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Heavy metal
« on: May 06, 2019, 04:55:01 pm »
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Two photos from tonight's club meet featuring my latest two: Avro Lancaster B.VI "Special" and an Avro Shackleton AEW.3.  The latter has yet to get it's aerials and the prop blade tip decals, but in my defence I've had sod all energy when I've got in from work. 

Lancaster B.VI



Shackleton AEW.3



I have a real dislike for the Shackleton as it fought me every step of the way during decalling and the Lancaster...  It *still* isn't really talking to me.  I'm not happy with the finish and TBH, it's a bit rushed.  I just wanted it done and out of the way.  Martin is getting both for the Reserve collection.

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Re: Heavy metal
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 11:31:10 pm »
Both looking pretty smart, and equally subtle, as is your style Lee.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Heavy metal
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 01:59:23 am »
The Lanc looks good.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Heavy metal
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 02:26:30 am »
The Shack may, technically, have been the better aircraft but the Lanc is still my favourite bomber (with the Mosquito being a very close second & the Mitchell B-26 Marauder being just behind that).

Really like what you've done with your Lanc. Excellent! :thumbsup:
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Re: Heavy metal
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 02:46:18 am »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: Heavy metal
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 06:35:26 am »

Really like what you've done with your Lanc. Excellent! :thumbsup:

Concur. Particularly like the scheme  :thumbsup:
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Re: Heavy metal
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2019, 09:04:36 am »

Really like what you've done with your Lanc. Excellent! :thumbsup:

Concur. Particularly like the scheme  :thumbsup:

Indeed. Very good. But may I like the Shackleton too? :wub:
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Re: Heavy metal
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2019, 01:51:11 am »

Really like what you've done with your Lanc. Excellent! :thumbsup:

Concur. Particularly like the scheme  :thumbsup:

Indeed. Very good. But may I like the Shackleton too? :wub:

Of course! :thumbsup:

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Re: Heavy metal
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2019, 02:50:43 am »
I like the Shackleton too!  An elderly Belgian pilot once told me that the Shackleton is the most beautiful aircraft in the world to have alongside you.....when your DC7 has lost one engine and another is starting to run rough 100 miles from Prestwick.
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Re: Heavy metal
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2019, 03:35:04 am »

.....when your DC7 has lost one engine and another is starting to run rough 100 miles from Prestwick.


A fairly regular occurrence from what I read about DC7s.
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Re: Heavy metal
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2019, 04:45:16 pm »
Nice work. That camo on the Lanc looks spot on.
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