I am very excited with the news of a new Wellington Mk.IC tooling from Airfix.
A real disappointment of more recent releases of Wellington kits by other manufacturers is the unrealistic depiction of the skinned geodetic surface area on the Wellington. The only manufacturer to have given us a realistic depiction of the surface area, particularly the wings, has been Matchbox (trenchy panel lines aside). I'm hoping Airfix will follow Matchbox's example in this area.
Kit manufacturers need to get away from simply putting raised line detail on a flat surface area (like Special Hobby and Trumpeter) to depict the geodetic structure. This great aircraft deserves more realistic treatment. Certainly, we don't want to see another Wellington that looks like its been shrink-wrapped.
Please Airfx, deliver to us the Wellington holy grail.