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  1. I was building this in last year's STGB which ended in February, unfortunately I was also extending myself with my Westland Wasp HAS1 and the timetable for this slipped and so, it came to pass that it found a space on a shelf Yes, that shelf As another of the stalled Wessex build models has resurfaced here and I have been doing a bit here bit there on this one I think I can allow her to resurface too The STGB is here I can pop a few of the old pictures in here to set the tone if you like Where it all started Bits rescued from a second version Matchbox Wessex added to bits from a first version Wessex which came with the noses for the early single engined one that I didnt use on my HC2 and Modeldecals sheet 99 Lots of innards made up from pictures And because I didnt want to buy any more after market stuff than the transfers I made up the missing bits from plasticene to cast them from This gave me the hump and the sonar bay position for under the floor Soon tidied that up I built the sonar gear on a false floor that was slid in place when I was ready for it, no way could I do the 'shipinnabottle' thingymajig The winch was rescued from the front of a Minicraft US Army deuce and a half and popped into a custom made frame Electronics racks built up seats made The walls were wired and piped up/down prior to closure And the hump fitted on The parrot beak was moulded and added And the driver and looker's seats made up from plasticard I started to make them both with the seat pans flat for sitting on then changed my mind Flat here Here seen with the one seat up to allow passage from back behind to up top at the front A pull moulded canopy came next with roof console and rotor brake fitted later The home brew sonar well was popped on and the underside plumbing added thanks in the main to photos from Mike/Bootneck and the 4+ magazine drawings after adding surface detailing including the refuelling in flight filler a coat of RAFBG was applied, this was a jar of thirty five year old Compucolor2 paint which was in perfect condition, amazing stuff yellow paint to come which stymied me, horrid evil colour Whatever was the Andrew thinking of bunging it on aeroplanes? This awful mess was where I stalled, time crept quietly by and the STGB Westland Wessex event ended with this unfinished Many very nice Wessii emerged from the STGB so it wasn't all wasted time, only my own wasted endeavour Here is where I'll drop this but rejoice, I have been beavering away at it and there will be better prospects to see later Thanks for looking bill