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New HK Models Release: Lancaster Nose Section


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Here it is!

The latest HK Models release consists of the separate nose section of the full Lancaster kit. Perfect for if you don't have the room to stall one (let alone 3) complete Lancasters! In addition you get a transport / factory trolley to display it in.

You get no less than 4 cool nose jobs to choose from.

Review soon here on LSM.

Price to be determined.

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4 hours ago, Spitfire said:

I could be in for one of those, the complete kit is too large for my house but I could manage to display a nose section.

Ditto...

Not my usual subject matter either, but the lure of the iconic is strong with this one. 

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Also nice to have confirmation from those in the know, rather than the rambling threads elsewhere, featuring...

"Oh, I'm getting one, but I don't know what it is, and I don't know when I'll be getting it..."

S

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5 hours ago, smitty44 said:

James, why are they calling Victorious Virgin, Skipton on Swalle? 

Skipton-on-Swale is the Airfield of operations. You'll probably find that they've not used that nasty "V" word because it's likely to trigger someone in this day and age.

The Australian War Memorial site my photo is from, features a warning whenever you go there, that the site "May include images of War..."

Imagine that!

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2 hours ago, Wumm said:

Skipton-on-Swale is the Airfield of operations. You'll probably find that they've not used that nasty "V" word because it's likely to trigger someone in this day and age.

The Australian War Memorial site my photo is from, features a warning whenever you go there, that the site "May include images of War..."

Imagine that!

What about the Virgin Connie Swale?

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4 hours ago, GazzaS said:

"Yawn"

 

They sure got worked up into a lather on TOS.  James played them like a fiddle. 

Oh wait, I’d say more like the entire bleedin’ string section!

:rofl:

All chuckling aside, this will be a very good seller for HKM.  Now we need a Mk.X, but if they do a postwar Mk.X, I’ll be on the bloody warpath!   Grrrrrrrrrrrr

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I already have new artwork for two aircraft that I had produced for my existing HK Lancaster.

I'm sure such  a kit will appeal to those who have not got the space for the full kit but this will make a new tribute centre piece for a fallen one .

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On 7/14/2020 at 4:25 AM, Wumm said:

Ditto...

Not my usual subject matter either, but the lure of the iconic is strong with this one. 

IMG_20200714_044939.thumb.jpg.014ecb7d3f739977ecf43249ddd310d7.jpg

Also nice to have confirmation from those in the know, rather than the rambling threads elsewhere, featuring...

"Oh, I'm getting one, but I don't know what it is, and I don't know when I'll be getting it..."

S

A recent trip to Orange NSW, caught my interest with their family connection to this nose art on a B-24. There are a lot of Pistol Packin nose art examples, this one was flown by the owner of the vineyard, who trained US crews in Australian flying conditions with RAAF Liberators out of Darwin, there were other training camps further south at Tocumwal NSW. The vineyard has a special bottle designed to celebrate the connection, http://cargocollective.com/ninaharcus/following/ninaharcus/PISTOL-PACKIN-MOMMA
 

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Very interesting story Iain.

The Lanc art is a copy of a Vargas centrefold pinup featured in 'Esquire' magazine; itself inspired by the popular 1942 song and 1943 movie of the same name.

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You are correct, it was both a popular image and name for various different Allied aircraft. Interesting to see this image used with other nicknames, and different illustrations with the PPM name. I suppose that it points to the availability of the magazine for direct reference; or perhaps artwork applied at forward bases where only the song might have been played or the movie been seen once in a tent at the Front... Yet still enough to impart a lasting impression.

Link to other aircraft so named...

(Warning: some images NSFW)

http://www.usaaf-noseart.co.uk/theme.php?theme=11#.X2aEULd_Vkz

S

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