Just arrived at Le Chateau du Chat
Yes indeed, after three years of “coming soon,” the H-K Lancaster has ARRIVED.
For those interested in seeing the parts if you haven’t seen them already, I suggest you go to the HK Facebook page, which has lots and lots. I can tell you from first-hand observation that the parts in-hand look just as nice as those photos, so you can trust the photos. I’m not about to open all these bags and photograph 824 parts.
Very high quality overall. Excellent flash-free molding. The one-piece slide molded wings are very impressive just from technological production skill.
An entire new definition of “detailed.” Complete, and I do mean *complete* Merlin engines and installations for each engine. Complete interior detail from bomb aimer’s position to tail turret. Fully detailed and bombed-up bomb bay. Parts to differentiate Mk.I from Mk.III (primarily the props). I’m sure Eduard will market a Big Ed set to end all Big Ed sets, but I can’t see why you’d get it.
When you consider the MSRP of US$330, do not compare that to the coming Tamiya Spitfire to decide if you’ll buy it. Compare it to your annual modeling budget. For people with a life, this is AT LEAST a year’s project if you take your time to just do it OOB. The kit is an enormous canvas for those who like to expand on what’s in the box.