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I've made my choice, it's the cyber hobby 72nd scale aew. 2 Falklands 

Boxing, I've got eduard masks, and cockpit, and exterior pe  for it,  hopefully  make a start some time over the weekend

The box art

Cheers 

Glynn 

 

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welcome along Glynn and you've bought something quite different, a chopper, the first for this build.

 

I was wondering when or if we'd see a chopper in the build, though I would have expected it to be in the Tank Killer or maybe Ship killer builds. But a AEW one will certainly fit into the ever growing Recon/AWACS/Elint group, which is nice because we normally don't see many of these in GB's

 

Good luck with the build, sounds like you have some nice extras to go with her, look forward to seeing her in the gallery.

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2 hours ago, trickyrich said:

welcome along Glynn and you've bought something quite different, a chopper, the first for this build.

 

I was wondering when or if we'd see a chopper in the build, though I would have expected it to be in the Tank Killer or maybe Ship killer builds. But a AEW one will certainly fit into the ever growing Recon/AWACS/Elint group, which is nice because we normally don't see many of these in GB's

 

Good luck with the build, sounds like you have some nice extras to go with her, look forward to seeing her in the gallery.

 

55 minutes ago, Hockeyboy76 said:

Oooooh, good luck with your build dude. Do like a Sea King even if it’s a Navy one. 

 

Thanks @trickyrich and @Hockeyboy76 I picked this up for the princely sum of £13,

Which considering its not everyone's first choice of a sea king, in my book is still well worth a go, I haven't found any bad reviews of the kit, but the go-to revell sk is nearly  twice the price, at  over £20, when you can find one, never liked those  raised rivets though on that one

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51 minutes ago, modelling minion said:

Excellent choice Glynn, got to love a Sea King!

Very interested to see what you can do with this kit mate.

Thanks Craig, a few bits and bobs to sort out, but fingers crossed I reckon It'll be ok

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9 hours ago, PhantomBigStu said:

Good to know this subject fits, I’f time allows I’ll enter the new tool airfix as an AEW2 :)

I hope you do stu, I'd like to see the airfix  kit built up to compare, 

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1 hour ago, andyf117 said:

I'll see your AEW.2(s), and raise you a Revell ASaC.7....

 

I take it that's what you'll be doing in the gb? If so  I may need to quiz you during the build,  I've just had a look at your previous sea Kings, very nicely finished all of them,  , I look forward to your build , do you have any experience with this cyber hobby kit I've got, (it's my first sea king build since the old airfix mold many moons past,

Cheers 

Glynn 

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54 minutes ago, andyf117 said:

Sea King devoid of rivets just looks wrong...

I agree but in 72nd I think acceptable 

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This is a subject I'm delighted to see in the GB. It has just the right air of a typically British budget lash-up that somehow works.

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31 minutes ago, Col. said:

This is a subject I'm delighted to see in the GB. It has just the right air of a typically British budget lash-up that somehow works.

Thanks col  I've  amassed every bit of pe available for it, which is quite a lot ,internal, equipment,external,and cockpit and masks.ive been beavering away this last couple of nights and I'll update tomorrow, i must say it is a gorgeous little kit really nicley detailed, alas no raised rivets, but forgivable in  72nd i reckon

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40 minutes ago, Hewy said:

Thanks col  I've  amassed every bit of pe available for it, which is quite a lot ,internal, equipment,external,and cockpit and masks.ive been beavering away this last couple of nights and I'll update tomorrow, i must say it is a gorgeous little kit really nicley detailed, alas no raised rivets, but forgivable in  72nd i reckon

Should be an epic one to follow count me in sir 

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A start on the photo etch, I mentioned earlier that I have all of the eduard sets for this model, interior, exterior, aew equipment, and masks,  it is a wonderfully detailed kit   , I'm impressed, no rivet detail as on  the the revell sea king, but that doesn't bother me in 72nd, 

If any one can give me a heads up on interior colours, seats, floors,  inner sides, I would very much appreciate it, the instructions don't give a lot away here, 

The journey so far

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 Sponsons, tail section and undersides are together, you can see here inside the fuselage many ejector pin marks, eduard will be my friend here

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 I have noticed there is no  cabin roof in the kit which I find a bit strange considering the rest if the nice details, I'll have to cobble something together for that along with a deflated radome cover

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Any sea kingish tips and pointers will greatly appreciated (and taken on board) 

Thanks

Glynn 

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21 minutes ago, Mottlemaster said:

I cant even fold a sheet so look at your work with a BIG BIG wow .    I had to go back to your box art to confirm its  1/72 scale .

 

Cheers
Alistair

Thanks Alistair, there are some tiny tiny parts, but to be fair the sea king is a pretty large model at 72nd

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2 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Very Nice etch work there Hewy. This will definitely be a good looking Seaking when you're done. 

 

33 minutes ago, trickyrich said:

I agree, some nicely done PE work, the model looks to be nicely detailed as well.

Thanks Dennis, rich, I might get round to actual breaking out the plastic glue, as opposed to ca, later today

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Great job on the interior Glynn.

Can't help with pictures of the interior of an AEW 2 unfortunately, might have a couple of Sea King manuals I'm not supposed to have but they only cover the earlier Mk's and more with GA drawings than with photos.

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