Sorry guys! Its another one of those awful Lancasters I've made....again!!

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    #1 ian lanc, Jan 9, 2013
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    Last year in July me and the wife were invited to a 49 Reunion which was held at Petwood Hotel
    and was given an empty wine bottle, of only twenty produced for the re-union and I pondered
    that night as to what to do with this empty bottle and then it jumped at me and thought...

    ''I know why not make a 49sqd 'Lanc' model and mount it on the bottle''!

    The wine was made and bottled by a small company in Germany and the labels are in gold leaf on the bottle is a 49sqd Lancaster EA*D. ED702.

    Crew..
    P/O C T Anderson, Sgt R C Paterson, F/Sgt J P Nugent, F/Sgt G J Green, F/Sgt W D Bickle, F/Sgt E Ewan , Sgt A W Buck.

    Lost 23rd Spetember 1943 Op Mannheim and was shot down by Lt Heinz Grimm, member of the staff of the IV./ NJG (Nachtjagdgeschwader) G9+CE I.

    Before anyone spots the error of the rear guns being wrong! I've now corrected them :oops:

    The kit is the Airfix 1/72nd kit with the side windows patiently cut out and filled with Crystal Clear,
    note it has a full crew and even a bomb aimer...lol

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    Thanks for looking.
    Ian
     
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    OMG! I've seen it all now!
     
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    Beautiful as always Ian!
     
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    What a cool idea, nicely done!
     
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    I do hope thats a good thing ? If not I'm to find were you live :D

    Forgot to add this picture!

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    No worries! :)
     
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    Very sharp Ian! Nice job.:thumbright:
     
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    Good one Ian. It might be an idea to mount the bottle on a wider plinth though, otherwise the Lanc might 'go in' for the second time!
    Now then, how many of the MkII will you be building, when Airfix release their new kit?!!
     
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    Aha! Terry, I have that in hand :!: The bottle is full of heavy black fine stone,
    look at the first picture and you can see the stones in the bottle, I've purchased
    a 4'' x 4'' wood picture frame which the bottle sits in a round hole and is very safe.

    Maybe one or two MKII will be built this year but in my stash i've a couple of MKII
    resin sets/bomb bay doors and never built one as the resin set is selling more than
    double the price of an Airfix Lanc' kit, well that was until Airfix opened their gob!!


    Ian.
     
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    Excellent as always Ian!!
     
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    That answered my question! :thumbup:
     
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    Excellent work Ian!
     
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    Brings a whole new meaning to the term "corkscrew maneuver". Nice one Ian!
     
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    Great idea and great mode Ian, it's good to see your staying true to your passion.
     
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    Great work as always Ian, and great idea!

    I'd be keen to hear your opinion of the new Airfix Lancs too should you get any of them.
     
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    You've done it justice matey. And no Lanc is ever awful.
     
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    Neat idea. Looks great.
    Ed
     
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    That's awfully nice work Ian...great idea...
     
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    Well, I've seen ships in a bottle, but bombers ON a bottle! Well done!
     
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