QANTAS Avro 691 Lancastrian

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Re: QANTAS Avro 691 Lancastrian

Postby Uros » Wed May 20, 2020 6:17 am

Nice work Ray. I realy like these war birds turned into civil machines.
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Re: QANTAS Avro 691 Lancastrian

Postby RayS » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:39 pm

Thanks Uros, me too.

An L-188 Electra up next I hope, though it is sort of reversed, A civil machine that was turned into a war machine.

I regained my mojo with this one today after loosing interest in for a while

The engines when together with little fuss after replacing the the exhausts ( that is as far as I got, well I puttied the seams as well)
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One of the props did give me grief as the holding pin slipped off the hub a little, enough to keep it in the nacelle but to much to keep a snug fit, there was a 2 mm gap between the front of the nacelle and the back of the hub, so it was basically rattling around rather than spinning. Anyway the prop ended up falling off the pin so I split the nacelle open and reassembled it properly.

Engines were sanded and added to the wings, the joins then filled and sanded again, right wing
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And the left wing with the troublesome No 3 engine gluing prior to puttying the nacelle to wing gaps
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Next I started to add the horizontal stabs and test fit the canopy, I found that there was a gap at the front which needed some shimming
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and finally the other stab fitted and glue setting
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Let's see if I can now see this to the finish!
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Re: QANTAS Avro 691 Lancastrian

Postby hrtpaul » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:36 pm

Looking good so far man :)
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Re: QANTAS Avro 691 Lancastrian

Postby RayS » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:02 pm

Thanks Paul,

I have the main assemblies together now, it has been primed and I'm still sanding some of the rough spots
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Gear legs going on
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and the main gear doors, must be time to prime again.
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...and primed
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Re: QANTAS Avro 691 Lancastrian

Postby Graeme H » Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:49 pm

Coming along nicely
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Re: QANTAS Avro 691 Lancastrian

Postby RayS » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:52 pm

Thanks Graeme, it has change colour a couple of times now

To black...
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and aluminium
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Re: QANTAS Avro 691 Lancastrian

Postby RayS » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:15 pm

Now approaching the finish line with this one, I have painted the internals, not sure of the colours so made it up with interior green featuring a lot. The wheels are also painted and on
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I also added the deicing boots that need a tidy up
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And it was finally time to add the canopy assembly, I tried to adjust as much as I could before fitting but some filling still required (and some persuasion to help the glue set).
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It has since been filled, I letting it all set before some sanding and further paint work
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Re: QANTAS Avro 691 Lancastrian

Postby Graeme H » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:43 pm

Good to see it getting there, didn't realise that there was so much resin, wings and engines in particular, is there a lot of difference to the Lanc ones?


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Silly me, when looking over the post I see that is the strange colour that the US Airfix kit is moulded in
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Re: QANTAS Avro 691 Lancastrian

Postby RayS » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:39 pm

All good Graeme,

some more painting done, I just have to re-mask one of the deicing books on the vertical stabs as I botched it a tad

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Re: QANTAS Avro 691 Lancastrian

Postby RayS » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:06 pm

Calling done finally
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And with a friend
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