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  1. ...a warbird rolling under an overpass. This was taken about 5 years ago when the Canadian Heritage Aircraft Association moved it's Lancaster, FM212, from it's static outdoor display here in Windsor's Jackson Park to a local hanger. It was badly in need of an overhaul/rebuild and there is talk of returning it to airworthy condition. We can only hope.
  2. Thanks, Mike. I have to say I look forward to the next step with a bit of trepidation. I have never airbrushed a model before. :unsure:
  3. More progress today. Pretty much ready for paint now!
  4. Sweet!! Great job. :thumbsup:
  5. Hey Neu, Was just reading your thread on a "Living History GB", thinking what a great idea, clicked on the link above and, lo and behold, found my build thread of my father-in-law's Sabre. I'm happy that you and others find this a worthy idea for a Group Build. I am also currently working on a Lancaster build of an aircraft that one of my father's friends was shot down in. I am giving the Lanc to my dad's friend when it is done so, as I am planning to do another for my own collection, perhaps I can be included in the GB. Count me in if that is allowed. BD
  6. Fantastic job so far!!! Love the cockpit. You are making me feel very inadequate though, LOL. Looking forward to following your build through to completion. :thumbsup:
  7. Big Daddy

    F86 Sabre

    Agreed! Great perspective and execution!. I love it!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
  8. Ditto! Very ambitious project. Great job so far. I am very interested as well as I am in the midst of a Sabre build of an a/c my father-in-law flew during the 50's. Will definitely be following this thread.
  9. What a fantastic job!! Well done, Sebastian! :thumbsup:
  10. My first big blunder of this build....I mounted the rear turret guns upside down. The outboard guns should be on top instead of the bottom. Fortunately a kind soul on the Lancaster Archives forum noticed it and I was able to carefully cut it all apart and re-assemble it correctly. I also spent the better part of 3 hours installing the teenie-tiny windows in the fuselage, complete with several pieces flying off into oblivion as I cut them from the sprues, followed by a chorus of curses from yours truly. Fortunately, Hasegawa had the foresight to include extra pieces of each window. :)
  11. Geez! The wingspan will be 3 feet!! :blink:
  12. Thanks a lot Mike. I just hope he accepts it. Some of these old birds are funny that way. I was hoping to have it ready for his 91st birthday this Friday but he never showed up at the Legion last week and I needed some questions answered before I can finish it. Anyway, some more progress in the last few days. The outboard engines on this kit really hung at a bad angle so I have had to sand/file the nacelles carefully to get them right. The port engine looks pretty good now. Also, the main hatch at the back was raised about 1/16th inch off the fuselage so that had to be sanded off and re
  13. Great job so far on the Fort!! Looking forward to following your build. :thumbsup:
  14. Thanks, Mike! The Sabre is on hold for a couple of weeks while I knock off a 1/72nd Lanc for an old friend who flew in them in '44. The build thread is HERE if you are interested.
  15. Awesome, Mike!! Glad you are in the GB. Looking forward to more pics. :thumbsup:
  16. LOL. Took the words right out of my mouth. My uncle was with the Canadian Infantry and was sent to the Aleutians in 1943 to help kick out the Japanese. They had already bugged out when they got there. I never realized how hotly contested the Aleutians were until he told me of the several vicious battles that happened there in 1942. One of the largest Japanese banzai attacks of the entire Pacific campaign happened in 1942 on Attu Island.
  17. Crap! I just saw this. I would definitely have made the trek from Windsor.
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