RAF Ascension Islands (St Helena) HAR.3 Sea King?

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    Can you turn a 1/48 Hasegawa SH-3H into one, what do you need?

    Har.3 Sea King.jpg
     
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    Of course I can. All what I need are good drawings and some of thinking. :lol:
     
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    Most probably, although I haven't looked closely at the Hasegawa kits - mainly due to the fact that they're over-priced. Not sure if they still have it currently available, but they used to do a RAF SAR version which, from memory, was even more expensive than their other versions - must be due to the black 'Rescue' decals being so expensive to design and print !
    I wonder what colour they are now, or will be this year, when the SAR function is taken over by a civilian contractor (not sure, but I think it might be Bristow's) ?
     
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    Oh I have forgotten.. and some of spare time.

    Here is a pic of a such conversion found via the net ...

    Pics of your models, please! - PistonHeads!

    1/48 Hasegawa SH-3H Sea King converted with the Airwaves set to a HAR.3 by Etchacan.

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    Nice find Joe. That's the earlier configuration, before the fitting of the larger air intake filters which, from memory, were added after a serious FOD incident some years back, along with other mods and up-dates.
    Here's a couple of pics taken at Duxford in September 2013, showing the current appearance. The chopper had arrived and positioned for a display later in the day, then was called out on a 'shout' and had to make a rapid departure, whilst the 'Flight Line Walk' was still open, hence the people in the second shot.
     

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    Great shots Terry. :thumbright:
     
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    Much obliged for the replies gentlemen....
    The reason why I'm asking, is that I found this one on Amazon.co.uk...

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    But, I'm NOT paying almost £80 for it, including shipping....
     
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    I would never pay the £30.40 for something I can make from scratch myself. That's a robbery.
     
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    I actually new a girl from St. Helena - very pleasant lass, just a shame about her moustache ...............
    Didn't know the RAF had a SAR flight there though.
     
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    Neither did I old bean, that's why I'd like one from there....it's not really a place that you frequently see advertised for holidays etc, etc....it's kinda off the beaten track!
     
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    Are you sure it was St. Helena, and not Ascension Island ? The latter was used as the staging post for RAF transports and tankers during the Falklands war, so a SAR capability would have been required. At that period, the larger intake filters weren't in service, so the aircraft would look more like the profile and the model Joe posted.
     
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    It was this profile with text, where I first saw it old boy....

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    Sea King HAR.3
    Unit: 202 Sqn, RAF
    Serial: XZ593
    Ascension (St.Helena) Island.
     
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    Hadn't realised they were one and the same place old chap.
     
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    Maybe travel there to investigate dear boy?
     
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