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Avro Lancaster Nose Art Kit 1/32

Postby snapdragon » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:36 am

HK's boss has given permission for me to log this build so you can see the kit.

Basically it is the same as the full aircraft kit, but there are some slight changes. This build will go on to HK's stand at Telford this year.

As noted in my in-box review the new parts are some extra etched parts (must remember to photograph that fret) an updated clear starboard side and a stand.

The first thing I need to do is to build and paint the stand and also sort out just what I can see through the clear side and what needs painting to avoid unneeded and wanted work with wiring.

The stand goes together easily but to avoid painting issues it is best to paint as you assemble and then touch up.

Assemble and paint this first:

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Then add the rest and paint. I didn't and had some problems in getting into corners as access was restricted!

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I then dry fitted the basic elements of the nose together and test fitted onto the stand

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The next thing was to carefully fit the clear side avoiding too many fingerprints!

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Inspect what can be seen and what needs painting on that side.

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The red line shows what I need to paint. I will do the bomb aimers section on the fly during construction.

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That's all for the first post. More to come shortly
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Re: Avro Lancaster Nose Art Kit 1/32

Postby Morris » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:46 am

Popcorn and chair ready :D
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Re: Avro Lancaster Nose Art Kit 1/32

Postby number1 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:24 pm

Hi James, could you give the measurements please, ( could be tempted with this :shhh: )
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Re: Avro Lancaster Nose Art Kit 1/32

Postby steve131 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:24 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Lovely kit Snapdragons this will be an awesome ornament in anyone living room. What paint chips set you use ,also will you be filling the ejector pins marks :?: .
Need to source a good filler ,bought some Vallejo putty surprisingly not good never sets :o :o :angry-banghead: .
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Will you use their decals or do different plane like Just Jane :?:
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Re: Avro Lancaster Nose Art Kit 1/32

Postby snapdragon » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:40 pm

Answers to questions.

The built size of the kit, according to the box is ((mm)) 218x120x68. It will fit on any shelf, unlike when it is connected to the rest of the aircraft, when you need a room!

The paint chips are Vallejo all the way and are correct to MAP chipsets 1940-1945.

Ejector pin marks are covered up or the paint job will hide them. The trick is with the detail and to keep the viewer's eyes moving.

I am also using MAP paint orders (the kit painting directions are just slightly out.) MAP = Ministry of Aircraft Production. Vallejo NATO Black substitutes for Night Black and this colour is 5% different to original Night Black which to our eyes there is no difference. Only a computer can do this!

I will be using the kit decals for the nose art (Victorious Virgin) so I hope I get the technique right!
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Re: Avro Lancaster Nose Art Kit 1/32

Postby Mark » Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:17 pm

Popcorn at 5he ready!
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Re: Avro Lancaster Nose Art Kit 1/32

Postby snapdragon » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:47 pm

Here is an update.

In reality, this is just like the build I did for the 2019 competition. I am doing some extra painting on stuff that will be noticed, but that's about it. The new glue bottle for clear plastics is now here and so I can get down to business but I want to start simply.

I have to think and keep in mind that one side will be clear, but I still need to paint on that so I need to draw masking templates. So that means using the kit part to make the templates, a sheet of A5 Tamiya Masking Kabuki paper and a pencil.

The outline is drawn several times so I have fallback stuff, and also for the MkI build which I will be using a clear side.

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I just need the outline. the actual cutting will be done with a steel ruler and a new blade so I have a sharp outline to paint to.

Now while I have this piece time to make it ready for putting in when the time comes.

All the detail of the engineers panel needs to come off as it will be replaced.

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A sharp blade and fingers out of the way and we are there. No first aid needed tonight! It doesn't need to be perfect as this area will be covered up, just the detail removed.

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Next, a night (NATO BLACK) black paint job (both sides).

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Time to delve into the Eduard Cockpit kit and put the detail back. First the base panel with the dials on.

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Then the top part to add the detail.

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Paint touch ups needed to get rid of the finger oils etc. That will be the last thing before installation.

Next, Working on the base painting.

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Black is done and now masking for the interior green.

more parts assembled ready for painting.

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Here we go. Interior green done. I will have to redo the black as there has been some overspray!

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detail painting needed on some parts, but the base colour is done!

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remove the masking and you can see the overspray difference!!!!!!

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This will be corrected over the next couple of days and some detail added. That's all for now.

Comments and questions welcome.
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Re: Avro Lancaster Nose Art Kit 1/32

Postby Morris » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:21 am

Coming on nicely, James.....another good paint guide to save :D
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Re: Avro Lancaster Nose Art Kit 1/32

Postby Morris » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:35 pm

Starting to take a fancy to this kit :think:
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Re: Avro Lancaster Nose Art Kit 1/32

Postby Mark » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:32 pm

Looking good James! This will definitely be on my shopping list when it's released. Do you know when it's planned?

Is it me, or is the interior green quite light. I always thought it was a bit darker. Is it the lighting, or is it just a different shade to what I thought it was..... I'm sure your colour choice is spot on.
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