SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Lysander by Eduard ED11138

761 views
12 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    October 2016
  • From: Louisiana Gulf South
Lysander by Eduard ED11138
Posted by Mrchntmarine on Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:13 PM

So I've been looking at these a little in part bc of a book a just read on the French Resistance and their working the British during world war II. Anyone have any feedback on the new Eduard one by chance?  Or other manufacturers?  

 

Keep on building!

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:36 PM

This is essentially the same kit that I recently completed.  It is a decent kit with a good number of extras included - PE and resin parts.

The post I created on my Lysander build:  http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/185843.aspx

  • Member since
    October 2016
  • From: Louisiana Gulf South
Posted by Mrchntmarine on Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:22 PM

Tks Aggie.  Ever see any by other manufacturers?  Looks good but sounds like it was a little bit of a battle.

 

Keep on building!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:33 PM

There is a 1/32 kit by Matchbox which can be fun.  Any Lysander will be harder than the average model because of all the structure at the top of the canopy, it's just pretty complicated.  Same row to hoe as putting together most P-38 kits, it's hard to engineer it to be foolproof.

Gavia and Eduard are the same kit in 1/48.  Hawk did one in 1/48 way back when and it has been released more recently by Italeri but being a 60's kit it is not as good as the Gavia kit but may be easier to put together just because it has fewer parts, just a guess.  There are several kits in 1/72 as well.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Monday, August 3, 2020 5:27 PM

To tag on to what John says, Revell also has a 1/32 edition of the Lysander.  I built it as a kid many years ago, so I'll surmise it wasn't a difficult build.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, August 3, 2020 5:42 PM

Undoubtedly the Matchbox kit with a Revell label, Stephen.  I think the kit has real possibilities.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    October 2016
  • From: Louisiana Gulf South
Posted by Mrchntmarine on Sunday, August 30, 2020 4:24 PM

ok, so i picked up the Edouard LE kit, 11138.  And it does have a nice bit of extras.  I wasnt expecting the finished PE instrument panel.  Some resin and additional PE to.  Markings for a number of different versions also.  Some Help please.....  I always, for some unknown reason, struggle with this - to prime before assembly or afterwards?  Tips please and why......  Tks!  for any help

 Something else i was not expecting - i dont kow the proper terminology - there are no guide holes and pegs to help guide the pieces when gluing together.  Is this an Edouard feature??

 Ive been looking at the directions and im already stumped - why the question mark for Step F?

 

 Also, reads markings for C and E only.  Yet when i go to the C and E versions, I dont even know what the part is and do not see a step to use it??  I added C as a reference.

 

thanks for any help!!  

 

Keep on building!

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Monday, August 31, 2020 12:35 PM

On this particular airplane, I'd advise to prime and paint everything prior to assembly.  It will be far easier to mask all that glass without having to deal with the big wings and their support struts.

This is not an Eduard mold by origin; it was originally a Gavia kit.  I don't know anything about that manufacturer, but there are a number of manufacturers that do not include the locator pins in their molds.  The kit can be built easily enough without them, you just have to take your time to ensure alignment is correct prior to allowing glue to set.

The question mark on Step F indicates a builder's choice - if you have selected to build option C or E, then you would build that fuel (?) tank and install it into the space between the pilot and rear gunner station. 

See this instruction manuel for placement of that tank.  https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/1/1/2/115112-99-instructions.pdf

  • Member since
    October 2016
  • From: Louisiana Gulf South
Posted by Mrchntmarine on Monday, August 31, 2020 10:07 PM

Aggieman

On this particular airplane, I'd advise to prime and paint everything prior to assembly.  It will be far easier to mask all that glass without having to deal with the big wings and their support struts.

This is not an Eduard mold by origin; it was originally a Gavia kit.  I don't know anything about that manufacturer, but there are a number of manufacturers that do not include the locator pins in their molds.  The kit can be built easily enough without them, you just have to take your time to ensure alignment is correct prior to allowing glue to set.

The question mark on Step F indicates a builder's choice - if you have selected to build option C or E, then you would build that fuel (?) tank and install it into the space between the pilot and rear gunner station. 

See this instruction manuel for placement of that tank.  https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/1/1/2/115112-99-instructions.pdf

 

tks for the link ....  I didn't look carefully enough at mine - I found the reference a few pages into them as to where the optional tank goes. Have to say these instructions are a little different format from what I'm use to.  Guessing I'll have to use a slower setting glue too. Appreciate the help.  Wm. 

 

Keep on building!

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:13 AM

There was an excellent one-hour program on PBS awhile ago. It is a show that features rebuilds of old vehicles- planes, cars, ships, trains etc.  This episode showedthe rebuild of a Lysander.  A lot of interior footage, engine, wing support, etc.  I don't know whether this series is one they archived or not, for their Passport program or those with accounts through Smart TVs (Roku systems come with such an account).

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    October 2016
  • From: Louisiana Gulf South
Posted by Mrchntmarine on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 1:21 PM

Don Stauffer

There was an excellent one-hour program on PBS awhile ago. It is a show that features rebuilds of old vehicles- planes, cars, ships, trains etc.  This episode showedthe rebuild of a Lysander.  A lot of interior footage, engine, wing support, etc.  I don't know whether this series is one they archived or not, for their Passport program or those with accounts through Smart TVs (Roku systems come with such an account).

 

 

tks don. found a whole series, including the one you mentioned, under ultimate restorations on amazon prime. Tks for tip!

 

Keep on building!

  • Member since
    October 2016
  • From: Louisiana Gulf South
Posted by Mrchntmarine on Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:09 PM

So, I now have a new found appreciation for those that regularly build aircraft!  My 1st.....  Now getting done on the cockpit and i have to say - an extra pair of hands would have been helpful.  I hope it doesnt spring apart overnight!  Probably have the spare fuel tank in wrong also - not sure which way its suppose to face??  It woldnt fit sideways and the nozzle was in the way when i tried to flip it so i think this is right

 

Keep on building!

  • Member since
    October 2016
  • From: Louisiana Gulf South
Posted by Mrchntmarine on Thursday, October 8, 2020 5:22 PM

so slowly but surely im plugging along.  Looking for a little more thought on those more familiar with aircraft - this being my 1st - and this model.  Below are the directions that show (donr know proper termiinology) parts 44 and 43 that top off the props.  In some of the videos ive seen and the below screen shot from youtube, there are no such parts.  But what ive seen and show circled are mechinaisms that i think rotate the props and the arrow points to no nose piece.  Was thinking about trying to make a fews parts to add those characteristics and leave off part 43 and 44.  yes - no ??  

 

Keep on building!

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.