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Wingco57

converting the HK Models prototype Lancaster into a Manchester.

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Small update without pic (yet).

Today I managed to make some more progress on scratchbuilding the interior during the IPMS modelling afternoon which is organised on a regular scale. Great possibilities to keep the interest going. Pics soon.

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Here's the pic showing the navigator seat in place (in the shadows), the radio boxes have been fitted to a new bulkhead as the previous one was not wide enough and the panelling protecting the wiring looms on the startboard side have been fitted as well as the base for the flight engineers panels just above it. Interior is a mix of Manchester and Lancaster as details of it's older sister are difficult to find and as the early Lancasters were converted Manchester, well... you know what I mean.:)

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Still not finished yet, Cees? ;)

 

All joking aside, it's good to see some progress again. I'm sure you're like me and pick up long term projects like this as and when the mood takes. Slow and steady wins the race!

 

Tom

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Thanks Tom,

Well that was why I buillt the P-40E in Dutch colours to get something finished. Unlike you I only work in 1/32 and a 1/72 or 1/48

build in between doesn't thrill me (anymore). But these conversion projects are much fun but you need to have patience. The Manchester

will be finished but whether before or after the Lancaster is released I don't know.:D

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Update time,

Last saturday afternoon one of the SIG RAF/USAAF ipms modelling afternoons took place and these are great opportunities to get some more work done on the Manchester.

The location for the instrument panel has been made, this will provide a base for a newly scratchbuilt panel, the navigators position also got some more

constructive work done. It was fun and productive at the same time.

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Well, after having finished two models in a short time my hands were itching to resume work on the Manchester.

The dividing line between the bomb doors was scribed. Then a start was made scribing the top wing surfaces.

A good feeling working on this mammoth project again.

Will tickle Jeroen to discuss the design if the engine nacelles.

 

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Consider yourself well and truly tickled. Well that rendering looks very nice Jeroen. That scalloped section on the side needs a bit dressing down but getting there.

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Today made some more progress. The wings have been rescribed. The tape is temporarily to test if the lines do not show underneath and will be replaced with aluminium tape to represent the strips covering the wingjoints.

Also a start has been made on the engine nacelles. I had to dismantle the undercarriage again to prevent breakage during handling. 

These are the centre parts, the rear will have to be reshaped with milliput and the fronts will have to be reconstructed after the engine sections

have been completed ( hopefully 3d printed).

Slowly but surely progress is being made.

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Thanks for posting your progress, it's inspiring to watch. I just finished viewing a great documentary on the Lanc, and it was hosted by no other than a young Obi-Wan :: WWII Bomber Boys of Britain with Ewan McGregor. I'd never seen it before or much on this bomber until then. It's a fantastic show about a fantastic plane.

Anyway, thanks again.

 

WWII Bomber Boys of Britain with Ewan McGregor

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