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Vandas Vandy
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´What If´ Avro Lancaster B Mk.l

March 12, 2022 · in Aviation · · 14 · 1.3K

Hello, after a long time I built another 'What If' model. It is an Avro B Mk.I 1:48 by HKModel.

This aircraft was put into service at Bomber Command in late 1943 and coincidentally, its first mission was a raid on Berlin.

The crew included a pilot and a second pilot from the Protectorate of Czechoslovakia, and the crew was very proud of this mission - that's why the painting under the cabin (which is unfortunately not captured photographically). After many raids on Europe, it was reassigned to Coastal Command in 1944 (May) and given new camouflage. While patrolling the coast, the crew attacked German ships and submarines, but as the only success, it was the destruction of three Ar-196s on the surface. Lancaster lived to see the end of the war and took part of the Victory Europe Day Fly-Past Celebrations in London on 8th June 1946. For this occasion, she received a new camouflage at the end of the wing, which can be seen in a period photograph. The markings of the plane are still a mystery, so I used it from the kit.

The model built very well and I really like it. Greetings, be forgiving and 'What If'!


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  1. Totally awsome paint job!

  2. Superb result on this Whatiffer, Vandas @vandy
    Paintwork is indeed perfect.

  3. WOW that wing flag is amazing! Nice job

  4. Excellent job Vandas, love the flag painting on the wing.

  5. Superb job, Vandas!

  6. Really large model! Very impressive!

  7. Fantastic work!

  8. Beautiful work, looks great!

  9. That is super cool. Definitely work to be proud of.

  10. Well, that's some amazing markings for a Lancaster. Definitely good work on this and a great result.

  11. Gentlemen, thank you very much, I appreciate it a lot and it means a lot to me. Thanks.

  12. Excellent job Vandas. love the flag painting and weathering.

  13. Impressive work all around, Vandas.

  14. Your paint and weathering work on this are phenominal. A real beauty.

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