Italeri 1:48 Westland Wessex HU.5

DLG Dave
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24 Feb 2018 22:33 #1









So, this will finish off my collection of Wesssesssexxsxess and they'll all four have been built for MMM Group Builds. This will be mostly SFTB with the rotor fold accessory seen in one of the phots. Plain Green Drab airframe seen in the South Atlantic in 1982.
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24 Feb 2018 22:40 #2

i like this one
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24 Feb 2018 23:06 #3

:cool
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25 Feb 2018 09:25 #4

Far better quality than the old Revell one and a nice review, I'm looking forward to this.
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10 Mar 2018 19:42 #5



Slow start while I finish off some other projects. Just the interior colouring and a bit of drilling to accept some fuselage fittings. This is my second HU.5 and the fourth Italeri Wessex I've built so it's just going through the motions right now. The interior will be given some bare weathering and drybrushing but otherwise there will be no other detail, apart from the cabin seats.
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10 Mar 2018 19:57 #6

Looking forward to seeing this unfold :cool
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11 Mar 2018 10:28 #7

:like
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12 Mar 2018 07:20 #8

That's nice. I keep thinking, it's about time I added some whirlybirds to my collection, and one of these in RAF Rescue yellow would look good!
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18 Mar 2018 16:53 #9



Slow but steady going. For the superdetailer there's plenty of room for extra work here, and it can be seen through the open side canopies and an opened cabin sliding door. On this occasion it's strictly SFTB and what's there is going to be good enough for me.
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mac1677
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18 Mar 2018 19:01 #10

Nice start Dave :cool
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Beaver
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19 Mar 2018 10:16 #11

A good start. I have daily access to a Wessex HU.5 if you could use photos of specific parts*.


* That's assuming it has the specific part fitted!
On the bench;

Not a Lynx (for a while).
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DLG Dave
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19 Mar 2018 20:45 #12

Nikon User wrote:A good start. I have daily access to a Wessex HU.5 if you could use photos of specific parts*.


* That's assuming it has the specific part fitted!
Thanks for the offer but not only do I have a stack of references, I've a fair library of my own personal phots - the Wessex was one of my favourite aircraft and I had the good fortune to encounter them on the ships I was on with a degree of frequency.

The only thing I'm not 100% totally clear on in the over-the-counter colour for the green. I know the BS reference for it, but not what it translates to in terms of Humbrol or whatever.
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26 Mar 2018 19:26 #13





Self-explanatory really. Not too much effort and it begins to look like a Wessex.
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26 Mar 2018 23:05 #14

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27 Mar 2018 07:47 #15

It doesn't take long for a Wessex shape to emerge from the parts. Looking good.
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27 Mar 2018 08:08 #16

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.
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27 Mar 2018 10:44 #17

Try Humbrol 155 or have a look here as the BS number swatch is on the right with alternatives swatches on the left. http://www.e-paint.co.uk/Colour_alterna ... ive%20drab
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27 Mar 2018 16:13 #18

Excellent work.
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28 Mar 2018 00:48 #19

Although they are quite different, this reminded me of an old American tv series, Riptide. This looks a very good kit as the seams appear minimal.
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28 Mar 2018 15:58 #20

:cool

An icon of a whirlybird!!
On the Bench:
Airfix 1/48 Harrier GR3
Airfix 1/48 Canberra B(I)8

On the Shelf:
A family of Harriers, mainly in 1/48 (GR7, FRS1, FA2) some in 1/72 (GR5, T10).
Trio of Eurofighter a Typhoons in 1/48 (EF2000, Single seater and Twin seater).
1/48 Spitfire Mk9
1/72 B17
1/48 Tornado F3
1/48 Alpha jet
Many more...
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