Airfix 1\72 Seaking HC.4

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  1. peterairfix

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    I was going to do a side by side build with the older kit but I am knocking that on the head and I will be doing a stand alone build.
    I will be doing the winter camp and also I will be going the whole hog with pe for the inside and outside and a masking set.
    I the meantime I will have a go at the new mould HAR.3 20160731_181417.jpg
     
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    I have this kit and the HAR3/3A kit. It's a massive improvement on the old Airfix Sea Kings but there are still areas that are disappointing IMO. Looking forward to your builds.
     
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    I've never really done a whirlybird but this seems a nice looking kit
    With full pe interior this will no doubt be fiddly but with your track record this will be a breeze for you eh

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    That is a very nice kit, the folded tail and rotor option worked out nicely. I did the same kit a little while ago.

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    While waiting for my pe and masking sets I have been getting on with my HAR.3 and this is the main cabin finished. P1030877.JPG P1030878.JPG P1030879.JPG P1030880.JPG
     
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    My top tip Peter would be to paint the front and back of the troop seats, you can see the backs through the windows.
     
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    Thanks for the tip
     
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    I have just had both sets of PE and my masking kits kindly delivered by Mr postie P1030882.JPG P1030885.JPG P1030886.JPG P1030887.JPG
     
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    Looking forward to seeing this one go together
     
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    Here's how it's going with the HAR.3 all has gone together with no dramas and its the before and after the masking tape has come off P1030890.JPG P1030891.JPG P1030892.JPG P1030893.JPG P1030894.JPG
     
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    Looking good Peter. I see you have added the HF aerial masts on the LH fuselage, this would make this a HAR3A, in this case the moulded on aerial mast on the LH sponson needs to be cut off. The HF aerial arrangement is the most obvious difference between the two marks.
     
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    Time for the main event I have been putting on some of the many small pe parts there are quite a few so painting will be a little way off. P1030906.JPG P1030907.JPG P1030908.JPG
     
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    It looks like you've certainly got the PE bug. The extra detail it provides is well worth the effort.
     
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    Another update and I nearly left these out as they were so small but do excuse the mess 1\72 pe seat belts are a pain I was lucky that there were no than needed so the carpet monster will be well fed. P1030910.JPG P1030909.JPG
     

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