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Hi all,

 

Well this is a real turn out for the books, I've been commissioned to build another Airfix RN Sea King HU5,  by another member 

on the forum and he has agreed that it should go up as a WIP. 

 

So the bits that I was sent for the build.

 

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Decals are from the new Xtradecal sheet, they look rather good but it's a shame that they didn't provide some of the stencils. 

 

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Bits will be liberated from the Revell kit to make up some of the RN specific Fit out, Large radome,  Orange crop boxes, etc,etc.

I'm not detailing up the interior as my previous build but the cockpit will  get a few extras, no crew this time as this will be on the ground.

 

I've got a few things to prep yet before I get started on this and once done I'll get cracking with the build. This one will be Rescue 27 so I'll be on the hunt for more ref pictures,

lucky that I saved all the others from my own build. 

 

So chaps, stay tuned 

 

 

Regards

 

Dan 

 

 

 

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I'm in for this one. Can't have too many Sea King kits in the ether!

 

Terry

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I'm in as well Your attention to detail is so great that nothing is left to chance.

Looking forward to this

 

    Roger

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When is a Sea King build not worth following???
Looking forward with great enthusiasm.

 

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So we have cut plastic,  modifying the cockpit bulkhead, Airfix 

took the parts out of the HC4 kit so it's not accurate for a HU5.

 

Simple job of cutting a bit off.

 

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floor awaiting the HU mods 

 

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Rear windows being blocked in 

 

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More later chaps 

 

 

Dan 

 

 

 

 

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Aaarrgghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.. The Airfix short shotter strikes again !

 

Not what you need at all, that will take a bit of fixing :confused: Bad drills by Airfix 

 

 

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Bulkhead now in place. 

 

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Best get a mail over to Airfix and a replacement part ordered … 

 

Dan

 

 

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That’s in the Ronnie Corbett league of short shots!

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looks interesting - shocking moulding by Airfix though -

such an iconic helicopter

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Just in the nic of time! I am thinking of doing one or 2... May have to get that sheet though...

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Looking good, you got my interest, I'll be following your build. Pity about the 'short shot' Come on Airfix up the anti...

 

Colin

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You got me hooked! Ordered the Xtradecal sheet. I hope to do two from it, an HU5 and a HAS1. Have 2 Airfix kits so should be good. Also have a Revell kit, may have to do differently with that. 

 

Cheers for for the info on the decals!

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A bit of an update, Telford is now out of the way 

and work has settled down slightly so I have a bit of bench time.

 

I've used a spare sea king fuselage side that the client sent me but it was primed on the sprue with I think Humbrol 

primer, this stuff wouldn't shift using the traditional methods such as Mr Muscle, IPA , Model strip and a few other products.

Hence the decision to use a new kit, I've managed to strip the primer off using a product by Tamiya for cleaning and prepping 

RC car bodies, not cheap stuff but it lifted off the primer with ease. 

 

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One of the side windows has been glued into place, this one will get painted over and sanded flush as it's deleted on the HU5 version.

 

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A complete engine housing 🙂 

 

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Cabin bulk head taking shape

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Refuelling cap filled, I'll scratch the RN port that sits under the main cabin door later.

 

 

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One item that I treated myself to at Telford was these, certainly not cheap but OMG …. these really are the dogs when it comes to side cutters,

no resistance when cutting at all and they cut clean with no stress marks on the plastic. The blades are so thin and sharp it's almost cutting into butter with a hot knife.

It comes with it's own leather cover, cleaning rag and hard plastic cover.

 

That's the Xuron cutters kicked into touch and held only as a spare :cyclops:

 

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Stay tuned for more.

 

Dan 

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Like the look of those cutters Dan.

The Sea King is starting to come together, now looking forward to more

 

   Roger

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Cheers Roger,

 

So a bit more done, removing the RAF bits n Bobs from the underside also filled the rear cabin windows with Magic Sculpt, first pass with a sanding stick.

Tail has been popped together.

 

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More later 

 

 

Dan

 

 

 

 

 

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Dan - you may well already know this, but as well as the pressure refuelling point (under the cargo door rather than behind, which was a mod for the HAR3 & HC4 to stop clodhopping boots standing on it - you’ve already started fixing that)... you also need to modify the port side.  Those two scoops (under the Observer’s window and immediately behind the port forward door) are gravity refuelling points... and once again the HAR3 & HC4 had a different configuration of fuel tanks from their ASW / AEW cousins.  Anyway, for an HU5 you need a third gravity refuelling point.

 

Oh, and those cutters are indeed the dog’s.

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Cheers Chaps :yes:

 

The refuelling points will all get done as per my first build, but good info for anyone who missed my first build.  This one is going to be wheels down

on the ground with a few FOD guards and RBF tags in place. Same levels of detail as my other build except the interior, the client wants doors closed 

and no crew in the seats. It should save a bit of time not going to mad on the cockpit and cabin.  Markings are going to be for cab 27 again from 771 NAS.

 

More later chaps and thanks for all the likes :thumbsup:

 

 

Dan  

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Nice build happening here Dan. I have two of these in the stash, beautiful aircraft indeed!

 

Terry

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Looking forward to seeing this progress, especially the scratching of the new fuelling points - I started one a while back which I really must get back to. I focused more on the interior as I wasn't keen on the idea of making the new fuelling point so hoping to learn something for next time: 

 

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Here’s one I made earlier, it shows the refuelling points being fabricated.

 

 

 

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Only just come across this will be following.  Looking good so far. 

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Err those clippers! Are they any good for toe nails  :whistle:

 

 

 

 

 

just asking 😉

 

Good steady progress buddy . . . . .

 

Kev

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