Avro Shackleton MR.2 in 1/72 by Airfix
February 27, 2016 in Aviation
This is the first major 1/72nd kit I have built since around 1985: usually I do 1/48 & 1/32 scale, however the Shackleton has always been a favourite & at just over half a metre wingspan it’s not small! Beautifully moulded & detailed as I have come to expect from Airfix these days, the Shackleton build was total enjoyment, not that it fell together. Care & test fitting is advisable as there are a lot of parts & a full interior, which, of course, can’t be seen through any of the windows. Filling was minimal & only slight clean-up of parts required. Build was out-of-the-box except for the turret cannon barrels, one of which broke when separating from the sprue: easy enough to fix. Paints used were Tamiya white primer, MM Medium sea grey & Vallejo Air white. Kit decals were great (and plentiful) & went on beautifully. I’m ready for the Handley Page Victor now!
Hope you like it.
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