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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #50 on: March 15, 2023, 12:18:02 AM »
And tonight I've managed to mask the silver bits, so I can re-spray the black bits of the landing gear, & I'm going to use a different black, to give a bit of variation to the blacks in the wheel wells.

Speaking of the wheel wells, I've also built them & fitted the nacelles. There's going to be more PSR here than I was hoping for but, hopefully, not too much, plus some re-spraying of the NATO Black on the inside of the wheel wells.

Things seem to be going moderately well, touch wood ... LOTS of wood! :)) :-\
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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2023, 11:32:23 PM »
A lot less PSR than expected! :smiley:

Just sprayed some black into the wheel wells & around the Putty-Sand area & there is only a little "r" to finish it off, & that is really only a touch more "s".

After that I need to get the turrets in, & the cockpit glazing on, so I can start the camo. This is a problem as it would be easier to paint the plane without the turrets. However, if I do that, there are parts that need to be fitted after the turrets are in to secure them in place & these, I'm sure, will need a certain amount of PSR to get to fit properly.

Plus all that masking! :-\

Plus the turrets need a bucket-load of work to get them ready to fit because, of course, I'm modifying them, aren't I. ::)
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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #52 on: March 16, 2023, 06:17:30 AM »
This is a problem as it would be easier to paint the plane without the turrets. However, if I do that, there are parts that need to be fitted after the turrets are in to secure them in place

Araldite  ;D

Must agree it is easier to paint with the turrets off, been down that road (perhaps not with this exact kit ) and modified the turrets to slip in after all the painting and just white glued in place.
Unless really want the turrets to turn to enhance your Vroom, Vroom flying around the room experience  ;D

Looking forward to seeing this

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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #53 on: March 16, 2023, 08:06:57 AM »
I paint a small area around the turrets with the appropiate colour while the fuselage is open, install the turrets when closing, then mask the glass & do the full cammo.

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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #54 on: March 16, 2023, 08:43:31 AM »
Thanks for the advice, guys! :smiley:

Mostly shopping & gardening today, so I'll see what I can come up with tonight, or over the next couple of nights. ;)
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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #55 on: March 18, 2023, 03:15:58 AM »
This is a problem as it would be easier to paint the plane without the turrets. However, if I do that, there are parts that need to be fitted after the turrets are in to secure them in place

Araldite  ;D

Must agree it is easier to paint with the turrets off, been down that road (perhaps not with this exact kit ) and modified the turrets to slip in after all the painting and just white glued in place.
Unless really want the turrets to turn to enhance your Vroom, Vroom flying around the room experience  ;D

Looking forward to seeing this

I did a similar thing to Buzzbomb when I did a Tiger Force Lancaster,  basically sand off the locating ring on the turret so that it would slip in after painting. From memory there was still enough whacker to allow the turrets to turn and stay in, but i glued mine in fore and aft.

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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #56 on: March 19, 2023, 09:36:26 AM »
Some progress pic's to show that things are happening, if somewhat slowly:







The prop's are the Tempest prop's fitted with modified Lancaster bosses.

The guns at the back are 20mm Hispano Mk.II cannon from the Tempest kits, modified to fit into the Lanc turrets, with brass barrel ends for a 1/72 Hurricane IIc/IV, which used the same guns (I still have to make 2 more).


Cheers! :icon_beer:


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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #57 on: March 20, 2023, 01:09:01 AM »
Looking good
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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #58 on: March 20, 2023, 03:01:48 AM »
Thanks, Greg! :icon_alabanza:
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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #59 on: March 20, 2023, 03:39:48 AM »
Awesome re-assembly of bit and bobs from many sources Guy!
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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #60 on: March 20, 2023, 09:22:45 AM »
Yes, looking good. And your turrets are most intriguing  :smiley:
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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #61 on: March 20, 2023, 10:11:23 AM »
That front view is amazing! I know it's too late to change it, but it reminds me of a solid nose B-25 with .50 cals and a cannon.
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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #62 on: March 20, 2023, 01:38:46 PM »
Thanks, gents! :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:

And your turrets are most intriguing  :smiley:

Turrets are just the standard F.N.5A nose turret & early version F.N.20 rear turret (the Revell kit, unlike the Airfix kit, doesn't have the F.N.82 rear turret option) hacked up to fit the 20mm cannons. ;)

I know it's too late to change it, but it reminds me of a solid nose B-25 with .50 cals and a cannon.

If you saw them side-by-side you would realise how weird that would look, she's easily twice the size of a B-25. ;D
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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #63 on: March 21, 2023, 11:05:22 AM »
Smooth integration of Tempest engines and the rest.   Four blade props add excitement.   Better interior finish than I can do.  :smiley:
In primer looks kinda German.

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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #64 on: March 21, 2023, 11:23:00 AM »
Thank you, Bill! Much appreciated! :icon_alabanza:
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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #65 on: March 27, 2023, 10:12:01 AM »
Just caught up with progress Wombat, superb as always, lookin' good  8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #66 on: March 27, 2023, 12:33:17 PM »
Thanks, mate! :smiley: :icon_alabanza:

Just bought SMS's Lancaster paint set today, so camo painting shouldn't be too far away. ;)

Lots of godawful masking between now & then, though. :o
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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #67 on: March 28, 2023, 04:25:42 AM »
Really is almost there.

Coming along swimmingly well, the subtle engine changes really work well

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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #68 on: March 28, 2023, 05:49:30 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #69 on: March 28, 2023, 12:04:12 PM »
Right, cockpit glasshouse masking is done! :smiley:

And so are my eyes! :-\

Think I'll give them a bit of a rest, now, & come back to it in a while to do the other pre-painting bits. 8)
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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #70 on: March 29, 2023, 05:34:58 PM »
You know those little bits you find just before (or just after) you're about to make a major step towards finishing the model? ???

Well, I've just found a few! :icon_crap: :icon_crap: :icon_crap:

Hopefully won't take long to fix but annoying, none the less. ::)
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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #71 on: March 30, 2023, 12:06:37 AM »
You know those little bits you find just before (or just after) you're about to make a major step towards finishing the model? ???

Well, I've just found a few! :icon_crap: :icon_crap: :icon_crap:

Hopefully won't take long to fix but annoying, none the less. ::)
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« Reply #72 on: March 30, 2023, 07:17:50 AM »
I wish the Vinyl Monster was as generous! ;D
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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #73 on: March 30, 2023, 07:29:05 PM »
Been doing a bit of pre-camo painting & tomorrow should be the Big Day (well, Evening) when the camo is, finally, started! :smiley:
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Re: Airvell 1/72 Avro Mancaster B.I/B.III
« Reply #74 on: March 30, 2023, 10:58:10 PM »
Looking forward to the paint! Up arming the turrets is always a good idea.