© Garry R Fenton 2015-
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To create the artwork profile, I began converting my old profile and turned into five rough drawings. Once this was done, I could work them individually which was not easy as they had to all line up. So now I had five main sections of the fuselage, nose, front centre, rear and tail. These were created as independent drawings and once assembled form the fuselage length of 69’ 4”.
Each drawing has the internal details and fixtures the most complicated section is the centre which as the actual Avro, Lancaster has the main spar construction. Shown below with the external cowling panels removed hidden behind is the construction of the engine bearer, sub frame, complete main landing gear assembly with wiring and associated plumbing.
shows the front section with the external details with the layers made transparent to show the details drawn within the cockpit.
This includes the control column, fully detailed showing pilot seat with armour plate, flight engineer panel with oil, coolant and fuel gauges, navigator table angle poise lamp and map, wireless operator equipment connected to the DF loop & trailing aerial.
All the artwork has highly fully detailed aircrew which are all in their correct locations within the aircraft.
shows the tail section with the external details with layers made transparent to show the details inside the FN 20 tail turret.
As with all the turrets on the Lancaster profiles they have all been drawn as fully detailed independent objects.
Detail include detailed .303 machine gun, ammunition, gun sight, internal frame structure construction. This is complete with the tail gunner who being in the coldest part of the Lancaster is shown wearing a heated suit.