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Old 10-11-2017, 09:24 AM
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Default 1/72 Matchbox Lancaster

Okay, another model going on the table. This one is for the Matchbox Group Build on Britmodeller, going from now until February.

To start, is the standard ol' Matchbox Lanc.




Then add a few extras...



...and shake up well!

I started by dropping the flaps.


I need to thin down the plastic and then create some rib detail inside. I'm going to try scratching it first, but there are PE set if it becomes too much of a hassle.

And I glued the nose pieces onto the fuselage sides in preparation for adding some interior structure and then the PE.


I'm going to use the kit's raised detail to engrave some in and then sand off the raised stuff. And I need to clean the join between the nose pieces and the sides. It's not terrible, but it ain't good either!
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I'll be watching this build!
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Then I'll have to be on my best, and hasty, behavior! Here, have some popcorn.

Got a little more done. After a little snafu with the styrene chosen to build the box for the flaps, I now have the correctly sized plastic. I found some angled styrene in my cache of plastic, and it is perfectly sized for it.



I cut the side being glued down to help it bend, then glued it down. I ended up using all my little black clamps to also make sure it sat flat and didn't bend out the way it wanted.




And with the wing taped to test the fit. It's flush except for at the edges, which I'll trim some to help the wing halves seat together. There's also a little step at the extreme edges, but that will help at the end and serve as a gluing surface for when the flaps go back on, and they'll disappear under that.



Next is to finish boxing the area in, and then start no the ribs.
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Or gluing the wings together...

Did that first instead. After that, then I'll finish boxing in the area, cutting out the marker lights, and then do the ribs.

Drying.


As that's doing that, I ran a needle along the raised lines and then sanded them out.




And then to reposition the rear door. I have been told, and the Airfix kit agrees, that it is too far forward.




The Airfix Lancaster is being held near as a 'go to' for the panel lines. I won't be going crazy, but just busying it up a bit.

Til next time. Soon hopefully...
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I jumped around a little bit this morning. Last night while testing the wing-fit, I noticed a flexing in the fuselage, (which is not glued together yet.) On the off-chance there is still some play after it's all glued together, I pulled out the misc pipe bag and found two sizes that should do the trick.

After a lotta eye-balling, a tiny little measuring and then drilling, I have this.


The larger pipe will not be glued, as I want a little play just in case my measurements are slightly off. It's just there for horizontal support anyway. The small diameter pipe will be cut and then glued into either wing, and they should slip together at the end.


Is it just me, or does that look like a funky train engine..?
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Some more updates. I think I'm done with the panel lines on the fuselage. They will still need a little cleaning here and there, and I still need to do the wings. But i want to get the fuselage closed up now, so it was time to move onto the interior. With the Matchbox kit, it is basically a shelf for the pilot, a simple IP and a couple seats.
I wanted to do a little more, so I pulled out an Airfix Lancaster and misc styrene and used it as a 'go to' for what to recreate in this one.

Before work.


And after. I made a new floor, used the old one but I cut it and raised it higher, and made a table for the radio operator and engineer. Thin styrene was then used for the ribs and I cut plastic to serve as bases for the PE parts.







Started on the IP and hope to get paint started this weekend.

More updates soon.
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Brass and styrene! My kinda build!
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The instrument panel is coming along. I need to put the compass on and finish putting the PE throttles in place on the plastic mount I put in place. Also rudder pedals...



Then I tossed some Nato Black into the cockpit to unify the parts, and I have since masked and sprayed the interior green and added more PE. Those pics coming later.


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Okay, so the IP is just about done. And am I glad, cause those tiny levers were a pain! In fact, all but the throttle levers are thin wire. The ins would have you feed the u-bent PE levers in from the back, but that was a frustration and a half, so I just fed the wire levers in from the front.

Next are some scratch built rudder pedals and then that will be fin!




I also cut up the kits pilot seat to better match the Airfix part used as a template. I cut the sides down to increase the height of the head armor, and used a saw to separate the arm rests from the seat, as well as cut them back.
Tamiya tape is being used for the cushion.



And the cockpit before weathering and final assembly.






And now I remember, I need to fab the jump seat and the back rest!
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Got some work done today.

I made the jump seat for the cockpit. It's two pieces of styrene covered by Tamiya tape and paint. The slide bar for the seat and the swing arm for the back rest are thin wire.


Also redid the yoke, as the one from the kit barely resembled one.


More wire used.


IP glued in place, as well as the engineer's seat.


I forgot to take pics of the pilot's seat before putting it in, so here it is with everything else in place. I also fabbed a bench for the radioman.





I hope I got the seat height right.


And finally all closed up.



Now I need to go once more over the panel lines, then I can get back to the wings. And do the nacelles, which will need to have pane lines done as well, then sand off the scoops and closed exhaust. I have resin to replace those.

And drop the elevators.


Moving right along, and always more to do. Model on!
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A little more work done last night and this morning. I started putting the bomb bay doors on, but a test fit showed a gap problem. With the doors pressed together, they left a ledge along the hinge line with the fuselage. But placed right at the edge. left a gap down the middle. I figure a gap down the middle is easier to handle than ledges...

So I started putting them on one door at a time, using scrap plastic to form extra gluing surfaces.



And since I know I'll be sanding them, some extra support doesn't seem like a bad idea...



Here's the expected gap.



And the styrene used to fill it.



Once that's dry, I'll trim the plastic close, then use CA to fill any remaining gaps. Once dry, I'll sand and get more practice with panel lines!
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Alright, before progressing, I felt the fuselage flexing as I was sanding it. Not wanting the seams to crack, I drilled a hole and glued a sprue into to be a strengthener. I placed it in the wing root to conceal it.



Then I got the bomb bay done. Sanded to within an inch of it's life. It's a leelte wavy, but I'm good with that.



After that, I went back over the panel lines on the fuselage and also redid the seam lines for the bomb bay doors. Considering the fuselage done for now. I may have to correct some as I go along, but I'm moving onto the wings now.



I used the Airfix kit to trace the shape of the tip lights.



Then I moved that to the Matchbox and cut out the shapes.




I still need to clean those up, but that's where she is now.
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And a little further. I used tape to copy the lines from an Airfix kit and then transferred them to the Matchbox kit.





It's not exact, but I'm not spending the time for that. Now I'll sand them back and clean out the lines, then give it a light sanding. I'll do the wing tip lights, and after that, I'll do the tail planes too, then finally the flap detail. After that, I'll start on the nacelles.
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