DLG Dave
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28 Mar 2018 17:06 #21

Olde Farte wrote:Looking more like a chopper now. Re the colour, something is tickling the back of my mind that Xtracolour has it but for now it just isn't quite clear yet, if it comes back I'll let you know.
Cheers Del. Humbrol 155 seems about right to me. Glad it comes in an aerosol....!...
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29 Mar 2018 11:40 #22

Glad to repay some help Dave.
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14 Apr 2018 10:58 #23







Boon off work for a couple of days with the bug so have got a decent bit of progress to this. As I type, the topcoat of Olive Drab is on the main airframe and the rotors are progressing,. However, here's the main assembly done and all cockpit parts in place. Should have the decals on by the end of today.
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14 Apr 2018 11:31 #24

:cool
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14 Apr 2018 15:32 #25

Nice looking copter :cool
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15 Apr 2018 11:29 #26







Left most of the stencils off the build. In theatre, for the conflict, it seems most of the brighter markings (not all) were overpainted, and that seems to have meant most of the airframe stencils. Not going to complain about that a bit...

This airframe came to the conflict a little after the ground fighting began but still had a fairly packed war, early on suffering shrapnel damage from mortar fire during an opposed landing. The semi-matt sheen will be kept - Naval airframes of that era were liberally coated in PX-24, a protective coating to displace water. It's exactly the same stuff as WD-40. With the inception of stealth coatings on the F-35B, not sure if it will remain used however.
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15 Apr 2018 11:43 #27

Looks good Dave and if that is H155 it's nigh on spot on.
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15 Apr 2018 18:08 #28

Something I've been putting off for the right day is constructing the support for the folded rotor blades. The Scale Model Warships conversion kit is one I've built a couple of times before and it's just fine. it works exactly as stated on the instruction sheet - however that doesn't mean it's not fiddly and a little stressful at times.





....and sits over the rear fuselage to support the blades around mid-lengths...





This is the final real major assembly of the model and I've managed to get a fair bit of progress on it today so should be finished by the end of the week. Then I've got the Whirlwind to get back to. And that's going to be a beast of a conv...
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15 Apr 2018 20:36 #29

That looks fantastic. The photoetch is beautifully done.
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16 Apr 2018 05:48 #30

:cool
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16 Apr 2018 09:25 #31

That PE was well worth the effort and will improve the model no end.
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16 Apr 2018 14:02 #32

Great stuff here mate, loving the blade stays
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21 Apr 2018 14:04 #33




....and finished. 847 Sqn. 'B' Flight, June 1982

Kit instructions are a mess. Parts are continually misidentified, mistaken and incorrectly sequenced. The colour scheme for this airframe insists it's for '874' Squadron. However, it's a good model all things considered and a generation ahead of the Revell Wessex in the same scale.

This model finished means the Wessex story for me is over in plastic kit form. I've done all of the variants and schemes I wanted to. Now the collection on the shelf really brings the airshow static line of the 1970s & 80s back to life for me. More pics in the gallery but here's a bit of alternative self-indulgence.







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21 Apr 2018 14:44 #34

Super build Dave, and a great line up :cool :cool
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21 Apr 2018 15:38 #35

thats Fab mate and a great flight line
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21 Apr 2018 18:12 #36

Thats a cracking build, Dave. Fantastic line up as well.
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22 Apr 2018 09:14 #37

Wow, awesome build and what a line up, superb.
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22 Apr 2018 09:27 #38

A very nicely built Wessex for the GB.

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The flight line looks superb also!
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