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Aircraft of Great Britain in WWII.
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Lancaster under carraige colour
andy007
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2002 - 09:41 AM UTC
i have just bouhgt airifxs 1/72 lancaster and it says that the under carraige is a sea grey 165 humbrol but i am not sure because i haven't seen any lancs with that colour

m1garand
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2002 - 12:22 PM UTC
Here's some pics that might help you:





And a link:

http://www.todo-aviones.com.ar/ingles/lancaster/gal_lancaster.html

HTH
Desert-Fox
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2002 - 12:59 PM UTC
http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/lanc.html will give you all the walk around pictures youll need to finish the model.
andy007
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2002 - 02:49 PM UTC
So it is meant to be black?
bison44
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2002 - 03:08 PM UTC
Hey Andy
You are dead on, it should be black, most Lanc missions were at night. So a satin black or glossy black will work. Good luck and make sure to post a few pics (I love the Lancs!)
andy007
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Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2002 - 12:07 PM UTC
would humbrols 33 work? and also is the top brown and green or a desert tan and brown?

thebear
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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 12:33 PM UTC
Topside is Brown and green on every Lancaster during the war that I have seen ...my 2 cents worth ...I also got to see the lancaster at the Hamilton War Heritage Museum and I agree with the rest of the guys that everything underneath is black...

Rick
andy007
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 - 02:27 PM UTC
were the grand slam bombers painted black i have only seen pics of them with day schemes