Author Topic: Real world Westland Lysander 1/32 - finished without WIP, not for voting  (Read 226 times)

Offline Artoor_K

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Hello there,

I finished this one two days ago. I think Brian would like spats :)

I've worked with Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander - in original Matchbox box, which is exactly the same as Revell. I bought Eduard seatbelts, Master's barrels and Montex masks. I've rebuild pilot's and observer seats. Electrical panel was build from scratch as well as map box. I've rebuild MG-s, barrels were removed and changed for Master's ones. Panel lines were made deeper; also position lights were modified. I could's make wheels fit so I had to modify landing lights. Bomb launchers were scratchbuild, ones from box looked like something used to shave sheeps. Ammo boxes are left-overs from Legend set. Ammo belts are from Tamiya set.

Montex masks for cockpit are usable but usually too big or too small.  A lot of work is needed to make transparent parts fit. The worst part was windshiels-fuselage connection. I've mixed Vallejo 331 with acrylic water putty. As a resuld I've got typical RAF interior green. I've puttied seams, after it was dry, I've used white Tamiya putty to get rid of any irregularities.

I've painted Lysander with Tamiya, AK and Mr.Hobby range. As a documentation I've used 4+ Publications, Warpaint and Orange series books. In one of them I've read that checkerboards were not identical on both sides, I've assumed that one of them was turned.  As kit's bombs were looking like everything but no 20lb bombs I've decided not to mount them

Weathering is AMMO fluids and Tamiya pigments. Also I've used watercolor crayons and eveliners for chipping and dirt along with AMMO silver for deepest chips.

Wingspan of Lysander is astonishing

I'd like to thank Bruce Dickinson and Iron Maiden for making my mojo flow while listening "Book of Souls" album, especially "Empire of the Sky" track :)















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Re: Real world Westland Lysander 1/32 - finished without WIP, not for voting
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2020, 04:27:08 AM »
Very Nice Lysander!
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Real world Westland Lysander 1/32 - finished without WIP, not for voting
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2020, 11:52:17 AM »
Spats out of the box! And beautifully built  :-*
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Re: Real world Westland Lysander 1/32 - finished without WIP, not for voting
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2020, 11:59:09 AM »
Beautiful job on a very, very old kit!

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Re: Real world Westland Lysander 1/32 - finished without WIP, not for voting
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2020, 01:02:58 PM »
Dammmn!  That's a beautiful build of an old kit and the resulting model is gorgeous!  My hat's off to you, sir!

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Re: Real world Westland Lysander 1/32 - finished without WIP, not for voting
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2020, 01:41:11 PM »
Very Nice Lysander!


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Oh! Yes! Yes, it is! :-[


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Offline finsrin

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Re: Real world Westland Lysander 1/32 - finished without WIP, not for voting
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2020, 02:57:20 PM »
As all above said.  :smiley:      How did you get canopy structure lines so crisp ?

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Re: Real world Westland Lysander 1/32 - finished without WIP, not for voting
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2020, 01:58:06 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Real world Westland Lysander 1/32 - finished without WIP, not for voting
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2020, 03:24:38 AM »
 (Glances at the mirror) It's not that old... (But it is a beautiful build of a beautiful aircraft.)