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Hi Gazza

I tink I was 'lucky' as the break was fairly clean with both parts having flat edges. I used Tamiya thin on the inside on the tabs and put plenty on. When that I had dried I then applied the HK sprue glue which, and I think I am correct, didnt shrink because its the same plastic as the kit. I did use Mr. Surfacer when correcting the wings issues and I gave that several weeks before sanding that and so far, it still looks OK.

I shall be applying a coat of primer in a day or so to look for any flaws then I shall start the scribing . . . .

Cheers

Ian

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I got around to cleaning up that breakage down the fuselage and scribing some of the fuselage lines and rivets  . . . .

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and with a touch of paint on  . . .

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and whilst waiting for the repairs to be completed I got a touch of paint on the tailplanes, comparison to the 72nd scale included 

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Still working on the correction list  . . .

cheers for now

Ian

 

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, FME erk said:

I got around to cleaning up that breakage down the fuselage and scribing some of the fuselage lines and rivets  . . . .

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and with a touch of paint on  . . .

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and whilst waiting for the repairs to be completed I got a touch of paint on the tailplanes, comparison to the 72nd scale included 

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Still working on the correction list  . . .

cheers for now

Ian

 

 

 

 

Well done Ian! Looks as if it never broke!

Also good job on the tail-surfaces! Which paint did you use? Masks homemade? 

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Thanks Kai I was hoping it would turn out so its wasnt to obvious that it HAD been broken.

Paints I used are still Humbrol cos I'm still a brush painter and Ye, a home made mask.

I have had a camouflage plan blown up to scale and then cut out the tail=plane, pasted to card and then cut out  . . . .

I did try to create 'canning' with paint, slightly sanded and then camo applied. Hard to see but in the right light you can see an uneven surface across the tail-planes  . . .

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I keep persevering . . . might try it on the main wings when I get around to them 

Cheers 

Ian 

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Great effect with the painting, I was really astonished, when I read BRUSH :icon_eek:. The result looks terrific and it's good to see, how you've done it with your thoughtful use of the brush technique.

Cheers Rob

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4 hours ago, DocRob said:

Great effect with the painting, I was really astonished, when I read BRUSH :icon_eek:. The result looks terrific and it's good to see, how you've done it with your thoughtful use of the brush technique.

Cheers Rob

That’s really a great idea and it’s looking amazing, Ian! And all achieved with a brush. Unbelievable ! 

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37 minutes ago, FME erk said:

Had a bit of paint to some pieces in the front cockpit section . . .

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I shall take a look at the Airscale bits and think about wiring etc  . . .

cheers 

Ian

 

Very nice Ian! Especially the worn seat and working-desks of the w/o and the navigator look very convincing!

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Hi John

It one of those aircraft kits that you just have to finish or it will be a waste of time. (shelf of Doom)

Thats why I started and built the vehicles first , many have said that this kit became a bind with the many issues so a combination of patiences and dedication should get me through along with the encouragement of the many contributions from the likes of your good self  . . . :D

Ian

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22 hours ago, DocRob said:

I hope, lots of your fine work will remain visible. You managed to get a very nice worn look to all the components.

Cheers Rob

Rob

Thank you for the generous comments  :thumbsup2:

I think alot of modellers put a great deal of effort into the interiors especially with PE, covered with paint then all enclosed as the fuselage goes together.  

I know what is in there and the photos are always available to show people the detail should the need arise . . .

Ian

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Little progress is better than No progress and to date I have been doing the Nose section.

I have also been indulging in a GB on another forum, another Lancaster that is no yet finished . . . G-George

This is HK's second choice of aircraft, W4783

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Getting back to the front nose sections . . .

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Apart from painting the interiors note also that the navigators small window has gone. Small bits of wiring added and the white square is the beginning of the bomb sight frame holder . . . I plan to add more detail in the nose and of course I have the Airscale panels to fit fairly soon  . .. .

On the port side of the fuselage, there are two Control rods visible between the pilots platform and the navigators table. There are also three pipes visible at a lower level between the same positions.

More to come and thanks for looking in 

Ian :)

 

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3 hours ago, FME erk said:

Little progress is better than No progress and to date I have been doing the Nose section.

I have also been indulging in a GB on another forum, another Lancaster that is no yet finished . . . G-George

This is HK's second choice of aircraft, W4783

1185775035_G-GeorgeCamspray.thumb.JPG.a5377c87de98bf9c99e0a9a4f2eee7aa.JPG

Getting back to the front nose sections . . .

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Apart from painting the interiors note also that the navigators small window has gone. Small bits of wiring added and the white square is the beginning of the bomb sight frame holder . . . I plan to add more detail in the nose and of course I have the Airscale panels to fit fairly soon  . .. .

On the port side of the fuselage, there are two Control rods visible between the pilots platform and the navigators table. There are also three pipes visible at a lower level between the same positions.

More to come and thanks for looking in 

Ian :)

 

Not much progress Ian, but looking really great! Love the details you added and nice weathering too!

BTW: Which colors do you use? The RAF interior green looks spot on. 

I was happy that I didn’t need the Bomb-Aiming-Sight for my Lanc. The HK one needs much attention!

Looking forward to seeing your next update! 
 

Cheers 

Kai

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2 hours ago, Kaireckstadt said:

Not much progress Ian, but looking really great! Love the details you added and nice weathering too!

BTW: Which colors do you use? The RAF interior green looks spot on. 

I was happy that I didn’t need the Bomb-Aiming-Sight for my Lanc. The HK one needs much attention!

Looking forward to seeing your next update! 
 

Cheers 

Kai

I used Hum 90. Hum 78 Interior Green is just too Green and although Hu 90 might be lighter, I think it may looked better . . .

2 hours ago, Wingco57 said:

Pardon me but I think the interior green is a touch on the light side, cameralighting perhaps?

 

 

You may be right but the other colour I considered was Tamiya SKY  . .. .

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I have been adding a touch of color to the Airscale Cockpit set.

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I have virtually finished adding bits into the nose and cockpit sections as seen above but I am now waiting for the new seat to arrive . . . .

More to come soon

Ian

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1 hour ago, FME erk said:

I have been adding a touch of color to the Airscale Cockpit set.

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I have virtually finished adding bits into the nose and cockpit sections as seen above but I am now waiting for the new seat to arrive . . . .

More to come soon

Ian

Ian,

you are really a master with the brush! 
You have picked out the details just right! Looks stunning!

 

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Progress has been slow because I have been doing extra hours at work . . . .

The bomb-aimers position down in the front of the aircraft, extra wiring and a modified bombsight framing added  . . .1402242067_HKBombaimersposition(1).thumb.JPG.9965db8c725e56fda616771b71c1b45f.JPG

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I have also been putting together a bomb load and to that end You really should improve the 4000Ib-er by adding an outer skin to create the lip seen at the front end and also to make the 'empty' end better in appearance by adding a circular disc to hid the joint seam

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and a couple of photos showing the load  . . .

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The painting of the bombs was taken from the film 'Night Bombers' 

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I should be receiving the AM 3D pilots seat any day now as I have received notification that they are with a courier 

Thanks for looking in 

Ian

 

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2 hours ago, FME erk said:

Progress has been slow because I have been doing extra hours at work . . . .

The bomb-aimers position down in the front of the aircraft, extra wiring and a modified bombsight framing added  . . .1402242067_HKBombaimersposition(1).thumb.JPG.9965db8c725e56fda616771b71c1b45f.JPG

1518912106_HKBombaimersposition(2).thumb.JPG.c111ced694cda5362bd395e71703f27b.JPG

I have also been putting together a bomb load and to that end You really should improve the 4000Ib-er by adding an outer skin to create the lip seen at the front end and also to make the 'empty' end better in appearance by adding a circular disc to hid the joint seam

943718282_HKbomb4000Ib.thumb.JPG.cab6314e053b60386ab4f0629de96451.JPG

and a couple of photos showing the load  . . .

1581600953_HKBombload(1).thumb.JPG.873ae7fa4fafa3c5ac5789779265e426.JPG

370420020_HKBombload(2).thumb.JPG.c9e968c61641862e47c4fb1304c8d930.JPG

The painting of the bombs was taken from the film 'Night Bombers' 

698459608_HKBombsactual.thumb.JPG.ee1d2ce13367695e901da58330b810ca.JPG

 

I should be receiving the AM 3D pilots seat any day now as I have received notification that they are with a courier 

Thanks for looking in 

Ian

 

Great progress Ian!

And it‘s worth the effort that you again went the extra mile with the bomb-aimers compartment and the cookie. 
Looks much better than the original kit-parts. Beautiful extra detailing!

The bombs look spot on!

Curious to see what will be your next step...

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