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Wingnut Wings 1/32 Avro Lancaster B.Mk.I/III (Early) – Manufacturer’s preview

This article is part of a series:
  1. Wingnut Wings 1/32 Avro Lancaster – Visual test shots review
  2. Wingnut Wings 1/32 Avro Lancaster B.Mk.I/III (Early) – Manufacturer’s preview

Wingnut Wings have released a set of preview images showing details of their forthcoming 1/32 scale Lancaster. This is a mix of 3D CAD images and photos of test shot sprues. Together with our previously published set of photos showing a partially built test-shot model, this should give a better idea about the kit’s engineering and features. Indeed, there’s much to behold. Enjoy!

The Wingnut Wings kit no. 32044 Avro Lancaster B.Mk.I/III (Early) is scheduled to arrive in late 2019.

16 additional images. Click to enlarge.

11 responses to Wingnut Wings 1/32 Avro Lancaster B.Mk.I/III (Early) – Manufacturer’s preview

  1. Wow, now I only need get a bank loan for the model and the addition I need to add to my house.

  2. I could never justify the cost or the display area…but my gawd is that beautiful…talk about setting the bar. I’m guessing this would take a year to build properly but it would be worth it. Kudos to WNW, now bring on a Fokker Triplane 🙂

  3. Oh be still my beating heart, they quilted the skin for us! I have seen photos of one modeler on the internet that did this to his riveted skins and the effect is stunning. (I forgot his name, but the model I recall was a Corsair.) This is now on my build list, but for my cousin. She works at Basler Turbo Conversions and worked on That’s All Brother and is featured in an upcoming documentary. (Her brother also started there this year after getting his A&P.) She requested that I build her a Lancaster as a wedding gift (and a Cub for her husband). Looks like I get to keep my 1/48 Lanc!

  4. It’s a model with in a model within a model. Obviously, Sir Peter loves this aircraft and has spared no expense in getting the details. Once the Damn Busters comes out you can follow along with the movie while holding your own Lancaster in front of the 72 inch flat screen. Holding formation while coming in low towards the Ruhr Valley at tree top level…

    Of course you would have to abstain from buying models for 3 years. Made up for, by building all of those kits that go inside of kits…to make a kit.

  5. Bizarrely, for all it is or is not, it doesn’t seem to be aimed at modellers per se – more at researchers or museum curators. As an individual modeller, it would be difficult indeed to justify the expense as a hobby purchase, and then, well, what would you do with it after? If you’re in a club and displaying with other club members at a show, I doubt they’d thank you for taking up 80% of allocated display space.

    We can all nod sagely at skin stress and hundreds of tiny elements hidden away in the fuselage, but really? It’s a vanity project.

  6. Who of us will be willing and able to do a 5.000 hours project of a model that – as much as I am concerned – wouldn’t even fit on my work bench?
    To me the real good news about WNW’s Lancaster are these:
    – they now have a truly impressing Merlin and I’m sure they will use it elsewhere.
    – stressed skin has now stepped into the modeling world and I dare to say that at least in 32nd scale it will become a standard within the next, say, ten years.

  7. It’s real simple, folks; if it’s too expensive (for you), don’t buy it. If it’s too big (for you), don’t buy it. You can come up with all of the ridiculous reasons to criticize it you want (aimed at researchers not modelers, and takes up too much space at shows – seriously?), but just like any other kit, some will want it and some won’t. No, it’s not “vanity” anything; it’s a big, detailed, and apparently very cool model. I can’t wait!!!

    • Well, I CAN afford it and I DO have the space, but realistically if I showed up with this at a club stand where space is strictly allocated, the reaction would be, That’s great mate, now go find your own show!

      Mine was a simple observation about priorities, with the view that most modellers are hobbyists with families, etc. and with the obvious restrictions. If that’s not your own situation then by all means put your £350 on the counter and have a nice day,

      As you say, those who like it will buy it, and devil take the hindmost.

      PS. I see you’re a new member at iM. Welcome! We’d love to see some of your projects!

  8. I think they need to make it as different as possible from the hk kit. A Rose turret with twin .50s or even for Nettleton’s Augsburgh raid machine with ventral turret. that would make me buy both Lancs!

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