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Andy Ball (Lerxst)


The Courage of the Small Hours

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1:72 Avro Lancaster Mk.I/III (Revell 04300)1:72 Avro Lancaster B.III (Airfix A08013A)5+


4 | 5. September, 14:34
count me in :)
15. September, 15:43
David Taylor
in as well
15. September, 15:46
Andy Ball
Cheers @Spaanjaard and @David! Glad you've come along....
15. September, 16:08
Watching with a lot of interest Andy. I will start this Lanc Revell Kit next week!!
15. September, 16:38
Daniel Klink
15. September, 18:20
15. September, 18:51
Andy Ball
@Micky, Daniel and Carlos: graçias und danke!
16. September, 14:33
Andy Ball
@Micky: my cousin married a farmer whose family bought the airfield back from the RAF after the war - the original WWII control tower has been restored and the hangers have been used for dry-storage. Only the runways are dug up, the layout is still plain to see. There's a book called "On the Wings of Freedom" which details RAF Bottesford: originally Manchesters flew until the Lancs arrived including briefly PO@S, then the USAAF...Somewhere I have a photo of the Tamiya model held by one of the Australians who flew from the airfield. My cousin had a WWII reunion in 1995 for those who could still make it (they were in their 70's and 80's), they had hundreds who came from all over the world!, and they still keep coming...often the children/grandchildren.
16. September, 18:22
Micky a story! Such a place with that history...lots of emotions. Thanks for sharing!
16. September, 23:10
Nathan Dempsey
Great subject Andy (& a dual build). I'm in.
17. September, 00:31
Andy Ball
@Nathan, honoured to have you along....
17. September, 10:10
Gary Kitchen
@Andy I'm in as usual. I have the Revell kit on its way for my war memorial collection so will be following closely for tips and inspiration.
17. September, 18:19
Andy Ball
@Gary: cheers fella!, I hope to provide them...
18. September, 15:51
Guillaume Blanchet
Interseting subjet, will be watching.
19. September, 11:06
David Januska
Very inspiring project, really educative. Watching.
19. September, 16:33
Guy Rump
Definitely watching, I'll be building the older version of the Airfix model soon so I'll be interested to see the differences. :)
19. September, 17:01
I'm watching this one! Really interesting to see the differences in manufacturing quality from Andy's descriptions.
19. September, 18:04
Andy Ball
@Guillaume, David, Guy, Monkyslut: many thanks for your comments and interest. @Guy, if you have Gen-2 Airfix Lancaster (not the burning engine landing box art, Gen-1), it is apparently good. Third generation, (this one), lifted the bar in details/engineering - not, apparently, dimensional accuracy. @Monkyslut: I'll do my humble bit for comparison - I think there has been a three-way comparison somewhere [Hyperscale?] including the Hasegawa mould, and theirs is an overpriced, less-accurate kit according to sources. I've bought both my I have no partisan interests in either.
21. September, 09:55
Thanks Andy, I'm just interested to see how the Airfix offering stands up to direct competition.
Plus as a bonus it double ticks my weakness for heavy bombers ;)
21. September, 10:38
Andy Ball
@Monkyslut: I think Revell's edging it over 'fix currently - ironic: German company does RAF heavy bombers really well - Stirling/Halifax/Lancaster.....
22. September, 22:25
David Taylor
be interesting to build the old Airfix stirling against the Italeri offering.Lots of US in 48 but no Brit bombers,shame.
22. September, 22:47

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