Avro Lancaster (1/72 Revell)
My first ever in 1/72 scale, simply because the 1/48 scale one wouldn’t fit into my display case. I bought it at a local hobby competition for peanuts really and I thought of it as an easy, relaxing build. The kit itself is really nice, with great interior and crisp exterior… but it has it’s flaws as well… most notable the non existent wing dihedral, engine cooler intakes (a joke mildly put), some missing panels… and some wrong ones. I’ve decided to correct that flaws and decided to drop flaps… and make them from a pile of stirene. And put some extra work into wheelbays. And turrets as well. And regrave the panels and rivet them… So much for a speedy enjoyable build…
Extras? Some, but not as much as I am used to. Eduard masks, Brassin wheels, quickboost barrels and intakes… and some excellent Kits World decals.
With all the corrections the build was slow, but I’ve enjoyed it nevertheless. Once completed, a base coat of mr. surfacer 1500 was sprayed and the model was ready for camo paint.
Camouflage scheme and roundels were painted with Mr. Color paints, can’t tell you exact numbers as they were custom mixed, sorry. Some nice washes from Mig productions were used to make the beast dirty, everything was sealed with mr. color satin coat, then the exhaust streaks were sprayed at the end. And that is it… after 6 months. And yes, it fits into my display cabinet… but just barely.
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