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Christian WERY
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Sea King 1/48

September 29, 2022 · in Aviation · · 24 · 1.2K

Westland RS01.
Five Westland Sea King Mk.48 helicopters were delivered to Belgian Air Force in 1976. They remained operational until 2019, based in Koksijde, for search and rescue operations at sea.
RS01 is now at the Air Museum in Brussels, RS02 & 04 are at the historical museum of Chard (England), normally in flying condition, RS03 is in the hangars of Coxyde and RS05 is used as teaching material in an aeronautical school.

Base (#7201) .
Conversion set : Royal Navy Westland HAS.6 de DJ. Parkins
Scratch for interior and external elements as turret FLIR (Milliput).
Instrument panel cockpit : Eduard
Colors : Tamiya / Gunze and decals DACO.

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  1. Brilliant job on his Christian, amazing detail

  2. Just FANTASTIC Christian @christw. The camo paint is perfectly realized. Thanks for sharing another great bird from the BAF.

  3. Indeed, a wonderful result, Christian! You don't see many of them built, let alone excellent examples, such as yours!

    • It's very kind of you to insist on the fact it's not often built. I think Hasegawa boxes "Save & Rescue" are expensive now or impossible to get somewhere at 1/48 scale. Conversion set from D J Parkins (out of stock now, i think) is very rich but there are many elements I had to scratch myself. The five belgian Sea Kings were so... unique.

      I would thank you for the kits you shared here on iModeler, all are interesting and well done, even if I don't always comment. Waiting for your next realizations ! Congrats Spiros.

  4. Nice work.
    My Brother was a flight engineer from start to retirement of the Sea King at Koksijde.

  5. Lovely looking helicopter, Christian.

  6. Beautiful build and ditto scheme, Christian @christw. This Belgium Sea King looks superb.

  7. This is really special. WOW! Detail is out of this world. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Another amazing @christw project. Great result, Christian.

  9. Wow. We don’t give prizes on here but if we did….

    That’s an absolute stunner, Christian.

  10. Totaly outstanding! Bravo!

  11. Superb work Christian - I love the steps man, the detail is impecable. I can look at this for hours.

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