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1/72nd Airfix Lancaster Mk.II


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Hiya Folks,..... I might jump in with this one if it is OK,..... although the interior parts are mostly pre painted, I have otherwise not touched it yet;

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I also have this Revell kit combined with the CMR conversion set,.... although it may be too far gone as I recently closed the fuselage halves,.... I may just utilise some decals? ;

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Although the CMR conversion set was designed for the Revell kit,.... the Mk.II style resin bomb bay doors are too short and not deep enough, so will need some work,...... here they are compared with the Revell bomb doors and the separate Airfix doors on the right hand side. 

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Cheers

          Tony

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On 16/03/2022 at 14:05, tonyot said:

I also have this Revell kit combined with the CMR conversion set,.... although it may be too far gone as I recently closed the fuselage halves,.... I may just utilise some decals? ;

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Ehhhh looks about 25% done to me, if you want to add this to the group build go for it.

 

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36 minutes ago, Adam Poultney said:

Ehhhh looks about 25% done to me, if you want to add this to the group build go for it.

 

Thanks Adam. 

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Well I got a full day in today, so with a box set on the telly and a brew,...... I started off with the cockpit and interior;

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All I added was a set of etched brass seat straps on the pilots seat;

 

 

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Then with all of the windows added,..... and then masked off (as it was easier to mask them now, without the danger of poking them inside later),..... the fuselage halves were joined and the wheel well construction began. I also drilled out the windows for the roof escape hatches plus the hole for the camera hatch under the nose;

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Then the upper wing halves were attached,..... with a fresh brew added to the table!;

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The the lower wing halves were added too;

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Followed by the tail feathers,... and the fairing around the mid upper gun position;

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Next onto the engines and nacelles,...... the propeller hubs are beautifully detailed and it will be a shame to hide them underneath spinners,..... although some Mk.II`s did fly without spinners;

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Nacelles fitted to the model;

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Then on with the engines and the cowlings, with their intakes and exhausts;

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And the engines and cowlings test fitted to the model,..... note the lack of filler (so far),...... this kit is engineered beautifully, although I may fill in some of the panel lines?;

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So that is it for now,...... sanding next after it has been left for a day or so for the glue to dry properly. As I said, I may add some filler to some panel lines, especially those under the cockpit area. As with the Merlin engined boxing,....l can highly recommend this kit,

Cheers

           Tony

 

 

 

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And here are a few reference pics, including some Lanc`s which are the subject of decal options available in both kits;

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And they were used in various test roles into the post war years too;

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And a generic Lanc pic, a useful top view of the cockpit in the IWM London;

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Cheers

         Tony,

 

 

 

 

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On 3/16/2022 at 6:16 PM, dogsbody said:

Chair pulled up and coffee brewing. 

With the speed that he's building this at, I'll be in the garden digging an Anderson shelter!

Makes a nice change to see a Mark 2. Much as I love the sound of four Merlins together...

That's a great set of pictures. I wonder if the Metrovic engined version will inspire @Head in the clouds.

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1 hour ago, dogsbody said:

A few more B.II photos, just because.

 

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Chris

 

Great pics Chris,..... I do like the one where the exhaust ring has graffitti scrored into the paint,..... or delivery instruction for a spare part? 

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