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DWI Wellington Conversion Preview

Aerocraft Models, 1/72 scale


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DWI Wellington Conversion for 1/72 Airfix Wellington Mk.IA/C

This is a interesting conversion for the Wellington, with only 15 entering service they are quite a rare version of the aircraft. Basically these were used for mine sweeping and detonating sea mines, using a magnetic charge that was developed within the ring suspended below the fuselage. the electronic force to produce a magnetic field was produced by a engine installed within the fuselage. I have tried to create a good representation of all the external features, the ring is in quarters and is assembled with over lapping joints. the yoke at the front is one piece brass casting and brass rod is supplied to be cut to length to make the underwing and rear fuselage supports.

 

 

A small plastic strip is supplied to make the sliding rails for the original hatch on the top fuselage.

Note Vokes filters are included as most if not all of these aircraft operated in the middle east at some point, however if you can find references check them or make up your own mind. Note all parts are shown in black or in brass on assembled model.

 

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Retail price is £18.00 plus shipping

You can order these and see some more details at the website.www.aerocraftmodels.com


 

Wellington High Altitude Mk.VI & Hunter T.7

Another Wellington conversion that is not quite ready as yet, but did attract a lot of interest at the show was a Wellington High altitude Mk.VI.

This will have the Merlin inline engines and the 4 bladed propeller, it should be noted that the cockpit 'bubble' for the pilot needs to be altered and will be done using a new 3D printed master, as can be seen the current part is 3D drawn and printed, other parts will be a mixture of CAD and hand developed.

I hope to have the Mk.VI available for sale early in 2019. Price not confirmed as yet.

The Hunter will be a T Mk.7 conversion for the new Airfix kit in 1/48 scale.

 

 

I have been informed directly by Airfix that they will not be producing this version. The plastic parts shown are Airfix parts and I have made a very quick mock-up of the two seat section, primed and marked accordingly as requested by Airfix, to emphasise that it is not a model section done by them.

 

 

The conversion will be in resin and hopefully have a clear cast resin canopy and interior cockpit detail, all being well I intend to release various versions with appropriate decals as time progresses. I am aiming to have the first release March / April 2019. Price not confirmed as yet.


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