1/72 Vickers Wellington Mk. Ia
This is the brand new Airfix Mk. Ia/Ic kit. What a treat this one is! Packed into this 1/72 scale Wellington is a complete interior. I built the Mk. Ia version because the extensive fuselage glazing isn’t painted over. I wanted to see how the complete interior went together, and how much is visible when done. I’m pleased to report that it built quite well and includes every single interior part with very good fit. The turrets are extremely well detailed and assembled perfectly. I ran a build log on the RAF100 forum if you’d like to see how it went together. How much is visible? Not much, but more then you’d expect. I built this kit straight from the box, only adding a pilot’s harness made from a wine bottle wrapper. I painted it with 25 year old Xtracolor dark earth and dark green, and brand new Humbrol black for the “Night” color. Straight black is too dark for night and needs to be lightened. My formula is about 9:1 Black to white with a few drops of flat red added to soften it up a bit. It’s a great kit!
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