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    1:32 WW2 Planes, especially B-17G and Lancaster. 1:35 Armour, WW2 mainly German 1943-45, and Finnish. Also some interest in 1:48 ww2, cold war planes.

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  1. I promised to come back with my progress of my 1/32 Lanc. I have used now time to remake flame dampers using metal from paste tube, fixing rudder tip molding issue, to back date elevators and putting Iconicair bulged bomb bay doors in closed position, wing tip joint, landing lights just to mane a few :0))).
  2. Now that you mentioned, it actually look a bit small. I have 1/32 pilots in Tamiya P-61D and Spitfire VIII. Need to make a test...
  3. Hi Ian, it is beauty and the beast. It is very fragile. I ordered two and that was a good idea. I have broken/fixing the first one already three times ( two times hand rest and drop it once and brake the legs). I will put here later some updates of my progress.
  4. Wow, I placed an order for two deluxe w/o seatbelts. I have not started my cockpit yet so it was good to wait :0)
  5. Coolant and oil radiators and shutters The engines have caused trouble to me. The details for this scale are just not there. I am fixing some parts starting with radiators and shutters. I have taken pictures from the Lanc in RAF Hendon museum. I am now drilling out the radiators from the back and make new shutters from 0.15mm aluminium sheet. My target is better, not perfect. I am not going to fix the possible issue regarding the on the shapes and sizes. Also in several pictures that I have found, the shutters are close or almost close in the airfield. Engines look better when shutter are almost closed (in my pow :0) ). But, as what usually happens, when you fix one part, the other part looks even worse. Same thing with painting the walls at home - cannot paint just one wall, need to paint them all! ps. first time tested blackening liquid for brass- works very well! I checked the video from Ushi homepage. https://www.uschivdr.com/
  6. I am now back with my HK 1/32 Lancaster project. I am now struggling with following issues: which issues thatt he kit have I will fix and which I will just leave. And I need bulged bomb bay doors. My target is JB139 Dark Victor. As a rehearsal I made on Airfix 07007A Bomber, the Motörhead Bomber-album 40th anniversary He111-6 1/72 kit. I wanted to make it flying as in the album cover and build a base so that I can put it on top of my loudspeaker and listen Motörhead very, VERY loud :0). Btw. Airfix boxing have excellent decals but just the basic He 111-6 kit. The He in the album cover is heavily modified. I made a few necessary changes but not all of them. This project was also a study how to make interesting black surface for the Lanc project. I tested several paint brands. Another model I finished was a Tamiya old but nice 1/48 Spit Vb. This was a present for my good friend, who lives in London. Ikea has nice small vitrine (Synas) with LED-lights. You can fit in one 1/48 small fighter (spit, mustang, Bf 109..) or medium size 1/35 AFV. I made one with Academy Tiger Late inside. It just fitted in. I gave that as a present to my wife's brother. 2020 will be my Lanc year :0)
  7. Thank you Ian very much. If the crew decided that windows should be painted, was it with black paint and from the inside?
  8. Hi all, I am finally back with my Lanc project. Couple of things I have not found the answers yet. Regarding the Is and llls built - when the side windows wanished? Another question related to this: were they painted over /black at some stage?
  9. Subject : bulged bomb doors used with Tallboy? Any Ideas where to get ones? Where there different bulged variants? Ps. I have been busy with studies for couple of months but now back with Lanc. (As a rehearsal, I will make one 1:48 Tamia Spit V for my friend. I have not used my Iwata for almost a year and I am terrified)
  10. Thanx Nige, excellent work! I should have time to start to built my Lanc after mid April so I can use many of your tips. One item I would like to add to my Lanc is the curtain on the cockpit roof. I have some Ideas but it would mean to build the frames. I heard that VNW have these frames.
  11. You are right. The challenge I have is that in the old BW pictures from the cockpit the panels actually look very matt or even dark grayish. Any comment?
  12. I got yesterday Eduard masks and steel belts. Those are much better than brass ones. I am waiting HGW belts too. In this scale fabric looks better in my pow. Waiting resin wheels and bulged bomb doors.
  13. Thanx Nige, and sorry about the wrong part numbering -K4 and L4 are the right ones. As I have made the HKM B-17G, where I needed to return a lot of rivets and scribe a lot of lines. I use trumpeter riveting too, which is crap but has two disks, where the spacing is useful (at some point I will buy Rosie the Riveter). I filled the lines and rivets that I needed to remove with self made putty. Best comes from evergreen and Tamiya Gree - thin or extra glue. I used the rest of one old glue bottle. I let it dry several days. the issue I found was that there was some air bubbles and not all rivet holes were not filled. My guessing is that because I used my other putty made from Dragon sprue, that might have included some other chemicals. When putty was dried, with brand new chisel blades I start the level the area. This is the most tricky part to level the area so that you do no make a dint. When I was happy with the surface, I painted the area with heavily diluted Tamiya surfacer. When that had dried, I draw with pencil the lines I needed to make. Then with the very thin flexible steel ruler I started to make rivets and scribe the lines. I like Tamiya scribe as it removes the plastic. If something went wrong, quite often the thin glue was enough to melt the holes. I ended up making the rivets by hand using the disks only. Warning! I do not know yet, how good these are before I paint whole wing with primer. I like to use Mr. Primer surfacer 1000 B-524 in spray bottle. Is this any help?
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