Eduard Model Accessories

1/72 Wellington GR Mk. VIII landing flaps

Product # 72698 for Airfix kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Mar 3 2020


The Vickers Wellington is a British twin-engined, long-range medium bomber. It was designed during the mid-1930s at Brooklands in Weybridge, Surrey. Led by Vickers-Armstrongs' chief designer Rex Pierson; a key feature of the aircraft is its geodetic airframe fuselage structure, which was principally designed by Barnes Wallis.

The Wellington was used as a night bomber in the early years of the Second World War, performing as one of the principal bombers used by Bomber Command. During 1943, it started to be superseded as a bomber by the larger four-engined "heavies" such as the Avro Lancaster. 

This pre-painted photo etch detail set from Eduard is part of the Zoom series of photo etch sets and is available directly from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is landing flaps designed for the 1/72 Airfix Wellington GR Mk. VIII.  The parts are unpainted and give you the ability to display the flaps in the open position.


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There are 3 pages of instruction in the usual line drawing format that Eduard is famous for and which are so easy to follow.  You will be required to cut away detail on the kit parts to fit these photo etched parts, but this is indicated on the instruction sheets.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.

The Wellington is an amazing aircraft with it's geodetic airframe fuselage structure which made it more resistant to battle damage, but it was also a more time consuming structure to build.  This set will give you the ability to add some amazing detail to your small 1/72 Airfix Wellington GR Mk. VIII.

You can buy this pre-painted photo etch detail set and thousands of other items directly from Eduard Model Accessories.

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford