Vickers Wellington GR Mk.VIII

Vickers Wellington GR Mk.VIII

$42.99

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Vickers Wellington GR Mk.VIII

$42.99

Item Code: A08020

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The Vickers Wellington was Britain’s most capable bomber at the start of WWII and would see extensive service throughout the war, including with RAF Coastal Command. Undertaking long and arduous maritime patrols, Wellington Mk.VIIIs performed reconnaissance, anti-submarine and anti-shipping strike roles in the vital battle against German U-boats, helping to keep Britain’s sea lanes open and preventing Axis forces re-supplying by sea.

 

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y Technical Specification & Detail

Dimensions 43.6 x 28.80 x 6.4
Scale 1:72
Skill 3
Flying Hours 3
Number of Parts 177
Dimensions (mm) L273 x W364
Age Suitability 8+

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sssss 5

Geodetic maritime strike

Airfix have definitely pushed the boat out with this kit. With almost full interior detail from nose to tail, including the elsan toilet, and beautifully subtle fabric skin detail on all external surfaces this kit is probably the definitive 1/72nd scale Wellington. Fit of most parts is spot on, but care needs to be taken with the trapezoidal rear fuselage windows to get a smooth finish. A new sprue includes depth charges and the ASV search radar antennae. Markings choices are well thought out offering 2contrasting colour schemes and it’s difficult choosing which option to build, but whichever you do it makes a great companion for the Airfix Whitley Mk. VII.

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sssss 5

An enjoyable build.

This is a well engineered and well thought out kit. Having such things as a list of optional parts that you may wish to exclude when the fuselage is put together and having the bomb bay doors moulded in the open position are examples of this. Beware the tiny decal below the port cockpit - it´s easily removed when putting the rear radar together so varnish it once it´s dry (oops!) I had slight trouble with the rear gun turret but I´m blame that on my ham-fistedness (it was easy to fix.) It´s probably not a kit for the first timer or the impatient but, as I say, it is well engineered, very well detailed and the instructions are really clear with some cunning options that I had never encountered before. Well worth the time and energy spent. Just one thing - put it on a base, such as a picture frame with some model railway grass matting to save you accidentally breaking the delicate radar set. ... Read more

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WIMPY U-BOAT HUNTER

This is my 3rd build of the wonderful new tool of the Airfix Wellington, but the first GR version and it goes together beautifully and I would say it's probably my favourite Airfix kit at the moment. I will be doing another 1 sometime soon. Being greedy I could have asked for a little detail in the new glazed nose section, but it still gets 5*s from me. I did a build thread in the Aircraft Forum if you are interested. Hopefully Airfix will give us more versions like the MK.II, the Mk.X and the GR Mk.XIV as I think the tooling has scope for these variants.

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Humbrol Enamel paints for the kit's primary decal scheme.

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