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Postby steve131 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:20 pm

:clap: Great work ,the model is a real beauty 8-)
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby Mark » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:45 am

Nice going James.
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby Morris » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:13 pm

Most awesome, James :D
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Postby snapdragon » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:18 pm

Thanks guys.

I had a major cock up today while putting the fuselage halves together. I caught the armour plate headrest on the pilots seat and it pinged off into the distance so fast I couldn't see it, but I did hear it bounce off something out of my line of sight.
I also forgot to add the pilots instrument panel!

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I now have to consider what I can do now to try and get the thing in as I can't take it all apart! I think the scream of anguish has scared the entire town!
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby Morris » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:08 am

Just read this James - you should be able to 'fish' in both? Maybe...? Hope it works out - :(
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby royjess » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:42 am

As others have already said, this is coming along nicely, you are doing a fantastic job, I'm looking forward to seeing more of this build :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby Mark » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:19 am

Damn! That must be annoying. Still it’s surprising what you can manage with a blob of superglue and brutal on the end of a bit of wire (or some other improvised tool). The model is coming on beautifully so far.
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby royjess » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:51 pm

snapdragon wrote:I had a major cock up today


Looks like I did too by posting a reply on here without reading the above posts :oops: ( I think I was reading the previous page when I replied :oops: )

As the others have mentioned, I hope that you recover your build, otherwise it would be a shame. I'm sure with your skills, you will be able to sort something out :pray:
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby snapdragon » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:33 pm

I'll be contacting Neil on Monday when he gets back from Malaysia to see if I can get some replacement parts. I also want the main canopy too as it has a crack in it caused by some moron in a shipping hub somewhere using the box as a football or something like that! Also some parts have been going missing from the bench. One of the cockpit blisters has disappeared from the sprue and other internal parts went missing just after being painted. I haven't a clue what is going on and I have cleared my bench several times and had a tidy up in an effort to locate these missing parts but without success!


It is driving me crazy! After this is finished I may take a break and gut the room with a skip outside!
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby snapdragon » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:53 pm

The Fuselage is together and painted.... almost.

I am using Vallejo Model Air NATO black to produce the non-reflective Night Black that the RAF put on their bombers and it just so works!

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I let it totally cure for 24 hours and then masked it off. I should have taken the masking lower as I did manage to overspray while painting the wing root!

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I will be using Top Notch camouflage masks so the base coat on the upper surface is Dark Earth (I hope!)

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Masking removed. I will have to re-mask the fuselage again, but I didn't want the masking tape to weld itself to the paint and have it all come off! That's happened to me before! Would rather put fresh on!

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That's all for now. While I wait for stuff to come through the post etc, I can paint the rest of the Upkeep fairings and fix those, the swing arms and bomb and then move on to the wings!
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby Morris » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:19 pm

Now that's starting to look like a Lancaster !!! :clap:
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby snapdragon » Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:41 pm

I have moved onto the wings as I need to get things built and ready for when the camouflage and insignia masks arrive.


Working on the starboard side first. lots of test fits no fancy painting as most of the detail will not be seen unless you can get your head at a very unusual angle.

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Undercarriage starboard side partially built and ready for painting. The pole going between the two main braces is to either be removed, or painted bright red and left in place. It is a removeable lock strut that was put in place by the cround crew during maintainance and bomb loading. It's to prevent the thing collapsing by locking the struts. So, remove is you have your Lancaster ready to go etc or leave in place and paint a bright red if a maintainance diorama is going to be done. On mine I am using them as an extra support until the indercarriage is in place in the nacelle and then they will be removed.

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Inner nacelle/undercarriage painted and in place. Getting it is was not easy and it is very tight!

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Some remedial paintwork to be done.

Starboard Outer engine covers painted. Just the inside of them to paint aluminium. One of the Exhaust Covers has gone AWOL. It should turn up!

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Once thing that I am concerned about is the fact that although the NATO Black is a really good sub for Night Black, because it is totally flat with no reflectability at all, it shows up oils from my handling. Does anyone know of a clear totally flat protection coat that I can apply that is wipeable with a cloth or paper towel?
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby Morris » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:29 am

Awesome sauce again, James....
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby steve131 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:59 pm

8-) Great work ,has cover been located yet :?:
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