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Completed Tamiya 1:48 Avro Lancaster BI/BIII

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Completed Tamiya 1:48 Avro Lancaster BI/BIII
Posted by Toshi on Sunday, April 17, 2016 9:30 PM

To my fellow forum members,

After building a modern day jet, the Skyhawk of which was a fun build and something different for a change.  I decided on going back to WWII aircraft.  I picked a classic in that of a Tamiya 1:48 Avro Lancaster.  

The instrutions are vague at best and I'm going to have to read and decipher the Japanese instructions to concur and verify the English instructions.  Wish me luck!

Toshi

These are the Japanese assembly instructions.

This is a PDF File for the assembly instructions in English.

Styrene cement?  WOW!

This kit is equivalent in size to the Monogram B-17G.  It's definately a huge project.

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, April 17, 2016 9:38 PM

You can go Tamiyausa.com site and find the Lancaster kit. Some have links for the manual guide that you can print out in English version. It can't be any different than the old one you have compared to the Lancaster kits of today.

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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, April 17, 2016 10:14 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

You can go Tamiyausa.com site and find the Lancaster kit. Some have links for the manual guide that you can print out in English version. It can't be any different than the old one you have compared to the Lancaster kits of today.

 

Thank you Blacksheep214.  I will definately look into now.

Toshi

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Posted by allan on Sunday, April 17, 2016 10:23 PM

Looking forward to your build as always, Toshi.

 

Oh, and I havent seen/sniffed model cement in decades. Good one! lol

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Posted by Phil_H on Monday, April 18, 2016 4:34 AM

You can find multilingual instructions here: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10176188

 

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, April 18, 2016 7:55 AM

Phil_H

You can find multilingual instructions here: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10176188

 

 

Thank you so much Phil_H.  I'm going to print this now.  

Toshi

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, April 18, 2016 7:59 AM

allan

Looking forward to your build as always, Toshi.

 

Oh, and I havent seen/sniffed model cement in decades. Good one! lol

 

LOL!  Yes, this is the first time I've seen model cement come with a kit.

Toshi

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 18, 2016 8:50 AM

Cool, this should be interesting, as you said a real classic kit there. And unlike an American heavy bomber the RAF painted their planes so no annoying NM finish. Plus those Eduard masks should make the masking much, much, easier. 

The decals looks usable though I don't think I'd try using that plastic cement!

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Posted by Phil_H on Monday, April 18, 2016 10:12 AM

Hmm, considering the apparent age of the kit, it might be a good idea to get hold of some Microscale Liquid Decal Film (or something similar) as a precaution in case the decals break up when they hit the water.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, April 18, 2016 10:41 AM

Wow, nice old kit of a clasic bomber.

Steve

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, April 18, 2016 2:55 PM

Gamera

Cool, this should be interesting, as you said a real classic kit there. And unlike an American heavy bomber the RAF painted their planes so no annoying NM finish. Plus those Eduard masks should make the masking much, much, easier. 

The decals looks usable though I don't think I'd try using that plastic cement!

 

Yes, I noticed that there are no MNF allied bombers, at least I didn't find one.  That's interesting trivia Gamera!  Oh no, the styrene cement will not be utilized.  I did purchase some AM decals.  Thanks for the read and reply.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, April 18, 2016 2:57 PM

Phil_H

Hmm, considering the apparent age of the kit, it might be a good idea to get hold of some Microscale Liquid Decal Film (or something similar) as a precaution in case the decals break up when they hit the water.

 

I did purchase AM decals for this build.  From now on I'll make sure all my decals are AM for the older kits.  Thank you for the read and reply.

Toshi

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, April 18, 2016 3:01 PM

modelcrazy

Wow, nice old kit of a clasic bomber.

 

Thank you, yes, it's a classic at best.  I've never made a Lancaster before.  This should be very interesting.  Thanks for the visit!

Toshi

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Posted by J.H. Primm on Monday, April 18, 2016 3:55 PM

Beware of the engine nacelles to wing fit. I recall having to use quite a bit of filler on all four engines.

It is a very nice kit if you take your time and  don't mind raised panel lines

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Posted by CrashTestDummy on Monday, April 18, 2016 4:03 PM

Phil_H

Hmm, considering the apparent age of the kit, it might be a good idea to get hold of some Microscale Liquid Decal Film (or something similar) as a precaution in case the decals break up when they hit the water.

AND probably get a high-resolution scan of the sheets, just in case you have to print them on new film.  Good luck, should be fun!

Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

G. Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

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Posted by Timdude on Monday, April 18, 2016 8:21 PM
Tohsi, I don't know my British bombers that well but the shot of the fuselage seems to me to have a lot of windows in it. I know the Brits made a airliner version of the Lancaster, could this kit represent that or does this version have that many windows? Tim
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Posted by Phil_H on Monday, April 18, 2016 9:00 PM

The fuselage windows were a feature of the early Lancs & were deleted in later production runs.

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Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, April 18, 2016 10:08 PM
Should be a good one. I sent you a PM about the instructions.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 5:17 AM

J.H. Primm

Beware of the engine nacelles to wing fit. I recall having to use quite a bit of filler on all four engines.

It is a very nice kit if you take your time and  don't mind raised panel lines

 

I will definately watch out for the nacelle fit and I don't mind the raised panels at all.  Thank you for the read and reply.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 5:20 AM

CrashTestDummy

 

 
Phil_H

Hmm, considering the apparent age of the kit, it might be a good idea to get hold of some Microscale Liquid Decal Film (or something similar) as a precaution in case the decals break up when they hit the water.

 

 

AND probably get a high-resolution scan of the sheets, just in case you have to print them on new film.  Good luck, should be fun!

Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

 

That sounds like a good plan of action, thank you for the information.

Toshi

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 5:24 AM

Timdude
Tohsi, I don't know my British bombers that well but the shot of the fuselage seems to me to have a lot of windows in it. I know the Brits made a airliner version of the Lancaster, could this kit represent that or does this version have that many windows? Tim
 

You have good eyes sir!  Those are little windows.  LOL!  I don't know much about British bombers as well so I'm just flying by the seat of my pants.  LOL!  Thanks for the visit.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 5:27 AM

Phil_H

The fuselage windows were a feature of the early Lancs & were deleted in later production runs.

 

Thank you sir for that information.  I greatly appreciate it!  Also tanks for the visit.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 5:29 AM

lawdog114
Should be a good one. I sent you a PM about the instructions.
 

Thank you lawdog114, I'll check my PM now.  Thank you for the read and reply.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 8:57 PM

The last several days were beautiful!  The weather here is now sunny and at a cool 70 degrees.  This is a perfect scenario to go outside on the patio to AB a kit.  I've had the chance to primer the Lancaster.  Please see below for a progress report.

Toshi

There are so many windows, the Lancaster looks like a 747.  LOL!

 

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 1:35 PM

Of all the planes I have painted, I think the Lancaster was by far the most fun.  Maybe it was the thought that black, instead of white or light gray, wasn't so intimidating.  Have fun Toshi.

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 5:56 PM

scottrc

Of all the planes I have painted, I think the Lancaster was by far the most fun.  Maybe it was the thought that black, instead of white or light gray, wasn't so intimidating.  Have fun Toshi.

 

I was in shock that the bottom half the Lancaster was painted black.  This will be an interesting challenge.  The only other kit I painted black was the P-61 Blackwidow and the SR-71.  Thanks for the visit!

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

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Posted by allan on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 9:32 PM

Im sure it was a great day. Your build looks extra-inspired.  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:42 AM

I have built many an airfix lancaster in 1/72nd still have one its old decals are yellowed but I cant git rid of it .this kit in 1/48 wow and yes its 01:41 cant sleep !

 

 

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, April 21, 2016 4:44 AM

allan

Im sure it was a great day. Your build looks extra-inspired.  

 

Thank you Allan, you always bring a smile to my day!  Thanks for the visit.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, April 21, 2016 4:49 AM

crown r n7

I have built many an airfix lancaster in 1/72nd still have one its old decals are yellowed but I cant git rid of it .this kit in 1/48 wow and yes its 01:41 cant sleep !

 

Yes, this is a monster of a kit.  Start counting sheep.  I hope you got enough sleep before starting your day.  Thank you for the read and reply.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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