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Tamyia Avro Lanc Dambusters 1/48(picture heavy)


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Well since everyone else was doing one i felt left out ;-) actually me and me and my best mate are building the same(ish) kit he bought a straight forward tamyia lanc i bought the Dambusters version.will post as i go.Also fitted a "edwardo" dash kit so far so good here's some pictures , Ohh and just to add a bit more interest i decided to wire up the props with micro motors AND am going to wire up the "UP KEEP" Bomb to make it spin , it will either work out good or i will destroy a £100 kit lol

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Not sure if this will upset people but i decided to go with cockpit green even thou Tamyia say use "Panzer Grey" or Black

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Drilled out upkeep for pully and dowel,

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Now the more observant of you might have noticed i wired the batt and motors up BEFORE i hooked the wings and fuselage OOOOOOHPS have to cut n shut together null_zps2309f797.jpg

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me too....why not add the altitude lights as well?

another thought...if you were to add the downward lamps why not mount the Lanc on an acrylic pole over a seascape ( lakescape didn't sound right ) ....would look brill with props & Upkeep turning & the lights reflecting off the water!

BTW build looking good!

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I have a nice peice of clear Perspex I was going to mount it on , but your idea for the lamps sounds good . Will need to up the power and get a few led lights , also need to fabricate some tubes for lights so they act as spot lamps and not just light up area below !

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I have a nice peice of clear Perspex I was going to mount it on , but your idea for the lamps sounds good . Will need to up the power and get a few led lights , also need to fabricate some tubes for lights so they act as spot lamps and not just light up area below !

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Ok wee trip to maplins after work this afternoon , bright white LEDs bought , power source bought, micro on/of switch bought , battery's and extra cable bought ! Now I just need to figure out where lamps should be in position , wire and fit it all in the lancs fuselage ,,,, easy :-( lol

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It looks like you've attached the wireless operator's table and radios to the aperture where the front turret sits... you may want to change that!

Tom your 100% right, either I wasn't paying attention or sniffing to much glue lol,

Thankfully I had only placed it there in a dry fitting , didnt look right so sent picture to my mate and he corrected my error .

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Dont you just love Maplins,

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Aldis lamps drilled out ,

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OK some bad news one of the LEDS died 2mins after this pict was taken , so i cant button it up the now , done a lot of soldering wires running the switches etc think i have it almost done just need to go to maplin AGAIN think i have shares in there , on first name terms with half the staff lol

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Am not sure they had this amount of wire in the real Lancs

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Cheers folks some slow progress mostly trips to maplins getting switchs, then more leds, then as recommended some resistors,

but think am finally near closing her ,

Also started the the water Dio , never null_zpsdc0b0e9b.jpgdone one of these so trial n error

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Small update,still got loads to do , really strugling to keep the upkeep bomb pivot in place ,spins to fast and superglue not holding it !

will figure something out ,to be honest i done these shots more for my sanity as wiring really done my head in , just wanted to see some progress.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Had some problems with paint so lots of sanding and re masking, am hopeing its ok this time.

Its starting to be a long slog this one not happy with my sanding and filling but will keep trying

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Small update , got painting i wanted done finished (so far) fitted tail and upkeep bomb ,fingers crossed it turns the dowel wasnt sitting 100% right so its a bit hit or miss if it works !

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Another update , been very slow with this due to work and weather had a slight problem with rear turret(pict below) any ideas?

also as i thought the bomb aint spinning so far looks like more work required !

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PS had a engine failure on the video that will need looked at ;-)

nearly there

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