Italeri wessex hu5 1/48

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Shop Italeri Helicopter 1: 48 Wessex UH. 5. Royal Navy Westland Wessex HU5 Helicopter - 1/48 Plastic Kit by Academy. 2 offers from £ Buy Italeri Wessex Toy Models and get the best deals ✅ at the lowest prices 1/​48 ITALERI WESSEX(UH5) HU5 HELECOPTER MODEL KIT. Detailed In-Box kit review of the Italeri Westland Wessex HU5 scale model.

The Wessex, a turbine-powered version of the Sikorsky S, proved to be a workhorse of the Royal Navy, serving as a troop carrier, air-sea. › › Toy Models › Italeri Wessex Toy Models. Buy Italeri Wessex Toy Models and get the best deals ✅ at the lowest prices 1/​48 ITALERI WESSEX(UH5) HU5 HELECOPTER MODEL KIT.

The Wessex, a turbine-powered version of the Sikorsky S, proved to be a workhorse of the Royal Navy, serving as a 1/48 carrier, air-sea rescue chopper, and anti-submarine warfare platform. The boxtop has the letters flipped, showing the type designation in hu5 American rather than the British style.

Wessex starts with a decent cockpit featuring three-part plastic seats embellished with photoetched-metal harnesses and frames, the option of a italeri or photoetched-metal instrument panel, joysticks and collectives, and rudder pedals. The troop compartment comes next, with webbing seats along both sides, a detailed floor, bulkheads, and ceiling. Those issues are exacerbated by the lack of positive locators for the cockpit in relation to the troop italeri.

I had to take it apart several times to get it right. Placing the interior into one half of the fuselage helps line everything up. Pay attention to Step 4: There are several openings to cut out or drill before closing the body. The nose is separate — probably a nod to other variants italeri the S family to come — wessex that introduces the biggest fit problems wessex the kit.

Dry-fitting showed some heavy mold seams along the upper edges of the halves that Italeri had to remove to get a good fit. I wiggled it close to being right, then refined the fit with sanding.

I had the same problem with the intake insert. The hu5 for the intake screen is easy to cut and will attach with solvent cement. I cut it oversize, pushed it into the part from behind, and used a hobby knife to slit the material on the sides to help it conform. I trimmed the excess mesh with scissors after the cement had dried.

The steps and exhausts are attached after painting and decals. I used slow-setting liquid cement on the main gear legs so I had time to wessex the parts aligned. Pay attention here, because some of the parts 1/48 are flipped in the instructions and on the parts-tree maps. Double-check and dry-fit to ensure you have the wessex parts before committing them to glue.

Same for the antennas on the nose: In Step 11, Part No. There are a italeri of photoetched-metal grilles on the tail, but the material is easy to bend and attach with super glue. I had problems and ended up cracking it.

Of course, this may 1/48 due to user 1/48. I was going to use the plastic rotor-head screen No. So, I used the alternative photoetched-metal part No. The main and tail rotors assemble easily. The main rotor is designed to wessex loose hu5 removable, making transportation easy. The kit includes four marking options. I was tempted by the colorful gray, green, and black camouflaged Royal Air Force rescue chopper, the red hu5 blue Royal Navy rescue bird, hu5 another R.

In the end, I settled on the fourth option, an overall green R. I mixed my approximation of the dark olive green worn by the aircraft using Tamiya NATO green, hu5 green, and a little yellow. The wessex applied well wessex a coat of clear gloss. But a lot of them are too big to fit where they are supposed to go. For example, the rescue markers on the hu5 should fit inside the scribed lines but are out all the way around. The problem is especially noticeable at the front, where there are a lot of stencils.

Putting them all where they belong is complicated. The 1/48 captures the utilitarian lines of the Wessex hu5 and 1/48 makes a terrific addition to my Falklands collection. I spent about 30 hours on 1/48 model not including the repair work you hu5 see in the April FSM. Because of the parts breakdown and photoetched metal, I recommend it to modelers wessex some experience.

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Wessex Aaron Skinner January 7, 1/48 Manufacturer: Italerifrom Model Rectifier Corp. Pros: Good interior; smart use of photoetched metal; nice hu5 options.

Comments: Injection-molded, parts 16 italeri, vinyl meshdecals. The light gray parts italeri finely engraved panel lines and rivet detail. In Step 5, I had to dry-fit, sand, and tweak the part to fit the belly. Eduard PD Mustang. Airfix Italeri F6F-5 Hellcat.

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Levels of detail, especially inside the cockpit and cabin are excellent. It all seems to be here — seats, instrument consoles with sharp raised detail, all excellent. The main instrument panel is etched brass as I mentioned and this is designed to sit over the dials that are on the decal sheet and this system works very well in most scales so should great in Bulged tyres are nice and the Wessex always seems to sit well on slightly bulged tyres and the detailed hubs will make painting a breeze.

Winch, internal seating with fabric effect and the distinctive padding for internal areas like the recently released Airfix Lynx kit all go to make these areas interesting and attractive for any model project. Photo etch for the rotor head internal support area further enhances the internal look of the kit. The detail is very good for the scale leaving nothing else to add. The plastic mesh provided seems to give you an option to use this with the plastic parts or replace both with a PE part.

Decals The glossy finish only bodes well to me as the carrier film is very limited and almost invisible on the roundels. The colour is good, as is the registration with all colours lining up well. It seems slightly forward than it should be. The other mistake seems to be the gear box door with top sides being straight lines while the diagram shows the top side as a curve. The door should be in line with the winch. I see Italeri have got the panel lines for the transmission access panels completely wrong as well.

Do they ever do any research? It seems to me that they are rapidly becoming the European version of Trumpeter! Anyway this build should be interesting, you can never have too many Wessex or Hs. Although I have never built their kit, I stil have some respect for Trumpeter. They dont have as many resources as a European company has. Not just the door position, the two indentations at top of door seem to be someone's imagination. Not seen them on a real Wessex of any version after going through so many pictures.

I intend to start with interior but actually could not start. Looking at references, the front bulkhead is totally wrong. Dont know if Italeri did some research or someone just drew the plans out of imagination. Both Hendie and I have build threads running on BM mine is dormant at present but will show what need to be done. If you enlarge the scale drawings to 48th scale it will help immensly in getting detail in to the correct position.

Photos of the actual cab you wish to build will be of great help as no two airframes were exactly indetical. There's also a mountain of photographic refrence out on Google. Your reference to the amount of flash on the moulded parts, the initail shots weren't brilliant to start with. It's a pity it wasn't a tank of fixed wing aircraft, Italeri might then have made a better job of the kit.

You too noticed the badly researched decals. We stil await the H in this family of kits, I hope for the Italian modellers sakes we get better decals!

I took a lot of photo's of the Wessex HAS. Although it is a HAS. The forward bulkhead that marked grey and red in the post above has two horizontal hatch covers in the centre section and there is an indent, with clamps for a red fire extinguisher removed in the photos on the HAS. Also note the tailwheel position, this is how it looks when under light load.

There isn't much that gets put into the tail section so shouldn't really change that much under heavy load troops, stores etc. I think the panel they give you for the internal engine wall is from an old Tiger tank they had going spare. I was tempted to build a Wessex as its ugly but attractive. The HAS. Thanks though for sharing bootneck. The pictures of that are everywhere.

You dont even have to make an effort! Hi To be fair to Italeri, they didn't mess up the front bulkhead, that's what it looks like in the H which is where the Wessex 5 kit came from. Then Italeri must have seen better sales in the anniversary of the Falklands war and so did a quick divert. Hence the lack of proper research in the 5 kit The saga continues Never had the pleasure on that one Steve, it's one to keep your head down on though. Sounds a bit like sitting on the chocks ahead of the the main wheels of a Gannet whilst the pilot winds the second engine in.

OK, in summer but not on an icy ramp mid winter!!! More than once the chocks slid forward and I rolled out of the way Got chased by an A-4 up the flight line once, the pilot let the anchors off after the chocks went in. Good luck! In my pre-flying days I served in Fearless during the Falklands. The downwash is how it could be different; a laden Chinook puts out a gale that makes a Sea King feel like a toy. Before I knew it I was on my backside being blown down the ramp that leads to the tank deck.

Result one bruised behind and one loss of dignity! Been there, done that but not with a Chinook. You didn't mention all the trackwork raised iron strips on the ramp, or steepness which takes the skin of your knees, elbows and nose when tumbling down it! You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy! Already have an account? Sign in here. Work in Progress - Aircraft. Search In. This site uses cookies! Learn More. Okay, got it.

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