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RN Westland Lynx HAS.3 ICE XZ246/434

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Carl, they were straight out of the kit, the front ones got a bit of "Sheep-Skin" with a stiff brush. I tried to soften the cushion area with laquer thinner, but it didn't work as I wanted so I took thick vallejo paint and a brush.

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@Robthepom, nope! Not even close to your skills! Wow that PE interior looks amazing. Rivets... Well I Have them, but not for this project, this one was straight fun, no challenges... And patience which I lack severely at the moment.

 

No. I'm going for a clean used bird.

 

It's got the stance now:

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Wheels/LG struts are not glued in, I just had to see the stance... I need to fit clears, mask and paint the fuselage first. So a little work on that. But alas I am busy tomorrow, and go back to my regular shift on Monday, so likely won't be much done before I come back!

 

Wonder if anyone called this one "Rudolf"... The pictures certainly show a very shiny red nose, even if the fuselage was a bit "worn"

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Cheers

H.

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The Archer rivets are very easy to use Harald, and will add a lot of the character to your Lynx.  Just tedious cutting strips of rivets and applying them (like decals), but not difficult.

 

Jens

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Haven't forgotten about this one, it's just I got bogged into extra work and two other group builds for smaller scales... that had much shorter deadlines, but I will go back to my beloved Lynx shortly!

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Well!! Progress!!

 

Managed to slap some paint on, and gloss and decals.

 

The Mustang from Revell has Cartograf decals, this ol' junker does not. Short of Tamiya Extra thin I haven't found ANYTHING that is available in Winnipeg to help snuggle these bastards down. Solvaset, nope, Microsol/Set, nope, Tamiya both tyoes, nope, Mr softer/setter? nope... Nothing helps, I guess I'll try some Tamiya X-20A when I get home again, but I'm almost afraid, as there are no spare decals. To all of you who did the cat decals, brave brave people!!

 

Anyway, it looks like a Lynx! Snazziest helo I know of or sure, i'd love to fly one once, but those days are gone. (Got to ride in one once, but not the same!)

 

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I KNOW the emergency door activation markings are too low, but I was NOT going to try to get the decals to conform to the bumps... So I went rogue...

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Great progress and it looks very cool. The floor panels in the back is actually wood. Until the end of the contract in Mar 18 I was on the Lynx donor programme disassembling Lynx’s (9/9a+8s’) for common parts for the Wildcat and previous to that the Blade Bay Inspector, overhauling main & tail blades.

 

Steve.

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On 10/10/2019 at 1:59 PM, Stevepd said:

GThe floor panels in the back is actually wood.

Steve.

 

Yeah I figured, We use wood flooring in our utility machines where I work as well, but paint them grey, so I figured they were too. perhaps I was mistaken, but they will remain gray now... lol

 

Cheers!!

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On 10/11/2019 at 8:28 PM, Winnie said:

 

Yeah I figured, We use wood flooring in our utility machines where I work as well, but paint them grey, so I figured they were too. perhaps I was mistaken, but they will remain gray now... lol

 

Cheers!!

You’re correct. The material is wood and painted grey, so you’re spot on.

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