Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Lame Lancaster - part 3 - liftoff!

Now as complete as it's getting, the appalling monstrosity that is this rescued Airfix Lancaster is ready to have a game contrived around it.  Actually it doesn't look too bad in the photos - all of which have been carefully angled to hide the particularly bad bits.  The last aircraft model of this size I dealt with was probably the Airfix He-177.  In 1977....

The Lancaster is part of my Winter Aircraft Project - click here for more such sadness.

18 comments:

Sean said...

Another nice salvage job.

Tim Gow said...

Sean
Thanks. It's gone from being a badly built model to a badly built model with some paint on it!

Don M said...

Paint can cover many sins!
Nice job Tim!

Wargame News and Terrain Blog, said...

It looks great and as Sean said great salvage job!

Cheers

Stephen Beat said...

I can understand why so many war gamers prefer to paint the canopies in aircraft - just finished my Me 109 and I've had a nightmare trying to paint the canopy...!

I think you are being modest, the Lanc looks just fine.

Arthur said...

Ah ha, well done.

It's complete, finally the tension is gone; the relief is palpable.

Dog, strangely, is non-committal, but then, he is in Kenya and I am currently in South Africa.

Regards

Giano said...

Good salvage operation, now it looks like a Lanc. I may copy the canopy overpainting trick for my planned salvage operations (a He 111 and some post-war wrecks)

The Dancing Cake Tin said...

Ever thought of a job in Propaganda? You're a natural ;-)

Paul said...

Well done Tim, I am glad it did not turn into a Lincoln given the timeline of the rebuild.

I think the canopy looks sweet.

Tim Gow said...

Don M
It's a very sinful model....

Tim Gow said...

Wargame News & Terrain
It did look really hideous before I started on it.

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
The painted canopy is probably the best bit!

Tim Gow said...

Arthur
Has the dog gone on safari without you?

Tim Gow said...

Giano
I was a bit hesitant about painting the canopy on such a big model but it worked OK.

Tim Gow said...

Dancing Cake Tin
That's what I wanted you to think. Oh I see what you mean...

Tim Gow said...

Paul
Lincoln? Any longer and it would have ended up as a Washington!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Good work Tim
The size of this one looked quite daunting

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
Daunting it was! It seemed to take forever to paint.