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How about a 1/144 Wellington?

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I've been reading a book about Barnes Wallis' Bombs (Upkeep/Dam Buster, Tall Boy, Grand Slam) and thought I'd like to build his other aviation success, the Wellington.

 

The only thing available in my scale is a prebuilt, pre-painted metal model. OTOH, it's almost reasonable, only $35, And with the price of kits heading for the stratosphere, that's not too awful.

 

And I wish Revell could dig through that warehouse and bring out the mold for their 1/144 C-5. That's a kit that would sell pretty well too.

 

Just thinking.

 

Jim

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Is this the same aircraft as Matchbox did in 1/72 scale? Black underside for night time bombing raids.

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All.

 

Thanks for the input.

To Rob: Yep, same airplane. Wallis used the same "geodetic" triangular frame setup as they used on the R-100 airship.

The Wellington was far more successful than the R-100, and it was the best bomber the Brits had until the Halifax and Lancaster were produced. I'll leave the Sterling out of this conversation.

 

Ron: Thanks for finding that. Google did not point me to Peter's Planes.

So now I can do a Wimpy.

 

Jim

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