What’s in the box, or the Halifax mystery!

I got a few models from an estate, and 2 of them was Halifax bombers in 1/72 from Revell.
I decided to take a look in one of the boxes, just to see what the kit looked like, but to my surprise there was 2 kit boxes inside.
So I did a check on the other box, and it was crammed with sprues, instructions and a folder with pics and decals.

I just hade to take a closer look at the contents in the boxes.

Box one
Box one
Box two
Box two

These boxes was found in the first box.

Box 3 and 4
Box 3 and 4

An old Airfix Halifax and a conversion set.

In the other box I found this. A little more normal content.

Instructions, decals and reference pics
Instructions, decals and reference pics
Double sets of sprues
Double sets of sprues
The 2nd glass sprue
The 2nd glass sprue
Fuselage and interior sprues
Fuselage and interior sprues
Wing sprues
Wing sprues

Some sprues clearly are double but the other fuselage and wings seems to be missing.

So what’s in the Airfix box?

The Airfix box
The Airfix box
the contents laid out
The contents laid out

Here it seems the missing parts to other Revell kit is put together with fuselage and wings for the Airfix kit and some other parts that seems to be cast.

In the last box I found this.

Contents of the last box
Contents of the last box

My conclusion of what I’ve seen, is that the previous owner had planned to build a civil version of the Halifax.

There are some quite nice cast engines and other parts in white metal.

I’m not sure what I’m going to do with all this. I’ll do a check to see that I have all the parts needed for one kit at least. Then I’ll see what I’ll do with the rest.

Interesting find though! 🙂

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