Great Stuka Gaz, did they really get that dirty underneath? wow!
I've had to keep quiet on my entry to the campaign as it was a birthday gift for my father-in-law. He followed my Lancaster build closely and my other models after that so I couldn't risk mentioning it until it was done! Thankfully he received it this weekend so it's no longer top secret.
The idea was to build an all-the bells-and-whistles early anti-flash vulcan with detailed interior and bomb bay from White ensign models (excellent etch kit btw)
(As a bit of a rules stickler
I messaged Richard with my starting image back when the campaign started as a proof.)
Here's a selection of photos of the wip...
An idea of the flash on all the parts!
A total rescribe of the top surfaces which was a new thing for me. The underside is rarely seen, has many
more panel lines and would have taken forever!
The low-vis decal sheet used.
A small bit of scratch work to create an extra layer of depth in the bomb bay.
Lots of dry fits and painting in stages...
and wheel wells....
The cutaway to show the interior.... note also the removal of the square section on the top of the tail and the refueling probe and bulged radar on the tip of the nose to "backdate" the model somewhat.