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HK’s new 1/48 Lancaster

February 18, 2021 · in News · · 15 · 2.1K

The scale-down of the excellent H-K to ships next month.

MSRP US$107.00 - the 45-year old Lancaster lists for $130.00 according to the Tamiya America website.

For those who may be interested, Kits World Decals has a large number of various Lancasters, all with nice nose art. Sprue Brothers has all in stock as of my order of "Pistol Packin' Mama" just now, but you might want to not waste time getting one if you're interested. When the B-17F came out, all the KW B-17F decals disappeared from stock in about three days.

One other thought: you won't have to spend $40 on the Belcher Bits corrected engine nacelles to replace the horrid ones in the Tamiya kit.

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15 responses

  1. Looking forward to it.

  2. Excellent. I have a Tamiya lanc and was hoping HK would do this.

  3. Very interesting kit.
    Even scaled down to 1/48 it will be a big Lancaster.

  4. It'll be beautiful. I'd almost want one, but the same reason my Tamiya kit sits in the box. No where to put it.

  5. Big bird. Display space ..always an issue.

  6. There's a simple solution to displaying models like this. I wrap a wire around the fuselage just ahead of the tail, then make a loop. Drive a nail in the wall and hang it there. You can see a lot more of it that way.

    • Hi Tom!

      Good idea. Would have a photo of one of yours hanged this way?


      • Here's a shot of the 1/32 B-17 under construction, next to a Tamiya Lancaster.

        1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

    • Great idea Tom !
      I was wondering how to find the Center of gravity to hang models from the ceiling. I tried that on my FW-200 bit it hopelessly dips one way or the other.
      I tough of embedding an eye screw during construction in the Center Of the fuselage but not sure that would work . Do you have any ideas on that ?
      I was lucky to see a Lancaster in flight as a spitfire roared and gyrated around it.
      Thank you

  7. There goes my “No more big kits!” rule...At least for this one.

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