This is a limited edition kit including extra fuselage and nose section in clear plastic, giving modellers the option of building the Lancaster to show all of the incredible interior detail, or as a conventional plastic kit using the detailed and textured grey styrene fuselage, nose and all other parts. Alternatively, the Lancaster can be constructed as a half-and-half display model, one side with exterior and interior colours and markings, and transparent the other side. (The wing is not duplicated, just the one in grey styrene).
In production the fuselage and nose section were injected without surface detail in crystal clear plastic first. The moulds were then modified with added surface detail; an irreversible change meaning the clear version can never be produced again.
Three sets of markings are included for RAF Bomber Command aircraft flown in 1943/44 by British and Australian crew:
• Lancaster R5868 as OL-Q Queenie
• Lancaster R5868 recoded as PO-S Sugar – preserved at the RAF Museum Hendon
• Lancaster W4783 AR-G George – preserved in the ANZAC Hall of the Australian War Memorial Canberra
Length 664mm. Wingspan 972mm. 23 sprues plus port & starboard fuselage and nose section duplicated in transparent ‘crystal clear’ plastic, port & starboard wings with upper and lower wing surfaces moulded in one piece (pioneered with the Mosquito kit), photo-etch detail parts. RRP £399.99.
The other images attached show the bonus clear fuselage and clear nose section (there are two fuselages and two nose sections included in this initial release) and markings.