Airfix 1/72 Lancaster B.II
July 28, 2015 in Aviation
Built out of the box, this kit represents Lancaster of 408 (Goose) Squadron, 6 Group Royal Canadian AF, RAF Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire. This aircraft was lost on Hamburg raid July 28/29. 1944, whole crew was lost.
Construction was straightforward, no big issues in assembly, some care is needed regarding the tight fit of main parts, so even a coat of paint might cause some problems. Eduard masks were used for transparencies, and I would encourage use of photo etched instrument panel since Airfix provided instrument panel decal that is highly visible after completion.
Colors used for inside Humbrol 78, and Gunze/Mr.Hobby Dark Earth/Dark Green/Tire Black for main camouflage. Bristol Hercules cooling ring was painted with Mr.Metallic Dark Iron with a drop of Tamiya Smoke.
Finishing coats were Tamiya Clear before and after decals, MIG washes, and Gunze Satin finish.
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