1/48 Tamiya Avro Lancaster...ENDE!

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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:43 pm

    Wow Alex, you have certainly been busy on the lancaster. what brilliant workmanship. It is a pity that some of that excellent interior detial will be lost. You are doing such a magnificent job. It looks positively real when painted. i love the seats and the inteior as a whole. Looks fantastic. Don;t give up!!

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:43 am

    Wow, man!...... that is some crazy model building! Shocked It's even unbelievable!!! Shocked

    The PE seat is beautiful! The detail you are putting in is incredible!

    Excellent craftsmanship!

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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:13 am

    Alex, i shall have to see this at home. I have to tell you that your pics don;t show up on my office computer.

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    Post  Joseph on Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:35 am

    Nice detail and very fine scratch building. Scale modelling to the very true word Smile Smile

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    Post  iCocker on Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:56 am

    Impressive work my friend ... would be nice to admire this gem in Malta one day mate!

    Keep them coming!

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    Post  Ray on Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:00 pm

    Alex are you sure you were not an SSM member in the other life Shocked ???

    Sorry I'm so late to peek but I just froze stiff infront of this true scale modelling experience/lesson and could not move my fingers to type Twisted Evil

    Keep her coming and keep us thrilled Laughing

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:45 am

    TNX Noel, I appreciate it.

    I'm glad you like it. BUT...

    I do not use any PE or other aftermarket goodies. The Seat and all the rest work is Handmade and its workable. The pillows are made by milliput.

    The ONE and ONLY aftermarket item used so far were the Seatbelts. Nothing else.
    I'm very bored in making seatbelts.

    Wow! Shocked Shocked Even more crazy! Shocked

    Total respect to you! The build is magnificent!

    THe control panel is out-of-this-world!

    Look forward to see more

    Regards
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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:35 am

    Noel, Brian, Joseph, Ray.

    Thank you for your good words.

    Ray..
    Yes. I dont Know, how it happened really, but I do believe the same thing. I always wanted to meet Brian Cauchi in past. At the moment I met him and few months later met Ivan, Louis and some other guys in Malta, I fall in love with your ROCK! You are Gentlemen, truly Knights.

    As i have mentioned before, you are Few. But Giants, and i'm very proud to join your club.

    PS...Hey Ivan? I need a SSM t-shirt!!! (Medium size) bounce

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    New Update

    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:06 am

    AREA -A- RIGHT SIDE FINISHED

    Let's start with the railing holder for bombardier’s entry area… That does not belong to this update but we made it in dead time. I used copper wire. I gave the accurate shape (correct slopes and configuration as the real). All PE provide this in a flat type and inaccurate shape…



    Looking at the right side of main pilot’s cabin we will meet the Stool of co-pilot, engineer’s control panel, the distribution panel and several ACCESSORIES...

    STOOL
    The Co-pilot’s stool is quite small as you see ... I built it by thin aluminum sheet, copper wires and pins. The hinge at the base ... is very small. (2mm)





    ENGINEER’S CONTROL PANEL / DISTRIBUTION PANEL
    Under the classic way of sandwich, I printed all the instruments in Laser printer The colored bezels which are in a square shape, I used aluminum stripes (cake can), making holes with Punch n Die set. I cut it in square and I placed them on the Panel. Many switches are made my evergreen and pin heads.
    The Distribution panel was made by the same way.



    That's the final result.











    In the following update we will see the area (AREA-B-) pilots and radio operator section…Unfortunately I’m out of air compressor...I have to send it to Athens to be repaired…So I will be a little bit late, my Habibs…Since then I will start making all the electronic devises of this section in order to be ready for painting only. Lancaster has more devices than the modern E-2 HawkEye!!!

    Thank U for your attention.
    Alex.

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:18 am

    Alex, i cannot see any of these pics at the office. I shall check it out at home tonight (time permitting!).

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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:17 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Alex, i cannot see any of these pics at the office. I shall check it out at home tonight (time permitting!).

    I dont Know what happens...I cam see all of them...I post them by the same way i did on my first post into this topic.
    Is that issue for everybody here? or a cookie plays with you PC...????

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:37 pm

    We have a filter which will not allow certain photos to show up especially if you post through photobucket or a similar site since those are banned. So when you post through them, automatically we cannot see the pics. Not to worry, i shall check them out at home.

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:56 pm

    Alex, your work is truly impressive! Shocked

    It's like looking at the real thing!

    It's a pleasure to watch!

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    Post  Ray on Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:03 am

    Lovely updates!!!

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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:32 pm

    Alex, i have no words to describe this work. It is your best ever work and it is going to be very, very hard to beat, this is simply awesome. Keep up this excellent work and those pics coming. By the way your pics are really good too. Way to go my friend!!

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    Very nice details

    Post  Luke on Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:58 pm

    Very nice details Alex Very Happy

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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:53 am

    Noel, Ray, Luke: Thank U my friends. I will do my best. I appreciate your good words. Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

    Brian..I think that except with your good words...I will agree that I'm trying to achieve a nice result for the scale by being accurate on my improvements...It is a very boring subject...pale Thank U anyway!

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    Post  J.Fenech on Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:56 am

    impressive work and amazing detail work, keep posting updates

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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:14 pm

    TNX J.! Lovely comment!

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    Post  William on Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:21 pm

    Great detailing, seems to be a promising build. Laughing Laughing

    Great work and also great pics



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    INTERIOR IS FINISHED....

    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:19 am

    Hi super Guys!
    I’m late, I know that, but my air compressor was out of work. I had to order a new one…so I couldn’t continue working area by area according to my schedule. So I decided to work on making all the items for the rest of interior section.

    Lest go then.
    IMPROVEMENTS GOODIES
    Harness : by Eduard
    All the rest: by Kontex prod.

    My work starts by making all the devices of the Lancaster. Too many for a WWII aircraft. For a moment I thought that I was building E-2 Hawkeye.!!!! First was navigator’s and radio operator’s most important devices and tools ... Information in case you build the Lancaster H2S (external is the "egg" that appears at the bottom of the rear fuselage near the door below) should make the H2S devices that are attached on column beside navigator’s table and behind the pilot's seat.







    Next comes Bomb aimer’s area which also has its difficulties…
    CAUTION ... If you are gonna make a Lancaster you have to document its type for a F.24 camera in the left section of the fuselage in front of the windows cluster.



    There is no aftermarket improvement for Aimer’s bombsight MkXIV. You have to build it by your own.



    Finishing the major components of Navigator’s, Radio operators and Bomb aimers areas we step forward to main fuselage items. A large number of necessary additions must be done.











    After all I had to visit my bathroom!!!!



    truly…



    Here you can see the electric circuit for the Merlins operation.



    And two more for the interior lights



    BOMBARDIER





    NAVIGATOR / RADIO OPERATOR





    MAIN FUSELAGE







    WARNING….:
    The British wartime HAND fire EXTINGUISHERS were not painted red but left unpainted in Bronze ... Red color fire extinguisher exists on restored aircraft…not wartime’s. Here is the original label for them in case you want to make a decal placard.



    According to my sources…The lamps of Lancaster’s interior were white to light Yellow…So I decided to place Yellow LEDS…



    But…I couldn’t leave my Lanc without a functional radar

    (Home sweet Home///H2S)



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    That’s all for today, next we are gonna see the turrets.
    Thankk U.

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    Post  Joseph on Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:41 am

    Simply awesome no words can describe this level of detail.

    Well done!

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    Post  iCocker on Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:57 am

    Magnificent Alex!

    Your a master modeller and scratchbuilder!

    Love the toilet detail Shocked it looks like the current situation in all EU! Laughing

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    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:03 am

    My dear feelos....I am absolutely speechless.....awesome work throughout Alex.....what a pity we cannot see it here ...what can I say scratch scratch scratch
    scratch
    There' so much detail......well done Alex...u r a fantastic modeller in your own right man !! king king king king
    Keep them coming buddy
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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:09 am

    Joseph wrote:Simply awesome no words can describe this level of detail.

    Well done!

    J

    Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed TNX Jo. I appreciate it.

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