1/72 Airfix Avro Lancaster B.111 Dambuster

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  1. ScOoTeR1992

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    G'day all

    So everyone this is my new endeavor. So far this is starting to become a pain, first of all the front turret would not aligning with the holes as it was supposed to then i found out that I probably stuffed up the area with the bouncing bomb goes by cutting a little to much off the sides, and also the cockpit canopy I attached by I painted where i should of so if there is anyway to remove the glue so I can paint it any recommendations will do thanks everyone take care.

    P.S the song I'm listening to in the first pic is a really good song
     

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    #2 Wurger, Sep 2, 2009
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    Glad to read you again Scooter.:D I think these problems are very charakteristic for all the older Airfix kits. Sand paper, sand paer, sanding, sanding and once again sanding.But possible to correct.
     
  3. ScOoTeR1992

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    lol yeah I managed to get it to fit bl**dy thing, the rear turret was no troubles at all
     
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    Good stuff mate! look forward to more
     
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    Ahh, the adventures of model building. It's looking quite nice though!
     
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    here's a quick update while all the paint dries damn enamel paint takes ages long to dry
     

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    hey does anyone have a template I can print off to help me paint the top part camo, I cannot tape off to save my life
     
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    Looks good mate, eyeing off the chocolates in the background...yum!:D

    Shouldn't the instructions have the camo pattern that you could copy?
     
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    What Wayne said :D

    Looks sweet now that its on its feet 8)
     
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    Looking good mate.

    If you're brush painting the lanc being rather large you do it freehand OR get some blu tac and map out the lines and paint it.
     
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    Nice going mate! When I built the Airfix Lancaster back in......long time ago, it was molded in black, the same with the Short Stirling.
     
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    Looking good mate!
     
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    Agreed with Evan!
     
  14. ScOoTeR1992

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    thanks everyone, I kind of got no more progress on it because of school. The only addition is I've put down the black basecoat and that's about it
     
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    School comes first mate....:D

    we can wait!
     
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    very well done Scooter
     
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    ScOoTeR1992

    Its really looking great.

    I have a few questions for you. I'm in the process of building my first multi-engine plane and I'm not sure the best way to paint it. Do I assemble the plane and then paint or paint the sections (Wings, Fuselage) assemble and then touch up the joints? It looks like it could be a bi**ch to get a good paint job while weaving the airbrush around all the components. :?:
     
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    IMO, I think for aircraft like the Lanc, Halifax etc where the wing join is unfaired, ( ie, they just get fitted straight into the cut out groove in the fueslage), it's best to paint them seperately before gluing together - saves alot of tricky masking.

    If the joint is faired, it's best to fully assemble and fill them first, then paint. Reason being the paintwork may get damaged in the process , and you'll have to repaint the area, which often looks messier.

    For radial engined aircraft, I'd leave the engines off till painting is completed then glue in place afterwards, saves a bit of fiddly handling.
     
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    I've always found aligning the nacelles to the wings a real pain, but after you've made 20 of them its childs play and those side windows are the same ! i remove the locating strips on the bottom of the window, then carefully glue them onto the canopy the glue the canopy onto the fuselage, i only apply glue on the front section of the canopy

    I've always built my Lanc's in sections as below and don't bother with the rotating turrets, i just remove the bases off the bottom of the turrets and glue them on when the model is finished.

    Might be helpful, might not. Not trying to hijack your thread just helping a little :)...........

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    Ian? Your back?!
     
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