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Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby snapdragon » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:51 pm

I'm starting this thread now as there will be a lot going in to this once Eduard gets their act in gear!

I have a basic overall plan for this in place and there will be refinements as once the kit arrives I can add to my vision of the finished article and make additions and changes as needed.


The first things I have are replacement gun barrels from Master in Poland

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I also picked up the cockpit set from airscale at Telford

https://airscale.co.uk/store.php#!/1-32-Scale-Avro-Lancaster-B-Mk-1/p/121136238/category=16104112

This set seems to be a half way set between Eduard and the kit IP as you have etched sets to which you put on decals. I will photo the set but it does have a half finished rushed feel to it. It will be interesting to see what Eduard does.


in my plan I will use masks for insignia and squadron codes

https://shop.maketar.com/?product=132-raf-roundels-fin-flashes-type-b
https://shop.maketar.com/?product=132-raf-roundels-fin-flashes-type-c-c1
https://shop.maketar.com/?product=132-raf-24-inch-letters-numbers

On Checking I see that some are not correct in size, so I have emailed Maketar to see if the correct stuff is possible


I'll see what can be done for aircraft S/N and stencilling will be decals.

These will be a nice addition to the engines especially with the text in red as on the real ones.

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Colours

Vallejo and Xtreme Metals using original chipset colours. Lancasters had a colour called "Night Black" on the under surface which had a slight blue cast to it as well as being a non-reflective matt. I will do tests with AK's Japanese cowling blue-black and Vallejo NATO black - both primer and actual colour to see which is closer.

Insignia colours will be from Vallejo range using paints that have a 1-2% shade variance which is not noticeable to us.... only computers!


This should be a good build!



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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby steve131 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:03 pm

I like the Rolls Royce names 8-) do they come in 24 scale also , how long do you think this beast will take to complete :?:
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby Morris » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:05 pm

Go SD go! This one will be epic!
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby chill » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:21 pm

steve131 wrote:I like the Rolls Royce names 8-) do they come in 24 scale also , how long do you think this beast will take to complete :?:



he has a year :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby snapdragon » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:30 pm

Sorry, Steve. Only 1/32. You could contact icon air and ask if they can do 1/24.

I'm on the hunt for seat belts and have contacted HGW to see what they can do.

The Lancaster should be in the post this week!
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby snapdragon » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:58 pm

Maketar has responded to my email and they will be doing a Lancaster masking set and should be available in a couple of weeks.

Nothing from Eduard yet (probably March etc) and I am still hunting for Lancaster seatbelt info!
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby Morris » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:22 pm

James - went to the Dambusters movie but it's hard to tell what type of seat belts they are (?) - (sorry to poke a pic in ur thread...)
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Re: Build Of The Year Entry - 1/32 HKM Lancaster

Postby snapdragon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:56 pm

That's fine, Morris anybody is welcome to chip in with references.

The pilots seat has the standard RAF seat belts and I believe the rest of the seats have lap belts. I will have to buy quite a few HGW spitfire sets!
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