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1/72 Fujimi Sea King HAR.3

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Here's a question on an older kit that I hope someone will be able to answer for me. Can anyone tell me what the Royal Navy markings that are in the kit? I cannot locate an instruction sheet online for the kit that would illustrate it. Have three of the West German Sea Kings, a Flying Tiger, and a USN SH-3 waiting in the 'wings'. I always passed this particular kit by, because of the yellow plastic (I guess I am lazy) and I do not model RAF generally, not knowing that there were RN markings inside. I concentrate on building mostly naval air subjects (USN, RN, RN, RAN). Always thought that at least the green plastic in the West German was easier to cover with greys. I think I even have an old Airfix kit that I bought for the decals! I know about the Heller Sea King (same kit) with the 814 NAS decals. Now if I can find a MODELDECAL Set 49 or Model Alliance 72121 for a decent price I'd be happy. Thank you!

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I have (most) of the Fujimi decal sheet but cannot find the instructions , one option is offered for XV661 with pairs of decals for 'Royal Navy' with small 'XV661' below , '266' in the same size as the RN logo , 'H' in the same size  and large '66' all in white and no form of unit badges.

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Thank You. HMS Hermes a/c, 814 NAS, HAS.1 del 1970, update~1979 to HAS.2, then to HAS.5, ending up preserved as an HU.5SAR. I think I have markings for her as a HU.5SAR. Thank again!

 

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Got lucky, just found Modeldecal set 49 on Ebay from Belgium for 5 EURO, 2 more for postage. Nice little birthday (today) present for myself!

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Thank you! Wonder when this came out, notice it's got 2017 on the sheet. Wasn't there the last time I scrolled through Hannants. Different cabs, but same roster of NAS. Going to have to pick this up before they are gone. Maybe a few more folks are thinking of using the newest Airfix HAR.3 as the bones for an HAS.1 or a .2 (like me).

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I’ve gone down the route of using the Airfix kit to convert it to a HU 5 SAR cab, I’m using the 771Sqn decal sheet from the same company and it’s very well printed. 

The HAS 3 needs a lot of modification to change it from a RAF to a RN cab but most of the items are in the box. 

 

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235023572-westland-sea-king-hasr-5/&

 

Not an impossible job and very enjoyable 

 

771 decals 

 

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MA7267

 

Cheers

 

Dan 

 

 

 

 

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Truth be told, your build is one that I've referenced for my future builds as inspiration (and a motivation to join BritModeller). I have 3 Airfix AEW kits to use for parts, like the HAS.5/6 radome and other lumps and bumps (I foolishly bought them on sale without checking for reviews and did not realize that they were still using the old Sea King mold, glad I didn't also get the HU.5 SAR). I had previously gotten the wonderful HC.4 kit first as I always wanted to do a Junglie OOB, so I thought they would update the AEW version also. I figured I could do HAS.1/2/2A's from the HAR.3 kit, from the references here and the Warpaints book, Air Power's Summer 1996 issue, Wings of Fame issues, Aircraft of the FAA since 1945, the Chartres book, etc. Plus FB pages on the FAA and Westland Helos. Like I said I enjoy the researching also. Thanks for the reference links! Greatly appreciated! 

Very Respectfully,

Scott  

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The Heller kit of the Airfix model had 814 NAS decals with the badges. If you can wait there will be a new sheet covering Sea King HAS2 coming to follow the 771 NAS 60th Aniv & HAS1 sheets that were out for Telford Regards Len

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How old are your Fujimi kits? I bought a joblot of seven from the US via eBay a few years ago (even with postage, they were only £7.00 each!), comprising two German Mk.41/Belgian Mk.48, two JMSDF HSS-2B, and three USN SH-3H....

 

When I started building a couple for the STGB here at the beginning of 2016, I discovered they were all the initial releases with totally incorrect framing for the side windows (and associated lower curved frame). The part was corrected for the RAF HAR.3 release and later Flying Tiger, and subsequently replaced in the earlier issues - but if yours look like these: 955206584_o.jpg

.....then you'll need to modify or replace them! I tried contacting Fujimi last year in an attempt to get the seven replacements I need, but never got any response.....

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I will have to check, three of them are the W.German, so I'm assuming they are old, then a Testors/Fujimi issue of a USN SH-3H, and the newest is the RN Flying Tiger, so I will have to compare. I'm planning on using the Airfix HAR.3 starter kit for my RN HAS versions. (just ordered MA72068 from Hannants).The older Fujimi kits will be okay for USN HSS-2'S SH-3A's SH-3D's and RCN CHSS-2's versions. I like the early dark grey color schemes versus the lighter white/greys, overall light greys, etc. but I have an older sheet with HU.5 SAR and a single HAS.6 on it, so who knows?  If I can get some Revell issues for reasonable cost, have to just refer to the postings here.

 

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