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Wellington Mk.I, II, III
4,000lb Bomb & Bomb Bay

for Trumpeter kits

 

Alley Cat, 1/48 scale

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue No., Description & Price

Alley Cat Item Number AC 48004C - Wellington Mk.I,II,III 4,000lb Bomb & Bomb Bay, £7.50 plus postage

Alley Cat Item Number AC 48005C - Wellington Mk.I,II,III 4,000lb Bomb (x 2), £4.50 plus postage

both available online via A2Zee Models' website

Contents and Media: 3 parts in salmon coloured resin.
Scale: 1/48 scale
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; extremely simple conversion; historically significant subject.
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: Perfectly cast parts that will be an interesting customisation for your Trumpeter Wellington.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

Alley Cat has released a new conversion and accessory that will be suitable for Trumpeter's 1/48 scale Wellington Mk.I or III kits, and also will be appropriate for Alley Cat's own Wellington Mk.II conversion.

AC 48004C - Wellington Mk.I,II,III 4,000lb Bomb & Bomb Bay

This is an extremely simple but effective conversion comprising the modified bomb bay door, the new cradle for the big cylindrical 4,000lb "Cookie" bomb, and the blockbuster bomb itself.

The opening in the bomb bay doors is flashed over, but this should be quite easy to remove with a sharp hobby knife. The bomb bay door is depicted closed with the bomb partially protruding out the bottom of the aircraft.

Installation will be a breeze. There is no surgery at all required to the Trumpeter kit. The resin parts simply replace their kit counterparts.


 

AC 48005C - Wellington Mk.I,II,III 4,000lb Bomb (x 2)

Two Cookie bombs also available as a separate accessory set for dioramas or for fitting to a different aircraft type. These 4,000lb bombs could also be carried by the Mosquito, Halifax and Lancaster.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Alley Cat's 1/48 scale Bomb Bay set is a simple but effective conversions and accessories for the Trumpeter Wellington, while the bombs have versatile possibilities for a range of RAF aircraft and scene.

After cleanup, assembly won't present any challenges either!

Thanks to A2Zee Models for the review sample


Alley Cat and FAA Models' accessories are available from A2Zee Models  website


Review Text and Images Copyright 2009 by Brett Green
Page Created 21 January, 2009
Last updated 22 January, 2009

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