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LostCosmonauts

Air sea rescue - Airfix Sea King & RNLI launch

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Calling this done. 1st boat, 1st helicopter, 1st diorama or scenery. Pretty pleased with the end result

 

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and a bit of a tour round 4 sides

 

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Additions of scratch built interior in Sea King, PJ productions resin aircrew. Base is hardboard, strip pine and polyfiller. Helicopter mounting is acrylic rod with a steel washer glued on top, helicopter has two small magnets flush mounted to underside.

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Like it a lot. I am going to have to give serious consideration to doing some kind of sea- or water-based diorama soon.

 

Nice idea with the magnetic attachment on the helicopter too, I guess that means you can detach it and show it separately as a stand-alone model... good thinking! :thumbsup2:

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1 minute ago, clive_t said:

I guess that means you can detach it and show it separately as a stand-alone model... 

Yes, both helicopter and boat can be shown seperately. The boat sits in a cut-out lined with some foam bike handlebar tape to avoid scratches & just lifts clear

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Excellent scene -- well done..!!

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Great to see this one finally finished. It's impossible to choose between The Sea King and the Lifeboat. Both are superb and deserving of their own display base, so I can understand why you've made them removable. But together they form the perfect duo in a way that few 'pairs' can.

 

Congratulations.

Badder

 

 

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Nicely done.  A couple of 'finesse' observations:

 

1.  You've put some white water on the small bow wave, indicating that the Severn is moving, but it would have (does have!) much more white water in the wake from the stern of the vessel.

 

2. The helicopter would be pointing into wind and formating on the lifeboat, which is moving forwards, so the rotor downwash would be blown downwind (into about the helicopter's 7 o'clock in this dio) and not be directly underneath.  

 

3.  For winching to a Severn, a Sea King would start more or less astern of the LB and run in up the line of the wake so that the pilot could keep the best visual references all the way to the overhead. Yours is obviously moving away after winching!

 

All points of detail/pedantry which shouldn't detract from the fact that you've produced a very eye-catching dio.

 

Jon  (2100 hrs Sea King HAR.3!)

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Hello, i like your diorama very much!

Canu tell me whats the kit of the life boat? We in Germany have crews on numerous Seenotrettungskreuzer, we love and respect that seamen, saving lives under great danger and so we love the British ones too, with huge respect!!

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Thanks for the tips @Jonners tbh I was going for how I could fit both in and look ok. I’ve half a mind to do a Navy 819 squadron HU5 retrieving a fallen climber so will have a mind to how it might be done in real life for that

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