Lancaster Grand Slam conversion continues

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Lancaster Grand Slam conversion continues

Joined: August 20th, 2010, 11:34 am

May 25th, 2018, 7:48 am #1

Hello all - just a quickie to show that the Grand Slam bomb is complete but not painted yet.
Previous posts will show that this is built up from four separate bits of old tanks, like this DSCN2178.JPG DSCN2179.JPG  and then slathered with Milliput and sanded to shape, here it is primed up ready fro the black and green finish. The Freightdog Tall Boy is show for comparison - the ten ton Grand Slam was a very impressive bit of weaponry! The fins are all off-set to give the required spin and there were three oval panels set into the mid-ships for some sort of arming(?). DSCN2218.JPG
Last edited by gcarter17 on June 13th, 2018, 4:20 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:06 pm

May 25th, 2018, 12:49 pm #2

Great job on the 'bomb' 🙂.

That could be used as a master for casting....    😉

Cheers, Vic
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Joined: August 20th, 2010, 11:34 am

May 26th, 2018, 10:01 pm #3

Vic Scheuerman wrote: Great job on the 'bomb' 🙂.

That could be used as a master for casting....    😉

Cheers, Vic
Thanks Vic but I 
a. don't have the facilities for such large moulding, and 
b. don't want to incur the wrath of Freightdog and, I think, Paragon who produced their own versions of the weapon a few years ago.
Working on the interior now.
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Joined: August 20th, 2010, 11:34 am

June 13th, 2018, 4:33 am #4

Hi all - I have now made more progress on converting the Hasegawa Lancaster into the Grand Slam version - the bomb is done and now I am filling and shaping the nose, bomb-bay front fairing and the rear bay panel. 
Photos show the laminations used to make the fairings, then being filled with Milliput and sanded to shape DSCN2227.JPG DSCN2228.JPG
and now the nose fairing made with a section of vacform from the Contrail Warwick plus some curved 20thou sheet
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Filling has started DSCN2232.JPG
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and sanded.
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after a couple of re-fills and more sanding the finished job has been primed and , apart from a couple of tiny spots, I am pretty pleased with how it has turned out
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Almost ready to lay some paint on - just the tails to attach. The wings are such a tight fit that I will assemble and paint them separately and juts poke them into place.
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Joined: October 5th, 2015, 5:16 am

June 13th, 2018, 4:48 am #5

Very fast work there Mr Carter.
Was this done since I was visiting your abode on the weekend or was this "something you'd prepared earlier"?

She'll look smashing in daylight livery.
One could say the "Grand Slam".

AP
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Joined: August 20th, 2010, 11:34 am

June 13th, 2018, 5:59 am #6

Work since Mr and Mrs Albatros visited, just a lot of sandin'n'fillin' but almost there. I'm looking forward to getting some paint on but the weather over the next few days may preclude that operation, malheureusement!!
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