westland whirlwind 1

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  1. woljags

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    After mentioning it a week or so ago on another post and seeing there might be interest i went through my old kits and found an old airfix issue,i will put on some pics once i get started
     
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    Looking forward to them.
     
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    pics of the kit,i think this is a reissue approx 1998-2000 of a 1970's kit,i still think that this aircraft if developed properly could have saved many lives being lost in the early air battles,when matched against me109's later in the war in france [1941] they made short work of them due to the 4 cannons mounted close together in the nose
     
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    Looking forward to the build. The kit was originally issued in the early - mid 1960s BTW.
     
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    cheers for the info
     
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    Yep...also the re-boxed kit is offered by Bilek with no.917. It is quite a basic model. Are you going to add a few details more?
     
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    i'm not sure,at such a small scale and with a tiny cockpit i'm not sure you would see much
     
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    Copied that.
     
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    I made that kit a few years ago and I have to agree, there's not much more than the seat visible once the canopy goes on. Its a surprisingly nice kit for an old Airfix. Nice fine raised detail that is not overdone at all and it builds up into a real nice kit without much extra effort.
     
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    I've always thought the Whirlwind "looked" the part.

    Looking forward to watching this one.
     
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    #11 hawkeye2an, Mar 16, 2011
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    Agree with Tony, always liked the looks of it. Keep us posted.
    If the Peregrines weren't such a problem, could have been a contender.
     
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    well i've started pics to follow shortly,as my white waltham airfield has stalled for a minute due to planing out how to build the wall mounted case and how to fix the models on without them falling off plus getting fed up with painting the markings onto the MB2 by hand[mainly due to drying times of paint] i thought i'd just get on with the build
     
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    1st i painted the cockpit sides using some modeling paint i bought when i last got into this a a teenager,unbelievably the paint is still in good useable condition some 30 plus years later
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    next i joined both fuselage sides together,panels gaps so far are the best i've seen for ages
     
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    Shall we rename you "Retro-Man"? Gloy paint...haven't heard of that for EONS!!!!
     
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    i said my stock was old school stuff,good eh?
     
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    1st stage now complete ,the kit went together very well,nice and clean,i took a pic of the cockpit showing what detail you can see with the canopy fitted
     
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    Nice, remember building one of these many, many moons ago.....
     
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    Looking good. :)
     
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