Wednesday, 30 January 2013

(Less?) Awful Anson

The Anson's paintwork, such as it is, has now been completed.  I decided to go for an early-ish war Coastal Command finish and used the decals which originally came with the kit.  The 'windows' aren't great as they already had a fair bit of glue on them (as per the last photo) so the trick is to not look too closely...  A coat of Vallejo matt varnish finished it off.
The Anson is a kit I didn't have 'first time around', so it's nice to finally own one and get to know a bit more about this interesting aircraft. 
In production well before WW2 and widely exported, the last Ansons didn't leave RAF service until 1968!

The poll to nominate the Anson's successor closes soon - the Lancaster is the current front runner but the Hurricane seems to be making a late run. 

14 comments:

Nick Grant said...

Well done mate!

Arthur said...

Simply splendid.

Paul said...

Top notch rework Tim. I am a bit of a fan of anything with a turret and lewis gun combo.

It looks very solid as well which is a good thing. Does the landing gear retract?

Stephen Beat said...

Yes, well done. Very nice model of a nice looking aircraft. > thumbs up! <

Tim Gow said...

Nick Grant
Thanks - I think it has a nice 'retro' look.

Tim Gow said...

Arthur
Very kind. But what does your dog think about it?

Tim Gow said...

Paul
Thanks. Sorry to be picky (I'm getting in before Wg Cdr Luddite!) but the turret gun is a Vickers K...
The undercart is now glued firmly in place which is how the real thing must have felt - apparently it took 140 turns of a hand crank to retract!

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
Just another wee homage to the Airfix we remember from the 1970s

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Nice

Very, very nice

I would even go so far as to say I would get one myself now because of this :)

Great resurrection job

Don M said...

A great save there Tim, you have every right to be proud!

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
You sound like a man who needs an Anson - I'm sure you'll make a better job of it!

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Thanks - it has been a very well-received model!

The Dancing Cake Tin said...

Anson is looking good, chumrade!

Tim Gow said...

Dancing Cake Tin
I thought it was retro enough to appeal to you!