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Gavia's 1/48 scale
Westland Lysander

by Jeroen Veen


Westland Lysander


Eduard/Gavia's 1/48 scale Lysander is available online from Squadron 




Here is my 1/48 Westland Lysander from Gavia.

I am not quite sure why I like this plane so much. Perhaps it's because of the tasks it has performed during WW2, and for certain the outlines of the plane; the somewhat arched backbone of the body, the long and slender wings, the big glasshouse canopy.





Never thought I'd build it in 1/48, so the Gavia kit was a pleasant surprise when first released. I think I built it two years ago, something like that. Although the end result has a somewhat simple or modest look, the kit is good to build.



I encountered few problems, only those already known and pointed out by others: the spars under the wings are a bit to short, the decking from the cocpit doesn't quite fit, but with some cutting, scraping and a quick run with a piece of sandpaper it's not that difficult to get it all to fit.

Attention needs to be paid to the connection of the wings and the glass housing of the cockpit. I only fitted the safety harness to the chair as an extra, the rest is straight from the box.



Painting and Markings


The build didn't cause major issues, nor did the painting, decaling and weathering. I did like the kits decals, no silvering or so, and with a little bit of set&sol they were just fine.


This kit was an easy build which gave me a lot of good hobby hours and a pleasing result. I think it took me about 35 hours to have the end result as you see in the pictures.


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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Jeroen Veen
Page Created 21 June, 2005
Last Updated 20 June, 2005

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