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Mancunian airman

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  1. I have made a start on the bomb trolleys that I will use to display the bombs. The load will be one 4000Ib 'cookie' bomb and two trolleys with 6 x 500Ibs o each. I took the HK Lancaster kit 'cookie' off its sprue to check for the size . . . More to come . . . Ian
  2. The build log is here and towing my scratch built OIL bowser . . .
  3. The photos of the tractor are in the 'Ready For Inspection' section . . . Next will be the thre bomb trolleys . . .
  4. I look forward to the 48th Lancaster from HK, I hope they make a few corrections as they downsize the 32nd like what they did with the B17 . . . . .
  5. The second aircraft photo showing Gibson and Searby (on Gibson's right) also shows that the aircraft carried the individual code of 'Y' It is likely that the aircraft , ED593, carried the ZN-Y code . . . .
  6. I spotted this on the net and it may be of interest for some. It seems you get quite a few more sprues if you going to make ONE of the kits but surprisingly the price is NOT that much greater . . . https://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/hkm01e12-os.htm
  7. The instructions are clear and the steps straight forward . . . and the parts glued in place as per instructions . . . I have added small 'sidelights' on the front wheel arches based on reference photos. The rear wheel inserts seen in place while I had the epoxy glue out . . . Winch also partially constructed It wont be long before this is finished Ian
  8. For a first resin kit I am finding it quite easy to build. The instructions are clear enough and there aren't alot of parts As mentioned previously, selective painting of parts before the actual constructed starts with epoxy adhesive . . . I have painted other such items as the steering wheel and gear levers etc so actual construction isnt that far away . . . thanks for looking in Ian
  9. I would suggest that you have a market for these, I certainly would purchase a number of set to replace on my Matadors, at least eight models . . . Please keep us updated as to your intention for 3D printing these things
  10. A little bit done, the centre piece is just four parts . . . They are just sat together and there is a firm fit/location of the parts. The wheels and tyres have been painted and weathered with five colours . . . so far Ian
  11. I popped over a few weeks back but there is no access to the station, the gates are locked up with notices restricting opening to those with a business on the site . . . I wanted to photograph a particular building thats all . . .
  12. Pete, I couldn't see any of the tractor close up but there are pics on the Yorkshire Air Museum site but I suspect that their tractor is a post-war version . . . Instructions for the initial build I will not be using the front nudge bar as I haven't seen any on wartime photos of tractors pulling bomb trolleys or even the Oil bowser. A good reference is the film on DVD entitled 'Night Bombers' I also cut around the front semi-circle shape on the square base . . . seen in illustration number 2, to allow the front grill then to hide the alteration, I added a piece to extend it slightly . . . Looking through the instructions I think it will be easier to paint selected parts before glueing them together More to come Ian
  13. Thought I would show some progress photos of this kit which I recently acquired to join my same scale Lancaster and scratch built OIL bowser. The usual box and parts photos . . . . I would just like to say that this is the FIRST resin model I have attempted. The parts are very crisp and I am liking the detail . . . I will be wanting to make a few alterations to the kit that I have observed from numerous photo of tractors, primarily the front nudge bar and the positioning of the lights and decals. Talking of decals, there are numbers that represent No's 2, 4 and 5 bomber groups but not my particular group, No. 1. Not a big issue More to come Ian
  14. I have to agree . . how do you get the eyes to be staring at me . . . .
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