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  1. At my son's request my next build is Revell's 1:72 Avro Lancaster B.Mk.III. I have just finished building a Shackleton, so it is going to be great comparing the kit's and aircraft. The iconic Lancaster bomber has rapidly become one of my favourite military aircraft, whether it is watching the BBMF displaying or visiting the haunting Mk. I on display in London, the sheer presence of the aircraft is thrilling. Anyway, back to the build! I am planning to build Lancaster B.MK.III, No.100 Squadron from RAF Elsham Wolds, 1945, with landing gear up. It will be a straight from the box build with the exception of Vallejo acrylic in place of Revell and a home made display stand. The box includes, detailed instructions, a set of decals and small clear sprue. There are also 6 white/grey sprues with little to no flash and a nice amount of detailing. Time for the fun to begin.
  2. Ready for inspection is my 1:72 Avro Lancaster Bomber Mk.III, by Revell. It is a straight from the box build, the only change being that I used Vallejo acrylics throughout, and have build my own stand so the aircraft can be displayed in flight. The kit went together well, the sprues were nice and clean and for once I managed to join the fuselage halves without breaking into an angry sweat. So I would have to say this has been one of my favourite kits to build, and I hope I have done an icon justice. Thanks.
  3. I'm up for this with a triple build of the excellent Tamiya kit in 1/72. I'll be doing a Birdcage Corsair as a Fleet Air Arm Mk.I, an F4U-1A boxing as a Brewster built Mk.III and an F4U-1D boxing as a post-war RNZAF aircraft. Decals will come from Xtradecal, Fündekals and Freightdog, wheels from Barracudacast and a sprinkling of etch from Eduard. Mark.
  4. Photo Etch Details for the Italeri Sunderland Mk.III 1:72 Eduard Having built the Italeri Sunderland I, I was very impressed with the kit on the whole, bar perhaps the excessive panel lines which needed some work to tone down. The detail is pretty good, but Eduard being Eduard have released several sets to enhance the new Mk.III kit further. These sets aim to provide both internal and external enhancements as we'll see. Set 72583 Sunderland Mk.III Bomb Racks The Sunderland had a somewhat unusual arrangement for stowing the bombs. A pair of lifting beams locating within the wing structure allowed the bombs to be stowed inside the fuselage. Hinged doors enabled the bomb racks to be guided out under the inner wings when open. This rack assembly is brilliantly recreated in this set with good scale representation of the bomb racks and box frame that supports them. Set 73510 Sunderland Mk.III Interior The cockpit, forward nose compartment & turret and mid upper area get attention in this set. A coloured Self adhesive fret provides a main panel, side walls for the cockpit and overhead panel housing the throttle quadrant & mixture controls. Also included on this fret are seatbelts and a selection of cockpit controls. The unpainted larger fret contains the perforated structure in the nose compartment, additional detail to enhance the front turret interior and the rails around what is the beam gun locations on a Mk.I Set SS510 Sunderland Mk.III Interior The budget alternative for the interior set as per usual is the Zoom set which just provides the coloured self adhesive fret shown above, certainly worth considering for the rather large cockpit that is on show. Set 72584 Sunderland Mk.III Surface Panels If improving the exterior of the kit floats your boat, then the surface panel set may be of interest. The prominent fuel cell covers on top of the wings are catered for on this fret along with many other smaller panels gracing both the wings and fuselage. How the wing fuel cell covers will sit on the kit I don't really know given the quite deep panel lines. They may look better with these particular panel lines filled in. Set 72585 Sunderland Mk.III Exterior Complimenting the Surface panel set is the exterior set. The engines get the triangular cowling framework that sits in front of the large radials. The plug leads are also included, 42 of them, so some patience will be necessary at this stage! The four oil cooler inlet mesh's and intake duct framing are provided for the leading edges of the wings as well as the landing light surrounds. The porthole windows along the sides of the fuselage get treated with the ring surrounds giving a subtle prominent finish. Mask CX396 Sunderland Mk.III In common with the familiar mask sets, this sheet provides masks for all the transparencies on the kit as well as the beaching wheels. With so many windows, this set will alleviate one of them stages I for one don't particularly enjoy! Conclusion Eduard have provided a modular and thorough makeover to make a good kit better in the guise of the charismatic Sunderland. I only wish these sets were available when I built the Mk.I following the in- box review. Perhaps I'll need to get a Mk.III now to put these to good use on! Review sample courtesy of
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