Vickers-Armstrong Wellington MkX - Scale radio control twin engined British WWII bomber. Scale is 1/12. For 2x 5cc (.30cu in) engines.
Quote: - "In all 11,461 were built covering 18 marks, most of them being medium bombers but they were put to a variety of uses before the last one went out of service in 1953. Deciding on which one to build left little choice. All except the Mk.III and some Mk.X's had a long window in the fuselage at the wing root which makes it difficult to build in sufficient strength at this point.
The first Wellington that I built was a Mk.III, the second one, and the published plan, a Mk.X. There is very little difference between the two and a Mk.III could be built from the plan with only minor changes.
The construction of the model is designed to simulate the covered structure of the full size, that is to say the geodetics are visible only on the wing, part of the tailplane and part of the fin. The geodetic structure of the fuselage was covered by stringers and this is very convenient for the model maker since balsa longerons can be used.
Unfortunately, there is only one Wellington left in existence. This is a Mk.XT which was used for training bomber crews. It has no front turret and in consequence loses some of its appeal. Anyone wishing to see it can take a trip to the RAF Museum at Hendon where it has been faithfully restored. Documentation can also be obtained from Hendon where they charge about 5p for photostat copies of line drawings, etc. For further information, there are two plastic kits produced, one is a Mk.III and the other a Mk.X.
There is an excellent publication called 'Wellington Special' by Alec Lumsden, with lots of photographs and a coloured three view and last but by no means least, 'Scale Models' magazine November 1974, featured a line drawing showing the accurate camouflage details on the Hendon Mk.XT.
The construction of the model should present no difficulty to anyone who has built several models before. The cowlings and nacelles, together with the clear mouldings can be purchased from Alpha Models. Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port. The clear mouldings consist of the front and rear turret, cockpit canopy and observation dome..."
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Update 08/08/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.
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