A fabulous aircraft to be found at the MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) museum in Manchester is the Avro Shackleton. It is huge and can´t really be seen in its full as museum space is a bit cramped and lots of other aircraft are spread out [...]
This is the first major 1/72nd kit I have built since around 1985: usually I do 1/48 & 1/32 scale, however the Shackleton has always been a favourite & at just over half a metre wingspan it's not small! Beautifully moulded & detailed[...]
Here's my final model completion for 2015 - the new tool Airfix 1/72nd scale Shackleton finished as an AEW2.
I've completed it as Avro Shackleton AEW2, WL747 'Florence', of 8 Squadron, based at RAF Lossiemouth.
"Why not wait for the Revell ki[...]
Airfix has released the boxart, detailed CAD images of their forthcoming 1/72 scale Avro Shackleton. These are also photos of the assembled test-shot model. It sure looks to be an impressive kit!
Its estimated release date is December 1st.
The Avro Shackleton is one of my favourite post-war RAF aircraft, and the AEW2 version with its big radome makes for a very interesting looking aircraft.
This 'Growler' has been completely overlooked by the 'mainstream' injection manufacturers,[...]