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Cliff Bastow21/03/2020 08:31:26
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Progress has been slow lately as I have had to work quite a bit of overtime. I work in the fruit supply industry as a maintenance engineer and orders have rocketed, plus more than half the engineering staff are self isolating so we are reduced to one of us on each shift!

Still some progress is happening, here is the first fin drilled. And hinges test fitted.img_20200321_081217.jpg

Edited By Cliff Bastow on 21/03/2020 08:32:21

Cliff Bastow21/03/2020 08:33:16
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And here the rudder has been sanded to the correct profile.

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Cliff Bastow21/03/2020 08:39:35
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Also the elevators have been constructed and sanded to shape.

Tony designed them as a central core with riblets, and then film covered to represent the fabric covering of the full size, but I decided to go the easier route and make them from sheet as I was not too bothered about the scale effect.

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Cliff Bastow21/03/2020 14:09:40
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I have now sanded both outer fins and rudders, drilled all holes and test fitted the Robart hinges..

I don't know who Tony used for his balsa supply but it sanded and shaped really nicely and is not too soft or hard.

Just the centre fin and rudder to do, this will be easier as the rudder in the kit is not operational.

 

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Martian21/03/2020 15:36:14
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Looks super Cliff

Cliff Bastow21/03/2020 16:04:00
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Thanks Martian,

Looking at the fins you can see the Lancaster similarities.

The York used the Lancaster wing and tail-plane and double fins with an added third fin and different fuselage.

Cliff Bastow28/03/2020 11:02:46
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Both outer fins and rudders are complete. They have been sanded to shape, then covered with film, lightly sanded to give a key, treated with Prymol and sprayed.

I have decided on the Dan Air livery so they just need a red stripe across the top and coat of gloss varnish and they are done.

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Edited By Cliff Bastow on 28/03/2020 11:07:24

Ray Wood 428/03/2020 12:53:47
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Hi Cliff

Great to see your progress with the York 😀 here's one I stashed away a few years ago, where are you going to get your graphics ??

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Cliff Bastow28/03/2020 12:59:16
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Hi Ray,

I will do them the same way as I did for my Connie, that is my son will design them for me on his PC and then I will print my own waterslide decals.

Cliff Bastow28/03/2020 13:01:05
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Hi again ray,

Actually you could help me out ,

Are the stripes on the wings black or grey and are the nacelles the same Colour?

Thanks in advance,

Cliff.

Ray Wood 428/03/2020 15:06:45
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Hi Cliff,

Yes the band's and nacelles are black, I guess to mask the exhaust staining from the Marlins 😀

But the band's aren't under the wings on this little Corgi model.

The Bristol Superfreighters had the same idea with dove grey bands.

I think watching yourimg_20200328_144309.jpg build could end up costing me money !!

Regards Ray

Cliff Bastow28/03/2020 15:18:28
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Ok Ray thanks for that.

Now I am confused as the York at Duxford in Dan Air Colors definitely has grey nacelles and stripes,

maybe Dan Air changed there livery at some point?

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Ray Wood 428/03/2020 16:34:22
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Hi Cliff,

Yes Tony's prototype model has grey/blue nacelles, maybe it was aesthetic the black looks dramatic but maybe not the best colour scheme for a commercial aeroplane, or they got hold of some cheap paint after the war ??😀

Regards Ray

Cliff Bastow02/04/2020 17:18:30
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I have made the wing mountings and fitted the over-wing portions of the fuselage and started to blend them in and also started the sanding of the corners of the fuselage to shape.

I must admit this is not my favourite part of the build as I dislike sanding. its too easy to either not take off enough material or even worse to go to far! still has to be done.

Here is another posed photo off the build so far.

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Denis Watkins02/04/2020 17:57:47
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Posted by Cliff Bastow on 28/03/2020 12:59:16:

Hi Ray,

I will do them the same way as I did for my Connie, that is my son will design them for me on his PC and then I will print my own waterslide decals.

These were at Pyramid Models

Super colour scheme

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Cliff Bastow02/04/2020 18:49:40
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That's great many thanks Denis.

Cliff Bastow04/04/2020 15:00:50
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hi Denis,

I looked on the Pyramid models website but the cost is £45, although that does also include decals for all the windows.

Out of my budget range I am afraid so I will go back to my original plan and do them myself.

Thanks for the heads up though.

Cliff.

Denis Watkins04/04/2020 15:52:29
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Much appreciated Cliff, they don't come cheap,

I did a large set for a Decathlon, and must have used 7 or 8 decal sheets which is costly too

Blow the expense, we are not going out anywhere so treat the Dan Air York.

An aside was in my very early 20s I worked between here and Spain flying out and back Dan Air colours on the DH Comet !

The Turboprop route was then BEA Vickers Vanguard on the home domestic route

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Cliff Bastow04/04/2020 16:56:37
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I might just do that Denis, 

it would be really helpful to have all the windows thinking about it.

We have fathers day coming up so I can always hint lol.

I still have the electric set up to buy and that comes in at over £160 .

Frightening how the cost of models escalates!

At least i have some air retracts that fit and I have made my own legs so that is nearly£180 saved.

Edited By Cliff Bastow on 04/04/2020 16:57:20

Cliff Bastow18/04/2020 17:53:52
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I have been busy making and fitting the 4 nacelles. Tony is not joking when he says in the instructions that they are labour intensive! lots of sanding and shaping to do but they are starting to look good.

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