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PostPosted: Fri 18 Oct 2013 13:41 pm 
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Conversely I'd like to be able to buy just the weapons without ending up with spare vehicles. Of course there's nothing stopping folks from swapping stuff they would like/don't require.

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Oct 2013 07:06 am 
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Thanks for posting this review. I have been wanting one ever since I heard about this. This looks to be one of Airfix's best efforts and I can't wait to get one soon. I was especially intrested in the Tilly as I have the one from ACE. I noticed that there are a few differences between the two kits. Were there different body styles for it ? I'm loving the tractor,too ! I once worked one summer as an aircraft painter and we had a WWII model to move planes around. Ours,of course had a special paint job. It was a light tan with blue/ white flames !!!!!! We all loved to creep around on it too. It wouldn't go faster than about 1 mph !!! I wwant to thank Ratch for his idea for the fuel hose,too. I been needing something like that and now I know what to use. (Now to find where I put that silver soder ???)

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Oct 2013 13:37 pm 
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Conversely I'd like to be able to buy just the weapons without ending up with spare vehicles. Of course there's nothing stopping folks from swapping stuff they would like/don't require.

I dont particularly want the weapons but would prefer more of the vehicles . . . any swop you have in mind ??

buy a set and we can exchange bits :nod:

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Oct 2013 14:05 pm 
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I haven't got one of these sets - yet! I will probably get one with a view to using all the vehicles before buying any more, but that won't be until after Telford.

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Oct 2013 19:34 pm 
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I was especially intrested in the Tilly as I have the one from ACE. I noticed that there are a few differences between the two kits. Were there different body styles for it ?

If memory serves, the ACE kit is the Austin Tilly, built by the Austin Motor Group, and the Airfix one is the Standard Tilly, built by the Standard Motor Company, to a similar but different design, hence the differences between the two kits.

I think I'm right in saying that the Standard one was the version most likely to be seen in RAF markings, whilst the Austin version (also modelled by Tamiya in 1/48 and 1/35) has never been proven to have seen RAF service, despite the decals included in some kits.

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Oct 2013 03:01 am 
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Thanks for the info on the Tilly. FYI, the ACE kit doesn't have RAF markings. It has a Tilly in Malta, one used by your Queen in the Women's service corp, and an unidentified unit after D-day in Europe. Since the same photo with the Tilly also has a "Katy" ambulance from the same unit,I plan on using it for the ambulance's markings and the Tilly will go to an army unit "somewhere in England" . Although,if I get very very motivated, I might attempt the Malta camo but I will need to get very very motivated,indeed !!!

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Very promising set from Airfix with extensive detail in a degree that really impresses...!
Love the scene you made too!

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Great looking set and I can't wait to get on with one when the house re-furb is finished and the modelling room is back up and running. I did notice 1 error on the construction of the MW in that the windscreen wiper blades were shown on the bottom of the screen. They were, in fact on the top of the screen and were of the horrible vacuum operated variety with all the associated problems ie, the faster you went, the slower the wiper speed! I don't thinl that later models ever changed the position of the wipers but I'll apologise if anyone has seen otherwise.


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Specifically those in the Airfix Resupply Set. The bombs in this set have two lugs on one side and one lug on the other. The decal instructions show placing the decals on the side with two lugs. But looking at pictures in the excellent `Lancaster At War` series of books (which if you are into Lancs are a must) shows the bomb cradle being attached to the single lug (specifically on the 500lb'ers). So are the instructions wrong?

Bomb cradles. Were these left in the aircraft until bombing up or were they stored at the bomb dump for attaching to the bombs?

The decal sheet with this set has yellow bomb markings (written words) which don't appear to have a home. Anyone know what the purpose of these markings was intended to be?

This is a great set to build. Hope airfix bring out the bombs separately :blob:
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The bombs in this set have two lugs on one side and one lug on the other. The decal instructions show placing the decals on the side with two lugs. But looking at pictures in the excellent `Lancaster At War` series of books (which if you are into Lancs are a must) shows the bomb cradle being attached to the single lug (specifically on the 500lb'ers). So are the instructions wrong?

Probably, and if you have photos I'd go with them :idea:
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The decal sheet with this set has yellow bomb markings (written words) which don't appear to have a home. Anyone know what the purpose of these markings was intended to be?

I think they're meant to be graffiti so you can put them where you like :think:

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun 2014 11:49 am 
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Thanks Ratch. I'll go with the single lug and remove the other lugs.
I'll see if I can get a picture of the yellow decals.
They look more like a standard label, much like the bomb lifting labels.

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The decal sheet with this set has yellow bomb markings (written words) which don't appear to have a home. Anyone know what the purpose of these markings was intended to be? Ted.
I am aware that this is a historic question! I'm completing this set now, and if like me you find these threads brilliant reference support (whatever point in time it is) then with that in mind, I'll say that I noticed the yellow markings (decal 38) are shown on the colour call out instruction sheet to go on the 500 lb MC bomb tail fin! :thumb:

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