1/48 Avro Lancaster B Mk.I HK Models 01F005
Lancaster B MK.I
From: HK Models
Kit No# 01F005
Completely new moulds
Approximately 360 parts
Photo-etch parts included
Completed size: 648 (total width) x 443 (total length) mm
Cartograf decals included for two marking choices
Poster of the boxart is included
All the same detail but smaller price & scale? That kind of sums up this release from Hong Kong Models to us. The large-scale 1/32nd scale kit of their Lancaster B Mk.I & B Mk.II have both sold very well and have great surface and interior detail. However 48th scale modellers have had only the Tamiya kit up until now as the pinnacle of Lancasters in 48th. Now they will have another option.
Hong Kong Models promise us an easier build of this kit which is interesting. From what we can see from the CAD drawings the details look just as goo don this smaller scale kit, so it will be interesting to see if they have made any adjustments in the build process of this model.
Features like posable flying surfaces and a fully exposed bomb bay with the “cookie” large bomb being the centrepiece is on feature here.
The full cockpit that you would expect under the page perspex birdcage canopy is on show here. All of the visible (and not visible) compartments of the Lancaster are on show on this kit.
The full length of the fuselage is shown as clear here, with the detail we were talking about exposed. The kit may well come with a clear fuselage side as an option int he future – but not in the initial version..
There are two choices of markings in this box, “Z-NY” & “PO-S” are both well-known airframes.