Airfix 1/72 Wellington Mk 1a/c "R" Robert
Alongside my He111, I'm also making the Airfix new mould kit. I'm going to be doing "R" Robert. I will therefore be building her in the Mk1a configuration. The actual aircraft was recovered from Loch Ness back in the 1980's and was remarkably well preserved. A car battery was hooked up to the electrics and the tail light illuminated! She has been restored to the point of how she came out of the Loch. The last image is of the tail turret and section. I took the image during a trip to Brooklands where she is displayed.
Apparently, due to it's geodetic design, it took a while for pilots to get used to the twisting of the aircraft during flight.
I'm going to "neaten" the red dope/geodetic metal with a pin wash of black. Once the fuselage has been fully detailed, how much of it will be seen, I don't know. Can't wait to see... I'll have to find the Coastal Command one soon!
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