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HK’s new 1/48 Lancaster

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.

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.

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

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