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Daft project or is it? 1/32 Short Stirling III


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 When I saw this kit on ebay recently for a good price I couldn’t help myself. A Tigger Models Vacform (ex-ID Models) is very basic but makes a nice canvas for fun scratchbuilding. Having some Lancaster spares such as complete set of turrets come in handy. Further bits from the sparesbox and plasticard will help.

No rush, just having fun every now and then.

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21 minutes ago, Wingco57 said:

 When I saw this kit on ebay recently for a good price I couldn’t help myself. A Tigger Models Vacform (ex-ID Models) is very basic but makes a nice canvas for fun scratchbuilding. Having some Lancaster spares such as complete set of turrets come in handy. Further bits from the sparesbox and plasticard will help.

No rush, just having fun every now and then.

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Wow, a 32nd Scale Stirling? This will be a treat to see! 
Please start as soon as possible :D

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Thanks Dennis, I don't doubt that a complete example could be waiting to be found and recovered but we'll see about that one. Never say never and the Stirling Project is busy reconstructing a forward fuselage in the UK.

I have a soft spot for the Stirling as well from an early age ever since I was given the Airfix kit without instructions by a schoolmate of mine and he said that I should build it. I did successfully and up till that time I had never heard of the Stirling before (and the Halifax too at a later date when I got that kit as well).

So actually Airfix got me started on the RAF heavies albeit in 1/72, and I understand supplied furniture to Midge Ure as well:D

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Wow, great project. I also love the Stirling, being raised in the centre of 3 Group literally every airfield was a Stirling field, even my old school bordered any old field and the cross country course used some of the perry track. The old Airfix Stirling if I remember came with bomb trolleys and a beautiful David Brown tractor......... looking forward to the build.......I have some research material around if you need anything........

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Knowing myself I couldn’t wait of course and started with the mainfloor which  also serves as the roof of the bombbay.

Two sheets of plasticard with thick strips in between make for a strong unit. 
two similar strips will be glued in the fuselage halves and slide between the grooves of the floor. This makes the fuselage structure very sturdy and it needs it. Plenty of reference material too.

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13 minutes ago, Wingco57 said:

Knowing myself I couldn’t wait of course and started with the mainfloor which  also serves as the roof of the bombbay.

Two sheets of plasticard with thick strips in between make for a strong unit. 
two similar strips will be glued in the fuselage halves and slide between the grooves of the floor. This makes the fuselage structure very sturdy and it needs it. Plenty of reference material too.

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Great that you start immediately with the build! 
I can imagine that good reference is a basis for this build. But seems that you are well equipped!

Nice start with the floor and I guess a lot of scratchbuilding will be necessary.

I hope that you will post the progress soon ! 

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Sone more work being done.

Added the bombbay sloping bulkhead. Cut the pilots floor and marked out the frame positions in the port fuselage half. I haven’t cut the fuselage halves from the sheet yet to preserve the strength when engraving the exterior panellines.

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On 2/18/2021 at 9:36 PM, Wingco57 said:

 When I saw this kit on ebay recently for a good price I couldn’t help myself. A Tigger Models Vacform (ex-ID Models) is very basic but makes a nice canvas for fun scratchbuilding. Having some Lancaster spares such as complete set of turrets come in handy. Further bits from the sparesbox and plasticard will help.

No rush, just having fun every now and then.

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:blink: Holy smokes, and us SIG Airwar '39-'45-members are supposed to provide the Xanax, AGAIN, I assume, mate?

:lol: :popcorn:

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