Lancaster B Mk.I “Johnny Walker” & “Getting Younger Every Day” Paint Mask Set 1/32
Suggested scale: 1/32
Suggested kit: HK Models, Border Model Lancaster
Re-usable die-cut mask set
The set includes three sheets of pre-cut masks (shown in the picture). The masks are made from thin masking tape, which is easy to be peeled off and doesn’t leave any stains. The tape is tested on clear and painted model too. If carefully removed after painting, they can be used over and over again. It is flexible and easily applied over curved surfaces. Semi-transparent for easy and accurate placing.
Lancaster B Mk.I
is a heavy bomber from the Second World War. It was designed and produced by Avro. Lancaster was a four engine plane, although its roots were as a twin-engine design. Its first flight was in 1941 and it entered service in 1942. More than 7000 were built and served mainly with Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force. Later on, Avro Lancaster in its variants served with Argentina, Egypt, France, Poland, Sweden, Soviet Union and New Zealand. Alongside with the famous Spitfire, Lancaster represents the pinnacle of British aviation designs and achievements of the Second World War.
Masks instead of Decals
The enormous size of Avro Lancaster in 32nd scale requires large and often difficult to manage decals. All RAF markings were standardized and applied via stencils, therefore using masks instead of decals is the best way to approach the completion of any Lancaster kit in 1/32. Application of the insignia can be done mostly by masks, but not completely. Nose art specific for some aircraft is not doable as a masking option and is to be applied as a decal. However, the large identification letters, roundels and some of the bigger elements of the insignia and markings can be painted over the plane with the help of masks. In this set, two options are included. One is “Getting Younger Every Day”, Lancaster “WS-Y” LM220 and the other is “Still Going Strong” – “WS-J” W4964 also known as: “Johnnie Walker”. Both aircraft are from 9th Squadron at Bardney, 1944.