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  1. Winnie

    RN Westland Lynx HAS.3 ICE XZ246/434

    I found my Airscale stuff, and there is a screen and some buttons I can use for the Radar screen, but I had to go to work short notice, so it will have to wait! I'm quite surprised at the level of detail and fit, looking forward to getting back and doing some more!
  2. Winnie

    RN Westland Lynx HAS.3 ICE XZ246/434

    Thanks! Got a little more done, and threw some MrP 36231 on the cockpit floor and console, and soundproofing for rear cabin, probably a little work to be done on cockpit internals before I can paint those, so that will wait. Unfortunately I got a callback to work, so have to take another 5 or so day break... Fairly large body! Floor Painted Cheers!
  3. Winnie

    RN Westland Lynx HAS.3 ICE XZ246/434

    OK, So I bit off more than I could chew, sorta. Looked at the panel in the kit, And it is remarkably close to accurate with regards to the pilot and middle, only the observer's side is not correct. So instead of building the entire panel from scratch I removed the details from the Observers side, installed a 'quasi' radar screen, the 3 instruments that go on the side, and a bar to represent the radar conrols, and one to represent the pubs shelf with cover on. I could make the radar screen smaller with the keyboard on the side, but I decided to just leave as is, likely I'm the only one going to care anyway! I removed the details from the dual controls, such as the mounting plate for copilot cyclic, the pedals and pedal adjuster. I will remove the collective from the unit itself lare, attach and get ready for paint for this part. I hope to throw the center console on and start picking out details and perhaps fire up some cabin work! The kit details are certainly very much better than the Revell kits of yore... Kit Box: Decals (some will be substituted by paint): Sealed parts: Cabin floor: Instrument Panel original: IP Modified: Cockpit Mocked Up: Cheers!
  4. Winnie

    RN Westland Lynx HAS.3 ICE XZ246/434

    OK, so got delayed 1 day at work... Not all good, not all bad... Oh well, decided to do some research, and found that the panel in the kit is for the HAS.3 trainer that the Black Cats use, which has dual controls and instruments, whilst the one I wish to build has a single pilot and a "Looker" or Observer, and can be configured 1 of 3 ways, none of which are employed in the kit version. So, I decided to take the instrument panel to task, and put my wife's Silhouette Cameo cutter to use. I have designed it, I just need to tweak my design to fit the actual instrument panel in the kit, and make the required boxes etc. I drew the image in inkscape, "borrowing" an Eduard Sheet and pictures of the real thing. Hopfully this will work. I plan on using some Airscale and kid decals as well as Archer rivets and various round rod etc for knobs and whatnots. Anyway, this is a simplified drawing so far: I can give you a copy of the .svg file should anyone want it. Hopefully I'll be able to post pictures of model box goodies tomorrow... Cheers Harald
  5. Harold got it. I sent a link to a picture from "ejectionsite" on the other forum. Strangely difficult to find a good picture of the Norair seat on the internet... I know of one in Norway, but the website it was on has changed, and now a dummy is in that seat....
  6. I may regret doing this... But it's been a while so I will attempt to build the Revell of Germany Westland Lynx HAS.3 ICE. I have tried several group build prior, and mostly bog down/interest dwindles, but I figure what the heck. The helicopter is one of 3 configured to serve on HMS Endurance, the antarctic survey vessel. It seems the ship has been retired after an accident, and obviously the Lynx in that guise also, but still a favorite of mine! I was lucky enough to get a short ride in a Lynx Mk. 86 from my ship while I was in the service, so it holds some sweet spot in my heart! The kit is unstarted, unfortunately I won't be able to post pictures until Wednesday, as I am still at work! I have created masks for it as well, for lettering on side, and national insignia and steps and step surrounds. And any glazing. My thoughts is to just build the model OOB, with minimal fixes. I will try to fix the error on the Tail rotor driveshaft cover, but nothing else! Cheers Harald
  7. It's available worldwide. I'm getting a Sotar 2020. It's supposed to be superb. And that's a real good deal for the Sotar anyway
  8. Just found this again! Looks superb! Dude on the ramp looks suitably bored! Boring missions are the best. got some pointers from your build! Thanks!
  9. Almost tho opposite spectre of LSP... 72nd. OOB, I did one! It was a bit of suffering to get it together, but it looks good from far, but far from good. I do realize the goof on the serials... I was thinking about it and telling myself not to for hours, but still goofed... I like it, I MAY build a second one later if I find a nice 111 Sqn RAF scheme, we shall see. I also have Academy's offering in both scales to play with... And tere are 32nd stuff on the go as well!
  10. Winnie

    2018 LSP Christmas Raffle Winners

    I received a notfification from our postal service the the parcel from Jack arrived yesterday!! YAAY! Unfortunately I was at the airport headed out to 3 weeks of work, so not so yay... lol Looking forward to going home and playing in 3 weeks!
  11. Winnie

    Your favourite paints?

    I loved the MRP but they are difficult and expensive to get a hold of, and they smell... I have a dedicated room, but no real paintbooth, so no stinkers allowed! Keen to try the new LP raint from Tamiya though... Lately I have been using Ammo by Mig, and Vallejo Model Air. For me correctness in color isn't 100% important, but smell and relative easy cleanup is. I also LOVE th Gunze Aqueous and Tamiya Acrylic ranges, and have quite a stash. I also have a few MM Enamels, but only because the colors I need for a project is only available through them... (Humbrol original tins DO smell wonderful...) Cheers H.
  12. Winnie

    Mr. Paint (MRP?)

    I think he changed the name of the brand to avoid confusion with the Mr. Hobby range of stuff. The "MRP" is literally Molnar, Rene, Paint, so, Last name, first name, "product". Hope that confuses the issue more... The paints are awesome but expensive and almost impossible to get. You have to "pre-plan" months ahead and should know his according to a certain group of guys. Hobbyworld seem to always have it on backorder. I understand you can't sit on a huge inventory of paints, but that is a bit of a pain if you are trying to increase your stock. Also Hobbyworld seem to favor that same certain group of guys....
  13. @scottgt If you are looking for an Academy SUFA specifically, there is one available in the Hobbysense store in Winnipeg. (prices are in CAD, and shipping is pricey from Canada...) but if you google the name the website will show up. I saw it in there Saturday. Regards H.
  14. Being pedantic, it would be the angle of incidence, as the angle of attack is a function of velocity. as in relative wind etc.
  15. Winnie

    2018 LSP Christmas Raffle Winners

    Fantastic! I shall be on the lookout for something to put up for next years for sure! And thanks for running a superb Raffle!