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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #75 on: April 08, 2013, 07:32:09 am »
Saw some of the egg whisks in the flesh yesterday. Photo's don't do them justice. As I said to you Martin, you've gone up a level or two  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #76 on: April 09, 2013, 02:32:40 pm »
heres another egg wisk  ;D





some of the lads saw this in my work in progress box at Cosford, half built.
Its a Westland Wessex HAS-5 of 820NAS operating off HMS Blake just prior to the Falklands punch up.
Basically this is a trash hauler turned into a "Pinger" It even has a hatch in the floor for the dunking sonar ;D
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #77 on: April 09, 2013, 03:29:53 pm »
Great helos Martin!   :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #78 on: April 10, 2013, 01:56:44 am »
Enjoying these Wessex builds Martin, I've always liked it despite the fact it's face can turn milk sour.  The RAF yella ones used to pass by our village regularly when I was a kid.  One landed in a paddock right next to me when I was doing my paper round, and took off again promptly, no one ever believed me.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #79 on: April 10, 2013, 09:56:29 am »
one more Wessex to go from this batch of whiff's then three more egg wisks (one for Project canceled), then maybe back to fixed wing for a while.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #80 on: April 10, 2013, 01:52:51 pm »
Enjoying these Wessex builds Martin, I've always liked it despite the fact it's face can turn milk sour.  The RAF yella ones used to pass by our village regularly when I was a kid.  One landed in a paddock right next to me when I was doing my paper round, and took off again promptly, no one ever believed me.
Did they at least buy a paper from  you?  :rolleyes:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #81 on: April 10, 2013, 01:53:51 pm »
Lovely helos Martin. This whirlybird 'fetish' is getting to be a bit of an epidemic on here ain't it?? LOL
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #82 on: April 15, 2013, 02:03:18 pm »
Three more furious palm trees tonight  ;D

First up is the Last of the Wessex builds (for now).



This is a Wessex HU-3 operating out of Singapore during the Confrontation. This one has been armed with a 50cal on an improvised mount to act as an escort/fire support boat for the other Junglies of the squadron. Italeri Wessex HAS-3 kit here, minus the ASW gear and gaining the hardware from a UH-34D kit. Decals and paint job from the Italeri Wessex HU-5 kit.

Next!


Army Air Corp Bell Iroquois AH-1B. Normaly found patroling the Belize/Guatemala border. Hence the rocket pods. in 1982 two of the 8 aircraft stationed at Belize airport were shipped as flight deck cargo by HMS Exeter (RN west indies guard ship) to Ascension for onward shipment south to support SAS operations on the Falklands. The wrap around cammo was modified by the under side being painted black once trans shipped under a Chinook from Exeter to HMS Bulwark.
Italeri UH-1C kit built oob but with a new paint job and decals :) Might be more British Hueys from me in due course.

And last but by no means least.................



Here we have a Bristol Type 192AEW. The real Type 192 evolved into the Belverdere used by the RAF. The type was also looked at by the Royal Navy for both ASW and AEW duties. This model is based on a verbal description of the AEW version mentioned during a conversation with TSRJoe. Allowing me to do something for the Project cancelled SIG theme for Telford. AEW projects. Airfix Bristol 192/Belverdere kit with a resin radar pod for a Skyraider AEW from Magna resins.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #83 on: April 15, 2013, 02:09:52 pm »


Here we have a Bristol Type 192AEW. The real Type 192 evolved into the Belverdere used by the RAF. The type was also looked at by the Royal Navy for both ASW and AEW duties. This model is based on a verbal description of the AEW version mentioned during a conversation with TSRJoe. Allowing me to do something for the Project cancelled SIG theme for Telford. AEW projects. Airfix Bristol 192/Belverdere kit with a resin radar pod for a Skyraider AEW from Magna resins.


And what is the theme for the Project Cancelled SIG and the What-If SIG this year for Telford?

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #84 on: April 15, 2013, 02:22:40 pm »
It says it in the text lol.


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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #85 on: April 15, 2013, 05:21:42 pm »
That AEW Belvedere makes SO much sense, and it looks great too.  :cheers:

It's one bitch of a kit so you did some really good work there OGL.  :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #86 on: April 16, 2013, 07:49:05 am »
Agree completely with what Kit has said  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #87 on: April 16, 2013, 08:21:49 am »
Are there any technical specs on that Bristol Type 192AEW Martin?  It looks like something the RN could've done with down in the Falklands ----
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #88 on: April 16, 2013, 08:38:58 am »
LOVE that AEW Belvedere, it looks absolutely amazing.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #89 on: April 16, 2013, 08:54:42 am »
Are there any technical specs on that Bristol Type 192AEW Martin?  It looks like something the RN could've done with down in the Falklands ----
As I said in the text. All I had to work on was a verbal discription, if any one has the details it would be TSRJoe ;D
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