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Tamiya 1/48 Lancaster, Phantom of the Rhur

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3 years 2 months ago #61 by Nosferatu
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Simply stunning Gary! That radio set is the business!

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3 years 2 months ago #62 by shaunfletcher
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Just fantastic stuff.. so much to wait for on this one, we watch in awe.
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3 years 2 months ago - 2 years 7 months ago #63 by Powder
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3 years 2 months ago #64 by Andrew
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Awesome stuff G1!

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
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3 years 2 months ago #65 by Bishop
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Coloured PE at it's best. I had a family friend who operated one of these radios on a Lancaster during the War. I can't imagine the stress all these crews went through. This is turning into something special Gary.

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3 years 2 months ago #66 by Xtr3meNZer
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The detailing is really coming together, and is going to be so great
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3 years 2 months ago #67 by Gary
Thanks Kane et al it's a bit disheartening to think that very little of the detail will be shown when it's finished. I'm in two minds to do it as a cut away, but then I would probably need to put even more detail in.
It's also hard to work out where I could do the cutaway as both sides will be fully decked with PE.



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3 years 2 months ago #68 by shaunfletcher
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At least in the era of the internet, forums like this, facebook etc lots of people get to see the lovely stuff and it lives on somewhat in accessible photographic form.

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3 years 2 months ago #69 by Fooesboy
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Looks great Gary,
I hope that I have the chance to see your work up close before it is hidden away.
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3 years 2 months ago #70 by Gary
I'll bring it Thursday along with your new book and binder mate.



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3 years 2 months ago #71 by yak
wow that is awesome work :woohoo: . Might be a silly question but could you maybe 3D print a clear fuselage half and paint it in places you need to hide bits and show off the great details in others?

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3 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #72 by Gary
No such thing as a silly question in modelling, the clear filament isn't clear it's more frosted. The nearest I could possibly get would be to cast the areas in clear cast resin, it wouldn't matter that they wouldn't take the internal dimensions or details. I might give that a go but I'm on a bit of a deadline with this build.

Just a wee update, this is the inside of the front on one side, yeah I missed an ejector pin, get over it :P



Almost done, just got to finish the Co-Pilot's fold up seat, which is 50% replaced with PE.

Thanks for looking.



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3 years 2 months ago #73 by Tiger
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Man it's a shame most of this will be hidden, smashing work Gary.
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3 years 2 months ago #74 by Xtr3meNZer
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What if you did a cut away, but have the part that has been cut away there also, so you don't miss out on anything. Maybe try follow around a panel line. Have it able to be placed back in there with some tiny magnets, and then remove for the show stopper? I'd hate to see all that work go to waste also.

Just my 2 cents worth. best of luck with this smashing build

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3 years 2 months ago #75 by Gary
I'll have to see where all the PE ends, and try to work around it, I'd not want to try to cut the PE it would pull off the model and ruin it.
I've seen some good ones out there.



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3 years 2 months ago #76 by Wally
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This is awesome!
The detail is amazing ...
Admire your courage taking on this level of PE detail Gary ...
That pilot's seat and IP looks stunning ... the whole job does so far ...
Watching with great interest

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3 years 2 months ago #77 by KitModellerNZ
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Amazing stuff Gary! Mighty fine workmanship on this one.

Can't wait for the HK 1/32 beast... not that I'll be able to afford it but.
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3 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #78 by Gary
Thanks :blush:
It's on my list, but I should really finish my HK B-25 and the B-17 first :whistle:



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3 years 2 months ago #79 by Hadley
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so will this be your biggest kit once completed so far?
i know you have a couple of other big 1/48's and wondering how this compares

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3 years 2 months ago #80 by Gary
Nah the B-29 is bigger and the two Liberators are about the same size.



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3 years 2 months ago #81 by Calum
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Lovely work on that interior . Seems as shame to close it up but at least you've got photos.
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3 years 2 months ago #82 by Gary
Well the interior is all done, I had to paint up the crew before I could button up the two halves. For some reason they seemed to take for ages and they aren't even that good. I've gone for a representation rather than full figure painting master class (not that I could accomplish that).

























On to the sanding and rescribing of lost detail on the fuselage................... sigh.



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3 years 2 months ago #83 by Maarten
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'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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3 years 2 months ago #84 by Nosferatu
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Crew look bloody good G1!! Well done!

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3 years 2 months ago #85 by Fooesboy
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You really are a modelling machine!

Top draw work as per usual for you!
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3 years 2 months ago #86 by IAN


Yep, that covers it !!

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3 years 2 months ago #87 by Bishop
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As suspected they look really good under paint. I like them a lot Gary. Its a pity this doesn't come with a clear hull. You could leave the "cut away" parts unpainted.

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3 years 2 months ago #88 by shaunfletcher
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Yeah I take it back about the crew they look very nice, just the right tone to the colours!

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3 years 2 months ago #89 by Gary
Thanks, yeah they aren't the worst crew figures I've seen, with the exception of the Mid upper gunner which just looks out of proportion, not sure if I'll add him yet.
The colour tones were easy, I actually own a Ginger as they are called (because of the colour of the collar) it's a genuine Irvine reproduction made from the original materials using the original tools, processes etc. It was my leaving present from my wife when we left the UK.
Only worn it once as it's such a warm jacket, fully fleece lined and it never gets that cold over here.



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3 years 2 months ago #90 by Nosferatu
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Gary wrote: I actually own a Ginger as they are called


What?... Like a house boy? :P You can give him all the tedious modelling tasks...

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