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#1 mozart

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 06:39 AM

OK, I'll take the plunge (gulp)....a good excuse to start my CM Avro Anson vacuform. The chances of finding out which Anson(s) Brown flew are slim to zero so mine will probably be one of the ones that my father flew on a regular basis. I've built a couple of the Classic Airframes 1/48th Ansons and I also have an unbuilt one so I can use that as a reference and to scale up areas to our scale. It's a good job there's a long time frame on this GB!
Max

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 07:20 AM

Good choice Max, a friend of mine just bought an Anson wreck. I look forward to seeing your build.


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Posted 03 April 2016 - 04:25 PM

Looking forward to this Max!

I've never built a vac kit so I'll be watching for tips and tricks.

Carl
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Posted 03 April 2016 - 06:40 PM

Looking forward to this Max!
I've never built a vac kit so I'll be watching for tips and tricks.
Carl


I'm still very much on a learning curve with vacuforms Carl so tips and tricks might be rare.....**** ups and how to correct them might be more common!
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Posted 03 April 2016 - 07:14 PM

Cool build :)


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Posted 03 April 2016 - 07:34 PM

I hope so Radders, re-creating the undercart will be a challenge from scratch, or I might just chicken out and do a wheels up flying Anson! I'm especially looking forward to doing the interior using Albion Alloys Connect-o system......that's the theory anyway!! :)
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Posted 06 April 2016 - 03:33 PM

I haven't cut plastic yet, but I have been doing an equally important aspect of all my builds and that is research, particularly important in this build since the "shell" of the aircraft is pretty basic, not even a delineation of aileron position or size etc.  I absolutely love this shot of the NZ Anson, great photography and so  much detail!  Not many people appreciate the rigging wires on the tailplane for example:

 

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Resin bits provided, the undercarriage will need a major "head-scratching" exercise to find the best way of building it:

 

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The plans and wings, plus a 1/48th Anson for comparison:
 
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My Dad did this watercolour sketch of one that he flew in Rhodesia, mine will be finished like this:
 
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Max

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 05:28 PM

Looks nice! Nice sketch! :)

 

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 06:36 PM

Braver man than I, but I must admit I did enjoy building an Airfix Anson when I was knee high to a grasshopper and thoroughly enjoyed it.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 08:44 PM

Lovely watercolour sketch Max.

It's nice to hear about the personal connection on this build for you.

Carl
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Posted 06 April 2016 - 09:35 PM

Looks nice! Nice sketch! :)
 
Håkan


Lovely watercolour sketch Max.
It's nice to hear about the personal connection on this build for you.
Carl


I can remember Dad writing in his diary that he was quite pleased with his painting, looks like an Anson to me and as a colour reference it's invaluable. His brother, my uncle Harry (94 today) sent the watercolour paints and paper out to Rhodesia for him!

Braver man than I, but I must admit I did enjoy building an Airfix Anson when I was knee high to a grasshopper and thoroughly enjoyed it.
 
Cheers
 
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Yes, I did one too Dennis, it was a Series 2 kit if I remember correctly and cost half a crown?
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Posted 09 April 2016 - 08:48 AM

Max... another tribute build for you.. lovely choice... and watercolor painting is splendid looking.

Look forward to this..

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 11:13 PM

Great to see a step by step build of a vacuformed kit, something we don't see that often. Nice to hear of your personal connections to your builds, makes them special.

 

Don


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Posted 13 April 2016 - 09:31 PM

How goes it Max. :popcorn:


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 06:31 AM

Nothing done yet but I went to Frome yesterday to pick up my Albion Alloys tubing and Connect+o bits for the internal cabin structure plus essential items from Halfords like P38 filler, Halfords filler primer and various grades of sandpaper. I've also got some plans coming today or tomorrow but I need to do some drawings to scale up the CA bits I'm using as a guide.

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