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Westland Wessex HU.5 (Italeri 1/48 + + + )

January 5, 2016 in Aviation

Hi fellow modellers. It has been a while since my last post, but I think this one is good enough to be presented on this site.

I have been waiting for this kit for a long time and was pleasantly surprised and somehow dissapointed at the same time as this kit has good and bad features. I’ve decided to throw in basically everything that was available for it at the time of the build, so complete Eduard Photo etched set was used and in the middle of the build, The scale worship rotor fold was bought (as my display cabinet was a bit too tight for extended rotors. A fair bit of scrathbuilding was also needed for all the exterior piping. Used lead wires and some albion alloy tubing. Painting was done using Gunze paints, weathering with Ammo washes. Hope You like it. And don’t forget to enjoy your (our) hobby! Best regards! G

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21 responses to Westland Wessex HU.5 (Italeri 1/48 + + + )

  1. Let me be the first to compliment on this stellar rendition of an awesome machine! Re: “think this one is good enough to be presented on this site” that’s flattering, but I do believe that all modeling deserves to be shown… thanks for sharing!

  2. You did an excellent job on that one! All little details do make a big difference to a standard OOB build. I just want to turn every handle and open every hatch πŸ™‚

  3. Superb modelling. Well done

  4. That’s very nice!

  5. Now THAT is an outstanding build, sir. Attention to detail is stunning. What a beautiful job you’ve done….I think we just may see this again next month. Several thumbs up on this one.

  6. Grega, beautifully done throughout!

  7. Wow – stunning build! Thanks for showing all the detail. You just did an outstanding job on it.

  8. Hi Grega, great build!
    It is visible that you have given a serious amount of effort and time into this model. I like final result, thanks for sharing!

    PS. Did you forget to take sponge from the exhaust? πŸ™‚

  9. Exactly how I remember them !! – I think if you were to take this to the FAA Museum at Yeovilton, they’d put it in glass case right there and then !!

    Superb model, just superb.


  10. WOW!
    Awesome build- can you give some pointers as to how you photographed it? I am struggling to get the same quality of contrast and clarity in my shots!

    • Final photos were taken at the nationals by my friend. So I can’t give You any pointers of the settings of the camera. But i remember it was pretty dark and the daylight was coming from the left side. The model was placed on grey backdrop. Hope that helps.

  11. Wonderful job and the detail is just outstanding. How long did it take you to build her?.

  12. Beautiful work, Grega.

  13. Dear friend, your superior work
    with the naked eye in a live thus through the photo
    It is really a professional product.
    great work.

    We’ll see you at the meeting .22.1.2016 pri Ε½abarju.

  14. Great attention to detail. The passion with which you approach this hobb y is quite evident in the final product. Well done she is a beauty!!!

  15. Just a lovely build, paint and finish on this one. I really like this one a lot.

    Congrats a on an excellent build.

  16. Fantastic job. I love the Wessex and most certainly love yours!

    So nice to see a Fleet Air Arm one as well, no disrespect to the ‘crabs’!

  17. That is just beautiful. Love it. I like the in-progress photos also.

    Well done. I’m off to look at those pics once more. πŸ™‚

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