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FME erk

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  1. Just seen this on the net . . . I am not affiliated to this dealership but thought it may be of interest somebody as a package . . . https://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/hkm01e12-os.htm
  2. The instructions are clear and the steps straight forward . . . and the parts glued in place as per instructions . . . I have added small 'sidelights' on the front wheel arches based on reference photos. The rear wheel inserts seen in place while I had the epoxy glue out . . . they wont be seen once the main wheels are in place Winch also partially constructed Thanks for looking in Ian
  3. For a first resin kit I am finding it quite easy to build. As mentioned previously, selective painting of parts before the actual constructed starts with epoxy adhesive . . . I have painted other such items as the steering wheel and gear levers etc so actual construction isnt that far away . . . thanks for looking in Ian
  4. A little bit done, the centre pieces is just four parts . . . They are just sat together and there is a firm fit/location of the parts. The wheels and tyres have been painted and weathered with five colours . . . so far I purposely bent the front near-side fender (mudguard) as seen in one photo I have; Its not a poor molding . . . Ian
  5. I have made a start Instructions for the initial build I will not be using the front nudge bar as I haven't seen any on wartime photos of tractors pulling bomb trolleys or even the Oil bowser. A good reference is the film on DVD entitled 'Night Bombers' I also cut around the front semi-circle shape on the square base . . . seen in illustration 2, to allow the front grill then to hide the alteration, I added a piece to extend it slightly . . . Looking through the instructions I think it will be easier to paint selected parts before glueing them together. I hope to also build an aircraft 'tow-bar' to accompany the tractor but I have been struggling to find a CLEAR wartime photo of such ?? More to come Ian
  6. I, it was the old Stirling kit. Not a bad representation of the tractor or the trolleys even if by todays standard they were rather simplistic, the Airfix set that you can get now is somewhat better although one piece in the Bomber Re-supply set is still wrong . . . If I could find some small wheels to the correct size, I would love to scratch build a couple of bomb trolleys . . . . in 1/32nd of course Ian
  7. Thought I would show some progress photos of this kit which I recently acquired to join my same scale Lancaster and scratch built OIL bowser. The usual box and parts photos . . . . I would just like to say that this is the FIRST resin model I have attempted. The parts are very crisp and I am liking the detail . . . I will be wanting to make a few alterations to the kit that I have observed from numerous photo of tractors, primarily the front nudge bar and the positioning of the lights and decals. Talking of decals, there are numbers that represent No's 2, 4 and 5 bomber groups but not my particular group, No. 1. Not a big issue More to come soon Ian
  8. That looks very similar to my efforts . . . It will turn out as a fairly accurate replica of the Vulture engine Cees, looking forward to seeing more Ian
  9. Dennis You have just beat me to the bombsight frame. I spotted it as an 'obvious' flaw and have it in hand to alter, yours looks alot better than the kit part . . .well done mate. I look forward to seeing more progress over the coming weeks (months) . . . Ian
  10. The plan is shown in the rear of the book 'Modellers guide to the Lancaster' and is drawn in 144 scale but has the details to enlarge the plan by %n for larger scales . . .
  11. Carl Are these the style of bomb doors you are looking at ?? Ian
  12. Carl have you thought about laminating the doors with 20 thou and finishing with some filler of sorts to shape ??? Ian
  13. I already have new artwork for two aircraft that I had produced for my existing HK Lancaster. I'm sure such a kit will appeal to those who have not got the space for the full kit but this will make a new tribute centre piece for a fallen one .
  14. My sincere Condolences to you and Joy . . . . . You take all the time you need to concern yourself with family matters . . . God Bless You
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