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Argentinian bombers part I


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Hi all.
I am not a WIP guy , but I will try to show here what I am doing in my attempt to get a more or less  decent Avro Lincoln in 1/72. The departing point is the fuselage of the old  Airfix Lancaster married to the modified wings of the also old Modelcraft (ex Frog, I think) Avro Shackleton MR3. So far, I have prolonged the rear part of the Airfix fuselage (in black plastic) with several  parts  of the Shackleton fuselage (in grey plastic) trying to follow the curvature of the former. The most noticeable modification  here was the conformation  of the nose (typical of the Lincoln) with two components epoxy clay over a plasticard skeleton.

 

 

 

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Some specific bibliography and decals (Aerocalcas, from Argentina):

 

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Scale plans, really useful to get an idea of fuselage plug length, etc.:

 

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And where we are today. Wings and horizontal stabilizers are not glued yet. Wing tips are made of plasticard to get the proper length and shape. The whole wings were rescribed. The engines of the Shackleton were modified to resemble to that of the Lincoln (modification not yet finished). The fuselage prolongation may be noticed in gray and the dorsal part of the fuselage where the dorsal turret once sat proudly, was blanked with strips of plasticard and sanded. The plane I am doing here is B-017 of Fuerza Aerea Argentina, whose dorsal turret was eliminated in the middle of its career (just to facilitate my job 70 years later).

The general aspect of the model is very crude at the moment, especially if you look at the nose of the plane, but I hope a layer or two of putty and some primer will make some kind of miracle here.

 

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This topic was called "Part I" because hopefully there will be Part II (Lancastrian), Part III (Canberras B Mk 62 and 64) and Part IV (a pair of Lancasters), all of them in the guise of Fuerza Aerea Argentina.

 

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Love the Lancastrian.  If I'm not mistaken you are using the ancient (1963?) Revell kit.  I have often thought the only way to fix the Revell windows and turrets was to remove them entirely.

 

I'm looking forward to this.

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1 hour ago, RJP said:

Love the Lancastrian.  If I'm not mistaken you are using the ancient (1963?) Revell kit.  I have often thought the only way to fix the Revell windows and turrets was to remove them entirely.

 

I'm looking forward to this.

Yes, RJP, it is the old Revell kit, but with the adition of the Airfix engine nacelles.

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