Trumpeter 1/48th scale

Wellington Mk. IC

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     Trumpeter's 2006 release - the Wellington Mk.Ic was followed later in the year by the Mk. III. I bought my copy via EBay. There was much written about this kit in the hobby journals which I will not repeat here. It is a great kit largely by the virtue of its existence. Interestingly the box art is meant to show Norfolk but looks suspiciously like China. This is because Trumpeter is a Chinese company and the artist, no doubt, had never seen Norfolk and never knew that it was flat with no mountains. The list of aftermarket items is growing day by day:

 

  • CMK 48184 Wellington Mk.Ic – armament set. Set contains complete resin bomb-bay interior including its doors and bomb racks

  • CMK 4183 Wellington Mk.1c Resin Armament Set (Bomb Bay Doors and Interior)

  • Pavla PAVU4818 Wellington MkIC FN5 gun turrets

  • Vector Bristol Hercules resin engines

  • CMK4184 Wellington Mk.Ic undercarriage wheel wells and wheels

  • Griffon GRF48057 Wellington wheel set

  • Master Casters MST48004 Resin Weighted Wheels

  • PAVU4816 Pavla Models Wellington Mk.V wireless operators station and navigator's station

  • Pavla Models Resin Details

  • Griffon GRF48058 Wellington flaps

  • Eduard EDEX195 Masks

  • TY48039 Tally Ho Decals “Vickers Wellington Pt 1” Wellington Mk 1C/Mk III (3) R1598 KX-C `Cecilka' 311 (Czech) Sqn 1942; T2508 LF-O Fl/Lt `Cheese' Lemon 37 Sqn Egypt 1941; Mk III L4242 Coastal Command

  • Eduard's Wellington Mk.I bomb bay ED48550

  • Eduard's Wellington Mk.I bomb tail ED48552

  • Eduard's Wellington Mk.III bomb bay ED48571

  • Eduard's Wellington seatbelts pre-painted in colour ED49045

  • Eduard Wellington Mk.I Cockpit Interior ED49369

  • Eduard Wellington Mk.III Cockpit Interior ED49379

  • Eduard Wellington Mk.I Cockpit Interior pre-painted in colour EDFE369

  • Eduard Wellington Landing Flaps ED48549

  • Eduard ED48569 Wellington Mk.III Exterior

  • Eduard Wellington Mk.I Mid Fuselage Interior ED48449

  • Eduard Wellington Mk.III Mid. fuselage interior ED48570

  • Quickboost QB48152 Wellington Mk.I exhausts

Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC

  • Eduard Wellington Exterior ED48548

  • Engines & Things ENG48016 Bristol Hercules

  • CMK4181 Wellington Mk.Ic – interior set. Set contains colour photo-etched parts and new pilot's cockpit

  • CMK4182 Wellington Mk IC engine set

  • Eduard Big-Ed EBIG4879 Wellington Mk.I including ED48548 Exterior, ED48549 Landing Flaps, ED48550 Bomb Bay, ED48552 Bomb Tail, ED48559 Mid Fuselage Interior, ED49045 Seatbelts, ED49369 Cockpit Interior and EDEX195 Paints Masks

  • Eduard Wellington Mk.III EDEX215 Paint Masks

  • TY48040 Tally Ho Decals “Vickers Wellington Pt 2”

  • DDK4817 Kits at War Decals Wellington 1a N2895 AA-L 75(new Zealand) Sqn RAF Stradishall; Mk Ic P9248 OJ-D 149 Sqn Mildenhall. Both 1940; X9873 KO-P 115 Sqn `The Saint' Marham 1941

  • Xtradecal Decals X48055 Vickers Wellington Mk.IC (3) T2508 LF-O 37 Sqn Fl/Lt 'Cheese' Lemon Egypt 1941; R3206 OJ-M 149 Sqn Mildenhall 1940, with fuselage roundels reflecting the way the bright areas were toned down by the squadron using dull red which did not fully cover the white area or the brighter red centre; T2709 BU-D 214 Sqn Sgt Geoff Cole RAF Stradishall 1940 with nose art designed by Daily Mail cartoonist 'Zec' which still exists today in the possession of Sqn. Ldr Geoff Cole DFC

  • Quickboost QB48277 Gun Barrels oval perforated (x 4)

Kit Photos

Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC
The box is stuffed with great stuff. The Instructions and decals. A glossy colour sheet showing the colour schemes with the kit. The 'box-within-a-box' in which Trumpeter includes the extras.
Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC
The small box contains white metal undercarriage legs. The clear parts are bagged separately. Rubber wheels. Not necessary but we can live with them. The photoetch parts largely contain wheel bay walls whose sole purpose is to support those metal undercarriage legs.
Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC
Clear photo-film for the instrument panel. Outside the small box are the larger sprues, still bagged. Engine parts on the sprues. Bagged sprues of wings.
Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC
Bagged sprue of tail sections. Bagged sprues of various internal items. Bagged sprues of bombs. Bagged sprues of further parts.
Trumpeter 1/48th scale Wellington Mk. IC      
Bagged sprues of bomb bays and other internal items. . . .

Aftermarket Extras

Pavla set 48010 for the cockpit Eduard's EX195 Kabuki mask Czech Master Kits #4184 Wellington Undercarriage set Griffon resin Wellington Landing Flaps set GRF 48058
The Pavla set 48010 has internal details for the cockpit. Eduard's EX195 flexible Kabuki-style mask for Wellington Mk.1. Czech Master Kits #4184 Wellington Undercarriage set in resin. This includes the wheels. Griffon resin Wellington Landing Flaps set number GRF 48058. Ordered from Great Models in late 2006.
Griffon resin Wellington Landing Flaps set GRF 48058 Griffon resin Wellington Landing Flaps set GRF 48058 Griffon resin Wellington Landing Flaps set GRF 48058 Griffon resin Wellington Landing Flaps set GRF 48058
Instructions for the Griffon Wellington Landing Flap set. Instructions for the Griffon Wellington Landing Flap set. Contents of the Griffon Wellington Landing Flap set. Contents (reverse side) of the Griffon Wellington Landing Flap set.
Pavla's resin set 48-18 Wellington Mk.1c FN5 gun turrets Czech Master Kits 1/48th scale resin set 4181 Interior set Czech Master Kits 1/48th scale resin Engine set 4182 Czech Master Kit box set 4183 Wellington Mk.1c armament set
Pavla's bubble pack for its resin set 48-18 "Vickers Wellington Mk.1c FN5 gun turrets". Czech Master Kits 1/48th scale resin set 4181 Interior set for the Trumpeter Wellington Mk.1c. Czech Master Kits 1/48th scale resin Engine set 4182 for the Wellington Mk.1 (Trumpeter Kit). Layout of the contents of the Czech Master Kit box set 4183 for the Wellington Mk.1c armament set which includes bomb bay and bay doors.
Czech Master Kit 4183 Wellington Mk.1c armament set Czech Master Kit 4183 Wellington Mk.1c armament set Czech Master Kit 4183 Wellington Mk.1c armament set Czech Master Kit 4183 Wellington Mk.1c armament set
Box art for the Czech Master Kit box set 4183 for the Wellington Mk.1c armament set. Unbagged resin Bomb Bay walls for the Czech Master Kit box set 4183 for the Wellington Mk.1c armament set. Instructions for the Czech Master Kit box set 4183 for the Wellington Mk.1c armament set. It looks as if some parts are missing but this is thought to be an error in the instructions. Instructions for the Czech Master Kit box set 4183 for the Wellington Mk.1c armament set. Thoughtfully they tell you that some holes are not included whilst one section was not translated into English - being left as "blah blah".
Czech Master Kit 4183 Wellington Mk.1c armament set Eduard's Big-Ed set 4879 Wellington Mk I Eduard's Big-Ed set 4879 Wellington Mk I Eduard's Big-Ed set 4879 Wellington Mk I
Remainder of bagged resin components for the Instructions for the Czech Master Kit box set 4183 for the Wellington Mk.1c armament set. Eduard's Big-Ed set 4879 for the Wellington Mk I. Purchased in July 2007 from Hannants. Contents of Eduard's Big-Ed set 4879 for the Wellington Mk I. Contents of Eduard's Big-Ed set 4879 for the Wellington Mk I. Quite a haul.
Eduard's photoetch set 48 550 Wellington Mk I Bomb Bay Eduard's photoetch set 48 550 Wellington Mk I Bomb Bay Eduard's photoetch set 48 550 Wellington Mk I Bomb Bay Eduard's photoetch set 48 550 Wellington Mk I Bomb Bay
Eduard's photoetch set 48 550 for the Wellington Mk I Bomb Bay. This must be one of the most intricate sets we have ever seen. Eduard's photoetch set 48 550 for the Wellington Mk I Bomb Bay. This is the rear of the retail pack. Eduard's photoetch set 48 550 for the Wellington Mk I Bomb Bay. Fret one of three shows incredible detail but it looks extremely fiddly. Eduard's photoetch set 48 550 for the Wellington Mk I Bomb Bay. Fret two of three. This is probably the photoetch set to drive you mad.
Eduard's photoetch set 48 550 Wellington Mk I Bomb Bay Eduard's photoetch set 48 550 Wellington Mk I Bomb Bay Eduard's photoetch set 48 550 Wellington Mk I Bomb Bay Eduard's photoetch set 48 550 Wellington Mk I Bomb Bay
Eduard's photoetch set 48 550 for the Wellington Mk I Bomb Bay. Fret three of three plus clear acetate sheet (at top). Eduard's photoetch set 48 550 for the Wellington Mk I Bomb Bay. The instruction sheet reveals the complexity. Complexity and repetition... This could get very boring and the chances of you screwing it up are enormous. All the bits look the same.
Eduard's photoetch set 48 550 Wellington Mk I Bomb Bay Eduard's Set 49 045 photoetch Wellington Seatbelts Eduard's Set 49 045 photoetch Wellington Seatbelts Eduard's Set 49 045 photoetch Wellington Seatbelts
IF you have the patience then this is a model within a model. Hands down it is better than the resin alternative but a lot more hard work. Eduard's Set 49 045 photoetch Wellington Seatbelts. These are printed in colour. Purchased from Hannants in July 2007. Eduard's Set 49 045 photoetch Wellington Seatbelts. The only fret. The colour is difficult to see but these belts are a buff colour. Eduard's Set 49 045 photoetch Wellington Seatbelts. Instructions.
Eduard's photoetch set 48 554 Wellington Mk I Bomb Tails Eduard's photoetch set 48 554 Wellington Mk I Bomb Tails Eduard's photoetch set 48 554 Wellington Mk I Bomb Tails Eduard's photoetch set 48 554 Wellington Mk I Bomb Tails
Eduard's photoetch set 48 554 for Wellington Mk I Bomb Tails. Purchased as part of the Big Ed set in July 2007 from Hannants. Eduard's photoetch set 48 554 for Wellington Mk I Bomb Tails. Rear of the retail pack. Eduard's photoetch set 48 554 for Wellington Mk I Bomb Tails. Instruction sheet. Simple and unexciting. Eduard's photoetch set 48 554 for Wellington Mk I Bomb Tails. Other side of instruction sheet.
Eduard's photoetch set 48 554 Wellington Mk I Bomb Tails Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior
Eduard's photoetch set 48 554 for Wellington Mk I Bomb Tails. The only fret in the pack but it is a big one. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior. Purchased as part of the Big Ed set in July 2007 from Hannants. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior. Rear of the retail pack. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior. First of four frets.
Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior
Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior. Second of four frets - this one in colour. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior. Third of four frets - this one in colour. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior. Final fret of the four. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior. Instruction sheet.
Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 549 Wellington Landing Flaps Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 549 Wellington Landing Flaps
Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior. A lot of metal and instructions. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 49 369 for the Wellington Mk I Cockpit Interior. Third sheet of instructions - a biggy... Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 549 Wellington Landing Flaps. This came with the Big Ed set purchased from Hannants in July 2007. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 549 Wellington Landing Flaps. Reverse of the retail pack.
Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 549 Wellington Landing Flaps Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 549 Wellington Landing Flaps Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 549 Wellington Landing Flaps Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 549 Wellington Landing Flaps
Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 549 Wellington Landing Flaps. Fret one of three. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 549 Wellington Landing Flaps. Fret two of three. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 549 Wellington Landing Flaps. Fret three of three. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 549 Wellington Landing Flaps. Instructions.
Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 549 Wellington Landing Flaps Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 559 Wellington Mk I Mid Fuselage Interior Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 559 Wellington Mk I Mid Fuselage Interior Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 559 Wellington Mk I Mid Fuselage Interior
Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 549 Wellington Landing Flaps. Instructions. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 559 Wellington Mk I Mid Fuselage Interior. Purchased as part of the Big Ed set from Hannants in July 2007. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 559 Wellington Mk I Mid Fuselage Interior. Reverse of the retail pack. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 559 Wellington Mk I Mid Fuselage Interior. Fret one of three.
Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 559 Wellington Mk I Mid Fuselage Interior Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 559 Wellington Mk I Mid Fuselage Interior Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 559 Wellington Mk I Mid Fuselage Interior Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 559 Wellington Mk I Mid Fuselage Interior
Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 559 Wellington Mk I Mid Fuselage Interior. Fret two of three. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 559 Wellington Mk I Mid Fuselage Interior. Fret three of three. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 559 Wellington Mk I Mid Fuselage Interior. Instructions. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 559 Wellington Mk I Mid Fuselage Interior. More instructions.
Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 559 Wellington Mk I Mid Fuselage Interior Eduard's Kabuki Masks EX195 Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch 48 548 Wellington Exterior Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch 48 548 Wellington Exterior
Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 559 Wellington Mk I Mid Fuselage Interior. Acetate sheet. Eduard's Kabuki Masks for the Wellington Mk I set number EX195. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 548 Wellington Exterior. Purchased as part of the Big Ed set in July 2007 from Hannants. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 548 Wellington Exterior. Reverse of the retail pack.
Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch 48 548 Wellington Exterior Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch 48 548 Wellington Exterior Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch 48 548 Wellington Exterior Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch 48 548 Wellington Exterior
Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 548 Wellington Exterior. Fret one of two. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 548 Wellington Exterior. Second of the two frets. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 548 Wellington Exterior. Instructions sheet one. Eduard's 1/48th scale photoetch set 48 548 Wellington Exterior. Instructions sheet two.

Decals

Xtradecal set X48-055 Xtradecal set X48-055    
The Xtradecal set X48-055 includes 3 sets of markings. The decal sheet for this Xtradecal sheet number X48-055. . .

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