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Westland Lysander Mk.II


Pavla, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Pavla kit no. 72048 - Westland Lysander Mk.II
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 35 medium grey short run plastic parts, 32 resin parts, 3 vac-formed canopies plus one small piece of acetate, decals for 3 examples and 4 double sided A4 sheets with history, parts plan, build instructions and colour and markings.
Price: USD$29.96  from Squadron.com
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Long awaited subject in 1/72 scale; highly detailed; very cleanly molded considering its short run category.
Disadvantages: No locating pins; some clean up required.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Glen Porter

 Pavla's 1/72 Lysander Mk.II is available online from Squadron.com



Not since the old Airfix Lysander have we had a decent 1/72 scale replica of this aircraft. Talk about long awaited - it must be thirty or forty years since that kit was released.

Well, the waiting is over with the release of Pavla's new multimedia Westland Lysander Mk.II in 1/72 scale.

Even as a short run kit, this model is superb. You simply could not ask for more detail in a kit like this. The kit is crammed full of it. Every thing that opens and shuts can be depicted opened or shut!


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The resin parts are to the usual high standard we have come to expect from Pavla and similarly the vacuum-formed canopies are very nice.



The thought strikes, how will the wings be attached to the canopy? Well, there are two frames inside the canopy and the wings attach to them. This should make them quite strong.

The decals look very nice with two British and one Free French plus stencils.



As with any kit of this type, itís not really for the novice, but if you are looking for something a bit more challenging, this may be the one. Keep up the good work Pavla.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.

Thanks to Squadron.com for the review sample.

Review Text Copyright © 2004 by Glen Porter
Images Copyright © 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 29 August, 2004
Last updated 31 August, 2004

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