Hi Tom, I'm a newly registered member and new to modelling but I've been watching this build with great interest for a while now. I pre-ordered this kit last year and made a start on it in Autumn. I've been absolutely fascinated by the huge attention to detail you've put into this model (especially the interior). It really has been inspiring and I've appreciated your comments on the kit parts along the way. I'm more or less at the same stage as you, I've just done the panel lines on the top of the Lancaster with the undersides and weathering yet to do. Oh and to attach the gun turrets and final finish. I've slowed down a little now that everything has more or less come together and I haven't got a million tiny pieces floating loose around the place. Your build is absolutely stunning and I look forward to seeing how it turns out. Keep up the fantastic work! And thankyou for sharing your process on here and unknowingly giving guidance to a new modeller Regards, Jade
Thanks so much everyone for the warm welcome. I've lurked here for too long - I should have joined ages ago! I find myself lucky to be based where I am due to the proximity of the Hornby Visitor's Centre in Thanet. I've made a few trips over there on the motorbike for supplies. I do feel a bit of an oddity sometimes as I guess not many women get into this sort of thing? @ Jenko: Thanks for the info, I'll have a look into both clubs, shiftwork permitting. I'm over Folkestone way a lot for work, but then Manston isn't far for me either. It would be nice to get to know some folks and learn more. @Corsairfoxforuncle: Thankyou for your kindness, I am still very new to this and have been absolutely blown away by the detail put into models on this forum. Some very talented people here and it's good to know the community is a supportive one. @Baldy: Ah Eastry is a nice place, River too for that matter. I have a lot of fond childhood memories at Kearsney Abbey. As always though, the best thing about Dover is the castle, so magnificent on the cliffs. I'm a big history nut so I'm enamoured with the history there.
Hi there, thanks for the add. My name is Jade and I've been browsing this very helpful site since last year when I quite unexpectedly took up building some Airfix Spitfires. Got a bit addictive so I've decided to continue making models. I'm a law enforcement officer by day/night and make ceramic musical instruments in my spare time. I decided last year that winter is too cold for making instruments in the workshop, but I can sit in the warmth of my own home making models instead. Currently working on my third model build, a Dambuster Lancaster. I love seeing the models posted on here by all you talented folk, and I look forward to seeing more. All the best, Jade