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Re: What say you, lads?
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2017, 03:14:00 pm »

The  Lansen looks to me like a beefy P-80,  so similar to the CT-133.  Is there a two seat option in the kit, if so it might act as a doppelganger to the Silver Star?


The Lansen IS a two seater as standard, in fact I don't think there ever was a single seater variant planned.

It's a much bigger aircraft than a Silver Star, about double the weight in fact.
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Re: What say you, lads?
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2017, 05:29:08 pm »
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Re: What say you, lads?
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2017, 07:23:39 pm »
1/72nd Hunter and Lansen. The Hunter looks rather dainty.

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Re: What say you, lads?
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2017, 12:25:36 am »
Oh yes, the Lansen is a big bruiser of an aircraft.  :o

I went to the Swedish Aviation Museum at Linkoping a couple of times and the one they have there towers over its hangar mates.
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Re: What say you, lads?
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2017, 02:24:29 am »

The Lansen IS a two seater as standard, in fact I don't think there ever was a single seater variant planned.

It's a much bigger aircraft than a Silver Star, about double the weight in fact.

I've no idea how the two seater thing escaped me, I could have sworn there were two variants.  I've looked at images to work out where I went wrong, I guess it's the shallow canopy, in three quarter views it looks single seat (to me at least)!

The size thing I understand, I just meant it's fuselage roughly resembles a P-80/T-33, especially the intake.  That might make it feel more familiar .
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Re: What say you, lads?
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2017, 03:20:25 am »


Case of the amazing disappearing post again,  I'm sure I put one in yesterday?



You did mate, I remember it  :unsure:

Must admit the size comparison with the Hunter surprises me a tad ?
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Re: What say you, lads?
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2017, 02:17:30 pm »


Case of the amazing disappearing post again,  I'm sure I put one in yesterday?



You did mate, I remember it  :unsure:

Must admit the size comparison with the Hunter surprises me a tad ?


Especially as they have the same engine too.  :o
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Re: What say you, lads?
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2018, 12:38:05 pm »
This project continues at my usual glacial pace. Several areas puttied, multiple coats of Tamiya Fine White primer, starting to add the fiddly bits.

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Re: What say you, lads?
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2018, 03:37:13 pm »
Might have known this would happen. Was toying with the idea of a winter camouflage, white and light grey. Found a rattle can of light grey, but in contrast to the white it's way too dark in my opinion. So what to do now? 1 - Leave it as is, maybe. 2 - Or try to repaint over the grey with an even lighter grey, which I would mix myself. I want it almost white, so covering the present colour may not be easy. 3 - Or paint the white areas in dark green as a standard grey/green camo. Probably option 3. <sigh>

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Re: What say you, lads?
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2018, 04:03:40 pm »
I think it looks pretty good!
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Re: What say you, lads?
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2018, 04:07:02 pm »
Just looked at other pictures of winter camo, some of them are even darker than this. Maybe I'll keep it. The white and ultra-light grey could go on another project.
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Re: What say you, lads?
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2018, 04:33:15 pm »
Looks good to me! :thumbsup:
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Re: What say you, lads?
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2018, 06:31:05 pm »
BLAST IT! Just noticed that the Humbrol Maskol has destroyed the primer.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:



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Re: What say you, lads?
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2018, 02:40:01 am »
Oh, that's a bugger.

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I was going to suggest you make up a white or light grey filter which would tone down the grey on there making it lighter.
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Re: What say you, lads?
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2018, 03:34:42 am »
Ouch! From the second photo it looks like it could have damaged the plastic too!  :banghead:
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