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Chaotic Mike

The first HK Lancaster WIP?

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Just started painting on the red stencils for the trestle points under the wings. 1 hour = 1 wingtip. Roughly. Decals? I don't need no steenkin decals... 

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I got me some custom masks made up, and here be the tail feathers.  There's a little bit of bleed to be fixed up, but I'm pretty happy with the last 90 minutes!

 

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Paint is Tamiya, with some custom mixes I found somewhere on the Internet...

 

Laters...

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There is something about those big letters with the yellow outlines on Lancaster tails that just somehow screams that the Third Reich is finished. Love it!

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21 hours ago, Chemguy3000 said:

Any chance you could share your custom Tamiya paint mixing ratios?

 

David

Not just the Internet, it was actually on your favourite modelling website. No, not Playboy.com...

 

 

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And this is what happens when you're not paying attention when you're masking, and the flaps are separate from the main wing...  🙂

 

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Looking at that picture. I'd love to take credit for what might appear to be modulation and weathering on the plains of black, but in reality it is only highly thinned Lifecolor (Ultimate Products thinners;  it's good stuff!) plus Windsor and Newton flow improver. That's how it turned out, and I'm unlikely to do anything on purpose! 

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Just had the same thing on my Val. Masked the inner part of the wind, but the overspray got the outer panels too. Not a problem, just a light sand and a light respray and all is well.

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Post Christmas progress...  awaiting putting on the codes, and the bomb tally, etc.

The opaque side:

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The transparent side:

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And the cockpit (simply because its been masked away for the last 6 months and I'd forgotten what it looks like!

 

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It will all be over by Easter...  Maybe

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A few more.  I've been a fan of Miracle Masks since first contact, many moons ago.

 

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Unusual (for me) combination of pre-shading and Top-Notch masks...

 

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This Christmas break has definitely moved things on a bit.  Sadly, back to work on Monday, so my more normal glacial pace will recommence!

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Coming along.  For comedic effect, that's a 1/72 Wurger nearby...

 

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I scratched an H2S scanner, using the pictures posted earlier.  It's not brilliant, but it is definitely better than an empty radome...

 

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I think this plane has the 80:20 rule going on.  I don't want to put on things like wings, bomb doors, undercarriage doors etc until I have detailed a couple of engine bays, and that is waiting on my getting good references from lots of angles.  Does anyone know if the Cosford York still has one of its engine bays uncowled?

 

Mike

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16 minutes ago, woody37 said:

This looks amazing :)

 

Thanks.  I just uncovered your thread about the colours of the identification lights on the rear fuselage, so red, green and amber clear colours will be coming at the weekend.

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Mike, 

 

this is the RH outer engine of Just Jane taken in November. 

Hope it helps...

 

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The exhaust stubs are a bit of a dogs breakfast and the radiator vent linkage is hanging loose, but it gives you an idea. 

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This is what happens when you spray Humbrol gloss Clear onto Tamiya paint. For the record, not a happy bunny. 

I only wanted to put a few stencils on, but glossing only where they went would have ended up looking patchy after dulling it back. 

 

 

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