1/48 Tamiya Avro Lancaster...ENDE!

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    hey Alex

    Post  antonio argudo on Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:04 am

    This is not fair,Mad I need my dose of Lancaster build!!! hope to see some updates soon!
    best wishes!
    Antonio Cool

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    End of the Wings and undercarriage section.

    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:22 am

    Hi Guys,
    This is my newest update. Actually I have finished Part II concerning the Wings and their components.

    I began my construction from the landing system. I cut off the Kit’s main support beams (knees) and what is left (shock absorber struts) was painted in black and Aluminum. The Locking rods are painted in red.

    You have 3 choices.
    a) Black overall
    b) Black and aluminum (by the way I did paint them)
    c) Black and aluminum (by the negative way)



    At this point I would like to make a comment. The brake hoses are not placed outside of the legs, but internally. In fact there is only one which bifurcates into two tubes from the inside.
    The weighted wheels come from Paragon.

    Next step concerns the WHEEL WELLS. (undercarriage bay)
    Everything there is scratch built. Tamiya provides an empty area, no internal detail, no accuracy. New wing ribs, oil tanks, fire distinguishers, new undercarriage structure.









    Here we should say that we had to build the main support beams (green ones). The risk was very obvious cause of the huge weight of the Lanc. These small Knees Must support the heavy fuselage and wings.

    Going further, I had to make the new engine nacelles. The old Tamiya’s Kit provides the nacelles with the flame dumpers. The new Kit, provides 2 choices…with or without. So I had to make new nacelles without flame dumpers. I used Quickboost exhausts.



    Now, I had to build the fuel tanks. Lancaster’s wings are full of them!!! Made by plastic sheet, wrapped with cast vinyl in case to represent the texture of the fire proof material (red)





    At next stage, I built the flaps. No spare time left. I have to catch our exhibition dates. So, there was no any chance to make 60+ frames of the flaps structure. I decided to use aftermarket solution. These come from Eduard. I did improve them more as you can see.





    Going next…we meet the Cabin Heater. Everything is built from Zero, according to real pictures and technical drawings. The cabin heater duct at the port hinged leading edge plus the inlet cover, are represented 100% in accuracy.







    The ailerons are scratch built. I opened the panel of the dinghy stowage. The boat is made by milliput.






    My next part concerns the power plan and the Merlin. That’s the Last part of the main construction work, just before painting job.

    Stay tuned.
    Alex


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    Post  jojjemannen on Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:32 pm

    affraid affraid affraid Shocked Shocked Shocked

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    Post  alexbb on Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:07 pm

    jojjemannen wrote:affraid affraid affraid Shocked Shocked Shocked


    MAKE THAT X 2

    FANTASTIC

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    Post  Ray on Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:13 pm

    alex wrote:
    jojjemannen wrote:affraid affraid affraid Shocked Shocked Shocked


    MAKE THAT X 2

    FANTASTIC

    MAKE THAT x3

    Just when I thought I've seen it all......you come up with this affraid affraid affraid affraid Shocked Shocked Shocked

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    Post  iCocker on Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:34 pm

    x 4

    I think till date this is one of the best modelling sbs and project I have ever seen! You are a master!

    Ivan

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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:58 pm

    matilda wrote:werry nice indeed.
    this is more and more amaising model and i am sure will be a winner when finish.
    stevan

    TNX Stevan. In fact I’m very bored with this project. I’m not a fan of British aviation. So I don’t want to spend more than a year of work…I’ve got better planes to make!


    antonio argudo wrote:This is not fair,Mad I need my dose of Lancaster build!!! hope to see some updates soon!
    best wishes!
    Antonio Cool

    Hi Antonio…This Update is dedicated to U. TNX!

    jojjemannen wrote:affraid affraid affraid Shocked Shocked Shocked
    alex wrote:
    jojjemannen wrote:affraid affraid affraid Shocked Shocked Shocked


    MAKE THAT X 2

    FANTASTIC
    Ray wrote:
    alex wrote:
    jojjemannen wrote:affraid affraid affraid Shocked Shocked Shocked


    MAKE THAT X 2

    FANTASTIC

    MAKE THAT x3

    Just when I thought I've seen it all......you come up with this affraid affraid affraid affraid Shocked Shocked Shocked

    Make it x4!!! TNX so much guys!


    iCocker wrote:x 4

    I think till date this is one of the best modelling sbs and project I have ever seen! You are a master!

    Ivan

    Thank U so much my president, but I do not deserve such a compliment! Yes I do agree that building a Lancaster or B-17, is a challenge, an all time classic interesting project.

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    Post  clioguy on Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:45 pm

    Make it x 5!!

    Just impressive!

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:02 pm

    Amazing job Alex, what a marvel this model is, i watch and learn and realise how much more i have to strive to reach your level of detail and accuracy.

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    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:19 pm

    affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid AWESOME MY FEELOS FROM GREECE....YOU ARE SIMPLY A FIRST RATE MODEL GRANDMASTER.....
    THE DETAIL IS AMAZING
    IN NANNU PEC What a Face

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    Post  Tancred on Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:52 pm

    Make that X 100, I have to join the chorus, simply incredible!!!! Cool


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    wow

    Post  antonio argudo on Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:57 pm

    woow after my dose of lancaster I feel so high drunken !!! thanks master Alex! I take note of your recipe to cook my b17 in the next months, yours is really top class king!
    keep the amazing work mate!
    Antonio

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    New update (MERLIN)

    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:00 pm

    Thank U all of you guys.. I appreciate your interesting...

    I'm very busy with Helmo website so Ι apologize for my not frequent visits to your forum. Unfortunately I'm alone this period...All my assistants are OFF cause of their works...Our new page needs more daily work.

    This update concerns the Lancaster Power plant. Actually we are gonna try for this…



    I’m very glad because this is the end of the main construction steps. One more will follow next (not so interesting) concerning the Canopy and H2S radar.

    Looking at the pic bellow, you can see the tragedy!!! Kit’s engine is much smaller compared to an accurate aftermarket engine in 1/48 scale. So I decided to buy Aires one (Merlin Mk22). By cutting and converting some things on it, I made an original Mk.20.



    Buying the Aires engine is not enough of course… You are gonna need many additions and major components to be added in purpose of making a correct Merlin’s compartment. So.. You’ve got 2 choices!!!

    Sometimes, the things are simplest than we can imagine!! All we have to do is to THINK clever!

    What I mean…Ok. I want to build Merlin’s coolant tank. What Can I do?
    Take a Me-109 Hasegawa’s wheel…Remove the centre peace and leave the tire only. Cut it in two peaces (two “sausages”)!!! You need only one! Trim it, giving its shape.. and here you are… Better than the original! In 15 minutes only!



    By the same way…you can make the Merlin’s huge Oil “RED” tank… Plastic sheet, and some putty are enough!



    Next step…Merlin’s radiator… Its simplest than it seems.. Made by plastic sheet, mesh from Cammett Ltd, painted with Alclad Chrome!



    But…where shall we place all these heavy parts??? Oh..We need to build the Merlin;s mounting and Firewall.









    As soon as we finished all these…everything joins the installations very easily.

    The mounting was painted with Acrylic Humbrol 78. Merlin ain body was painted in Gloss Black. By washing him with oils the color get a satin touch. The Oil tank was painted in red.
    The SU AVT40 Carburetor was made by two copper tubes joined together in 90 degrees angle. I left it without intakes.



    All Merlin’s Components, wiring etc are installed according to my Mechanical engineering knowledge and looking at the hundreds of pictures of the real one.
    By the way….I built a Valve train…That makes it more interesting!
















    That’s all for today guys…

    Thank U for reading me.








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    Post  alexbb on Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:28 pm

    swiss clockwork precission and the ultimate eye for detail from a mediterranean brother from GREECE. fantastic

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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:03 pm

    alex wrote: swiss clockwork precission and the ultimate eye for detail from a mediterranean brother from GREECE. fantastic

    Hi Alex...I Think Mediterranean winds boost our abilities!!!! Thank U so much my friend!

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    Post  Guest on Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:08 pm

    Alex this is world class art...I'm so impressed with this build...wow!

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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:19 pm

    Dave Pratt wrote:Alex this is world class art...I'm so impressed with this build...wow!

    Thanks Dave...

    I'm very tired of this...It never ends... I will never do it again!!!

    Let me say something...I know you are gonna like it!!! My next coming is a Bf 109K-4 (all panels out) in 1/24!

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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:28 pm

    Good to hear from you again my good friend. You can never give us enough of this build, you outdo yourself with every step, that engine is totally brilliant, my favorite has got to be the radiator though, it is simply real. just a miniature of the real thing. Brilliant craftsmanship!!

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    Post  Ray on Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:06 am

    Amazing and Inspiring again and again and again!!!!!!!

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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:11 am

    bcauchi wrote:Good to hear from you again my good friend. You can never give us enough of this build, you outdo yourself with every step, that engine is totally brilliant, my favorite has got to be the radiator though, it is simply real. just a miniature of the real thing. Brilliant craftsmanship!!

    Hi Brian. The Merlin's power plant, is a very small area in 1/48..I couldn't do more work..Yes the radiator box is good. Personally I like the coolant tank...! bounce

    TNX mate!

    Ray wrote:Amazing and Inspiring again and again and again!!!!!!!

    You are a Marvellous! Your comments are something like MW50!!! (Marco will understand what i mean!!)

    Thank U my friend!!!!

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    Post  skyhigh on Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:02 pm

    Alex Kontiveis wrote:
    Dave Pratt wrote:Alex this is world class art...I'm so impressed with this build...wow!

    Thanks Dave...

    I'm very tired of this...It never ends... I will never do it again!!!

    Let me say something...I know you are gonna like it!!! My next coming is a Bf 109K-4 (all panels out) in 1/24!


    Hey hey....did I hear so... 109.....109K....That's brillant Alex ...you now as you already mention I'm always here around , so if you need inf... just tell me I will be great full to help in the this fascinated subject....

    And as my friends already tell you ..what a master modeling you are building...welldone indeed.... cheers

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    Corrected Merlin build. New pics.

    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:06 am

    skyhigh wrote:
    Alex Kontiveis wrote:
    Dave Pratt wrote:Alex this is world class art...I'm so impressed with this build...wow!

    Thanks Dave...

    I'm very tired of this...It never ends... I will never do it again!!!

    Let me say something...I know you are gonna like it!!! My next coming is a Bf 109K-4 (all panels out) in 1/24!


    Hey hey....did I hear so... 109.....109K....That's brillant Alex ...you now as you already mention I'm always here around , so if you need inf... just tell me I will be great full to help in the this fascinated subject....

    And as my friends already tell you ..what a master modeling you are building...welldone indeed.... cheers


    OH YES!!!! Dont you remember the discussion about red/blue 7 of Jg27? I was documenting my next coming build!!!


    Here are some new pics of the Merlin...I noticed some mistakes (damn Digital ages!!!) to my previous work, so I decided to rebuild the valve train and some wiring...

    Here is the final result!
















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    Post  alexbb on Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:18 am


    your merlin engine would be a wonderful model on its own.

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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:52 am

    alex wrote:
    your merlin engine would be a wonderful model on its own.

    Yes..I agree. I love modelling the engines!! Actually it is the only part of an aircraft Kit, I spend hours to build it!!! I never get bored with an engine!!!

    TNX Alex!

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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:25 pm

    Master of detail and master of photo's eswell....

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