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converting the HK Models prototype Lancaster into a Manchester.

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Thanks Ian,

Ah I must admit that I let this one slip a bit because of failing motivation, but fear not there will be some more work being done soon.

Cees

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Just a reminder what still needs to be done. A cockpit testshot is winging it's way towards me to assist the cockpit.  Which saves me from scratchbuilding the fiddly bits which I hate.

Cees

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This would be one of my dream conversions of one was ever commercially offered.

I don't think I'd have the drive or the time to scratch one out.

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It's just a matter of taking your time and patience. As you may have noticed I have also times that nothing is being done to it. But then suddenly the drive returns and I get some more done. At the moment I am waiting for a cockpit testshot to finish the cockpit (as mentioned before I hate scratchbuilding the small bits like radios and general equipment, if I can use bits from the sparesbox or commercially available items I will). Once that is done the progress is rapid with only the engine nacelles to be done (oh Jerooeeen!:ph34r:).

Cees

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 Got back from Telford this morning with a nice selection of spares for the Manchester with compliments from Neil Yan. As the bloody paralyser has been stopped thanks to WNW I will focus on this conversion project.  Here are some pics. The clear Lanc nose will serve as sparessource the other is for Jeroen.

Cees

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With renewed motivation I could't wait and got stuck in right away. It is easier to use and adapt the new parts.

Cees

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I was dreading you being in a hideously bad mood upon returning from Telford.  Whew!

Now I look forward to seeing this take shape!

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Entirely the opposite, I thought Telford 2018 was one of the best in years. So many new things to see and as modellers we have never had it so good. As Jeroen, James and I were manning the HK Models stand we were looking at the Lancasters all the time I was fully motivated to start the Manchester again upon return home. With the spares I can now finish the cockpit and when painting is done the fuselage can be closed and then the fun really begins. Imagine to have a 1/32 Manchester and Lancaster standing next to each other. At Telford I had looked closely at Woody37's 1/48 Manchester and that was really good for inspiration.

Cheers

Cees

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Is this not finished yet?

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I can say the same about the Lancaster my dear jamesybaby!;)

Cees

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Cees, I truly hope you make patterns for the big stuff here. You have a customer here. I’m a sucker for oddball RAF stuff. 

I really hope to be in Telford either next year or in 2020.  Meeting y’all would be fun. 

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Now that would be news if I became a patternmaker. Not in a million years however.

I like to beaver away at my exotic projects and take all the time I need. Working to a schedule is not for me.

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Cees

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Nice to have the HKM parts to hand. The Manchester usually had two steeringwheels and a duplicate set of rudderpedals could be ftted.

Cees

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Getting there.

The seat of the noseturret is solid while the kit has an aperture otherwise the turret won't fit. After and before pics.

Cees

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