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  1. If you're not going to use the Box markings, would I be able to buy them? I have the Red Arrows boxing, and was looking fr something else... I'd be happy to pay a little and for postage obviously. I'm in Canada.
  2. The NATOPS binder, wow! I love it!
  3. You may still find one on Ebay, I did...
  4. The 60B and F kits are also treasure boxes too. Lots of the same parts, I may just use some of them!
  5. In the early days of the VN conflict the Army crews used one of two garments, the K2B flight suit, which is close to the current CWU-27 suit, but not the same, pointy rather than rounded collar points being one, more baggy as depicted in the picture but not on the figure posted, or regular fatigues. The 2 piece nomex wouldn't have hit the theater of operations until mid to late 60's. In the Book Chickenhawk, Bob Mason describes the problems of procuring proper gear, as a lot of the guys behind the lines would take the gear for themselves, and the front line guys had to struggle to find any... Anyway, Either figure can be used. Paint one flight suit bright orange for that interesting contrast they had... My 2 Cents.
  6. The trumpeter kit has the "eggshell" for the bypass section of the engine, could modify and use that?
  7. I visited the men's and had popcorn at KFOE a few years ago, and had my credit card declined (company card) when fueling my helicopter.... Fun times. Didn't leave a zap though...
  8. Here is the heating duct, and also some line connectors that were added for free! For comparison and as a handy pointer, I also included the Hendie parts from Shapeways, there are some tail rotor parts available that are really necessary. Also the Scale Warships rotor head. The best part about it is the clear top, as there is an oil reservoir on top. I plan to use the Scale Warship parts for the rotor cradles, to prevent a massive rotor diameter problem. Have many 32nd aircraft to build, and thus get room for more! Here are some boxes and consoles that fit inside the nose piece, I probably won't be using most of the internals, but I wanted to see what it looked like, and can decide what I want to use and what not to use! This is the heating duct specific to the Wessex, it uses bleed air from the compressor of the engines and gets extremely hot... If the valve is stuck open it will fast get uncomfortable in the cabin! Line connectors, or so I think, more nice parts for my collection for when "I get gud!" Scale Warships rotor fold parts. The roots are pretty small compared to the Adriatic models ones, and I will have to experiment to see which I like! Hendie parts from Shapeways, the main rotor transmission part is designed to take into account the transmission deck is 7mm too low. The parts are well designed, and I love the clear rotor head, as I can do the oil reservoir. The tail wheel unit and the tail rotor parts are a must if you ask me.. The last shot is the comparison of Adriatic Vs. Shapeways. I think the Adriatic parts are simply outstanding, but Hendie did a good job as well! The Adriatic has more detail, and designed to open the transmission area, Hendie's I think was just to look good below the mesh! So there we are, final pieces are in. Adriatic has made a fantastic few sets for this FLY Wessex, I have seen the kit built well out of the box, but with these parts from Adriatic you should be able to make a masterpiece! The printing is superb, and details are great! Well worth the purchase!
  9. The parts are soft enough, I just didn't want to have my finger in the picture!
  10. I received a box, with the word "FRAGILE" on it, I thought maybe it was a major award? Anyway, FedEx did their best to destroy it, the Box was practically round, and the tracking said it followed the routing of ROME-PARIS-NEW YORK-PARIS-MEMPHIS-WINNIPEG... I don't know why. but it certainly did a world tour! These parts are extremely well researched, and well printed. I have gotten several other parts from Shapeways, these were cheaper, and the plastic look different, but once I get into it I may do a comparison. Hendie (from Britmodeller) who made the other parts also did a lot of research and the parts look good too. Adriatic packed the box well, all the parts were in blister packs and taped down with strong double sided tape. makes it tough to remove the parts but hey, they ain't going anywhere on their own! (Free mask included, to keep us all safe a little longer). I ordered everything that was available for the Wessex HU.5, there are a couple pieces particular to the HC.2 that I did not order. First up, there were a LOT of packages Then, internal rib detail There is enough for both sides with pieces to spare as well as connectors, including the frame surround of the sliding door. the detail is very nice, and includes the details for the emergency exit opening. Rotor head, and tail pylon detail, includes the fold with bulkheads as well as the intermediate gear box Inside the air intake is next, with the classic frame included. you have to source mesh on your own, and I do have some ideas, there are 2 parts so if you mess up, you should be able to recover! This covers important details that FLY did not include at all. To place IN the intake well are 2 Rolls Royce Gnome H-1400 fronts, included are 2 separate styles of starter bullet, and also the variable guide vanes are visible on the engine sides Next up, bulkheads to move the cabin ceiling up a little. This will fix the transmission deck floor to the proper height, it includes corrected and refined detail Engine exhausts and exhaust door, contains 2 different style exhausts, both for floats and without floats, Cockpit details, just sublime. Some parts broke off the carrier, but as far as I can see no parts broken, it was supposed to include cyclic stick grips, but none was present, but I got 4 collective sticks. the details are incredible, and will replace parts that were broken in the Fly kit. Next up Transmission deck details and transmission. This includes everything needed, such as rotor brake, hydraulic pumps, oil cooler, transmission, drive shaft and various other bits. It also came with a length of wire to liven the area up. The professionals on here will certainly be able to build a masterpiece, I hope to be able to clap something together that does it a little justice. In addition I ordered an H-34 rotor head to supplement the one I broke for my MRC kit... I forgot to grab a picture of the heater duct, but I may grab a picture of it tomorrow! Hope you guys enjoy the pictures!
  11. Received my box of goodies! WOW!
  12. Sorry for his family's loss, and ours. Sounds like a truly special person!
  13. No i haven't started it, I got some extras from Shapeways, Gearbox, rotor head etc, and the blade fold. But got very interested in this update from Adriatic. There is a build on Brittmodeller by "Hendie" that turned out superb, and I use that as my reference. Flory also did one, worth the watch for sure.
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