Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Reveal - Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander Mk III

This is a very old kit, originally produced in the 70s, however it actually stands up pretty well even against modern toolings. The aircraft itself was pretty basic as well, and this kit, with a little care, certainly builds into a fine and imposing model.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Reveal - Airfix 1/72 Avro Lancaster B.III "Dambusters"

This is a bit of self indulgence, the Lanc is my favourite aircraft of all time and this is a brand new tool from Airfix depicting the "Boy's Own" favourite, the Special Type 464 , a.k.a "Dambuster".

This new version from the re-vitalised Airfix is a seriously good kit, although suffers from a handful of fitting problems and vastly over scale panel lines. But it's accurate and crisply moulded, and dare I suggest it might just be the best 1/72 Lanc kit ever?

I added some goodies from Eduard and scribed a few rivets to add authenticity. A few parts did need adjustment to get a good fit and overall the build was a little more complex than I had anticipated, but it does build into a very good model as I hope you can see.