Airfix 1/72nd MKI Avro Lancaster G-George

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    #1 triumph, Feb 15, 2015
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    Airfix 1/72nd MKI Avro Lancaster G-George. a model made by Ian Collis
    So we didn't want it to resemble G-George as can be seen in the Australian War Memorial (AWM) museum today, but instead we went for how it was based on the B/W photo as it was in service with the same bomb run on the nose. Lanc is made from the 1978 2nd tooling version on black sprues Airfix kit and is supposed to be a MK1 but infact need's work on it to make it so. Mods needed to Airfix kit to make it a MK1 was the bomb aimer's blister as a MKI has the shallow nose blister, all late and MKIII Lancasters have the large nose blister. Then it needed windows to be cut into the fuselage aircraft's main body section. Also too, missing in the kit, a few more extra detailed parts are on this model, Blind pole approach [on the fuselage] - Balance weights [on fins] - Early type antenna [on cockpit] - aileron linkage arms [on main wings] - balance weights [on rear wings] - resin machine guns and added the missing gun breaches - resin wheels - 1,000lb bombs - Photo Etched seat belts. added glycol jets to front nose, as again not in the kit. Whiteish exhaust staining and weathered.

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    G-George in the low winter sun with Duxford as the background :D

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    That my friend is top notch! Looks real!
     
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    Love the set up, must look hard to see its a model.
     
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    Nicely done by Ian, and good photography. I'd need to check, but as far as I know, the earlier antenna mast was a tubular 'fairlead' internally, housing a whip antenna for the 'Gee', which protruded from the canopy. Can't recall seeing an external mast, but I could be wrong !
     
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    NICE!
     
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    Beautifully done.
     
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    The antenna looks much thicker in the pictures Terry.

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    I guessed that might be the case when I went back for a second look Ian, and I also reminded myself it's 1/72nd scale, so there's limitations to the possibilities of stretched sprue.
    BTW, which plans are they?
     
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    No idea Terry, I just asked someone about the antenna and they forwarded me the link picture which I've saved for future reference.
     
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    OK, thanks Ian. They look like they might be from the original MAP plans service, and hard to find now.
     
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    Damn fine build there Ian, keep 'em coming!
     
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    Great job, with technical knowledge. Excellent effort for old Airfix kit... Conratulations
     
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    Fantastic, in the shots from Duxford she looks like the real thing.
     
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    Very nice indeed! Are the decals from the kit or aftermarket?
     
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    It's a beautiful plane and you've done the honors with a nice job.
    I liked the photo shoot.
    And the dose of feedback and new knowledge always welcome !! :idea:

    Felicidades y saludos Ian :thumbup:

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    Very well represented presentation. Truly an art work to see.
     
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    They are Airfix decals but the bomb tally is not the same as some have been removed to represent AR-G in her early state of life.
     
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    Great job! Great photos, had me fooled!
     
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