Airfix 1/72nd Avro Lancaster MKVII F2 * V 635 Sqd.

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  1. ian lanc

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    Hi guys,

    Sorry that i've not done much posting been a little busy trying to complete two Lancasters i'm building at
    the moment and that Revell one is doing my head in for some un know reason i can't fit the wings into the
    fuselage so i've had to rip out that centre mounting section which holds the wings in, this in turn has cracked the fuselage so i'm repairing that now.

    Yes i know some of you guys are tired of seeing Lancasters from me but this one is different BIG TIME :shock:

    Completed this yesterday ! this Lanc'/version is modelled on ND673. F2 * V, It was originally a BIII then converted to a B VI.
    635 Sqd. RAF Dowham Market,late 1944. The model is depicting her when recently changed engines from RR Merlin 25's to RR Merlin 85's,
    also having a faired over front turret and a faired over upper turret which has yet not been painted over and no spinners on prop's.
    This can be spotted in 'The Modellers Data File' as a side view.

    The only added extra's are the resin nacelles which were a real pain to fit the wings and also having to extend the outer nacelles towards the ailerons
    Revell paddle blade prop's,Airfix Dambuster Lanc' kit,the yellow stripes are not decals but all hand painted with the aid of masking tape and alot of patience
    in getting them all level, the codes are none standard RAF sizes as they are alot smaller.

    ''Your one ugly mother f*cker'' [Predator] Enjoy :twisted: ..............

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    thanks for looking.

    ian.
     
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    Very nice.
    Ed
     
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    Excellent Ian!
     
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    Nice job Ian.
     
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    Very nice!! :)
     
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    Nicely done Ian. :thumbright: How many Lanc models to make yet?
     
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    Hi Wurger. I've got six 1/72nd and four 1/48th Lanc's lined up all kitted out with their own decals. god knows were i'll be putting them all :rolleyes:

    The revell one shouldn't be too long :oops:

    ian.
     
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    :lol: So you really need a big hangar. :lol:
     
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    very nice Ian
     
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    Lovely job again Ian, never get tired of seeing your Lancs!!!
     
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    Excellent job as usual Ian!
     
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    Can never have to many Lancs Ian, once again nicely done. What's next on the agenda? I know, a Lank, but what size?

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    Aha ! thats were your wrong Vic :shock: i've got that other revell Lancaster to finish
    then i'm onto building the Airfix 1/72nd Boeing AWACS E-3D Sentry ! quite a big monster
    this is infact its bigger than a Tamiya 1/48th Lanc', when its finished i've got no idea were
    i'm going to put it lol :lol:

    Glad you like it guys and it sure made a difference in making that Lanc'.

    ian.
     
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    great work Ian, keep them Lancs coming mate!:D
     
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    Sorry for dragging up this old thread guys but I've been asked why this Lanc'
    had so many yellow markings on the rear fins ? Could it have been a leader bomber ?

    Terry !! You have any idea's ??
     
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    In my humble opinion, beacuse it was a pathfinder rather.
     
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    If I remember correctly, it was because she was part of the 'daylight crew'....she's a daylight bomber.
    ...or, it's a squadron marking.
     
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    The Squadron was formed as a Pathfinder squadron, in 1944, and those photos I've seen of the Squadron's aircraft don't have the yellow bands on the fins as standard markings. These were normally the I.D. for a GH leader, on daylight ops, so only designated lead aircraft would display them. The yellow bands varied in style and dimension, in various squadrons, with most being a single, broad band, or two or more medium bands, although even overall yellow fins are known to have been used.
    Without looking into it further, I'd guess that the slightly unusual number and layout of the yellow bands would be to distinguish the aircraft not just as a GH leader, but as a Pathfinder leader also, and it's likely that the bands would have been removed when the unit returned to normal night ops, after the D-Day and post 'Overlord' daylight support operations ceased.
     
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