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OFFICIAL: Bombers 2 Campaign
LinusB
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 01:02 PM UTC
Am starting on my 1/48 Tamiya Lancaster.



rochaped
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 03:44 PM UTC
I guess this campaign will be “Big”” sized
magnusf
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 08:08 PM UTC
Linus! You beat me to the first Lanc and you certainly beat me when it comes to size !

Pedro! Yep, this campaign the perfect excuse to build something mammoth-sized! Lots of 48-scale planned and they get rather hefty in that scale!


I haven't gotten any further than drooling in the box yet but this is my build for this campaign.

A friend of mine commented when I told him that I had bought a radial Lanc that it was too odd for him. The opposite is true for me: odd enough to appeal to me ! I've always liked the Lancaster with radials.


I've also invested in a moderate amount of after market stuff (there is enough etched metal out there to drive anyone to bankruptcy or into the asylum or possibly both!), I picked the stuff that seems to me to be the most useful: wheels, gun barrels, interior stuff and canopy masks.


And finally I got myself the Xtradecal sheet for the Mk II. I want to do an aircraft with the somewhat rare Frazer Nash ventral turret and there is an attractive option already in the box for that so I might leave this one unused ...

I'll probably do a bit of a soft start on this one while I finish my 110, I'll keep you posted!



Magnus
rochaped
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 08:54 PM UTC
Nice, Lancs in 2 scales...anyone planning the new 1/32 version from HK??

@ Magnus- Quadrimotors are too big for my shelves if I go my usual 1/48 scale. That’s why I chose the Ju.188 instead of the FW200 that still lies inside the stash pile

But can’t wait to see both Lancs build

Cheers
Pedro
magnusf
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 09:09 PM UTC
Pedro! I much prefer the 188 to the Condor. And I'll enjoy your struggle with that kit to the fullest ! I think I'll only seen it built once during the last 20+ years or so ... I trust you to pull it through though and it sure is a looker!



Magnus
rochaped
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 02:56 AM UTC
Magnus,

Thanks for the encouragement having built the 88 from Dragon I assume the dos and don’ts are the same here.

I will also follow your build with keen interest, because if I ever decid to grab a Lancaster it will surely be in your favourite scale, and I guess Airfix should be quite nice to build

Cheers,
Pedro
LinusB
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 07:58 AM UTC
Magnus that radial Lanc is going to be interesting to see.

Michael I thought my 1/48 Lanc was going to be big but that B-17 must be massive.
b17-peter
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 01:22 PM UTC

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I was reading a couple of the previous posts and noticed someone mention the SU-24. Is that considered a Bomber? If that is the case I will probably do that instead of the FW-200 condor, since the SU is one of my favorite aircraft. I have the 1/48 Trumpy offering.... Let me know Mike if the SU-24 is a go or not....



I think the Su-24 is a go.

Michael



Thanks Michael for confirming the Fencer and Jeremy, thanks for asking
If I decide to do the Fencer, I'll tackle the 1/72 Dragon kit.
There's a Zvezda 1/72 kit of the JU-88 A4, too, in my stash.....
Shrimpman
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 09:03 PM UTC
Hi,
I have another Lancaster to add to the campaign. I hope it won't get boring. The plane is absolutely humongous. I cannot even imagine how that 1:48 will look like.

rochaped
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 09:29 PM UTC
Ahaha, nice, another Lanc contestant! Well done Iwan

Speaking of big sized bombers, just saw the HobbyBoss announcement, a B-24 in 1/32!! That one would do a nice pair with Michael B-17

c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 01:59 AM UTC
I agree Pedro but you'd just about need an aerodrome of your own to display the two of them! Not to mention the cost of said 1/32 scale B-24! I shudder to think what they'll put the retail price at.
rochaped
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 05:32 AM UTC
Chris,
You are absolutely right my friend. Size and price are also the biggest turnoff about the 32nd scale to me, but let’s admitt it, those two bombers would be quite a blast in anyone showcase
BlackWidow
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European Union
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:47 AM UTC

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.... I'll probably do a bit of a soft start on this one while I finish my 110, I'll keep you posted!



Magnus



Magnus, when I read that you're building a Lancaster, I remembered that you're currently building a Bf 110 Nightfighter. I hope both builds will behave well side by side on your shelf of pride later ....
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:47 AM UTC
Guys,
it's looking promising!
Great kits and participants in this campaign.
I'd really like to join in, though I've to schedule
my timeframe.
With a "Fencer" in, it should be a good reason to take part.
Revell's 1/72 kit or a B-2 Spirit - same scale?

Thomas
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:57 AM UTC

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Chris,
You are absolutely right my friend. Size and price are also the biggest turnoff about the 32nd scale to me, but let’s admitt it, those two bombers would be quite a blast in anyone showcase



Maybe get the Lanc too, when it comes out! Of course, I'd need a new house to have room for them. On the other hand, that wouldn't be a big problem either since my wife would kick me out when she found out I'd bought all three!

Michael
magnusf
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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 02:00 AM UTC
Shrimpman! So nice to have some company and I would really love to see that Lanc in a white Far East scheme !

Torsten! I've noted the irony of it all! I promise to take a friendship-photo of the two when both are finished!


I've been down with a second bout of flu (or whatever virus it is) so I haven't felt like painting the 110, instead spending time doing some sub-assemblies for the Lancaster. There really are a few of them, small kits in themselves. So far I can report good fit and easy construction, well done Airfix! Even if it is a big kit it isn't complex and, for anyone besides me, should prove to be a fairly quick build !



Magnus
bm4247
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:44 PM UTC
Hi Michael.

Couple of questions.

1. Can I use a Revell F-4 C/D Phantom II 1:48 Model No 04583 for this campaign as it appears as a fighter bomber on the net?
2. I started this kit a couple of years ago and have removed all parts from their sprues and started on the cockpit. Is this likely to infringe the 25% rule?

Many thanks

Brian
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:55 PM UTC

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Hi Michael.

Couple of questions.

1. Can I use a Revell F-4 C/D Phantom II 1:48 Model No 04583 for this campaign as it appears as a fighter bomber on the net?
2. I started this kit a couple of years ago and have removed all parts from their sprues and started on the cockpit. Is this likely to infringe the 25% rule?

Many thanks

Brian



Brian,

No, sorry, I don't think so. The F-4 is a fighter used as a fighter bomber and I think that's against rule 1.

Hope you can find something else, or maybe join the Vietnam Campaign.

Michael
bm4247
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 11:33 PM UTC

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No, sorry, I don't think so. The F-4 is a fighter used as a fighter bomber and I think that's against rule 1.

Hope you can find something else.

Michael



No problem. I will have a look in my small stash. It may have to be one of my airfix Lancasters.

Thanks

Brian
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 02:04 AM UTC
My Bristol Bombay kit arrived today.

md72
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 02:47 AM UTC
That one's a bit unusual, windows on a bomber? Never heard of it (which isn't saying much). Can you share the box art?
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 06:09 AM UTC
Here you go Mark.

md72
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 07:58 AM UTC
Neet, thanks!
tinbanger
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 02:16 AM UTC
Painted the cockpit walls:-



Engines painted,next up paint detail and then close her up.


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