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Re: The Gloster Lance FAW3
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2020, 09:39:26 am »

I STILL have the bits in The Loft!  :o


You also have part of the Loft in the Bathroom  :rolleyes:

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Re: The Gloster Lance FAW3
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2020, 09:59:45 am »

I STILL have the bits in The Loft!  :o


You also have part of the Loft in the Bathroom  :rolleyes:


Only the underfloor though, none of the kits that were up there.
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Re: The Gloster Lance FAW3
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2020, 10:36:48 am »
My vote goes to the F-89 option, for the weird look.  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Gloster Lance FAW3
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2020, 11:03:11 am »
The freightdog is best quality, but like Dizzy I think the F-89 option gives it a weirdness that adds to the whiffery. 
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Re: The Gloster Lance FAW3
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2020, 11:31:50 am »
Except it's a straight wing Javelin, because they were unsure of the delta.  It has to have the Javelin nose, otherwise it's not as advertised - ie a straight wing Javelin.  If so, trades descriptions want a word.
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Re: The Gloster Lance FAW3
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2020, 01:24:49 pm »
Here's the basic assembly, with some PSR zones still evident. I chain drilled slots in the wing hole blanking plates to match with the F-89 wings and superglued them in place, I wasn't sure there was enough of a tag on the wings to hold strongly enough with normal cement.

It's looking pretty much how I wanted it too, thank goodness.

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Re: The Gloster Lance FAW3
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2020, 02:15:09 pm »
Looking good so far Kit. Reminds me a bit of a CT-114

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Re: The Gloster Lance FAW3
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2020, 02:17:53 pm »

Looking good so far Kit. Reminds me a bit of a CT-114


But 50% larger all round and twice as heavy I expect.  ;D

Glad you like it Alastair, thanks.
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Re: The Gloster Lance FAW3
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2020, 03:04:27 pm »
This kitbashed Javelin looks more original than the original Javelin itself did. That one looked seriously... well, kitbashed.  :blink:
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Re: The Gloster Lance FAW3
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2020, 03:09:29 pm »
Nice one Kit. To be honest, I wasn't at all sure whether this would look right* or not, but I think you've nailed it.


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Re: The Gloster Lance FAW3
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2020, 11:56:03 pm »
Certainly nailed it Kit  :thumbsup: Actually it looks quite attractive, a bit like the Javelin's prettier sister  :angel:
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Re: The Gloster Lance FAW3
« Reply #41 on: June 16, 2020, 12:14:20 am »
That's looking good!  :thumbsup: Cries somehow for large wing tip rocket pods and Canadian markings?

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Re: The Gloster Lance FAW3
« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2020, 01:34:48 am »
Definitely nailed it. :thumbsup:. You can barely tell it's a Javelin.
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Re: The Gloster Lance FAW3
« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2020, 02:43:30 am »

Cries somehow for large wing tip rocket pods and Canadian markings?


I used the LARGE rocket pods on the Canberra F10.  ;D I've still got the F-89J at home though, and a few more Javelin kits...  ;)

One step backward last night. I was heading up to bed with my camera and long lens to try an catch the Kites flying in the morning, and I dropped it...

Luckily its fall was broken, but by the Lance model!!!  :banghead:

The starboard wing, complete with the carefully carved blanking plate, broke clean out of the fuselage! I managed to get it back in place and added a few gallons of superglue along the joint, but it'll need a couple of non-scheduled PSR sessions to sort it all out. :(
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Re: The Gloster Lance FAW3
« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2020, 05:27:29 am »
The PSR and assembly work is first rate.  :thumbsup:
This is so in the zone for the era.
Loving it