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Avro Lancaster Wing Flap Detail Set

White Ensign Models 1/72 Avro Lancaster Wing Flap Detail Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2006 Manufacturer White Ensign Models
Subject Avro Lancaster Wing Flap Detail Set Scale 1/72
Kit Number PE7229 Primary Media Photo-Etch
Pros Exquisite detail Cons
Skill Level Advanced MSRP (BP) £11.02 (+VAT)

First Look

Avro Lancaster Wing Flap Detail Set

White Ensign Models continues to expand its product lines into broader areas and this detail set is no exception. With this detail set, they've provided one part of four intensive photo-etched detail sets for the recent Hasegawa 1/72 Lancaster.

In this release, the set provides the wing structure for under the upper wing halves that will be revealed when the flaps are dropped. This includes the rear spar that runs along the front edge of the open flap well. Rib details are also provided for the flap well.

Next up are the four flap sections, two for each side. These are also nicely detailed as you can see in the images and also include the rib details and actuator linkages.

This set is not intended for the average modeler as you'll be working with very small photo-etched parts that will either need to be individually glued into place using a cyano adhesive or soldered using a resistence soldering tool.

This super-detailed conversion with work with any of the Hasegawa 1/72 Lancaster variants and should also work with the venerable Airfix kit.

The instructions provide good references for parts assembly and placement, plus some useful notes for modifying the stock kit's inboard nacelles to facilitate the dropped flaps.

For a look at the Hasegawa 1/72 Lancaster kit, click here. If you think the Hasegawa kit looks nice straight out of the box, wait until you see the Lanc with all of this photo-etch installed! This is an AMS modeler's dream!

My sincere thanks to White Ensign Models for this review sample!