The Westland Lysander was a British army co-operation and liaison aircraft produced by Westland Aircraft used immediately before and during the Second World War. After becoming obsolete in the army co-operation role, the aircraft's exceptional short-field performance enabled clandestine missions using small, unprepared airstrips behind enemy lines to place or recover agents, particularly in occupied France with the help of the French Resistance. British Army air co-operation aircraft were named after mythical or historical military leaders; in this case the Spartan General Lysander was chosen.
Nice project, will watch with interest
12. October 2016 at 05:21:38
Despite all the PE & resin, she builds quickly, painting takes the time.
12. October 2016 at 21:07:35
Tub complete, fusalage halves are together and flaps/slats & rudder cut away ready for the resin replacements.
15. October 2016 at 10:46:40
cockpit looking really great. i will follow
15. October 2016 at 11:49:44
TKS Spanjaard! The u/c is on along with the engine and replacement resin exhaust/rudder/elevators. The huge "glasshouse" canopy has also been masked! Just the slats to sort out & then the wings can go on.
16. October 2016 at 17:15:54
The long range fuel tank has been fitted & the resin slats. I have managed to damage a slat, not sure how to fix it
Lets press on
20. October 2016 at 12:33:38
I have the same kit in my stash and will build it in some months. So i'm watching with interest and wish you much fun.
21. October 2016 at 13:33:07
21. October 2016 at 21:13:56
Yes Jean it was vital for agents supporting the French resistance.
22. October 2016 at 14:55:17
In primer now, some detailed masking and the final colours can be applied.
24. October 2016 at 16:17:21
Final colour coat goes on, the sea grey is on, underneath the masking tape!
27. October 2016 at 14:45:49
So here she is! The CMK upgrade kit was well worth it. All told this is a great kit, the only issue was trying to align the wings & wing struts, a real pain in the arse!
15. November 2016 at 14:18:32
Nice model Dave, I think I need to put this on my wishlist.
15. November 2016 at 15:59:22
Great job Dave. I've not seen too many of these get built. Very tempted to get one as well now.
15. November 2016 at 18:01:10
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Thanks guys, I;m quite pleased with the result. Yeah, lots of folks have this in their stash but few get built. Thats a shame as it's a good kit and a great subject.
16. November 2016 at 21:13:16