scale models

Avro Lancaster B Mk.III (Special)

The Dambusters – “Operation Chastice” – Attack on the Rhur Dams, 16/17 May 1943

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

Products Used

Airfix Avro Lancaster B.III (Special) The Dambusters
617 Squadron Operation Chastise 17 May 1943
Airfix WWII RAF Bomber Re-Supply Set1/72A05330
Eduard Lancaster B Mk.III Dambuster for Airfix1/72CX367
Master Model British Mk 2 Browning .303 caliber (7.7mm) with flash hider1/72AM-72-031