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Well I had a good day and all I’ll say is those Lancs are massive. Chap on the HKM stand said the first 1500 will have the option of clear or non-clear fuselage but they will be around the £500 mark.

 

Steve.

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Hi folks,

May I post a couple of pics from the show?

 

My main reason for going this year was to see the Lancasters if I'm honest and I did n't have long to wait. The first thing I saw as I walked into the halls was the WNW stand with a huge crowd around it.

To say that the Lanc was generating interest is an understatement.

I'm sure there will be oodles of better photos on-line soon but here are a couple of the nose section to whet your appetite.

 

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This is set to be released as a stand alone model in 2020 or thereabouts. WNW clearly recognise that space will be an issue for many modellers but a nose section to display various nose art might be a neat idea. Sure to be significantly more affordable than the full aircraft and far easier to display. Possible sure fire winner that might prompt other manufacturers to consider a similar venture?

The buzz is that WNW hope to price their Lancaster at about the cost of the Hansa Brandenburg and Felixstowe Duelists model set, i.e $349.

 

I think Airfix have shocked almost everyone with their reveal of their new 1/24th scale kit for next year. Did anyone expect the Hellcat?  I know some hoped or suggested it but did anyone actually expect it?

The kit looks to have a similar surface treatment to the Typhoon with subtle "oil-canning" texture applied.

The detail also looked extremely good to my eye although I would n't know about accuracy as I'm far from an expert on these things.

 

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The next couple of pics are of the HKM Lancaster which also looked amazing.

 

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A short YouTube video. (Please excuse the quality)

This should be around the £300 ish mark but Pocketbond set the price for UK distribution, not HKM.

 

 

Next up, a look at the 32ng SIG/LSP stand covering the centenary of the RAF. Lovely looking stand guy, well done to all who contributed. It was in a superb spot just at the entrance to the halls and right next to WNW. Hope you had heaps of interest.

 

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LSP member Phartycroc built a test shot of the HKM Lanc (nice one Pharty me old son) and is seen here discussing the model with a fellow whose relative flew in that aircraft with 97Sqdn out of RAF Woodhall Spa during the war. 

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Great to see this kind of interaction that brings the story of the model home.

 

Edited by geedubelyer

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