1/32 Lynx

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09 Mar 2018 16:04 #1

Decided to build the HMA.8 from crosskitting the HAS.3 & Mk.88 kits. The Mk.88 had an extra sprue to enable the HMA.8 build. Awaiting some paint for the interior. debating weather to get the etched sets for this. Anyway, here goes so far

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Tail rotor pylon


Nose sensors


HMA.8 nose assy


Insty panel


Sensors
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09 Mar 2018 23:55 #2

This should be impressive in 1:32. The Lynx gets very little attention on my side of the pond. Will enjoy seeing this go together.
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10 Mar 2018 09:55 #3

If there is a colour etch available for the very visible cockpit then I would go for it as the plastic looks very basic.
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10 Mar 2018 11:55 #4

I built one of these 1/32 monsters a couple of years back. It's an excellent kit, but lacking in moulded detail. To save space and hassle, I used the Scale Warships folded rotor hub set as I didn't fancy the task of making sure the main blades are perfectly horizontal. Plenty of scope for improvements, but it's a nice kit out of the box.

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10 Mar 2018 14:32 #5

It is a great kit, I made one last year, must admit I just used what was in the box.



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10 Mar 2018 21:01 #6

Doesn't look bad at all...
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11 Mar 2018 05:52 #7

Looks great, hope mine turns out half as good.

Just ordered the rotor fold set !!
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11 Mar 2018 10:20 #8

That 'pit is par excellent and doesn't need any colour etch. Were the seats really that red?
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11 Mar 2018 12:00 #9

Olde Farte wrote:That 'pit is par excellent and doesn't need any colour etch. Were the seats really that red?
Some later Lynx had grey coloured cushion covers, but that dayglo isn't far off the real colour Del!
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11 Mar 2018 12:15 #10

Nikon User wrote:
Olde Farte wrote:That 'pit is par excellent and doesn't need any colour etch. Were the seats really that red?
Some later Lynx had grey coloured cushion covers, but that dayglo isn't far off the real colour Del!
Yuk, fancy sitting on them for a couple of hours :barf
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13 Mar 2018 05:18 #11

A bit more done. Not made my mind up weather to fold the tail rotor pylon yet. If I do, I need to add a little extra detail by the way of cables between to boom and pylon.





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13 Mar 2018 17:11 #12

Looking good.
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14 Mar 2018 09:42 #13

I get the impression that with all your tail work it will be folded.
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15 Mar 2018 03:54 #14

Thanks chaps. The tail boom and pylon bulkheads have to be fitted for either spread or folded Del, only work here is painting the interior of the boom and pylon. I have now got the main rotor fold set, so will probably fold the tail as well.

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15 Mar 2018 11:41 #15

Thanks for your patience Andy.
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23 Mar 2018 14:00 #16


Minor progress

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24 Mar 2018 03:12 #17

Very sharp.
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24 Mar 2018 12:55 #18

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24 Mar 2018 13:41 #19

Nice, those seat belts are they similar in operation to a car?
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25 Mar 2018 17:58 #20

I believe they are Del.
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