Lancaster bomber

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Jeffrey Goff
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Lancaster bomber

Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:35 pm

Found this 1/12 scale Lancaster last summer, it had been flown, but not crashed, all of the ic engines had been stripped out and cowls cut, the landing gear gone, wing servos had the wiring cut off, and perspex turrets damaged, but the original paintwork although scuffed looked good, its markings were for 49 Squadron based at Scampton, it seemed like a good idea to get it to a reasonable condition, I was never going to fly it, that would have entailed cutting into the wings and running servos wires as well as installing motors, so fitted ball-races to the engine cowls, so the propellers could rotate, I made the landing gear and fitted electric retracts, so today I thought I would see it for the first time assembled, still not completed, bomb bays to be fabricated, now I have realised this is not something you can put on a shelf, or hang from my ceiling, 10 foot wing span used a 12 inch figure for scale, now what do I do with it
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Re: Lancaster bomber

Post by Marco Peter » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:44 pm

Now that looks SO COOL!

Is there a huge 1:6 battlefield somewhere out there were it would fit? :mrgreen:
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Re: Lancaster bomber

Post by Chris Hall » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:45 pm

Jeff -

If you haven't got room to display it in your garden, I've certainly got room in mine ! :shock: :D

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Re: Lancaster bomber

Post by Christoffer Ahlfors » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:36 pm

Yes, worth getting a bigger estate for! :shock:
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Re: Lancaster bomber

Post by Robert Reid » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:07 pm

Marco Peter wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:44 pm
Now that looks SO COOL!

Is there a huge 1:6 battlefield somewhere out there were it would fit? :mrgreen:
He can put it over a Normal 1/6th battlefield... just twice as close!

Let's see... They flew at about 24,000... so that means 12,000 feet because it's 12th scale, not 1/6th.

And divide that by 6.... so to look right, he only has to get it to 2,000 feet!

Beautiful find! Someone did a stunning build... and what an amazing machine!

Cheers,

RPR

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Re: Lancaster bomber

Post by Gerhard Michel » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:16 pm

Once we organized a 'combined arms meeting' with rolling tanks and flying warbirds at our model airfield. So we had a lot of fun looking at a Spit attacking a King TIger! :mrgreen:
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