Thursday, 25 August 2011

Return of the Painting Tray: Lysander IV

Just a final touch up with the paint brush for silver wing tip navigation lights and a nice (smelly) Humbrol matt all-over varnish, done the old fashion way with a brush (see below):


She stands ready for her first flight in support of the BEF somewhere near Calais:


That will do for now but two little modifications are on a future action list. The first is to drill two small holes, one above each landing light, to represent the fixed machine gun positions (yes thing was actually armed). Second, to fix some small bomb-lets underneath the mini-wings that stick out of fixed landing gear (once I make the Airfix Me109E as the Battle of Britain variant, I can use its spare bombs from the tropical variant). Yes the Lysander thing could actually (well perhaps theoretically in the operating manual) drop bombs too. 

8 comments:

Monty said...

Nice stuff, Geordie; as I said, the Lysander, saviour of downed Allied airmen...

whisperin' al said...

Nice! Alway liked the Lysander - although for me it's the covert missions...

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Cheers Monty and Al

Al: I still have to paint "Maurice the Spy" who came with the plane

I can see you using the "Insertion" version in a nice little skirmish game, especially since I have the Caesar Miniatures French Resistance 1/72 figures set

I may even have just given myself a reason to make another Lysander kit up in darker SOE colours :)

Paul said...

Hi Geordie, it looks a treat and is worth all the effort you have afforded it.

Will not be in action for long around Calais though!

Nice one.

Tim Gow said...

Good stuff - I'm looking forward to seeing Maurice the Spy!

The Belgian, said...

Great airplane and excellent paintjob!

The Belgian, said...

Great airplane and excellent paintjob!

Al said...

Wonderful model mate, I have to get one of these