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              "To Remember The many"

 

              The Tamiya Lancaster 1/48

                                       RFI

 

Good evening fellow Britmodellers, let me present my longest build to date, it’s been Seven long months and a lot of blood sweat and Tears to get this iconic bird over the finish line. If you followed the WIP you’ll be aware of the back story so I won’t re tread old ground. If you’re interested in the WIP you can find it here.

I’ll keep this short and sweet and get on with the pictures. I hope you enjoy the shots. I wished I had a brighter day to take them but as autumn looms so does the light. c'est la vie. 

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That’s all folks.  I know there’s a lot but I figured I could endulge in this centenary year.  ❤️

I’ll run through what was used.

 

Tamiya Lancaster 1975 1/48  (revised version)

 

BIG ED (Photo etch)

interior

exterior

bomb bay.

masks

belts etc.

 

Tamiya Acrylic paints.

 

Windsor and Newton oils.

 

Flory washes.

 

Tamiya weathering pigments.

 

jewellers wire.

 

Plasticard and various plastic rod sizes.

 

Haynes manual.

 

The BM hive mind.

 

@isaneng‘s invaluable insight and research pictures of PA474.

 

@corsaircorp‘s Lancaster engine and wing parts that reside in the nacelles.

 

I do hope I have done justice to this wonderful part of our history. The many will never be forgotten.

 

Thank you all for taking time to view this dedication to PA474 and all the brave souls. “The Many”

 

 

John.

 

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Good evening John. That's awesome and a tremendous built at all. Great looking Lanc and as always with your builds. Cheers from a summer day here deep in October.  Strange!

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Hopefully awful can be something like awesome. If not, I'm sorry for that. Cheers Benedikt
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I'm sure I've said it before John, but it bears repeating - that's a simply stunning model and a very fitting tribute.

 

Msgnificent work!

 

Keith

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Amazing detailing Johnny and an entertaining and educational WiP - she certainly is a fitting tribute. Good job that man :) 

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That is just beautiful John.

 

The care and attention you've put into it, coupled with deep respect for the lost crews shines through. It's a moving and quietly dignified tribute to all of them.

 

Lest we forget.

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A fitting tribute is THE words that has to be said, Thanks LP !

Congratulations Dear Spad ! Seven months ! but what a maginficent result !

PD 309 has a now a rebirth in Britain from my point of view !

Thanks for havin' the Lanc bits included in your kit !

Great job my friend !! Really great job !!

And thanks too for the WiP, it was lovely and educational !

Bravo !!

Sincerely. 

CC

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Outstanding! It was a pleasure following your WIP, and the end result is simply superb! :clap: :worthy:  :worthy: 

 

Ciao

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Well it was really worth all your efforts. That is a stunningly beautiful Lancaster! Awesome modelling! :worthy::worthy::worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

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An absolute beauty Sir, fantastic to see.  The Lanc parts within is a lovely touch.

 

Hat is well and truly doffed.

 

Phil

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Having followed the WIP I’be been waiting with baited breath for the RFI. Well worth the wait, she’s an absolute cracker. 

 

Pete

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Wow!  That is superb!

Though not my preferred scale, I really admire your skills with the all the details.

I particularly think the canopy framing is brilliantly rendered - seemingly black first; then the camo over it, leaving a slight black surround.

The interior details have been beautifully realised too.

Awesome work all round.

:clap:

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Oh my word. Thank you all so much. It was a Joy to build and I’m so glad you all like the final result. You’re all far too kind. 

I’m really looking forward to my next build. If I can figure out what it’ll be. 🤔

 

Jont

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