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Ron Bell

AVRO Lancastrian conversion

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This is the M+E Models conversion set mated to a 2nd generation Airfix Lancaster. You get a new nose and tail as well as a plug for the ventral turret and a page of decals. From what I've been able to gather, these used the paddle bladed props, so the ones in the kit shouldn't be used. I got a set of the other props from a friend. It sat on the shelf for a few years as the decals shattered when put in water. Then I discovered that the new Airfix Whitley kit comes with BOAC markings. I know they're not correct, but they look fine and what's more, they fit. Finish is SNJ polished with their polishing dust with the exception of the control surfaces. 

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Now THAT'S an eye popping Lancaster! Your conversion work is impeccable as you cannot tell what you did where, and that's no small feat on such a shiny finish. And SNJ huh? Old school still does the job! I just hope Sophie's not sporting some silver fur in spots....:smiley2:

That's a very pretty build indeed Ron. Congrats!

 

Gil :smiley16:

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Wow!! Stunning work Ron! Oh man that is phenomenal!

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Nicely done Ron. 

It surely takes The "Lanc" to another level.

It looks great all around.

How did the conversion fit overall?

Bill

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