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Ex-FAAWAFU

ZE419, a Sea King HAS5 that (temporarily) forgot how to fly

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My condolences too, Crisp.

(Fingers still crossed for you though)

 

Did you say in a previous thread that you want a Wasp?

Would a built 1/50th one with a few bits missing do?

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OK, time to take stock; I think - apart from the barn door, which obviously has to wait until the masking is removed before it can be added - that I have now added every lump, bump, greeblie and aerial to this beauty, so she is now ready for a polish and some primer.  That will be tomorrow, but for now here is a series of all-round photos so you can see what she looks like:

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And this is what the re-worked window looked like before I masked it; not perfect, but a big heap better.

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Tomorrow we get to the airbrush, albeit (first up) just for some Mr Surfacer...

 

Crisp

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1 minute ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

 

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That is a great looking helibijopter Crisp (helibijopter being my 2 year old grandaughter's appelation for her dad's Chinook!) - even the heffer in the background looks like she likes it!

 

Can't wait to see the paintjob go on!

 

Keith

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That winch a couple of pages back is a thing of steampunk beauty in its raw state! The cumulative effect of all these tiny details and structures is just lovely. I completely agree with you about the quality of Flightpath's stuff and the microfiller primer.

Tony

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3 hours ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

OK, time to take stock; I think - apart from the barn door, which obviously has to wait until the masking is removed before it can be added - that I have now added every lump, bump, greeblie and aerial to this beauty, so she is now ready for a polish and some primer.  That will be tomorrow, but for now here is a series of all-round photos so you can see what she looks like:

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Your head-on shots reminded me of this, as seen on a Norwegian Mk.43:

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Not really doable in 1/72, so I'll resist - but would be a talking point in 1/48!

Suspect it might be classed as a Flight Safety issue?

 

Commiserations on the 'thanks, but no thanks', Crisp.....

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The obligatory screw driver for the battery compartment in stuck in the up-lock of the nose electronics compartment door latch...

 

I loved it when I was allowed to lift it out, attach the battery connector, and close the two dzuz fasteners... (many years ago as a kid...)

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Bloody Hell.  This aircraft is fighting me every inch of the way.  I picked it up just now to look at something.... and heard that tell-tale rattle of something that has come adrift inside.  I have absolutely no idea what it is, and I cannot think of any sensible way of getting it out.  

 

So until the masking comes off, it is all guesswork...  

 

Still aggravating, though!

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Final tiny bits before primer - mostly weapon related.  Firstly this thing just by the port stub-wing:

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Special Weapon related, I think, because it only appears on the port forward station.

 

My effort is cobbled together from two spare bits of Eduard PE, suitably filed into shape - two unused torque links from the undercarriage, to be specific:

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Sorry - not easy to photograph.

 

More later - though the next time you see this helicopter it might be black!

 

Crisp

 

P.S. Here is the equivalent on the other side:

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...and here is the snag list, which proves that the next thing to do is prep the surface and apply primer.

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2 hours ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

Bloody Hell.  This aircraft is fighting me every inch of the way.  I picked it up just now to look at something.... and heard that tell-tale rattle of something that has come adrift inside.  I have absolutely no idea what it is, and I cannot think of any sensible way of getting it out.  

 

So until the masking comes off, it is all guesswork...  

 

Still aggravating, though!

 

Not wishing to minimise your aggravation, but I am heartened to hear that such things also happen to modellers much more skilled than myself !!

 

Keith

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Sooo close! It'll be nice to see her with a bit of paint on, certainly be looking mighty cool in black primer! Just a small note when admiring @andyf117s hi res photo below

 

RAF Seaking Winch

 

I was doing a bit of rivet spotting (yes there is an avdel rivet on the winch cover missing its mandrel!) and then noticed that whacking great handle under the winch. Not sure if they were fitted in the timeframe your modeling but I do now remember using it as a step when working around the winch with them fitted to bog standard mk 6's. I do like that picture though!

 

Bob

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They certainly weren't fitted to bog standard front line HAS5s in the late-80s.  I also happen to know (because I tracked down the original photo to see whether there were any more where that came from) that this is an HAR3 (presumably a "Grey Whale").

 

But yes, there is some top rivet action in that shot!

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Just beat me to the edit! I saw one of your earlier pics without it, so delay the last and carry on :winkgrin:

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The other giveaway is the winch light - only SAR cabs (RN & RAF) had that second version of the lamp on the winch frame.

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So, when the UFO nutters go on about black helicopters, is this what they mean?

 

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It will now not be touched until at least tomorrow morning, so for once I am lying when I say...

 

More soon

 

Crisp

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1 hour ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

They certainly weren't fitted to bog standard front line HAS5s in the late-80s.  I also happen to know (because I tracked down the original photo to see whether there were any more where that came from) that this is an HAR3 (presumably a "Grey Whale").

 

But yes, there is some top rivet action in that shot!

 

Negative to the 'Grey Whale', it's an HMS Gannet HU.5, incorrectly titled as an RAF aircraft, even though the photographer includes in his description otherwise correct details of the SAR flight here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bangorfuji9500/5849323468/

The easy giveaway is the yellow emergency rescue stencil - RAF Grey Whales had black markings.....

Incidentally, check the thumbnails under the photo from the above link, and either side of the winch one are a view in through the red-framed pilot's window, and the bubble window with reflection of red sponson.....

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