The Avro Lancaster is another favourite plane of mine. However, there is currently no way I can fit a 1/48 model of it in my display cabinet (or anywhere else in the house for that mater). This is why I had to make a compromise and build it in 1/72.
The Airfix kit comes together nicely. The only issue that I had was that I lost a part used on the connection of one of the engines to the wing. I had to replace it using plasticard and milliput. Instead of the kit-provided gun muzzles I used bronze ones from Master Model.
Finally, in order to display the model better, I used a tractor from Airfix’ WWII bomber resupply set.
The Work in Progress
The finished model
|Airfix Avro Lancaster B.III (Special) The Dambusters|
617 Squadron Operation Chastise 17 May 1943
|Airfix WWII RAF Bomber Re-Supply Set||1/72||A05330|
|Eduard Lancaster B Mk.III Dambuster for Airfix||1/72||CX367|
|Master Model British Mk 2 Browning .303 caliber (7.7mm) with flash hider||1/72||AM-72-031|