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Bomber Command 1939 - 1945 Group Build

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Not done a group build for a while, maybe it's time to try again? I've got a choice of Revell's Lancaster, Airfix's Hampden, or the bomber resupply set. My Stirling is too far along to be considered (lot more than 25% complete), and my Baltimores were used in the desert air force so are out (I think)

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Hey, hopefuly i ll have time to work on Airfix´s Lancaster as i just ordered the BBMF collection set :)

actualy... i see the decals in the airfix BBMF collection kit are for lancaster PA474, which is flying today in marking not used during his short operational use... So i guess i would have to find some other decal options,right?

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It's showing it's age now, raised detail, lots of rivets, moveable control surfaces and thick transparencies. Shape wise not too bad except for the wing tips. Not sure how the Valom kit compares

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actualy... i see the decals in the airfix BBMF collection kit are for lancaster PA474, which is flying today in marking not used during his short operational use... So i guess i would have to find some other decal options,right?

I think so - there's plenty of options out there

Cheers

Pete

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ye i guess, saw some nice kit worlds pin-up decals, so might end with one of these :) ll see, i m tempted to build one lancaster as a show bird, you know, clean and polished :)

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It's showing it's age now, raised detail, lots of rivets, moveable control surfaces and thick transparencies. Shape wise not too bad except for the wing tips. Not sure how the Valom kit compares

I can take some photos of the Valom Hampden which is in The Stash and post them here.

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Following Pete's suggestion, I'd like to join in with a Planet / Revell Manchester build. Depending on real life, might do a double build of the Mk.I & Mk.Ia for a challenge!

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Hey again guys, does anyone know, if there is some conversion set for grand slam configuration lancaster 1/72? Or at least some good drawings, where i could see how hard would be the conversion from Airfix?

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Just looking at the title if this GB , I thought Bomber Command was from 1936 - 1968 ?

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Rob,

Indeed - you are right...

However, the focus of this group build is Bomber Command during the years of the Second World War.

Cheers,

Chris

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Oh I see, fair enough , focus needs paying to that after how they were shamefully treated after the war. What a disgrace

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I can take some photos of the Valom Hampden which is in The Stash and post them here.

If you could Enzo. That would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

Paul

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I can take some photos of the Valom Hampden which is in The Stash and post them here.

If you could Enzo. That would be greatly appreciated.

Try these. Taken about fifteen minutes ago in artificial light.

Sprue 1 with the fuselage and wing uppersurfaces.

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Sprue 2 with the wing lowersurfaces, engines and tail

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The remainder. Transparencies, decals and PE.

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So far I have never seen a Valom kit which didn't have a butt fitment of the wings. This one seems to have a far more positive wing fitment, although the tail fins are still a butt fit.

There is a very basic bomb bay structure but it requires the doors to be cut out.

I shall be building this kit in the GB. I'm really looking forward to it.

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Having just completed my first GB (D-Day) this is hard to resist now that I have 'the bug'. I had an Uncle who flew Lancasters in WWII so that's the obvious choice. However, I'll have a little look around for a bargain that will allow me to join the fun :)

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