Westland Wallace

Posted on 3/27/2022 in kit with tags Civilian

G-ACBR, Houston Everest Expedition, 1933

The first flight over Mount Everest was undertaken in April 1933 by two Westland aircraft. They were piloted by Douglas Douglas-Hamilton (then known as Lord Clydesdale) and David McIntyre,[1] with Stewart Blacker and Sidney Bonnett in the observer seats. The expedition was financed by Lucy, Lady Houston.

- from wikipedia

Kit details

Painting reference

  • Fuselage: AV 77.717 + AV 71.300 GLOSSY SEA BLUE
  • Interior: AV 71.010 INTERIOR GREEN

Lots of scratchbuilding

This model appears in

  • Record Breakers and 1st Timers, at the Museum of Flight in Seattle WA, from Jun 2 2022 to Nov 3 2022 (event managed by Will Perry)

Westland Wallace
29,000’ Mount Everest was a daunting challenge due to bitter cold and thin air. Modified biplanes carried a determined British team over the top in April 1933.
Scale 1:72
Modeler: Paolo Marcucci