Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby Phil Clark » February 2nd, 2017, 9:39 pm

Beautiful work Craig......looking really good.

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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby Craig Green » February 7th, 2017, 1:47 am

Thanks Phil.
Currently trying to sort out my Bombay doors, working some hinge ideas, but always end up with a gap that I am not happy with.
The pivot on the Lanc is on the edge, which leaves little room.
If anyone has any ideas, it would be appreciated.

Cheers

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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby Craig Green » February 7th, 2017, 4:14 am

I did notice from this picture, a noticeable gap between the Bombay doors and fuselage.
I might be overthinking this, lol.

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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby Craig Green » February 7th, 2017, 5:06 am

Here are a few pictures of my Bombay with doors just tacked with two small hinges.

The gap can be filled in from the inside against the door when it is closed to seal the Bombay. It won't be noticeable in flight and the doors will be open when it is on the ground.

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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby Craig Green » February 7th, 2017, 5:42 am

Here is a picture of the actual hinge. After further studying the picture, it looks like the outer portion on the Bombay door has a curved filler piece that wraps around which in turn makes for a close fit against the fuselage.
I think I might be able to fill in the gap on the bottom of the door, and sand it so it also rotates with the door.

Craig
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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby Robert_Greenwood » February 7th, 2017, 10:35 am

Hi Craig,

Can you help? I have tried a number of glues, needles and things to make the rivets like yours but to no avail.

Could you share which brand of glue you are using? and if possible the size of needle? It would help so much!

Hope you made contact with Richard! :)

Cheers Rob!
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Also see the Lancaster www.modellancaster.co.uk

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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » February 7th, 2017, 8:24 pm

Somewere in the build of this ASM Lanc are details of the door mech, http://www.modelairplanenews.com/blog/2 ... er-bomber/

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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby Craig Green » February 8th, 2017, 3:33 am

Robert

I have attached a picture of the glue I am using for the rivets, as for the needle size, not sure, it is very small, lol. The glue is fairly thick so your needle needs to be able to pass the glue through it. I have also used in the past, those small glue tips you can buy for hard to reach spots.
I have contacted Richard, and sent a reply email as well, so I will wait and see.
Alan, thanks for the link, I have seen that build, appreciate you passing it on.

Cheers

Craig
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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby Rob Crawford » February 8th, 2017, 2:06 pm

Great workmanship Craig!

With regards to the gap,what about glueing brass tube of the correct diameter between the fuse and door then cutting a slot to form that c shape just like in the picture of the full size you posted?

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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby Craig Green » February 8th, 2017, 5:13 pm

I think I have the gap figured out.
Currently the doors I made are a perfect fit, which unfortunately leaves no room for hinges, lol.
So I am taking off, 1/8th of an inch from each door which will give me the clearance needed for my hinges.
The gap will be filled in with balsa, and shaped so it will not affect the operation of the doors, and will also fill the gap.
It will act just like the curved metal shown in the picture.
Will post more as I progress.

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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby Andy ward » February 20th, 2017, 8:20 am

More progress on my lanc getting ready for Haydock show
Not as detailed as yours Craig fantastic work mate I've been building mine for 10 months now
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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby Jason Griffiths » February 20th, 2017, 1:48 pm

Very Nice 8-)
Thanks JG

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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby Craig Green » February 28th, 2017, 1:34 am

Looks awesome Andy, keep posting pictures, they are all helpful.

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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby Craig Green » March 6th, 2017, 5:44 am

A little more progress on the Bombay doors.
Put in some supports along its length to add strength, as well as the front and rear brackets for the linkage.
Still lots of tinkering to be done, but I will get there slowly.

Craig
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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby Andy ward » March 18th, 2017, 7:27 pm

11 months in and she looks stunning hope to have the engines fitted next week and set up for last inspection
Keep up the great work Craig
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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby Craig Green » April 1st, 2017, 8:01 pm

Slowly getting things done. Still need to figure out my door mechanism, but have pressed on with the overlapping panels, and rivets.

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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby Andy ward » May 30th, 2017, 3:16 pm

Looking fantastic Craig I'm just starting flight test with mine not bad for 14 months
I made some scale props for those static displays
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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby stuart knowles 1611 » November 26th, 2017, 6:28 pm

Hi Craig,
You still out there?? Any update on your build??
regards

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Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Postby stuart knowles 1611 » November 26th, 2017, 6:29 pm

Hi Craig,
You still out there?? Any update on your build??
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