The Avro Lancaster like the Spitfire and Hurricane is an instantly identifiable aircraft to most English people and aviation enthusiasts the world over. Thousands of aircrew flew the four engine heavy bomber during the war and many of them did not return.
One notable squadron was 617 which undertook the famous ‘Dambuster’ raid against several German dams in the Rhine region. The goal was to breach the dams and disrupt industrial output in factories in the Rhine area.
There have been many kits of the Lancaster made over the years, but at the time that Hasegawa released several new ones in the early to mid 2000’s there had not been a good offering in quite some time.
I picked up both this Lancaster Mk III special and another kit in the mid 2000’s. The Lancaster has always been on my ‘got to build it’ list and not only did I pick up the kits but I picked up Eduard ‘Big Ed’ photo etch sets for both aircraft. In my defence I think they were on all sale.
As many of us know sometimes larger projects like this end up in the stash until we are comfortable of our skill let to undertake them. In my case this and life in general delayed me getting to this kit.
Many other people have done excellent reviews of this kit so I’ve only done a brief video showing some of the parts and photo etch. And I feel that the photo etch will be the challenge here.