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James H

Lancaster B Mk.I, R5868, PO-S (S-Sugar)

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9 minutes ago, Clunkmeister said:

The plastic's looking great so far, James, easily as nice as we were led to believe it would be.  I'm looking forward to the final result, and I'll definitely be building one of these, along with the WnW kit when it arrives.

This, along with the long awaited B-24, is forcing me to consider adding at least one new wing onto my house.

"a new WING to my house"......................................:rofl:

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Ade so sorry about the boiler.........as far as the detractors, find something else to moan about........I’m excited that we have two big Lancs to build, we have never been so blessed.........

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oooh not seen one of these in the flesh - looks fab James

 

I toyed with doing a PE cockpit & instrument decal set for this, but now the WNW one is on the cards I will leave it to the big boys to play in that space :)

 

really looking forward to seeing this come together

 

Peter

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5 hours ago, Clunkmeister said:

This, along with the long awaited B-24, is forcing me to consider adding at least one new wing onto my house.

I hear you on that one Ernie. 

Maybe we should do what this couple did:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/we-re-always-taking-chances-b-c-couple-buys-massive-unfinished-saskatchewan-mansion-1.4864117

Supposedly the garage is 2700 sq ft alone.

Carl

 

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40 minutes ago, airscale said:

oooh not seen one of these in the flesh - looks fab James

 

I toyed with doing a PE cockpit & instrument decal set for this, but now the WNW one is on the cards I will leave it to the big boys to play in that space :)

 

really looking forward to seeing this come together

 

Peter

And as usual, Airscale will make a full appearance in this one too ;) 

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22 hours ago, Bomber_County said:

Never a truer word said in jest........:o

Graham are you attending Telford ?

Yes! We are in the overseas hall [ 3 ] again right next to the canteen, taking card payments as well this year.

Graham

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Graham, our paths will no doubt cross as I'm on the 32 sig stand right opposite the main entrance. two of your trolly accs and a bomb trolley will be on display on our stand. 

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Followed the link from the 'other' place to watch this unfold without all the snark.

I for one am happy with what HKM has done.

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26 minutes ago, [CAT]CplSlade said:

Followed the link from the 'other' place to watch this unfold without all the snark.

I for one am happy with what HKM has done.

Welcome to LSM, stay awhile you will enjoy it..........

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If any of you guys will be at Telford, maybe we can meet up on the Saturday?

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7 hours ago, [CAT]CplSlade said:

Followed the link from the 'other' place to watch this unfold without all the snark.

I for one am happy with what HKM has done.

Good to see you here, man.  It’s decidedly laid back and friendly around here. Nobody, and I mean nobody tries to cause issues, matter of fact, the only issues we had were when an Admin and a Mod from there came here to sling brown poopy stuff around until they were shown the door.

I was exactly 6 years too late coming to LSM, man. 

I plan on building one of these as soon as it’s available. Straight OOB as much as possible too to achieve a white/nmf/red lightning stripe postwar RCAF. 

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Excellent thread so far James. Will follow it closely. Hopefully HKM will launch a version without the clear fuselage parts and knock a few $ off the price. With our exchange rate, it is a big ask at the going rate.

 

Keep it up,

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3 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

Max and Cat

great to see you both here on LSM . Fun, Friendly and the Gang’s All Here:)

Peter

Havent seen you on the other side for a while Peter.

 

Gerhard

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Gerhard

It was time to move on and I tried to say goodbye to all my friends but my simple posts  were removed almost as fast as I posted. 

LSM is my new home, all my friends are here or joining daily and I couldn't be happier. Glad you’re with the ‘Gang’. Just like the old days

Peter ;)

 

 

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1 hour ago, Peterpools said:

Max and Cat

great to see you both here on LSM . Fun, Friendly and the Gang’s All Here:)

Peter

Thanks Peter, I actually joined LSM 4 years ago but haven't visited that often; James' Lancaster build is holding my attention right now and I guess will do for some time, but I have no axe to grind with LSP and it remains my modelling home. :) 

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22 hours ago, James H said:

If any of you guys will be at Telford, maybe we can meet up on the Saturday?

I’ll be there on Saturday........:D:D

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Excellent progress James.

Some photos of Lancs I visited back in 2015, when I visited "Bomber County" I don't know if they are of any use?

First up is KB976 which at the time was in the Scampton Heritage Hangar.

31592033868_9bf10e943b_b.jpg32029864200_16d3288421_b by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

30526566307_760761b8c9_b.jpg32286876311_ceafd8618d_b by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

31592034038_5ccc7f243f_b.jpg32029863990_c8f3c49f64_b by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

44552634695_ed03759f26_b.jpg32029865040_2ae197c1c4_b by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

43649645020_a64aa234c4_b.jpg32029865240_72ea108073_b by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

44552634585_4a2c8bb6b3_b.jpg32029865530_f7df46fd4a_b by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

43649644980_1bedc3edfe_b.jpg32286874641_b620f9621d_b by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

44741707064_feaf7bbd31_b.jpg32029865420_6105c22fee_b by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

44741706564_897fd8c35a_b.jpg32407295945_5c08cc073b_b by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

44741706744_0fc74130e7_b.jpg32286876211_96e56ee7c4_b by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

This  was my Grandfather's station when he was on Lancs both in WW2 and later with Coastal Command post-war.

44552634505_53d39383eb_b.jpg32286874861_25b9d293c3_b by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

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3 hours ago, Maxim said:

Did the Lancaster use the Norden bomb sight?

Very much doubt it. They were a little paranoid about it........

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The RAF used the Mk XIV bombsight not the "precision" Norden sight used by the Yanks.

Max 

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Most squadrons used the Mk. xiv and 617 after the Damns raid used the stabilising automatic bomb sight (SABS) to the best of my limited knowledge the Americans wanted to hang on to the Norden sight 

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There was also the T-1 sight which was the MK XIV but produced in the USA.

Cees

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