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Revell 1/72 Avro Shackleton – WL747 “Florence” 8 Squadron RAF Lossiemouth 1979

This one was personal.
We used to get most of our AEF at Lossiemouth when I was in the Cadets and whilst this was mostly Chippie based, one glorious summer Sunday we got a long flight in this Grey Lady.
Still one of the most memorable times I had in my youth.

Some aftermarket added – Eduard Cockpit set and Brassin Resin Wheels.

The crew ladder was purloined form the Airfix MR.2 kit

Primed with UMP Grey.
Painted with
Colourcoats Dark Sea Grey, Interior Green, Matt White, Light Aircraft Grey and Medium Sea Grey
Tamiya Nato Black, Rubber Black, Gloss Red, Clear Red and Clear Green.
Mr. Hobby Dark Iron
Molotow Chrome.
Washed with Citadel Nuln Oil, Seraphim Sepia and Flory Dark Dirt.
Finished with Windsor & Newton Satin and Matt varnishes.

This wasn’t the simplest build I’ve had as there was some slight warping to be dealt with.

Thanks for looking,


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26 responses to Revell 1/72 Avro Shackleton – WL747 “Florence” 8 Squadron RAF Lossiemouth 1979

  1. Excellent work, Alastair. Who would’ve ever thought we’d have four new tool Shackleton kits from two manufacturers in 2021?

  2. It looks personal. Very well done.

  3. You created a wonderful Shackleton, Alistair.
    Indeed a lot of warping which you corrected very well.
    Can imagen that it was a memorable time, you will never forget.
    Lovely build.

  4. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    A very well produced rendition of the Shackleton, Alistair.
    Besides the little short comings, the end result truly shines a bright light.
    Good painting and choice of colors.

  5. Alistair, This is a Beauty, nice work overcoming the fit issues.

  6. Beautiful work, Alistair!
    A Flight with this lady must have been an event to remember.

  7. That’s beautifully done! The finish work really brings it to life.

  8. Fantastic looking Shackleton Alistair!
    Must have need an incredible experience.

  9. Really nice work – you definitely got the maximum+ from that kit. A superb result.

  10. Great looking beastie . My last time seeing one was an impromptu low lvl flyover of my local shops and they came round again for seconds . Think it was for the workers at the engine factory a few miles away but think i got the better view lol

  11. Looks great Alistair.
    I really love this plane and model. You inspire me to start the Revell Mark 5 that’s in my stash! Maritime patrol bombers rule the waves !
    Thanks for showing.

  12. A Wonderful Beast Alistair !
    Great work – it was nice to hear of the personal connection!

  13. You’ve really gone to town on this one, Alistair, and included everything but the kitchen sink (sorry, I couldn’t resist it). I, too, had the pleasure of AEF in a Shackleton while in the cadets, this time from RAF St Mawgan. Definitely liked.

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