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Cees Broere

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  1. Simple, I want them both. Perhaps more of each. Can't help it I love the Lancaster (though I am a great fan of the Halifax). Cannot have too many of them. Cees
  2. Wow, this is a set I must have. (perhaps two). Great work Peter. Luckily we have Lancaster expert Hatch available Cheers Cees
  3. And during 2014 largely reworked to correct the the external outlines. Cees
  4. For that price a good basic kit with some "issues"? No problem, can't wait to get my hands on one. Doing the "Gremlins Roost" of which we have a lot of wreckage at the museum on display and a pic of the sharkmouth nose.
  5. That's a mk VII Rog. The Bull Creek example.
  6. And, speaking from experience, these radiators are extremely heavy.
  7. IIRC there are three intake variants as used on the Lanc.
  8. You're a brave man who is playing with fire.....for a short while. Destiny awaits
  9. The Packard Merlin 28 engine is the US built variant of the RR Merlin XX. Apart from details and accessories they look visually similar. Providing 8 engines will be a matter of plastic overkill and more expensive too. The Mk III Lancaster was created to differentiate the US built engines. In service Lancs could be flying with a mix of both manufacturers engines. As Iain says we never had it so good. And yet we are not satisfied. Cees
  10. I work as a volunteer for ARG 1940-1945 and the museum has enough room for 1/32 bombers. One of the displays is about DV286 of 300 Squadron the remains of which we recovered from the Ijsselmeer together with the Dutch navy during 2003. The model I intend to do will complement the many recovered items of that Lanc. We also have an original RR Vulture engine in good condition my Manchester conversion of the prototype HKM Lancaster will make a nice addition too. Plenty of room for the HB Liberator too. At home......that's a different matter Cees
  11. I wasn't referring to SBC's but at twin bomb carriers. The Lancaster had three bomb stations side by side . Having four SBC's next to each other means there is a twin carrier set up too. The SBC's are quite deep so perhaps this is a visual distortion. Cees
  12. And that was over ten years ago. Now those models are gathering dust in storage. Would make nice objects for a museum.
  13. When aluminium skin is riveted to a frame you cannot avoid stressing the metal so the oilcanning look should be present from day one. However usage or overstressing the airframe (corkscrew anyone?) will make it more pronounced. Cees
  14. The reason the two middle bombs are lower is that the Lancaster has three bombstations next to each other. On the middle station they used a twin bomb carrier that could use the existing single pick up point but could be fitted with two bombs. Cees
  15. Converting the Lanc into a Manchester, hmm now that's a nice idea. Cees
  16. Always nice to read such positive comments regarding new Trumpeter releases. Cees
  17. Some new pics (2) on the HK Models facebook page showing a nacelle with undercarriage and a Merlin. It is progressing.
  18. You are all correct. Having found several of these cable cutters from digs, they are very ingenious things with a cartridge operated chisel to cut through the cable. Cees
  19. Nice finish. The Revell kit is a good basic kit. At the moment I am converting one into a MK XIV using the Grey Matter Figures set. Cees
  20. He had many plans. He visited me twice at home where I gave him a large number of Halifax drawings. He wanted to that one as well. Alas. Cees
  21. John, I see the Hampden has increased in price. Does this mean you have reworked your patterns? We have been discussing this over the past few years at Telford since the kit I got which was below standard. And I really want to do a Hampden. Thanks in advance. Cheers Cees
  22. I have a Matchobox one on the go too, the yellow wings really hurt your eyes. It's a nice simple kit. Kent Karlsen did a very nice one in Norwegian markings recently. Cheers Cees
  23. Bader had tin legs not wooden ones. Cheers Cees
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