Pavla U 48-018: Wellington IC FN5 turrets




Scott Van Aken


resin. For Trumpeter 1/48 Wellington IC

Continuing with Pavla's resin update and detail sets, this is another for the Wellington IC, though I think it could also be used on the III if the turrets are the same.

This set has everything but the clear bits and all in double as the front and rear turrets are the same. The moldings are very nicely done and I also had at least one part broken or detached from the sprue in transit, something that has been the case with every one of the multiple piece sets in the hard blister packs.

As you can see, there is some flash that will have to be removed from the gun frame itself prior to installation into the tub. According to the well done instructions, there is a difference between the front and rear turret. I inspected the two and there is a tiny bit that isn't the same so be sure to match things up prior to use as the differences are not readily apparent.

Overall, an excellent resin detail set that you should seriously consider for your big Trumpeter Wellington.

February 2007

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