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Airfix 1/72nd Westland Sea King HAR 3

September 2, 2017 · in Aviation · · 14 · 7.6K

The newish Sea Kings are really good kits and build well. Whilst they maybe lack a bit of rivet detail and appear a bit more smoother skinned that real Sea Kings, in that a liveable issue.

One thing Airfix did not so well is the air filter box above the windscreen. The use of decals on a plain sided box just does not look right. I therefore back dated mine to an earlier version.

However I took artistic licence with the markings applied, as they are for a more recent HAR 3A. I can live with it though!

If you like British Sea Kings, then the Airfix kits are spot on. Now here's hoping that they look at doing the Sikorsky versions, as I a real soft spot for US Navy versions.

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14 responses

  1. Mark, Really nice and a very attractive scheme. Well done !

  2. Beauty, Mark! That is really well done.

  3. Spot on Mark! A very convincing build.

  4. YES...what they said! 🙂

  5. Mark, a favorite scheme of mine! Really looks the part, too! Thanks for the review, shame about the air filter box, though.

  6. Hello Mark,
    Excellent. The weathering makes it complete.
    Regards, Orion / The Netherlands.

    • Thank you Dirk. Thought an operational finish, rather than air show display finish makes for a nicer model. Well that my excuse as pristine finishes not my strongest point.

  7. very nice. You did a really good job

  8. I like it! You're detail work made the monochromatic yellow scheme come alive.

  9. Very nice job Mark 🙂


  10. Many thanks for the appreciative comments on a great aircraft

  11. Beautiful finish on this one, Mark, it really looks the part.

  12. Great work on that Sea King!

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