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FME erk

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  1. Enjoying your build Carl, spotted many mods that I also have carried out. I'm hoping by reading your thread it may get me back to the bench . . . . Carry on the good work Ian
  2. In case you guys haven't seen this yet . . . . I altered the settings to obtain English sub-titles but you dont need them to appreciate the detailing . . . WOW
  3. If such a fuel vehicle isnt available, scratch build your own . . . sadly we cant wait for manufacturer to always produce what we want/need I'm in the throws of buildin a crew bus as well . . . Truth is that these are 35th scale but as a back drop to the hugh Lancaster I dont think anybody will notice . . . .
  4. Apparently the 0.5 were prone to stoppages (?) whereas the .303 were very reliable plus, even the RAF gunners considered that havin a bank of four machine guns concentrating fire at close range was pretty good. I cant remember the firing rate but it was a lot of bullets (rounds) for a short burst. Night combats lasted but seconds and usually at close range so it was exceptable . . .
  5. I'm sorry there have been no updates, In recent weeks I lost my partner due to a heart condition . . .
  6. Its a 16ft base Nissen hut with a length of 36ft. 16ft - 32nd: 152mm 36ft -32nd: 342mm
  7. I posted the detail under its own heading 'Nissen hut' (scratch build)
  8. The Nissen hut was designed by a South African engineer from his mining days, Col. Nissen, prior to WWI The size that I shall base my diorama on will be on an 8ft x 4ft board and it will only hold One 32nd HK Lancaster . . . There will be some support vehicles & ground equipment as well (yet to build the battery starter cart from IconicAir).
  9. Been asked to show my large scale Nissen hut that will serve as a backdrop for my up-coming Lancaster diorama . . . A simple 6" plastic pipe cut to the appropriate size, some embossed timber on plasti-card and some square micro-strip. Hopefully the photos are self-explanatory and the finished result rgds Ian
  10. Kai I found this from a chap who was on my squadron (100 Sqdn.) stationed at RAF Grimsby, listen at the very begining to what he says . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAeIv35Qlxs Ian
  11. The scratch built and correct fitting for the flight-engineers seat in all Lancaster aircraft . . . . For those not aware, the seat dropped down and the two rails ran up the channels and stopped at the top and in essence formed a triangle, the foot of the support frame didnt move from its base position I will secure it when I have the to halves together as there is a few more bits of equipment to add before doing that such as a canvas back rest for the flight engineer. Ian
  12. My Dad was a founding member of the Auster pilots club along with Jim Simes . . . .
  13. The bomb-aimer was only required to lay down on the bomb run however, in the nose he could also act as a look out for landmarks and report these to the navigator. With electronic aids being used into late 44 and 1945 some bomb-aimers also sat along side the nav to monitor certain equipment, (what exactly I dont know). Here is a link filmed mid 1945 showing such two airmen, It has been suggested to me that the front man is sat on the flight engineers seat but I would suggest that seat would be higher plus, the front man is sat either in front of or slightly behind the equipment . . . Starts around 11 mins Also a photo showing a navigator not sat in a 'chair' but on a bench . . . I know this was not in all aircraft but it was in some . . . . Ian
  14. Something to show after a period of absence . . . The rod bar on which to hang the seat the seat in position, I need to finish the frame then I'll paint it . . . its in the stowed position because I intend to have the flight-engineer stood beside it and how it looks from the outside . . . and because my Lancaster was a late production and I had it first hand from the navigator, the bench seat shared with him and the bomb-aimer more to come Ian
  15. Just re-inserted the photos of the Iconicair David Brown tractor in 32nd scale . . . Ian
  16. Sorry chaps for no updates etc but I've just been working on some drawing plans for buildings that will be heading 'down under' so I will be back on the Lanc pretty soon . . . Ian
  17. Craig Your statement . . ." i am not the worlds greatest modeler " isnt to far short of the truth. I would love to be able to add a fraction of the detail that you have on to any of my kits . . . cracking build I must say Ian
  18. An update . . . . The bomb bay: Part number M17 has THREE viewing windows in the bulkhead but in reality there were only TWO The removal of some 30+ injector pins took some doing but well worth the finish The cockpit floor across the top of the bomb-bay I have yet to start the flight-enginneers seat but I have a sketch from which to start the preliminary build . . . thanks for looking in Ian
  19. The flight-engineers seat provided in the kit is the post-war (PA474) type that hinges up from a bracket whereas a wartime seat was hinged and lifted, being supported by a bracket as seen in the second photo of the version which I am pleased to see that HK have corrected for the 48th The 32nd seat provided for the flight engineer . . . BELOW, the seat provided in HK's 48th which is the correct version for a wartime aircraft and needs to be scratched for the 32nd kit . . . Note the 'triangular' support bracket for the seat . . . Be making a start then . . .. Ian
  20. I made a start on painting a few bits that fit into the rear fuselage so I guess thats a start in the right direction. . . . Looking over the build I think the next item to scratch is the flight engineers 2nd dickie seat so I'll get that sorted, measured up etc and show some progress . . .
  21. I think I may be gettin the urge or some form of mojo back cos I've been thinking about getting back onto the build as research for my other project is slowly coming to a halt as I await further details from another source . . . I shall have to carry out an overview of the status . . . .
  22. Phil A review locate here . . . https://www.themodellingnews.com/2021/04/build-review-pt-i-48th-scale-avro.html#more
  23. Phil I just received a couple of the 48th kits of the HK Lancaster, If I get the chance I can post the sprue shots but before that happens somebody else will have posted a review. Here is a build of the kit which I must say look rather nice but I dont know of any issues, the builder said there were none . . .
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