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1/72 Lysander kit needed
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PostPosted: January 12th, 2018, 7:22 am 
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Apparently finding a 1/72 Lysander kit, at a decent price, is hard to do (doesn't anyone make them anymore?). I need a cheapie kit to serve as a test-bed / learning tool for a bigger project as it will be cut-up and converted using vacuformed parts. I'm in California and have checked all the usual model sources without success. If anyone in the States has an old kit they no longer want/need, please shoot me a line. :grin:

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I was going to say I have a spare one but I'm in the UK. Not sure if it would be of interest to you?. :grin:

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Interested in a Matchbox Lizzie? 1/72. PM me your address.

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PostPosted: January 13th, 2018, 2:34 am 
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MarkyM607 wrote:
I was going to say I have a spare one but I'm in the UK. Not sure if it would be of interest to you?. :grin:


Hello Marky,

That's very kind of you and I really appreciate it. I think the postage would make it rather expensive which is why I was hoping to get something stateside. I'll be sure to PM you if I am unable to work something out over here.

Thanks again. :grin:

Bret


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PostPosted: January 13th, 2018, 3:15 am 
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What vacuform conversion are you doing -- the Airmodel Tandem Wing ? That is designed to be used with the FROG F193 Lysander and may become more of a chore if you use the Airfix or Matchbox kits.

I have that Airmodel conversion with matching FROG kit waiting close to the workbench. I believe I have one more FROG, 2 Airfix and 2 Matchbox kits but I need to check part counts on all of them.

So I can probably help you out.

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Hey John,

That is precisely what I was hoping to do. I believe I had read, on a model review site or forum, that the Airmodel conversion wasn't supposed to be kit specific. But that's not the case??

A friend gave me a big vacuform model and I have never gave a thought to trying one of those. He wants to give me a challenge (which, to me, is building a Roden or Amodel kit - NOT a vacuform). So I thought I would try something smaller first to get a feel for what is to come. I've always wanted the tandem Lysander and thought that would be a good way to start.

I did send a PM to Jssel, so if this isn't something that a first-timer with vac parts should try, I would appreciate finding this out.

Thank you sir.


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No, the A-model conversion is very simple. The instructions do say it is based on the FROG Lysander kit and I think I saw a review/comment about the other two as sources but cannot be sure now. It is a simple cut through the fuselage to mate up the new rear fuselage and I have not looked at the other two kits to see if there is a significant discrepancy -- hopefully you can make a smooth join without much effort.

I'll be real interested to see your work on this, get my juices flowing, schedule adjusted, etc ...

If Jeff's donor kit doesn't work, let me know.

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PropWash wrote:
MarkyM607 wrote:
I was going to say I have a spare one but I'm in the UK. Not sure if it would be of interest to you?. :grin:


Hello Marky,

That's very kind of you and I really appreciate it. I think the postage would make it rather expensive which is why I was hoping to get something stateside. I'll be sure to PM you if I am unable to work something out over here.

Thanks again. :grin:

Bret

Okay matey, no probs. Thought it would be the case. :grin:

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jRatz wrote:
No, the A-model conversion is very simple. The instructions do say it is based on the FROG Lysander kit and I think I saw a review/comment about the other two as sources but cannot be sure now. It is a simple cut through the fuselage to mate up the new rear fuselage and I have not looked at the other two kits to see if there is a significant discrepancy -- hopefully you can make a smooth join without much effort.

I'll be real interested to see your work on this, get my juices flowing, schedule adjusted, etc ...

If Jeff's donor kit doesn't work, let me know.


Thanks, John. :grin: Btw, here's a link to one such build / conversion and he cites the Frog / Novo kit recommendation. He used the Airfix kit and didn't have problems and felt it would be the same with a Matchbox kit:

https://modelingmadness.com/review/allies/gb/attardp12.htm

I have to say that working with a vacuform kit is well out of my comfort-zone. :shock: That said, I am going to take Jeff up on his kind offer. Thanks again for commenting on this, John.

Bret


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