1/32 Scale Westland Wessex from Fly Models
January 21, 2016 in Aviation
Hey Guys, I received this Kit for Christmas, It was one from Marc to Marc, and Marc knows exactly what I need for Christmas.
Started this early December and continued with the build till I had to leave for the Congo again for a few weeks.
This is the Fly Models Westland Wessex Hu 3. Its a real big kit in 1/32 scale, with lots of resin and PE. The resin is not too bad but is lacking a little detail, the instrumentation consoles were quite good, about the best out of all the resin you get.
I started off with the cockpit and then cut open a panel and scratch built a instrumentation compartment that was situated above the turbine engine, did a few test fits and sanding and got a really good fit.
I then started with the passenger compartment, the kit is supplied with paper canvas seats, this just would not work for me, so I took lead sheet, used the paper seats as a template and made the seats, added the PE buckles (which I thought were a little too big) and painted. I also scratch built the radio, intercom shelves and made a head set to hang from the ceiling.
I managed to join the fuselage halves before I had to pack again and go into deepest darkest Africa.
I have added a picture of our dog Baily, my building companion, as you all can see he was not impressed by the work I have done so far on the kit.
All the best
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