Italeri 1/48th westland Wessex HU.5
Another Italeri Wessex completed, this time an HU.5 Rescue version from 771 Squadron based at Culdrose. This was my second model of this version as my first, a Commando version from 707 Squadron from Yeovilton met an untimely demise after my wife was a little too enthusiastic with her cleaning!
The Italeri kit is a joy to make, just let down a bit by some inaccurate decals. The Ace of Spades Squadron marking is all the wrong font, as are several of the stencil markings. I used some after market markings for 707 Squadron and with those left over may well do a Green Parrot Admirals Barge from 781 Squadron one day.
Still got the HAS.1 to build yet first though.
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Another excellent build!
much appreciated and glad that you like.
Good looking rotor tops!
thanks for that Greg. Hopefully my photo skills gradually improving!
Another marvelous model. Well done!
Very nice build...very nice indeed. I love it!
glad that you like...or even love!
That's a real eye-catcher. One small photography tip: try some shots with your camera at scale eye level.
thanks for the tip Pip, I'll certainly try that idea out.
Another great Wessex, and from RNAS Culdrose, I remember going to their airshows in the 1960s, great days out.
I remember 70's air shows at Yeovilton and the 60's were a great period for many British aircraft I fondly remember