100% scratchbuild 1/48 lancaster

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  1. ppopsie

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    Hello!

    This will be finished in two months. The old Tamiya kit has wrong airfoil sections, but the kit was released more than 30 years ago.

    The model is mainly in stylene plastic.
     

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    good job on the scratchbuild, I hope to see pics when complete
     
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    Yes, good job!
     
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  5. ppopsie

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    ".....you know there's a thin dividing line between inspiration and obsession, and sometimes it is very hard to know which sides I am..."

    I can tell it today. A display cockpit is put on the left wing root.
     

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    did you make the cockpit?
     
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    >did you make the cockpit?

    Yes. Am thinking to build two sets. One is for display and the other for action/gimick purposes.
     

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    This is where I started. Two years ago.
     

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    Well good luck on your lancaster hurry up on it because I like them
     
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    Did you make all that Lancaster from metal pieces or plastic pieces? Or is it the Tamiya model.
     
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    This is 100% handmade, no, 99.9% because I copied two radio sets T1154-R1155 from Tamiya Mosquito as you can see on the previous cockpit photo. The fuselage and the wings were of heat pressed stylene sheets supplied by Tamiya-san, on wooden molds which had been made by me. Wing ribs are in the same material.
     

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    good job I have always admired scratchbuilders
     
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    :shock: >always admired

    Please don't mention that. If, to bring the old Tamiya kit up to the level I wished, I would have to correct the;
    wings/ profile and sizes
    fuselage/nose section
    canopy
    tail plane
    fins
    engine nacelles
    landing gears
    propellers and spinners.
    the "Upkeep" bomb etc etc.

    Then I can say it is far easier to build the model from scratch than you may think.
     

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    I agree with you entirely.:)
    Besides,a great model mate.:thumbright:
     
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    >besides
    Thanks. The pic was, I think, taken last fall.

    quote;
    An idea is never given to you without you being given the power to make it reality. You must, nevertheless, suffer for it.
    Richard Bach
     

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    wow havent been online for a while and this is great!

    Love your work plus the backdrop of the 'dambusters' :)
     
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    Fortunately there are a host of photos and information of the aircraft available on the internet and I have been without much difficulties in detailing the model, in 1/48 scale. But at the same time I found the information about the Dam Buster Lancasters are very scarce.

    The engine which I made and duplicated by using resin and scillicone rubber molding shall be added with more details such as the engine mountings.
     

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    I think you have made a superb job on the aircraft. Having tryed scratchbuilding
    i know how hard it is .Best of luck and keep up the hard work
     
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    To me, this is like restoring a real Lancaster. If there is such a restration taking place at an airport hangar or an air museum nearby, I would've give up all the modeling and join it. Unfortunately my house is not sufficiently large enough to hold an airplane like the Lanc.

    I got a DIY etching kit to make various instrument panels in the aircraft.
     

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