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It has been a while since I posted a completed build; this past summer and fall were interesting times for me to say the least.  I was able to get back to the bench in late November and finished the Lancaster cockpit kit I began working on in May.  I did a lot of scratch building on this build adding several electrical and hydraulic lines, as well as making some electronic components.  Scratch building is one of my weaker modeling skills so I was pretty satisfied with how the build turned out.  The nose section is marked as an 83 Squadron (Pathfinder) aircraft circa the spring of 1943.

 

Ernest

 

 

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The only weathering I did on this build was some very minor scuffing of the paint in a few areas.

 

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Most of the scratch building work I did can't be seen well - or at all - but, a few of the lines and pieces of equipment can be seen.  I did a build thread on the 

"In Progress" thread, so if anyone would like to see more of the scratch building it can be seen there.

 

 

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The electrical lines turned out pretty well, and look the part after painting.

 

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I added a small red LED light thinking it might make for some neat "mood" pictures.

 

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6 hours ago, KiwiZac said:

It looks fantastic, beautiful work Ernest!

 

Please forgive my ignorance: does the kit come with the stand/trolley or did you add it?

 

13 minutes ago, Gerhard said:

Superb. It is  very well done and you can feel right proud about it. 

 

Thank you guys!  Kwiwzac, the trolley is part of the kit. 

 

Ernest 

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16 hours ago, Uncarina said:

How did I miss this? Your Lancaster turned out splendidly Ernest. Very inspirational!

 

Cheers,  Tom

 

15 hours ago, MARU5137 said:

Ernest,

WOWZER  !

 

Your Lancaster cockpit is very  nice.

It really is TOP NOTCH of a build .

 

:wow:

Your scratchbuilding  is AWESOME!

:bow:

 

 

Thank you Tom and Maru for the kind words.  Tom, I never installed those cockpit curtains as I ran out of energy on this build.  I look forward to seeing your solution to that little challenge.

 

Ernest

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7 hours ago, LSP_Kevin said:

Lovely work, Ernest! You've just become the first banner on our Facebook page for 2022!

 

Kev

 

Thank you Kev!  It is a real honor that you thought the build was good enough to post it as a banner, that was very kind of you.

 

Ernest

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19 hours ago, IvanVasili said:

WOW! That is awesome! Now added this to my shopping list in 2022!

 

10 hours ago, 100 SQN said:

Very nice Ernest. Did you have any issues with the build ?

 

Thank you guys!  The kit went together very well.  The only areas that were fiddly were the cockpit platform due to my adding an A/M seat and a good deal of scratchbuilt equipment and lines; and the cockpit canopy took a bit of work to get it to sit properly - nothing very vexing though.

 

Ernest

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