I wanted the civilian version of the British WW2 bomber Avro Lancaster.
|To build one I used a conversion set from M&E and the Airfix Lancaster kit.|
|The conversion set contained an injection moulded nose and tail cone. I filled the hole for the gun turret and cut out the new passenger windows.|
|It was a rather easy conversion|
|I guess that the decals are for a wartime aircraft as it has the tri colour stripes under the registration letters.|
The Handley Page Halifax was also used civilian. The civilian variant was called Halton.
|I used a conversion set from Magna models with the Airfix Halifax to build mine.|
|The Magna set included a resin nose and a bump under the belly, white metal air intakes for the engines,|
|a resin tail|
|and new wingtips in resin.|
|I decided to use the decals for a BOAC machine.|
|Perhaps I should have chosen a red plane instead. There were options for five different planes.|
Having built the civilian variant of both the Lancaster and Halifax bombers I started looking for a civilian variant of the third British Heavy, the Short Stirling but found nothing.
|I found that there was a transport variant though but for this I couldn't find any conversion sets, so I had to improvise and scratch build.|
|I used the leftover glass nose from the Halifax|
|and filled the tail.|
|The transport variant was used by the RAF but I would prefer a civilian to go with the others.|
|I managed to find a Belgian plane that was ex RAF. The old markings were still visible, so I printed them as silver coloured decals.|
|I guess this is more of a lookalike than a perfect model of it but now I have civilian variants of the three British WW2 bomb planes.|
|Stockholm August 16, 2018||No updates|