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Trumpeter 1/48 Wellington Mk III

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3 years 10 months ago #1 by Andrew
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This is going to be my entry for this GB B)







Need to sort some paints, and make a final decision on the markings. Thinking of 75 Squadron from oldmodels

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
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3 years 10 months ago #2 by Von Drinkoften
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Nice choice mate. What is the kit like?
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3 years 10 months ago #3 by Wally
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Good one Andrew! I want to make one of these one day too.
I understand its an excellent kitset from reviews I've read.
75 Squadron's the one to do IMHO.

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3 years 10 months ago #4 by Andrew
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Thanks guys :)

Was put onto the kit by G1, said they are a very nice kit.

Yes Wally, think it will have to be 75 Squadron :woohoo:

Kind of itching to make a start on it :lol:

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3 years 10 months ago #5 by Calum
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Cool, I look forward to seeing this go together. I've been tempted to do one of these myself but the size and the overdone fabric does put me off.

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3 years 4 months ago #6 by Andrew
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No build progress on this one :blush:

Been researching paint etc and reading several other build logs for tips

I've ordered a Eduard cockpit zoom set. I've read that assembling the instrument panel as per the kit instructions (sandwich of plastic/decal/plastic) hides all the bezel detail :unsure: This has been despatched, hopefully arriving early next week.

I've also orders a set of Oldmodels 1/48 75 (NZ) Squadron Wellington late decals. I'll have another sit and look at the RNZAF serials page to try and pick a particular aircraft to model

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3 years 4 months ago #7 by Tiger
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No progress but you are getting some neat goodies to add, coooool :)

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3 years 3 months ago #8 by Andrew
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Update time :whistle:

Decals and cockpit PE arrived





But upon opening the PE when I began construction, something was amiss



The seller sent the correct item, but Eduard had put the wrong PE sheet in the outer pack. I contacted Eduard customer services, and within 15 minutes, they had arranged to send me a replacement free of charge.

In the meantime I pushed on with cockpit assembly




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3 years 3 months ago #9 by yak
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Cool can't wait to see your progress

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3 years 3 months ago #10 by Andrew
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Some progress :whistle:

Cleaned up the sprue gates on both sides of the fuselage this afternoon. Then started working on the front turret.



I did make a start on the wheels, but am weary of using the supplied vinyl tyres in the kit, so have ordered a set of 1/48 Wellington wheels from BrenGun

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3 years 2 months ago #11 by Andrew
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Little update here.

Working on fitting the Master barrels to the front turret guns. Got the first one in, but needed a new drill bit. I've drilled out too many fruil links and have made it far too blunt. Have a new 0.6mm now, so should be good to go later tonight. The barrel looks a little wonky, I'll superglue them in once I've painted the exterior


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3 years 2 months ago #12 by Andrew
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I got a parcel from Eduard today.

Instead of replacing the incorrect zoom fret, they gave me the whole cockpit interior set B) Though I don't know if I'll use any of it apart from the IP :lol:



Going to make a big push on the weekend with this one. Weather forecast is looking promising to get some paint down on Saturday

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3 years 2 months ago #13 by Xtr3meNZer
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Extra PE is always nice to have stashed away :)

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3 years 2 months ago - 2 years 8 months ago #14 by Powder
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3 years 2 months ago #15 by Bishop
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Nice goodies going into this.

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3 years 2 months ago #16 by Fritz
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Great subject, I would love to get my hands on this kit one day. Looking forward to seeing it progress.

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3 years 2 months ago #17 by Tiger
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Looking good Andrew

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3 years 2 months ago #18 by Andrew
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Well it looks like this will be another plane I don't finish in time for a GB :whistle: might have to re evaluate entering aircraft builds :lol:

Been making some progress on this one, got some black paint on parts of the cockpit, ready for the PE







Started work on the engines :blink: a lot of sanding and filing to get these parts to fit


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3 years 2 months ago #19 by Gary
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Nice work mate, hope you get to finish this regardless. I feel the same as you and I'm thinking of just building things at my own pace instead of trying to build things to a deadline.



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3 years 2 months ago #20 by Terry
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Andrew wrote: Well it looks like this will be another plane I don't finish in time for a GB :whistle: might have to re evaluate entering aircraft builds :lol:


Nice work Andrew. Keep at it buddy.

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3 years 2 months ago #21 by Tiger
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Keep it going bud, just don't start any new ones from your new stash arrival :silly:

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