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  1. Hi Ian, Wow, that's pretty bad! Of course, you can have my spare clear fuselage parts if you like, PM me your address and I'll pop both halves in the post. Best, Peter
  2. Managed to get a good few hours in recently, so I feel I've made quite a bit of progress, although looking at the pics, it doesn't seem to be that much! Assembled the tail control surfaces and committed to paint: The sub-assemblies keep on coming ... And the main wheels are enormous; Vallejo black for the hubs, Tamiya rubber black for the tyres: Forgot to take a pic after the weathering, which I really enjoy; the wheels are put in a tub with a few chunks of various shades of pastel and a bit of pencil lead and given a vig
  3. No, I haven't stalled, I've been cracking on at quite a pace (for me). I'm just not quite as good at updating the WiP! I'll do better and post an update later.
  4. Hi Ian, Looks fantastic so far, really looking forward to your build. The rate you're going you'll be finished way before me! If (when??) I do another one, I'll fit the top bits of the pilot's seat at the last moment before I put on the canopy; the armour plating and its supports stand proud of the fuselage and are really fragile and susceptible to being knocked off. Same goes for the bombsight. Wish I'd known about the workaround for the engines, I ended up building and painting all four!! I didn't investigate the extra sprues properly and assumed they were different exhausts for
  5. Thanks, yes I did find a good online reference in the end, a full interior panorama of all the main areas at https://www.haraldjoergens.com/panoramas/lancaster/ it's a later version, but the basics are pretty much the same. Thanks, Ian, yes, it's surprised me how close I am to paint now, it's sort of crept up on me! In terms of main assemblies it's pretty much just the engine nacelles and undercarriage to go, but there's an awful lot of faffing about with other things as well. I made a dog's breakfast of the main fuselage join, so that'll take some sorting, and the masking alone will
  6. OK, so that was a bit of a hiatus, but I should be pretty much back to it now. Thanks, it just Vallejo Modelair black with just a really really tiny amount of light grey to take the edge off. Wow, that's a biggy! Have checked and mine seem ok, but good to know for the future just in case I accidentally decide to add a dambuster to the collection. Decided to push on with getting the fuselage zipped up, so did the rear floor section: Was briefly tempted to add a comedy loo roll holder and a magazine for the Elsan, but kind of forgot about it.
  7. No I haven't! Didn't even know it existed. Will do that now. Many thanks, Peter
  8. Hi there, I'm normally to be found lurking around the WWII and later aircraft areas, but a friend has asked me for help with an identification of a uniform from a picture found in some family papers. The photo is dated 1917 and was taken in Alexandria. My initial thoughts were cavalry/lancers or RFC, but someone else has suggested Royal Marines, saying the lapel insignia resembles the globe and anchor. In case it is the RFC I thought I'd post here. Have also posted in Figures. And a close up of the lapel insignia: Any ideas or sugge
  9. Hi there, I'm normally to be found lurking around the aircraft areas, but a friend has asked me for help with an identification of a uniform from a picture found in some family papers. The photo is dated 1917 and was taken in Alexandria. My initial thoughts were cavalry/lancers or RFC, but someone else has suggested Royal Marines, saying the lapel insignia resembles the globe and anchor. And a close up of the lapel insignia: Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks, Peter
  10. Well that was a bit of a pause, hopefully some sort of normal service has been resumed now. Initially I wanted to add some wiring and plumbing to the fuselage walls in the forward compartments, but couldn't really find any decent references online, and massively stalled in my progress. That was compounded by myself and my wife both working from home for extended periods and needing my study to be a decent work area (ie cleaned down of modelling stuff), so I kind of put it all away for a bit. Anyway, hopefully back in the zone now, so on with the progress report. Finishe
  11. Work continues at its usual glacial pace... Got the seat more or less finished, might dull down the Eduard belts a bit though. Did a quick dry fit of the Nav and W/O stations, it's actually a pretty fragile structure. And with a bit of weathering and a bit more attention, not really much to see here, but I added some metal strips over what I think are fuses(?) on the wireless panel, and wires from the morse key going down under the table. And added some bits and bobs to the navigator's table. A
  12. Hi Troy, Thanks, yes, it's the flash that's made it so green and stark, it's a lot duller and more grey under natural light (Vallejo Modelair interior green), and the weathering will tone it down further. I'll have play with some other options though, I've got the Tamiya and Xtracrylix versions to compare with, but at some time in the distant past I must have preferred this one for some reason and just stuck with it! Might be time for a re-think! Thanks, Peter
  13. Hi Folks, Well look what I got for my birthday!!! I thought about doing a sprue shot and then realised I didn't have the space, which doesn't bode well for when I've finished this and need to put it somewhere. Anyway, on with the obligatory box top shot accompanied by the ever-faithful Frankie... It is, of course, big. I've got the B-17 mounted on the wall, but there's not fixings for that in this kit so it'll have to stand somewhere, but that's a problem I'm happy to kick down the road for the moment. I was also treated to the Eduard 'mid-level' set, with
  14. Hi Folks, Many thanks for all the positive comments, I'm definitely encouraged to have a crack at another airliner now! However, I've just started on the HKM Lancaster so it could be some time! Many thanks!
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