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Wellington Flaps
1/48 scale Multimedia Detail Set



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number:

GRF48058 - Wellington Flaps

Scale: 1/48
Price: USD$28.98 available online from UMM Models in the USA
Contents and Media: 30 parts in pale cream resin; 2 photo-etched frets; 1 roll of copper wire.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High quality casting; excellent fine detail; effective use of different media; will have a major visual impact on your Trumpeter Wellington kit;.
Disadvantages: Some tricky photo-etched handling will be required.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended to experienced modellers

Reviewed by Brett Green

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Griffon Model Accessories is a Czech company and a relatively recent arrival to the busy resin accessory marketplace. One of their latest releases is a set of flaps for Trumpeter's big 1/48 scale Wellington Mk.I or Mk. III kits.

Griffon's 1/48 scale Wellington Flaps set comprises 30 parts in pale cream coloured resin, one sheet of photo-etched parts and a roll of copper wire.

The resin parts are beautifully cast and very well detailed. Casting blocks are sensibly attached via fine strips to avoid too much complex cutting.



The two photo-etched frets provide detail to the flap bay ceiling on the underside of the upper wing. These parts include delicate individual ribs.



The copper wire is intended to be used as non-workable" hinges for the flaps.

Instructions are supplied on a double-sided sheet of A4 paper, with seven clearly illustrated construction steps.

Griffon's 1/48 scale Wellington flaps will really add a new dimension of detail to your Trumpeter kit, but some experience working with resin and tiny photo-etched parts will be essential before considering this project.

Highly Recommended to experienced modellers.

Thanks to Griffon Model Accessories for the review sample.

Griffon Model Accessories are available online from John Vojtech's UMM Models in the USA

Review Text and Images Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
Page Created 01 June, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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