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Fl Lt Charles Ainsworth - A Tribute
Bigskip
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Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 07:45 AM UTC
Hi Guys

A Family Friend was a Lancaster Pilot during the war, having attended the Elvington show and picked up a 48 Scale tamiya Lanc for a good price (50 quid) i've decided to build it as a tribute to him, and give it to him once finished. I need to find out the Squadron and Aircraft codes for his plane, but that is easily done, then Mal the Mask can sort out those for me.

I've got the kit, and a few little extras for it, Montex Masks, Replacement gun barrels, Resin squishy wheels and the basic interior and seat belts care of Eduard..






I'll be making a start on this tomorrow, cockpit here we come...

Andy
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Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 08:12 AM UTC
Looking forward to seeing you tackle this Andy.
I hope you are going to pull your finger out and get it done for Farnborough .
Andy
Bigskip
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Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 08:36 AM UTC
Andy

It will definatley be done for farnborough.

Andy

ps. i'm not gonna specify a year to that though...
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Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 08:58 AM UTC
Lovely, mask are no problem Andy
Bigskip
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Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 09:03 AM UTC
Cheers Mal

I have another project i would like to see if masks could be done for, a bit more complicated than roundels and codes. I'll send you a scan and see if it's possible.

Andy

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Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 08:21 PM UTC
No problem Andy, I like a challenge
Bigskip
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Posted: Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 12:00 AM UTC
Well we've have a productive morning, removing ejection pin marks, and replacing lost internal detail.



Off for a touch of priming...

Andy
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Posted: Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 07:39 PM UTC
Now this is one to follow.

I don't know though Andy, you'll have as many on the go at the same time as me soon
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Posted: Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 09:59 PM UTC
Very worthwhile project Andy, I'll be following along all the way mate !!

As an aside, one of my mad mates is doing a dio with 3 of these Lancs, all with electronics with lights and sounds and various engines starting or running. I'll link the forum with progress pics for you once I find it !!

Cheers, D
Bigskip
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Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 05:31 AM UTC
D

Your mate is mad!!!

Lucky - Started the AVRE today, suspension is a doddle!!

On with the update....

Cockpit primered and a little touch of preshading!



Might get a bit of interior green sprayed tonight

Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 08:20 AM UTC
Brilliant!
Very much looking forward to seeing this go together
Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 08:34 AM UTC
It will definitely be a work in progress to look at!
Bigskip
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Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 08:44 AM UTC
Interior green sprayed.

The front portion of the fuse is the bomb aimers area, this is painted matt black. I've oversprayed a bit of green to indicate a touch of wear allowing the green underneath to show through.





More soon. Thanks for looking

Andy
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Posted: Saturday, September 04, 2010 - 11:29 AM UTC
great project andy there is an old chap who comes in my shop who was a rear gunner in one of them.he always has a smile for me and is a great guy.i cant begin to comprehend what he used to have to go through whenever he got in that plane.every time i see him i think how much i would love to see some of the so called "hard" men who bounce around outside pubs after a whiff of the barmaids apron on a weekend have to climb in that bubble and face what he and his comrades had to.in my mind we owe the men and women of all 3 services everything...keep up the good work its a very fitting tribute