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Haris Ali

Airfix 1/72 Westland Whirlwind

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Hello everyone.

I was rummaging around the loft looking for a few things. My completed models, stored in boxes, are laid down in layers with the oldest on the bottom. So in something akin to an archaeological dig I removed a lower layer to reveal models I'd forgotten about. This comes from 10-15 years ago as part of a club Airfix model challenge, the older model the better. My painting style has changed a bit but I didn't do a lot of extra work to this kit (the second release version of the kit) apart from a few minor scratch built items. I remember really enjoying making this, and it reminds me of how complicated models can get now with aftermarket products, plus our demands for absolute quality. I reckon it's time I found another older kit to build.

Haris

http://harisali.co.uk/

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Very nice looking model, considering its scale and age :goodjob:

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looks great, I admit to having the same kit kicking around somewhere unopened lol

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That's really smart.

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A nice job on a kit that comes up well with some skilful modelling, as you have shown to good effect. :)

Steve.

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Looks great.

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Very good impression of Whirlwind!

I also really appreciate the idea of sometimes 'returning to basics', relaxing the pressure of potential perfection a bit.

I can't count how many of my projects have stalled because of an overwhelming cornucopia of third party detail sets and research revealing a perceived need for tricky corrections…

Long live the ancient Airfix and Matchbox kits!

Kind regards,

Joachim

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Nice build of a classic kit. built one around the same time although not to the same standard, the LHS was having a sale and the Whirlwind kit was in there.

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I loved that kit when I was a kid. I painted mine in gloss Brunswick green and a gloss yellowy colour. You've proved that the old girl still scrubs up well.

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I've seen builds of the Special Hobby Whirlwind that didn't look as good as that. A proper classic properly done.

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