Build review of this HUGE 1/32 scale aircraft kit

Kit:№01E010 // Scale:1/32 // Price:$360

HK Models

Well designed and engineered; good fits; outstanding wing joint strength

No instrument decals; errors in instructions

Injection-molded, 824 parts (24 PE), decals

An iconic heavy bomber, the Avro Lancaster won fame in a series of specialized attacks while also providing the heavyweight backbone of the Royal Air Force’s night-bombing campaign against Germany in World War II.


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