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elger

Airfix Lancaster b.II as DS824 JI-K, 514 Squadron, lost 22 January 1944

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Looking great, fantastic work, I have just purchased one of these too, and am looking forward to building it, so will watch with interest.

keep up the good work

All the best
Chris

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Decals on. I modified decals from the Xtradecal Lancaster b.ii sheet to get the markings I needed. "J1-K2" (LL670) was easily modified to "JI-K", and the serial number DS824 was cobbled together from DS827 (A4-R) and DS604 (QR-W).

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Now on to weathering, final assembly and finishing.

Thanks for looking!

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I've posted this a few times over the last year, here and on a couple of other modelling forums, but here it is, one more time:

Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:27 PM

Now I don't profess to being an expert on the subject, but a few years ago, I did a bit of research into this.

As near as I can tell, starting in the early 1930's, Bristol started painting their gear casings on military engines, a semi-gloss black.

Please people, spread the word. Too many otherwise great models are spoiled, in my eyes at least, by having grey painted gear casings on their Bristol Peggys, Mercs and Hercs.

I know the Americans used mostly grey on theirs, but not Bristols.

Chris

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Fixed the colour of the engines, added the final bits and pieces, and it's done! More pics in Ready for Inspection. Thanks for the support and feedback everyone!

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Most impressive result, and so great to see the story behind this one. Lest we forget.

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Looks fantastic!

Airfix have made a nice kit, and you've a great job of it.

Will check out the RFI!

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