Discussion in 'Planes' started by ian lanc, Apr 2, 2009.
Thanks for looking
On small 1/72 stuff it's all hand painted ! i paint the entire upper surface dark earth [humbrol 29] then from looking at actual pictures of the bomber, [not the instruction sheet] i mark out with pencil where the dark green has got to go [humbrol 116] then i neatly paint the outline border where the green has got to go then just 'in fill' the gaps.
I then mask off the area's where the coal black is to go [humbrol 85]
I then apply a layer of Future/Klear to the whole of the model, then do the decaling.
Then i apply one coat of clear matt.
I always thin my paint down a little so it lays flatter to the surface and goes on better.
weathering. The old Airfix Lanc certainly takes me back a few years. I remember when it first came out and everyone thought what a huge model it was!!
My Father made me one of these ohh 30 odd years ago, it's fantastic to see yours here. You have done an A1 job and thank you for sharing.
What ratio of thinner to paint do you use?
This is a hard one ! i put one teaspoon of enamel thinner into the tinlet of paint and mix well ! thats all !! oh and ten years of brush painting things, honest !!
thanks for the replies guys.
That kit sure brings back the memories, and yours is the nicest one I've seen assembled! Beautiful work and really nive photography!
I'd appreciate any tips you have on improving my brush painting technique - I cannot get rid of the brushmarks
When i'm applying matt i use a half inch very soft brush, the sort people use for painting pictures, if the bristles go into a point cut it off or buy one that is already feathered.
I brush in one direction only and try not to over lap the paint.
Work in a cool place, too warm and the paint would have started to skin.
Use only good quality paint and make sure its not too thick you don't want it like treacle, more like the thickness of a 'milkshake'
Oh ! make sure the paint which you are about to cover with matt is nice and flat, with no un-even brush strokes this will show through, use very fine ''wet n dry paper'' to flatten the paint.
hope that helps a bit
Large scale Lancaster plans
Hi there, sorry for the delay, I have hunted the net up and down looking for scale model plans for the Avro Lancaster, with no luck so far. I want to build a simple robust model in wood, approx 6ft wingspan, (undercarriage retracted), to be mounted on the top of a ten foot pole in my back garden ! I would like plans OR if anyone has something similar to sell, regardless of condition, I would like to know please. Best regards, Robbie.
Hi Steve, The sort chalky element you see in the exhaust stains are caused by the high level of lead they used to put in petrol years ago :smile11:.
Thanks for the kind replies guys, been in Hospital for several weeks due to a bad back and the pain shut my brain down and i neally died ! I'm not kidding.
If anyone wants to build a CHEAP BIG Lancaster there is a Polish model company that produces paper/card models and they make a 1/33rd Lancaster and is most impressive and CHEAP its only about £26, theres no painting too everything comes pre-marked and if you take your time the result looks amazing !!
Makes the Tamiya 1/48th Lanc' look poo :nono:
Heres mine, its got a wingspan of 37 inches and a fuselage length of 27 inches, get you tape measures out and then you'll realise how big it is.........
weathering is spot on, you havn't overdone it at all, well done!
Im building one as my Granfather was a navigator in the Lancaster. He was involved in the Dambusters. With the famous bouncing bomb. Its the tenth year anniversary of him passing away and the family are all meeting. Im sure most will be bringing flowers ect for his headstone. I thought i would be differnt and build a model of the Lancaster to put at his grave.
Well thats enough of my story. Hope you didnt mind me sharing it will you.
Another well done for a great model you have built.
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