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  1. And when it was manned, it was manned by the bomb aimer... except for the dams raid when it was the redundant mid-upper gunner that manned it.
  2. The top cowling panel line appears late in Mk.II production and on other CBAF made Spitfires Mk.Vb etc (but not all).
  3. To my eye the glycol hatch position on all Mk.II and Mk.Va/B/C is lower than the Mk.Ia and of a slightly different design to the Mk.Ia.
  4. We'll, at least I tried. I'm sure it'll look great anyway.
  5. Nice, although if you're starting to correct the fasteners then this one is also incorrect, it should be a regular screw.
  6. A closer look at the port & starboard inner intakes from that photo...
  7. Still viewable on the Wingnut Wings page http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3193&cat=6
  8. Lancaster turrets during WWII were not all black like the ones we're used to seeing in museums etc. The FN.5a front turret had aluminium painted internal brackets etc until they started painting them black late in production, I don't know exactly when but it was well after 1943. The FN.50 mid upper turret had aluminium painted internal brackets etc until they started painting them black during production from mid 1943. The FN.20 rear turret had aluminium painted internal brackets etc until they started painting them black during production from early 1943. The FN120 rear turret was introduced in the 2nd half of 1943, after they were painting the internal brackets etc black. See some examples on the downloadable sample pages here https://www.wingleader.co.uk/shop/lancasterearlywpa5
  9. I no longer have a dog in this fight but a few things I might be able to add; 3) Nacelles (Pages 10 and 11) -The kit actually only includes the "Far East" late war version of the radiators and the associated nacelle front fairings. Without scratch building new parts there's not very much can be done about this although displaying the nacelles all closed up does help hide the shape of the radiators. Perhaps the aftermarket will come to the party. Unless you're modelling the BoB Memorial flight Lancaster Mk.IFE, in which case these Far East radiators and nacelles are pretty much correct. -The small scoops on top of the top cowlings should not be on the outermost 2 nacelles for WWII. The small scoops on the inner top cowlings are the wrong shape and the one of the port inner cowling on the wrong side (it's been mirrored from the starboard side nacelle). So these should be removed, the holes filled and new scoops carved to shape. -The pointy propeller blades appear a little too wide so could be sanded to shape. 8) Horizontal Stabilizers/Elevators -The elevators on WWII Lancasters (almost certainly all of them, but absolutely certainly all of the ones manufactured with fuselage windows) were covered in linen so all the metal panel lines should be filled and 14 rib tapes added to the top & bottom of each elevator. Of course if you're modelling the BoB Memorial flight Lancaster Mk.IFE the metal elevators are pretty much OK. 9) Rear turret (Page 31) -There's quite a lot of detail missing in the bottom of the rear turret but this would require quite a lot of work. If the images don't appear above you should still be able to see them on the Wingnut Wings website; http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3193&cat=6
  10. rsanz

    WnWs

    Wingnut Wings is not bankrupt and has never been bankrupt. It remains a currently registered New Zealand business. I don't know if this link will work but anyone can search for them on the New Zealand companies register. https://app.companiesoffice.govt.nz/companies/app/ui/pages/companies/2141181?backurl=H4sIAAAAAAAAAC2LOw4CMQxEb5OGYk9gIURBs0JIcAErGS0RxA6xA9rbEz7V%2FN5MlRfYFLVUljycgVu8bosmkDlL4paCrxUE8ewDCQ96ZVmk%2B%2BajFjg9WSLSiQV38tYRvux6GTej3Tz%2F89nZux2a9vqrDbG3MexVbxlHLqA3ujgNh5EAAAA%3D
  11. I marked up the Schape Roland image noting the D.VIb instrument board (which is different from the D.VIa) and what appears to be the "bottom of the lightning bolt" and some other poignant features but I couldn't upload it here. Luckily that doesn't matter as I see you've now switched to a D.VIa scheme. Excellent!
  12. Great progress and its all looking good. Just a couple of things in case you're concerned with accuracy. Despite the profile art, Schape's Jasta 33 Roland D.VI was a D.VIb (not a D.VIa), the fuselage was not unpainted clear varnished wood and the marking was some sort of lightning bolt and not an elaborate arrow. Unfortunately this is the only known photo of Schape's Roland D.VIb and it just doesn't show enough of the fuselage to confirm the marking, other than to rule out the arrow that Dan-San Abbot designed for it. Hopefully a new image will show up one day and enlighten us all. http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3107&cat=1
  13. Can I ask what engine you are trying to replicate? It almost looks like the crank case of a 130hp Le Rhone 9Jb (which did power the three F.1 and about two dozen Dr.1) but not the 110hp Oberursel UR.2 (which was the standard Dr.I engine). 130hp Le Rhone 9Jb 130hp Le Rhone 9Jb 110hp Oberursel UR.2 110hp Oberursel UR.2
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