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They would be added at the final finishing stage. On each row, one cylinder has a small stub on its tip. The turret frames are clearly defined and their interior frameworks have enough detail to be convincing to my eye.

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The nose turret is more of a problem in that it has a horseshoe shaped fairing surmounted by a small acorn shaped fairing above the turret pivot. The kit is engineered in such a way that the gun lanacster can be added late in the build and this helps considerably when painting.

There have been subsequent releases as gift sets covering the Dam Buster and standard Mk. Shrouded or unshrouded engine exhausts. II is the strange cousin of the family. So when building other than straight from the box, good references are essential, especially photographs alncaster the version being modelled. For the record Airfix provide the following parts options in this kit which define different versions of the Lancaster.

I needed some reference to photographs to pick out the black legs with silver detailing and I used a colour wash to dirty it up a little. Back to the Review Index Page. It was to be March before the Mk. Airfix has engineered the main gear to fix onto the front face of the front wing spar, so the gear legs have to be fitted from above in a slot between the wing leading edge and the rear part of the engine nacelle.


Bomber Command was drastically reduced to a peacetime complement of some Lancasters spread across 22 Squadrons. Decals are provided for the flashy white F. They are clear as to which parts are needed for each version in the kit but there are some parts that are only applicable to other boxings of Lancaster.

Above and below the nacelles are the very distinctive carburettor and oil cooler air intakes and their complex shapes are rendered fairly convincingly. II reviewed in October The nearly-new Tiger Force Lancasters went into service while hundreds of war-weary airframes headed for the scrap yard and the type was gradually supplanted by the successor Avro Lincoln, a process completed by late The small external aerials were added and two small windows in the fuselage spine were drilled out to be filled with Micro Kristal Kleer.

It was conceived for the Royal Air Force as a kind of insurance policy against the possibility of enemy action disrupting supplies, so an alternative source of power plants might be available. There are no stores provided for the lqncaster bay but Airfix provide suitable weapons as a separate accessory set. II has only previously been available via aftermarket conversion sets. Indeed Revell provides such a component in their 1: The lancasyer fins were added at this stage.

Attention now turns to the wings and this concentrates the mind. As with the previous Dambuster release there are parts supplied that are not relevant to the subjects modelled, showing that other variants of Lancaster are yet to come.

There are some niggles with warped parts, but nothing that could not be corrected. I have found a single zirfix that shows at least one F.

Mid upper turret or blanking plate. III has the early build details. With care, steady progress can be made to arrive at a basic airframe, with wings, engines and tail attached, ready for painting.

The whole airframe was then propped upside down on the work bench while the underside was fitted out. The distinctive exhaust collector rings and hedgehog exhaust pipes were painted in Tamiya X Bronze finished with a wash of dirty thinners. So there is plenty of scope for conversions or alternative finishes. Two stout wing spars are fitted sirfix the floor assembly at this stage.


So the Lancaster II stands out from the norm by its unusual engines, by being the variant with the heaviest defensive armament and by introducing the bulged bomb bay. Lancasetr is aitfix in the way of stencilling but the prominent wing walk lines are crisp and clearly defined. Surface detailing is mainly recessed panel lines that some may consider being too deep but I found them to look OK under a coat of acrylic.

The second is from No Sqn.

Airfix 1/72 Lancaster B.I (F.E.), by Frank Reynolds

Airfix have a good reputation for well researched colour schemes so should TW have such an intake or not? Building the basic Airfix Lancaster has been covered in the previous MM features referred to, so there is no need to repeat the details here and I will only cover the aircix points relating to this version. It comes packaged in the now familiar red-coloured stout Airfix box with dramatic CGI artwork on the lid. Instructions are set out in a 24 page A4 sized booklet with a separate A3 sized two page full colour guide and two decal options.

The engines were painted gunmetal with a dark wash to dirty them up a little. Based on my previous efforts I have learned that following the build sequence as set out in the instructions is a sensible choice and airfixx the options set out should give a satisfactory result.

There are stages of construction set out in the pictograms so time spent study before assembly is time well spent.