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  1. My own contribution to this build will be a Hasegawa Grand Slam Lancaster to be built as PD117 YZ-L of 617 Sqn.
  2. Good Evening, I'm much more of a Cold War/Modern aircraft modeller, but a good friend of mine from Sweden wants to build the aforementioned aircraft. He visited the site where it lays in the bogs of northern Sweden and has the Hasegawa "Special Missions" boxing of their Lancaster kit. It was damaged during the Tirpitz raid and the crew made a forced landing in Sweden where all survived. They torched the aircraft as best they could, but the remains of the Lancaster are there to this day. The difficulty is the decals, I can do up the artwork but would need references to base it on. After sitting out for decades, and the crews attempts to destroy the aircraft there is not too much to go on for the nose art. Internet searches just come up with recent photos. Are there any books out there, or archive images of this aircraft that my fellow modellers know of? Cheers, and thanks, Hoops
  3. This build was done in honor of the 70th anniversary of 617 squadron. Recently finished up the 1/72 Hasegawa Tornado. It was brought to my attention that the missiles I used for "Sea Eagles" are in fact NOT Sea Eagles, but a similar weapon. I will eventually pull these off and modify them to look more like the real thing, but for now "close enough for government work" will suffice. The kit was mostly OOB with markings from modeldecal. As this was a german boxing, I had to pull the skyshadow and BOZ pods from other kits. Wing-sweep bladders were made from tamiya tape. I added probe covers using sheet styrene. The RBF tags and intake covers are painted tinfoil. I hope you guys enjoy seeing it as much as I enjoyed building it! Thanks for looking, comments and criticisms welcome! Next I will be building the Revell 1/72 Dambusters Lancaster to set opposite of it!
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