I’ve made a start albeit a small one .
The first order of business is dealing with the overdone fabric areas on the fuselage.
In the central fuselage area the fabric is represented by raised areas not unlike rib tapes along the longerons. The actual aircraft either has none or they are so indistinct that they can’t be seen .
I began with very careful scraping along the longerons spanning two at once to create a series of flats running along the fuselage followed by careful sanding with 1500 grit , again being careful to only go along the fuselage so as to not round off the corners of each flat . Left Fuselage half done in this image while the right half is as supplied.
Next comes the rudder - same issue here in that the ribs are represented by rib tapes . While we often see overdone “scalloped “ bays between the ribs on older kits , that is not the case here . The rudder showed no scalloping or dishing between the ribs . The end of a CMK razor saw has an appropriate radius for scraping in just a little dish.
The next item is creating the clear inspection window in the door to the after balance weight bay . This area also provided storage for the engine starter crank ( presumably an inertia type starter ).
I carefully cut out the door and fitted piece of clear scrounged from the spares box - by fortunate accident the side curtain windows from Hasegawa’s 1/48 Isuzu trucks had almost exactly the same radius as the fuselage sides in this area .
All photos of actual aircraft are credited to Valiant Wings Publishing and are from their excellent new book “ The Westland Lysander “ - No. 9 in their Airframe Detail series . I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the “Lizzie “
Thanks for looking in and as always, all comments welcome.