Airfix 1/72 Avro Lancaster
This is my recent project, an Airfix Avro Lancaster, 1/72. I usually build 1/48 aircraft, but this one would have a 60cm wingspan, too big for my space.
Having built a few nice Airfix new tools, I have to say I was a little disappointed with this one. The fuselage halves and bomb bay doors were all warped. Not beyond repair, but it took quite some time to have them fit properly, even though not perfectly. I think that if I had tried to leave the bomb bay open, it would be a challenge.
And almost all the clear parts came with some minor scratches. The canopy have you to glue 3 parts to build it, which was quite fidlly, since they are far from being precisely molded.
Finally, the plastic is kind of rugged in general, which doesn’t add for the painting finishing, decaling and washing, IMHO.
The decals were just fine, no issues at all.
Eduard clear parts masking is really recommended!
Hope you enjoy
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