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    1/32 Lancaster build and improvements

    Hi Nige, The kit trim wheel is too lager but the difference isn't that much. My calculation is that the scale diameter is approximately 7.8mm. The number of bumps around the edge (20) is correct on the kit wheel. Robert
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    1/32 Lancaster build and improvements

    Hi Nige, Can I post my digital model progress here? Robert
  3. Makes sense. Thanks
  4. Hi James, It looks like you’re not including any side blisters on either side of the canopy. Why not? The period photos show S-Sugar with them. Robert
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    1/32 Lancaster build and improvements

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    HK Models 1/32 Avro Lancaster Mk.1 (Part 1)

    That’s sad because the Lanc means so much more to Brits than it does to Yanks...... l’m an outlier.
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    HK Models 1/32 Avro Lancaster Mk.1 (Part 1)

    Now that l’ve had the chance to go over the contents of my copy and viewed both of Nigel’s very through reviews, I have a few observations. The first thing Is that I purchased mine online and it was delivered in an HK corrugated box. The box and it’s contents were in perfect condition including the clear parts. The next thing is that I paid $292 (£229.41). That’s expensive by any standard but not exorbitant. The price brakes down to $329 for the kit $33 Christmas discount and $4 customer rewards. Since it was shipped from another state there was no tax and shipping was free. I’ve been making and selling am parts online and know about the issues of shipping to the UK. So my heart goes to my compatriots in Britain. It seem to me that you are getting screwed in multiple ways. ********************************* I was concerned about the thickness of the wing molding as pointed out by Nigel but mine has no such issue. Is it possible that his wings are defective? ********************************* The kit is really very good. Is it great? Maybe. We’ve been spoiled by companies like Tamiya and Wing Nuts Wings and come to expect extremely high standards that are at times unreasonable. Most of us see a kit as a starting point to add as much detail as we want or just build it out of the box. We just need the dimensions and basic details of the kit to be correct. By that standard this kit is excellent, that is, as long as you aren’t over charged for it. All that said, the areas that could use more detail are the engines and the cockpit. The Merlins are very spartan and engine bearers look a bit thick but the shape of both basically correct. The instrument panel really should have been more detailed but Airscale has already addressed this. If the clear parts are used the structure under the pilot’s platform need to be added and the exposed back side of the various boxes need internal detail which sounds like fun to me. The most challenging details to add are the adjustments knobs on the trimmer gearbox and the bomb sight extensions. ************************** The one addition that I would really like to take on is a full set of crew figures. It appears that there was a lot of flight gear variation depending on position, personal preference, and date. Cheers Robert Mrozowski
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    HK Models 1/32 Avro Lancaster Mk.1 (Part 1)

    I received my copy today. I have to say that the reviews have not done justice to this kit. It's better than I expected. Kudos to HK.
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