Westland Ravernclaw KAH.2 with photos ++FINISHED ++

Started by McColm, March 13, 2022, 10:19:31 AM

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A kitbash of the Airfix Fairey Rotodyne and the Westland EH-101.

The Rat

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Quote from: The Rat on March 13, 2022, 10:20:42 AM
Excellent idea!  :thumbsup:
Thanks The Rat. I think that I have the parts to finish the build.


With no orders placed the Fairey Rotodyne became the basis of a medium to long-range helicopter. This suited the military and commercial airlines.
Westland would use the HeliDyne as a testbed for the EH-101, which would be improved for the next generation of HeliDynes.


A little bit more work and the Westland  HeliDyne is taking shape. The rotors are held on with Blue-Tac.
Head-on view

Side view shows the landing gear.

Rear view shows the triple tail fins.

Overhead view


I have been working on this over the last few days and made a few changes. It's had a coat of acrylic grey primer and white paint to highlight the parts that I missed when I was sanding and holes that need to be filled in. The landing gear is from the BAe Arctic Fox - parts donated to the Do-24 flying boat concept as I have used some parts for the Me-321b flying boat Air-Car-Ferry build.
The main rotor is now a three bladed type from the Kamov Stealth Helicopter, the shaft being raised to clear the triple fins at the rear. A pair of turbojets from a Fairchild C-119 adorn both sides of the fuselage.
I have found some decals from the Airfix Fairey Rotodyne,but they are a slightly lighter colour than the ones on the original model and don't match the ones from the Revell kit. I might come up with my own colour scheme or have a rummage in the stash for something suitable.

Even upside down they still look different!


[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]


A slight change from three down to two to power the rotor blades.


Captain Canada

That's really wild ! Nice work Steven !
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?



Changed again into a USARMY demonstration helicopter with a familiar stablemate which has got  updated main rotors .


Another radical change, it's got wings


The medium gunship acrylic paint seems to add character to this build. A jamming pod and a in-flight refuelling pod ( came from the  Matchbox/Revell  H.P. Victor K.2 kit) with underwing pylons have been glued in place (the other parts are from the Revell Tornado GR.1 kit).


The drogue basket is now attached with a touch-up in places. Seen here with the Sea Sparrow Floatplane fighter-bomber prototype.