appear to have missed the rods that hold the upper cowl open.
  15. Sorry, there is so much here. I have just finished this model, the fit of the nose glazing isn't good bit the plastic was perfectly clear. It needs a great deal of care to get the nose to fit correctly but it looks good when it does. My biggest problem was the fit of the engines and nacelles as in my opinion the instructions do not make the exact locations clear, when I make this model again I shall do a great deal more dry fitting around this area before gluing. Overall I highly recommend this model.
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