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SimonR

Vintage Airfix 1/72 Vickers Wellington BIII

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Hi all,

Had bit of a quiet time on the modelling front this year, was getting a bit tired of trying to detail 1/48 kits so decided to go old skool for a bit of fun and build a classic old 1/72 Airfix kit.

I bagged a Wellington on ebay and this has been the most enjoyable kit i've built in ages, which I guess is the point of the hobby! Put a tiny bit of detail in the cockpit and did a bit of weathering, only downside was the decals, very fragile and one of the codes broke up - (the letter K if anybody has a spare!).

Anyway, here she is, got the bug for Bomber Command now...

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And finally, the wonderful box art!

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Lovely job on one of my favourite Airfix Kits......its much more relaxing just building it without worrying about the resin/photo etch/alternative decs etc etc etc. Great displaying it in front of the wonderful original box art to!

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She looks beautiful :) Quality finish and like the weathering detail :D Nice one :D

Texting the missus to add to my list that I know nothing about :)

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An excellent built golden oldie. Very well done.

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I love these builds. So skillful to produce that from the original materials presented in the box. Im sure you have posted pictures of a 1/48 build though....

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Blimey, just back from the school run and didn't expect so may replies!!

Thanks for all the kind words fellas!!

And Bristolblue, I can assure you its definitely 1/72 lol!!

Cheers

Simon

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Serious 'silk purse out of sows ear' there ! Airbrushed I presume ?

Cheers ytareh!

Yes, its amazing what you can do with an airbrush isnt it!!!

Cheers

Simon

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Much better job than I managed when I was a nipper! Love the old box art, Roy Cross I assume. Used to spend hours looking at the different ones trying to decide which to spend my pocket money on. Usually went to whichever one had the most explosions painted in!

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Lovely build.

As above, memories flooding back of one of my favourite models. Pocket money saved for weeks, and picked up round the corner from my local post office/ sweet shop!

Now feeling rather old! :-(

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Great build. I really want to do a Wellington at some point and I want that box art, its awesome.

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That looks great!

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Beautifully finished, I hope someone can find that missing K for you too.

Cheers Pat

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Excellent build and paint job. I build vintage kits as well and recently became cautious about using fragile decals. With the last build I took to using Microscale Liquid Decal Film which works quite well to stop breaking up... as long as you paste enough of it on the decal.

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Brings back memories, Superb job on that old kit

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Thanks for all the kinds words again, like many of you it seems i'm a child of the 70s as well and built this as a lad, and yes, love the old box art, now to track down a Stirling :winkgrin:

Beautifully finished, I hope someone can find that missing K for you too.

Cheers Pat

Thanks Pat, yes, fingers crossed somebody comes up with the missing 'K'!!

Excellent build and paint job. I build vintage kits as well and recently became cautious about using fragile decals. With the last build I took to using Microscale Liquid Decal Film which works quite well to stop breaking up... as long as you paste enough of it on the decal.

Thanks KF, yes i've got some Microscale decal film, but for some reason decided not to use it on this :mental:

Cheers

Simon

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Hello,SimonR - My compliments to you on a fine looking build of your 'Wellington'.I love the quality and detail of the paint and finishing work and looks resplendent in her classical appearance.It's immensely satisfying to see such a model created from a yesteryear kit.All the best,Paul.

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Fabulous Wellington, this kit is a favourite of mine, and yours is finished very nicely,

Sean

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Wonderful build.

I have the decals and have PM'd you.

David

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Thanks once again for the kind comments Paul, Sean & David.

David, PM sent about the decals!

Cheers

Simon

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Really nice to see such a good job done of an old kit. Top marks

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