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Avro Lincoln
« on: December 23, 2018, 09:19:34 pm »
I'm surprised that there's no plastic 1/72 kit of the Avro Lincoln MkI or Mk2.
There is the vacform kit and two resin conversion kits as well as parts for the commercial freighter and long nosed versions .
 For the Whiffer, there are different engine fits in piston or jet powered, commercial sector or Royal Air Force whiffery and future customers.
 A twin engine variant appeals to me or a Vietnam War veteran.

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Re: Avro Lincoln
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 03:06:45 am »
600ish were built so it's not too obscure.
And there are enough survivors for Airfix to scan with their LIDAR...

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Re: Avro Lincoln
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2018, 04:06:40 am »
There's been two vacforms - Contrail did two separate toolings, the latter came with some ropey white metal parts and decals. And there's been three resin conversions - DB (now by Flightpath), Paragon and Blackbird.  Red Roo also do some Lincoln parts but I don't know if they do a full conversion.

Airfix would like to do it at some point - there's one member of the design team who wants to do it - but it's not mainstream enough for them to risk the investment in the tooling. Especially with Hornby in a hole with the parasites.
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Re: Avro Lincoln
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2018, 05:19:00 am »
Thanks Guys for the info, there's one in the RAF Cosford Museum which I have never been to, well not yet.
With the anniversaries of the Cold War next year I would have thought this would make it to the shelf.

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Re: Avro Lincoln
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2018, 05:46:19 am »
The Lincoln's just too much like a Lancaster for the mainstream people to do it I'd have thought. The Shackleton is markedly different and it was in service until a relatively short time ago, and that sticks in people's minds.
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Re: Avro Lincoln
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2018, 02:14:39 am »
It seems that only memories will keep this aircraft a live in the annuals of time.
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Re: Avro Lincoln
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2018, 04:57:25 am »
There's an article in Scale Aircraft Modelling April 2017 Volume 39 Issue 02
That uses the Blackbird Models BMA 720027 GAF/ Avro Lincoln Conversion and the Red Roo Models RRR72159:Lincoln Enhancement Set with the long and short noses backed up with text . The pictures are very clear with text of the build process.