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TheNobleWizard

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Well here we go!  I have really been looking forward to the confirmation of the GB because, if I am really honest, I need the deadline to keep me going [rolleyes]

I can't show pictures yet as it has not arrived but I ordered the Tamiya kit along with the Eduard Big Ed set.  I have also seen other goodies that I might go for if I don't run out of cash.

So, there is a story behind this build.  During the war, my Grandfather who was an Officer in the Bomber Command Pathfinder Force, managed to blag his way on to a Lanc that was on a scheduled bombing run.  Given that he worked in intelligence it was not a great move, particularly if he had been captured.  Needless to say he was ok and hence I am here to tell the story.  My father has a letter from the Lanc captain relating to the mission which pays respect to the crew and my Grandfathers bravery.  By all accounts it was  a hairy ride, flying so low that the plane was rubbing on the tops of trees.

My plan is to try and find out which Lanc he was on and if possible replicate it as my skills allow.

Usual box shots and stuff to follow along with further details of my research.

Good luck to everyone in the GB.

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srp71

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Have a blast building. Best of luck. 
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I'm in love with the historical significance, and personal connection with this build Chris. This one already sounds like a winner.  [smile]  I will be paying close attention to this one especially. I want to thank you for sharing this with us. Builds like yours hold a special significance to me as they are based on actual history and I love history. Especially when related by an actual member of the person who was a part of it.
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I'm of the same opinion as Mike, the personal connection and historical significance really do make this build that little bit more special, and with a barrow load of etch too, this one is going to be one to watch!

Good luck with your build Chris, and I will be following right along with you buddy

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Me three hell yeah! Great story Chris and who doesn't love the big Lanc on top of the backstory, well I do anyway.
Definite subscribe. [smile]

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Tamiya 1:32 F-4J Phantom "Marines"
Tamiya 1:32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIe

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I love the reason why you want to do this model that's going to make this an enjoyable build for you. I hope you find the information you need.

Good luck Chris.
We are all here to help one another shoyld you need any help.
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eduardo

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Could not miss the Lancaster, good luck[thumb]
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Thanks for sharing your story - hope you can find some info about this particular plane!
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TheNobleWizard

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Hi folks

Thanks for the great comments.  I will keep you updated with the research along with the build, please let me know if the history becomes tedious.

I've done a bit more digging and following a conversation with my Uncle in the US, I now know the names of the crew and that it was a Sunday morning raid over Cologne.  I also know that my Grandfather got a full force b****cking from his CO when he returned, a guy called Group Captain Dixie Dean.
The pilot was Squadron Leader David Leicester, a highly decorated Aussie who lives in Adelaide.  One of the youngest Squadron Leaders and was still with us in June 2014. 
In respect of the Lanc, I also know that the markings are TLOH with the roundel forming the 'O'.
Can anyone recommend a supplier of decals where I might be able to get the correct markings from as I assume the kit ones will be different?
Finally, I have located the Pathfinder Museum at RAF Wyton who I will be talking with this week to try and identify the actual aircraft number used in the raid.

All being well, the next post will have some pictures of the kit and goodies.

Regards

Chris

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SimonD

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Chris I live not far from Adelaide, it's my home city. If I can help by contacting someone for you, sing out. You might want to try Squadron Models @ http://www.squadron.com/ for decals, Red Roo Models @ https://www.redroomodels.com/ do a lot of products Aussie related including decals of serving WWII Squadrons. You might find something there. Good luck, and bring on the history lesson. [smile]
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Tamiya 1:32 F-4J Phantom "Marines"
Tamiya 1:32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIe

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TheNobleWizard

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Its arrived!  Yippee [biggrin]
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TheNobleWizard

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Its Arrived! OMG [eek]
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Big isn't it. [thumb]
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Looking forward to seeing the pics of what's in the box, it looks like a cracker from what I've seen

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Lol yeah let's see it Chris!! I'm a bit envious now, love the Lanc, can't wait to see it put together mate. [smile]
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Tamiya 1:32 F-4J Phantom "Marines"
Tamiya 1:32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIe

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