Lancaster Rear Turret (plans and photos?)

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  1. Steve1987

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    Hi There,

    I am new to this forum and normally an armor modeler! I would like to scratch build in 1/32 the rear turret of the Lancaster, the version with the four browning .303's. I would like my model to be as accurate as possible, I have a few questions...

    1> Do plans exist in 1/32 for scratch-building the turret (interior and exterior)

    2> What is the best walk-around of the turret available? I have searched the forum and found some useful photos but as always more is better.

    3> I have the excellent browning barrels from Master in 1/32, who makes the best browning .303 in 1/32 for the rest of the machine gun?

    4> Where can I find detailed pictures of the rear-gunners electric heated suit?

    Any help would be extremely appreciated. My e-mail as well is [email protected]

    Thanks!
    -Steve
     
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    Humm, we use to have a thread around here on the Lancaster including some pictures I took of the rear turrent of the Canadian lancaster that came to the EAA a couple of years back. I will see if I can find the thread.
     
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    Steve, if you can be a bit patient, I plan to skip down to the Nanton Lancaster Museum within the next month Nanton Lancaster Society Air Museum. I know they have a couple of these turrets, one mounted on the plane and one not. If I get there I'll take a bunch of detail shots.
     
  4. Steve1987

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    Hey Guys,

    Micdrow - Sounds like a good thread - but I haven't found it yet. Any luck?

    Crimea river - if you could get those pictures that would be amazing!

    Thanks!
    -Steve
     
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    Sorry Steve, not this weekend. Roads are in poor shape and the museum is an hour south of me. Maybe next week.
     
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    Quick look but I think I may have others ,its downsized by about half
     

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    Have you considered a Village-Inn version ? Might be even more intereresting

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