**** FINISHED: 1/72 Lancaster Mk.III - Heavy Hitters II GB

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    #1 N4521U, Aug 26, 2013
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    User Name: N4521U
    Name: Bill
    Category: Advanced
    Entry: Lancaster
    Kit: 1/72 Hasagawa MkIII

    Accessories: Eduard cockpit. Quickboost barrels and scoops for a little more clean detail. Scratch? Lots. but little to be seen. One good thing........ no visible engines!!!!!!

    Lancaster, EE143, PO*J, 467 Sqn RAAF
    Lancaster EE143 took off from RAF Waddington at 2208 hours on the night of 10/11th May 1944 to bomb Lille, France, only it's 5th mission. Bomb load was 1 x 4000lb and 16 x 500lb bombs. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Seventeen aircraft from the Squadron took part in the raid and three of these including EE143 failed to return.

    The navigator was the son of a family friend, RAAF 424239 Flt Sgt K C Waight, Maitland NSW.
     

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    #2 N4521U, Aug 26, 2013
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    A couple of xtras.
     

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    Fantastic build Bill, as always.
     
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    looks brilliant Bill
     
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    Turned out great, Bill.

    Geo
     
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    Excellent Bill!!
     
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    Most excellent work Bill!
     
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    Thanks for all your positive comments guys, and for keeping tabs on me and my build. You're topps!
     
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    Beaut job Bill, it really looks the part. One small area you may wish to correct though - the blister over the H2s scanner on the belly was painted black, with only the extreme rear portion, a bit less than 1/4 of the total, left clear.
     
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    Beauty work Bill. A shot from the rear to make it official please.
     
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    A very nice looking Lanc :D :)

    Love how clean the bomb bay is very cool :)
     
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    Up the Bum eh?????
    Roger Doger!
     
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    No. One of your model. We don't need your colonoscopy pics.
     
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    great build, excellent
     
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    #16 N4521U, Aug 27, 2013
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    Ah, funny man..... Here yah arrrrrrrh. And a bonus forward section shot of the bomb sight behind the Buble'.

    Terry, I will address the black on the forward section.
     

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    #17 Airframes, Aug 27, 2013
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    Good stuff Bill.
    Another correction I'm afraid - the rectangular window in the 'floor' of the bomb-aimer's compartment; the rear section is part of the floor, and should be black, with the engraved frames marking the actual window. The part was moulded this way for ease of fitting and painting. The bomb sight looks rather like a Norden, a bit different from the MkIX normally fitted, shown below.
     

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    I will address the window, the sight..................... it'll have to stay and think of it as a Yank bomb aimer who brings his own Nordon on board!
     
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    Wonderful work Bill
     
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