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Hasegawa's new 1/72 scale
Avro Lancaster B.Mk.III

by John Morrey


Lancaster B.Mk.III

Hasegawa's 1/72 scale Lancaster B.Mk.III is available online from Squadron.com




This is Hasegawa’s 1/72 Lancaster BIII. This build took me a little under 2 months to complete.

The kit itself builds up very nicely – it benefits from a little scratchbuilding in the cockpit area, the navigators table requires some attention and the pilots seat benefits from some extra detailing using styrene card and fusewire, as well as metal foil seatbelts.



The gun turrets were also detailed again with wire and styrene card to look a little ‘busier’ There are a couple of kit errors, the canopy escape hatch is too far forward and requires moving back by 1 frame, this is a simple sand/polish/re-masking job, and also the kit tailwheel is way oversized and was replaced by the airfix version generously donated by a fellow modeller.

Some of the exterior aerials are replaced with wire to look less chunky and more believable.


Painting and Markings

The model is painted in Lifecolour acrylics, mixed to resemble RAF dark earth and green camouflage, I opted not to use the kit markings and went with Xtradecal markings to represent a late version Lanc from 100 Squadron, Waltham.



I hope you like the end result, I wanted to portray a classic aeroplane that looked like it has been to hell and back a few times. Having completed this project I am in no doubt that this kit is the only option for those wanting to build a 1/72 Lancaster.

Thanks for looking, and happing modelling.



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Page Created 11 April, 2006
Last Updated 10 April, 2006

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