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Don149

HK Lancaster ?.

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This doesnt sound encouraging BUT we do want it finished to the right detail . . .

Taken from their own Facebook page

Hong Kong Models Co Ltd.

Dear Modeller

Recently we are working on the very complex and beautiful surface detail of the Lancaster.

We have something of new technique apply on surface detail.

Before move ahead with my plan, I am interested to know what you expect with those beautiful surfaces ?

1. Bumpy panels

2. Over lapping panels

3. Raised rivets

4. Recessed

I wish you guys could advise or suggest your brilliant ideas !

Edited by Mancunian airman

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I think at this scale you could be faithful to the original couldn't you?

I don't think they should copy the Airfix 1/72 new mould with the recessed panel lines on the fuselage etc.

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Dear Mancunian Airman

For my money, I'd like to see a model represent the plane as it actually was, and this scale allows a better representation of that. So...

If panels overlapped, over lap.

If they but join, but join

If rivets are raised, raise the rivets.

If they are recessed, recess the rivets.

It would be great to see a model as close as possible to the real thing, and not an artistic recreation.

My 5c worth

PR

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Exactly right. For good examples in 1/32 surface detailing, the new Fly Hurricane II and the ancient Revell P-40E both show what can be done.

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I think at 1:32 scale the panels don't need to overlap, that seems like hard CAD work to me. By the sounds of it that Lanc won't be this year.

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Hi

It seems a strange request from a kit manufacturer

surely copying the the real thing is the best way to go ?

cheers

jerry

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The trouble is they are million miles from the real thing, I'm 4 miles away ( and you can get inside ) but do you think they would ask me for help? I doubt it.

Graham

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I would imagine that the size, shape, and position of the panels is well documented. Differing rivets and raised or recessed panels is another matter. Not quite a million miles Graham six or seven thousand maybe, but an inconvenient distance nevertheless.

It does rather look as if it might be a fair wait though.

Cheers

Steve

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I can understand HK asking what we want, so hopefully they can give us what we would like to see on the Lanc. After all, it doesn't seem that long ago that any sort of raised surface detail was howled at, and everything had to be recessed...including rivets. This seems to have fallen out of favour now. I'm all for as close as possible to what is found on any real aircraft..so if it has rows of mushroom rivets, let's have them! As Work in Progress says, the old Revell P-40 shows what could be done over 40 years ago.

Best regards;

Steve

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:popcorn:

Is this the sign hanging on the development door at HK . . . . :work: ??

They do say 'No news is good news'

I am still waiting with baited breath . . . .

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A man shaking off an umbrella??

I'm taking heart from a well known beverage company with this one... good things come to those who...

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I think this is what they are trying to re-create. Zoom in.

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Hence the delay.

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well I wish they'd hurry up winter is coming and I need more loft insulation

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well I wish they'd hurry up winter is coming and I need more loft insulation

Come on Sinnerboy, do keep up, the White Ravens have been received, Winter is here but at least the King in the North knows what he is doing.

Cheers

DC

PS apologies if anyone hasn't seen the last two episodes of Game of Thrones

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Is - "No news is good news" ?

Anybody heard anything on the grapevine ?, anybody know of info on their website ??

I would like to think they are making progress . . . .

Ian

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Hi

I would imagine they could just pop over to australia, to check out details.

I think they have two lancs there, an early example and a late example ?

cheers

jerry

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The early version is an absolute beaut, was stationed just near to me at former RAF Station Binbrook.

Now that would be a good set of decals for the kit . . . :yahoo: (despite it being available in 72nd)

I have many thoughts on what I would like but thats for the day they release the kit and THEN, i can get my squadron choice done.

Ian

Edited by Mancunian airman

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I would have expected to have seen a few test shots before now!,just to keep us warm.

Having had a half-hour trip in one as an ATC cadet back in 48 I go all gooey at the

prospect of building one in 1/32nd.

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Can anybody tell me the scale measurements of 1/32nd ??

76th is 3.9mm to the foot

72nd is 4.0 mm to the foot

Doubling 72nd to 36th gives 8.0 mm to the foot. ?

 

the larger the scale the larger the mm to the foot

 

48th is 6. 35mm to the foot IIRC

 

I am really thinking of building some ground equipment/vehicle so really need this mm to a foot for 32nd scale.

 

many thanks

Ian

Edited by Mancunian airman
Correction of scale measurements

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1 foot is 304.800 mm so in 1/32 that should be 9.525mm.

 

1/72 is 4.233. mm to the foot.

 

1/76 is 4.0105 mm to the foot.

 

Not sure where you got those numbers from :)

 

Cheers

 

Steve

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Steve

 

Figures are based on 1 foot being 300mm.

I dont think I have seen a foot long mm rule measuring 304.8 (nearly 305mm )

 

I admit 76th is 4mm based on the 300mm rule

I seem to have got the wrong figure for 72nd  . . . 4.1mm

 

My calculation for 32nd would have been 9.37mm

Ian

Edited by Mancunian airman

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Stonar is correct, 300mm to 12" is an approximation.

an inch is 25.4 mm ( exact)

so 12 times 25.4 = 304.8mm

 

ex Toolmaker :)

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