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About AndyBunney

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    22 & 202 Squadron Search & Rescue

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  1. AndyBunney

    Piper Cub. KP 1/72nd L4.

    And here it is at Full Sutton Airfield
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    Piper Cub. KP 1/72nd L4.

    Not come across the Escapade before but it looks very much like the Mosler N3 Pup which Brian and I built in our Meridian Ultralight days G-MWEA
  3. AndyBunney

    Piper Cub. KP 1/72nd L4.

    Surely G-M....... registrations were only used on microlights. Certainly were in the days I was building full size kit planes and microlights. Loving the build though. I have a KP J3 Cub in 1/72 to do at some point.
  4. AndyBunney

    1/72 Italeri Wessex HAR2

    Correct according to Flightpath who sell the kit. Don't forget there is no tail wheel fitted in this picture which will lift everything higher. I don't have actual dimensions of a full size one to check Flightpath's specifications but I am sure @djparkins will have done his research. (p.s. I have checked that I have used the correct measurements from the instructions.)
  5. AndyBunney

    1/72 Italeri Wessex HAR2

    I take my hat off to you serious modellers. It's just taken me an hour to recess the PE mesh into the top of the tail pylon for the TRGB! It's not the neatest job but I am sure it will look better than the original raised moulding. Too tired to take piccies now, maybe tomorrow. Only another three to do on the tail section. I am also trying to incorporate a rotating sleeve in where the TRGB should be so that I can insert the tail rotor after assembly of the tail section. It may have to be a rubber sleeve like Tamiya use for car axles.
  6. Finished the 205 and most of the 185 is done, just the body shell to paint and decals to do
  7. AndyBunney

    1/72 Italeri Wessex HAR2

    Tail rotor now goes the right way! Also finished the tow bar.
  8. AndyBunney

    1/72 Italeri Wessex HAR2

    Very little activity in the shed over the past week or so as I have had a bad cold and couldn't stop sneezing! Not good when working with tiny 1/72 pieces. I have done quite a bit on the diorama base though. There is no going back now though! Cut the tail off the UH34 fuselage halves ready for the longer cone to be fitted. I think I will leave the original cone in place on the front halves till after the floor and beetleback are on and the halves joined together as the locating pins are on the bit I need to remove. I have also been modifying seats and now have a full row down the port side (1 less than in real life due to another scale error from Italeri.) I will only be able to get 4 on the stbd side behind the door as well instead of the correct 5 (and 3 that the kit includes)
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    1/72 RAF SAR Leconfield

    Pretty much finished the diorama base. A few more lights to install then wire them all up. I am also considering fitting a windsock in the grass at the top left of this picture. The actual position of our windsock was way way way off to the left of this area but I think it will add something to the scene. I shall have a go at making one (complete with a red LED atop the mast of course) and see if it looks right before installing it. Better get on with some helicopters now I suppose but here is a preview of a bit of what is to come.
  10. AndyBunney

    Flying a council house from the upstairs loo

    That's how I remember the winch hook on 22 Sqn between 85 and 88.
  11. Finally caught up with this fantastic build. Congratulations on the progress so far. I see you have the Haynes for the Sea King. Would you recommend this to someone making a HAR3? Or does it not really cover that model sufficiently?
  12. AndyBunney

    1/72 Italeri Wessex HAR2

    Found this picture of SAR wet-fit in a Sea King. Gives a good idea of colours and how the cabin seats fit in both Wessex and Sea Kings. Hope this is useful. @bobsyouruncle @perdu @hendie and anyone else doing either of these aircraft in SAR role.
  13. AndyBunney

    1/72 RAF SAR Leconfield

    It had to be done! Memories of my apprenticeship years at RAF Halton painting all the kerbstones black and white have forced me to add this chapter of my time in the mob to this diorama, even if not totally historically correct. Just done a quick small section to see if it looks right..........................and it does!
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    1/72 RAF SAR Leconfield

    I found this aerial photo of the pan taken around about the right time. It was definitely taken between 1988 and 2003 and shows a different layout of helipads to the 2003 Google Earth image I had been using. So, as I will have 2 Sea Kings and 1 Wessex to display, I thought I would use a bit of poetic licence and add the extra smaller helipad (near the corner of the hangar) to take the Wessex and keep the 2 larger helipads (seen in 2003) for the Sea Kings. Now, do I go the whole hog on the kerbstones like this photo from another part of RAF Leconfield?
  15. I can't wait to see what you do with a 1/8 Red Lodge Wessex @hendie