1/72 Avro Lancaster B.III
This is the Hasegawa kit that was released around 2005-06. The RAF group build inspired me to refresh my 1/72 bomber collection a bit. This one was too late for the party. I chose this kit over the new Airfix kit simply because it was on sale. I purchased it for a bit over $20 US, which is about 1/3 of what these things listed for when they first came out. I’ve always wanted to do the “Phantom of the Ruhr”, and this was my chance. This plane survived 121 missions over Europe, the longest of which was a round trip to Turin. The kit assembled extremely well with the exception of the nacelles which required some work to get assembled properly and attached to the wings. The paints are Xtracolor and Humbrol enamels. The decals are a mix of kit walkways/stencils, Aeromaster national insignia, Kitsworld nose art, and Xtradecal codes. The codes represent the Phantom early in her career with 100 Squadron. Overall I’m happy with it, but my next Lanc will be an Airfix kit which features superior detail. Thanks for looking.
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