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The Force is strong with this one...

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This great big box has been staring at me for weeks.

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I got some other goodies to go with it, too...

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At least once every day, I'd open the box, ogle all the styrene stuffed into it - and promptly close it again.

I brought the beast to my monthly club meeting, sure that I would win the "Mine's bigger" bragging rights. I did. I also received a challenge - bring it to build night! Once a week, a group of us meet at a local burger joint for a little camaraderie and to build. Challenge accepted!

I figured I'd start with the resin; that way I won't feel so bad about putting other projects aside for a little while.

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Still a little filling and sanding to do here.

Barnes Wallis' bouncing bomb...

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The bearer and framework are only half done here; I like to put them in situ while cement on the cross members dries. More soon!

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I’m gonna love this, Bill. You’re doing the Dambuster, to give people a bit of extra water, and I’m doing a SAR Bird, to get people OUT of the water.

:)

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The force is extremely strong in you. Me likey!

Cees

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Hey Bill

  Good start, I'm waiting on mine till you, Nige and others here find all the issues with this kit so I know what to fix on mine :unworthy::D

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10 minutes ago, CrankyCrafstman said:

Hey Bill

  Good start, I'm waiting on mine till you, Nige and others here find all the issues with this kit so I know what to fix on mine :unworthy::D

Ha ha. I'm following Nige. If he drives into a ditch, I think we'll all go in!

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Bill looking forward to your build log, to much in the stash to splash out on the Lanc, also our company is reorganising, seems any one over 55 and 25 + service is being scrutinised............oh to be old........

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This will be a first I think . . . .   good luck with the conversion !

I have already ticked the 'Follow' button

I used to live along the flight path into Scampton but back then it was the great noisy Vulcans of 617 Squadron

David

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Nice!  You guys build models in a burger joint??  Will this be the first Lancaster with extra cheese?  I have trouble trying to keep kits free of excess skin oil...hate to imagine the mess I could make.

 

Tell us more!

 

GAz

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Bill

Going to be a fantastic build thread to follow and enjoy and glad your Lanc is underway.

I've pulled up my chair, am buckled in and along for the journey

Keep 'em comin

Peter

 

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Ok,I'll bite.........harv :popcorn:

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On 2/9/2019 at 3:04 AM, GazzaS said:

Nice!  You guys build models in a burger joint??  Will this be the first Lancaster with extra cheese?  I have trouble trying to keep kits free of excess skin oil...hate to imagine the mess I could make.

 

Tell us more!

 

GAz

Yes indeed - a burger joint! This one has a separate room that can be reserved for birthday parties and such. On Thursday nights when we meet, the bar is busy with trivia night, and they still have room for a couple of hundred walk ins. Personally, I limit my build night activities to sanding and cementing - and never any tiny parts!

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On 2/8/2019 at 12:03 PM, Bill_S said:

Ha ha. I'm following Nige. If he drives into a ditch, I think we'll all go in!

Nige, we're counting on you, Brother. Don't lead us all to doom.

The pressure's on now.

:rofl:

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Historically, it's always been cockpit first for me. Why am I delaying that part? I've been busy with subassemblies...

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I test fitted the landing gear pods into the wings. The starboard side fit like a glove, but I have some sanding to do on the port side.

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