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Postby Mark » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:29 am

I see some test shots of HK models Lanc have just started appearing.

https://forum.largescalemodeller.com/to ... irst-look/

It does look impressive, and should be released soon.
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Re: HK Models 1/32 Lanc

Postby steve131 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:21 am

Very nice looking.
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Re: HK Models 1/32 Lanc

Postby snapdragon » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:28 am

Now can you see why I am excited!

Ok... Once in my grubby mitts, I'll wait until Master releases the gun barrel set and Eduard release an interior set and I will have to clear the bench!
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Re: HK Models 1/32 Lanc

Postby chill » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:04 pm

Lots of lively discussion on social media on both kits and the differences.

Wingnuts put an image of of two lancs on someones work desk.

I drooled.
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Re: HK Models 1/32 Lanc

Postby snapdragon » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:50 pm

Really it will be swings and roundabouts. I can see arguments between fans of different camps over very small differences and the rivet counters are already putting on their anoraks and picking up their magnifying glasses and picking out stuff on pre-production and unfinished CADs which is unfair to both producers and the community in general.

Both companies have done much research into this iconic aircraft using actual blueprints, declassified documentation, existing aircraft, maintainance documentation, archive photos and much more to give us these huge and cracking kits. Some things are just not possible to produce correctly and so some leeway has to be given as to the amount of detail and price point.

Myself? I am going to support both companies.
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Re: HK Models 1/32 Lanc

Postby wingnut2 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:43 pm

The box art is stunning :o I would frame to be honest.
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Re: HK Models 1/32 Lanc

Postby steve131 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:31 pm

If you getting two you going to have move house to Lincolnshire and live with Just Jane . :lol:
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Re: HK Models 1/32 Lanc

Postby Mark » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:14 pm

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Re: HK Models 1/32 Lanc

Postby snapdragon » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:18 pm

This is still a test shot but it shows the quality and fit of some of the parts.

Expect the real release in my hands... probably at Telford or just before. Neil will only let it out when he is 110% happy. in fact, I will go as far as saying the release version is probably in production as I type this!



It is a fantastic time for Aircraft and armour modellers with incredibly detailed subjects coming out to delight us. Telford sees me getting (hopefully Neil's Lancaster and ZM's Ki-45.) Hobby boss is or has just released a 1/32 B-24 liberator which I think is around the £150 mark... I will have to check that though.


I am going to have to spend lots more time at my bench and not messing about!!!
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Re: HK Models 1/32 Lanc

Postby steve131 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:19 pm

Bit of a grumpy reviewer I thought. What did you think of his comments ie lack of wiring Snaps .If that's a preview there going to be one happy Dragon in November uber jell :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: HK Models 1/32 Lanc

Postby snapdragon » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:58 pm

If you look at cockpit photos of the real aircraft, wiring runs are not readily apparent. Neil has had to produce a kit that has plenty detail but to a budget and a street price that is affordable to large scale builders and those tempted from other scales to try something big and iconic.

Neil also wants the AM market to jump in and increase the level of detail too. If all you need is to add extra wiring etc using lead or brass wire then That is very much an easy thing to do quite cheaply and it Is only extra time on your part. Also, you have to look at just how much of the cockpit interior is going to be seen once assembled and painted and maybe adding extra wiring could be a waste of time and effort if it can't be seen.

For me it would be very much Master Models brass barrels and I will be speaking with them at Telford. Eduard will probably jump in with their etched update sets such as Colour IP, engineers planet etc. Maybe a complete brassin engine set!

I think it is going to be a corker!
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Re: HK Models 1/32 Lanc

Postby Graham » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:23 am

I'm really interested in this model, but I've got a full set of issues for the Hachette build unstarted. Is the HK model better than Hachette's? (Sorry if this is a silly question). If it is, then I can see myself selling it to cover the cost of the HK Model.
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Re: HK Models 1/32 Lanc

Postby Mark » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:55 am

Well, they’re kinda different beasts. The plastic kits have much more detail, but the hachette kit can be displayed unskinned.
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Re: HK Models 1/32 Lanc

Postby snapdragon » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:03 pm

Also there is a limited edition of HK Lancaster with a clear fuselage.

You need to take a look at HK Models Facebook page. There's some good pictures of the clear fuselage and it will give you a good idea of what the finished release kit will look like.
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