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  1. Actually Ray, 3AD only did 3 conversions. A8-113 was modified at 482Sqn wing section. We received the wings when they were removed during a D service. 113 received the C model wings we had just finished servicing. The modified wings were fitted to the next aircraft in for servicing which was a C model. The actual mod kit we received was complete with all the flap and slat components. We took the original wing tip off and fitted the extended wing section. This was then painted along with all the other parts. then the flaps and slats were fitted and rigged with the rest of the flaps and slats. One small issue cropped up. The internal fuel plumbing differed from A to C models. I spent 2 years in the wing section. A big change coming off Wessex and Iroquois in the Fleet Air Arm.
  2. Thanks guys. Some interesting photos there. Seems like no drawings around.
  3. Does anyone have good drawings of the undercarriage used on the Auster Antarctic aircraft used by the RAF, RAAF and RNZAF Antarctic flights. John
  4. Have a look here for the Fred Spring spitfire drawings. I don't know how accurate the panel lines are. John https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2677622-Spitfires/page2
  5. I have scanned the Aeromodeller and Aviation News drawings. Here is the link to them. If anyone has a copy of Airfix Magazine September 1967, I would appreciate a high res scan of the article. John http://s197.photobucket.com/user/JJELLIS_PHOTO/library/WHIRLWIND?sort=3&page=1
  6. The Aviation News drawings do not show any weapons fitments. So far all the Wasp/Scout drawings I have do show anything either. However the Scale Aircraft Modelling article colour scheme drawings do show some views that might help. John http://s197.photobucket.com/user/JJELLIS_PHOTO/library/Westland%20Wasp%20Scout?sort=9&page=1
  7. Bill. I have the full SRM. I have added the link to Dropbox where you can download it. https://www.dropbox.com/s/vzvzyur1xdjowoc/S-2%20%26%20C-1%20Structure%20%28s%29.pdf?dl=0
  8. Here is a page from the structural repair manual showing the doors. The station numbers are at the top which will give the scale. Approx 53" x 79" John http://
  9. http://s197.photobucket.com/user/JJELLIS_PHOTO/library/Westland%20Wasp%20Scout?sort=9&page=1 Here are the various Wasp and Scout articles that I have collected over the years. The SAM article is a reprint of the Airfix article. John
  10. Here are a few articles I have collected over the years including the Allan Hall conversion from an early SAM magazine http://s197.photobucket.com/user/JJELLIS_PHOTO/library/Westland%20Wasp%20Scout?sort=9&page=1
  11. Did you ever get caught by the wind with an inflated flotation bag? Many fun jobs on the Wessex. Spent many hours squeezed in the engine bay clamping the exhausts back on. I was glad to be posted to B fight and working on Hueys. Nice and easy to work on but I had good times on the Wessex.
  12. 836 was also one of the few Wessex 31B to carry a name. It was called "Ethnic Express" and had the shark panel painted with the Acorn Flight marking from its time on HMAS Stalwart. Melbourne SAR flight aircraft were "Miss Wobbles" and "Miss Dribbles" for obvious reasons. This was in 1980 when I joined HC723. The SAR flight aircraft were 815, 819, 830, 834 but I cant remember which ones were named what. They had the Pedro markings on the shark panel and I think it was 819 and 834 that had the float canisters painted Golden Yellow with Dayglo warnings. John
  13. Here are the Aviation News drawings. I don't know if these are the same as the Warpaint drawings. John
  14. Here is a link to the Aviation News drawings I have scanned. You may not be able to preview the drawings but they will download ok John https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2xhxrv7rvoi5gqg/AADjajYB2w28uJp3a7uyRgF6a?dl=0
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