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HK Lanc. It will be mine

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This scheme for the HK kit.  I’ll go all wartime with the WNW kit.

This scheme just cries out to be modeled.

 

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Yes, some minor mods needed, but this is modeling, not box shaking.

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Yeah, There’s all sorts of interesting variations. 

Lancastrian

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I always like looking at the backgrounds on all these old photos.

For example, one of them shows us a couple C-119s and a C-47.  Interesting stuff

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Hey Ernie, I agree 10000% that is one of the prettiest Lancs ever to get paint...... who are you going to do the decals from?? I may have an idea or two.... NOW I can't wait for you to get this kit, and start a wip, so I can salivate over your build..... I LOVE our post war birds, they were the most colorful of all, and I am kind of done with this sterile grey stuff now these days............. is it here yet?? Is it here yet?? Is it here yet???

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Yeah, they are different.

Such an elegant aeroplane. British construction school was so by-polar. Creating beautiful airframes such as Lanc. , Spitfire or Triplane as well as disasters  such as Blackburn II, Hayford or Gannet.

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Jeff, I think much of it can be masked, although the Red Ensigns and any Squadron crests will need to be decals.   Custom work for sure.

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I used to go by FM104 almost daily when it was mounted  on a column near the Toronto  lakefront. The nose crew hatch was open and there was a rope ladder you could climb to go inside. After they found that people were sleeping in the fuselage, they took the ladder down. 

It'll be nice to see it in one piece again.

Carl

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5 hours ago, Bomber_County said:

I didn’t know you guys in Canada land had 8 Lancs...........out of 17 around the world.......

Yes, they’re almost common in Canada. One of the world’s two flying examples, plus another that with a bit of work, could fly, and six more static.

There were enough still in service in the 50s and enough men who had served on them in the war, that when they were retired, they were preserved.

plus, when they were retired, Avro was kind of in the front of everyone’s mi d with the Arrow cancellation and all.

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Don’t forget, Phil, that Canada also developed the Lancastrian conversion as well.   Not exactly the York, but it did the job.

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The one in Nanton is taxiable, but just no room yet, they are going to expand the museum tarmac, so she can stroll around...... all the systems work in her, so once the pavement is down she will be moving........ yeah , Carl, I heard the movement of FM104 was a bit contentious in your neck of the woods eh?......it's hard to give something up that has been with you for a very long time, but it will be a good thing in the end... and the valiant effort put in by the guys trying to get her restored down your way won't go amiss or be forgotten, and with what they do here, the whole country, vets, and all who were lost , and those interested, will see a flying tribute......... they do good work out west here........I'm just glad it didn't get tossed in a hangar somewhere while everyone fought about it....... she will fly again..... that is the COOLEST part....

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On 10/19/2018 at 10:54 PM, 1to1scale said:

Ernie, maketar will custom print text masks for you. I did it for my Fisher Cougar.

I just noticed that picture of your cats! Can't zoom in, very funny!

Graham

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16 hours ago, GrahamF@Iconicair said:

I just noticed that picture of your cats! Can't zoom in, very funny!

Graham

Not my cats, but I could find that picture with dogs in it.

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I had Sluggo make me masks a few times in the last. He does great work but has dropped off the face of the earth.

I think I’ll ask Maketar this time, but the Red Ensign, well, that’ll need to be sourced or commissioned.

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