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  1. Nige that was an interesting video, please keep them coming as I wasnt aware that the pilots cockpit floor was to high. What is the name of that tool you used to cut the pilots floor off ?? Wooden handle with what looks to be a razor blade ? I would like to get one of those David
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    1/32 Lancaster Cockpit improvements

    Robert If you are in the market to sell some of those improvements . . . . ?? David
  3. Smitty44 I believe this issue had Book 1 & 2 combined . . . https://www.abebooks.co.uk/book-search/title/the-lancaster-at-war/author/garbett-mike/ Listing No 11 tells you this is the case:Copyright 1971 & 1979 David
  4. Smitty44 A book I could strongly recommend would be the 'Lancaster at War' book 1 by Garbett & Goulding. Its a long time Out of Print book you should be able to get second hand copies It is a pictorial book basically a 'day in the life of . . .'. Has photos of the crew positions and also the exterior showing the weathering etc. There was a publication that combined Lancaster at War 1 & 2 so that would be even better I suspect. Also the book(s) contain recounts by both air and ground staff David
  5. There will always be wear n tear on any aircraft particularly if it has a lot of hours. Edges of table and equipment and main walkways will always show scuff mark so the amount would be down to you. Reference photos are available from several sources if not from the members here . . . . I dont think any ONE book will give you all the answers
  6. No thanks Eduard must be rubbing their hands together with the thoughts of all the additional detail they could provide but I'm sorry I have paid enough so I will try my hand at rectifying faults and improving stuff where I can. Just personal choice you understand.
  7. Routine orders were usually for the aircrew to open the doors as they were shutting down the aircraft. Two reasons for this, 1. for an inspection ie No bomb hang ups and 2. saved the groundcrew starting the aircraft engines next morning to have the hydraulic pump open the doors.
  8. Sorry Nigel I didnt find that really helpful as I couldn't make out the type of Swann blade you used ????. I love the idea behind the tip and will probably use it but . . . . I have only 10 and 10a so if you could let me know which blade I would appreciate it thanks David
  9. Yeah the door does hinge forward internally.
  10. I like what you have done to the seat and particular the armour plate. That is so visible as you look into the cockpit and now you have replaced the original and reshaped it, it looks great. Well done Nige I always thought the shoulder straps were anchored at the top of the seat and there was a quick release block that sat in the pilots belly and also this is where the lap belt straps came together in the block. I seemed to remember you twisted it anti-clock, hit it central and it released all the straps . . . . I am looking forward to more David
  11. Its starting to come together quite nicely . . . Can I ask what is the Tamiya 'Cockpit Green' ident number or code ?? many thanks David
  12. Any and all progress is good perhaps there will be more .. .- -.
  13. Any updates on this Mr. James ?? So looking forward to see how the wings turn out and get an impression how BIG she really is . . . .
  14. I tried the mesh from a cheap sieve from a discount store. A bit of a bum to glue in such a tight circle but I dare say Eduard will some day produce these it etch ??
  15. The 'wire container' is provided to hold a Oxygen bottle. There are several around the aircraft. Usual standard colour for early Lancasters (on the production line as Manchesters) were green interior with black in the nose whereas later Lancaster 's appear to have black at the front (Nose & Cockpit) and then green aft of the main spar. I hope this helps David
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