This is a Group build to remember the sacrifices of Bomber Command and other air forces of the world during WWII
Bomber Command was founded in 1936, 4 years later on the night of May 11/12 1940, Bomber Command made it's first night time Raid. The build will run from 11th May 2016 until April 21st 2017 which date coincides with the last raid on Berlin.
See the "Rules" topic for more details.
Thanks all. I've decided to pose the aircraft in a semi-realistic way, I can have the bomb bay doors open, with the crew inside and some of the engines running. I know that during operations in the middle east it was common to leave the doors open during the day and only wind them up when it was ready to go at night. Mainly because of the heat but also because of the fuel vapours etc.
I assume that they did similar things on very hot days/nights in England (yes it does get very hot in England it's not all rain and snow ) so it's fairly plausible. I would like to have an engine cover off to show the nice things that I'm hoping I can do to those but that might be a bit too far, even then I'm almost tempted to just say Nuts to the rivet counters and do it anyway to display the best parts.
Depending on how well the interior goes I may even do it cutaway but that's a story for another day.
Anyway I virtually finished the work on the bombs last night, I'm probably going to scratch them up a bit and add a filter but they're almost done..
On with the primer and then on with the paint
Onwards and upwards quite literally as it's on to the interior above
Sorry to bore you all, this is the last of the bomb shots, I've finished weathering them and I've started on the bomb-bay doors.
It's a common misconception that bombs were nice and clean, and that they came out of the factory and got loaded up for delivery. They often spent months underground in massive munitions dumps, being moved around from pile to pile and they were quite beaten up and dusty by the time Adolf got his presents.
I've tried to create the textured surface, the dirt and dust build up and the scratches and dents they often received. That's the last of them I promise
Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
Tamiya 1/48 Lancaster, Phantom of the Rhur
2 years 4 months ago #52
Yeah the crew came with one of my Lanc Kits (I have 3) and I have a spare crew set which I'll probably put in one of my Wellingtons.
While it wasn't normal for the crews to be in position for take off I'll have the in their positions to show them off. I might have to look around for some additional crew in different positions or bastardise the ones I have spare.
Tamiya's plane figures are fine for 1:48 so they should paint up alright. I really like the way the dash turned out Gary. All looking very convincing so far. Were the mesh cylinders part of the PE set or the kit?