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Hajo L.

Lancaster B.Mk.III in 1/72 by Revell

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The cockpit is done:

 

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Even though most of them will not be visible later on, I added a crew:

 

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Unpainted yet, but fitting to the individual positions:

 

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HAJO

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The comrades have come to life!

 

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And occupied their places:

 

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HAJO

 

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A last view into the open cockpit. I think it looks kind of cosy, but of course none of it will be visible after the fuselage halfes are closed.

 

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HAJO

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Looking nice!  I am watching with interest because I have one of these on my "to do" pile.  Looks like a good kit, especially for the price!

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So far it definetely is a nice kit!

 

Can anyone enlighten me if there is aynthing like a rule or guideline concerning the flame-suppressors of the exhausts? I can either mount the exhaust pipes or the suppressors, but have no idea if that is related to the MK.I or MK.III-version. Any idea?

 

 

HAJO

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After putting the two halves together here is a small impression what can still be seen in the cockpit: At least the navigator is visible!

 

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Now it´s time for the wings and all the stuff that´s mounted here:

 

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The gear makes the bird looking like it has very long legs, so my impression:

 

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The struts are quite long!

 

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And it´s sitting on its own legs!

 

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HAJO

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Hi,

 

That looks impressive!

I don't know the answer to your question about the flame-suppressors. I don't recall coming across anything about them when reading about the Lancaster.

 

Cheers, Stefan.

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Thanks! I looked at my pictures and found that the majority of Lancasters had the suppressors installed, and so will I.

 

 

HAJO

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If flying night-time missions then the suppressors would be fitted. The suppressors were removed from aircraft that were flying daytime missions at the end of the war.

 

 

Chris

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Thank you, I´ll go with that!

 

All I have to do at the moment is wait for the resin-barrels to arrive...:

 

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HAJO

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I was out of town for a business trip and when I returned, I was greeted by this:

 

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New barrels by Quickboost!

 

The top MG-site now looks like this:

 

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And the other two stands:

 

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At this moment the three gunner figures are drying their fresh paint, and I think I will start the camo-scheme this evening.

 


HAJO

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I mentionend the first camo-color:

 

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The brown is Revell 82 and I´m quite pleased with the overall look. I already painted some parts with the corresponding green, using Revell 68, but had not made any pictures yet.

Don´t expect any progress during the weekend, I´ll do a "short" trip (aka 6 hours of driving each direction) to the Netherlands with my daughter to go to a tournament. Wish her luck!

 


HAJO

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Since I did a lot of driving over the past weekend, I took this monday off from work and spent some time adding more camo:

 

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I´m not completely satisfied yet, since there are still some light shades looking through the border-sections of the brown camo.

 


HAJO

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I´m a bit behind the curve with my pictures...

 

The camo is done, only a couple of parts still missing here:

 

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Among them the cockpit-canopy, which reminds me of a glass-house:

 

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You can still see some white glue which hasn´t dried yet.

 


HAJO

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I painted the struts of the canopy with some light black as a base before I add the camoflage.

 

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And from a different angle:

 

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HAJO

 

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It´s done!

 

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I gave the panellines on the camoflaged-parts of the model a wash with brown. I also added the exhaust streaks, using Revell NATO-Oliv.

 

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I´m very happy with the overall look of the model and will take more pictures for the gallery during the next days.

 


HAJO

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No yellow tips on the prop blades?

 

 

Chris

 

 

 

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Very attractive bird!  I have several of these kits in my stash and this in encouraging me to pull it out and put glue to plastic...

 

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19 hours ago, dogsbody said:

No yellow tips on the prop blades?

 

 

Chris

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the hint, now it is! 😉

 

 

HAJO

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It´s done!

 

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The build was fun, but you defenitely need to replace the gun barrels with some offering of the aftermarket!

 

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New barrels by Quickboost:

 

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High legged aircraft!

 

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HAJO

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Bravo! Well done!

 

That looks really quite nice. :thumbsup:

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