Westland Whirlwind (Airfix, 1/72)

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  1. vajled

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    Got it yesterday :)
    Georgious plane... beauty
    Let pictures tell story instead words

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    Also the re-boxed kit is offered by Bilek with no.917 kit. It is quite a basic model. Are you going to add a few details more?

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    I really dont know, probably yes... I didnt look to mutch for details on kit, just cut away from sprue these part for photography

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    Heck, I haven't seen that kit since the mid 1960s! Should turn out to be a nice model with some added details.
     
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    WOW ! Talk about bringing back memories. I built that very same kit in the early 70s. Always thought the Whirlwind was a dam hot looking aircraft. I still have it too.

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    I also always thought it was a great looking airplane. I have a Classic Airframes 1/48 Whrilwind in my stash. I have not even opened the parts bag.
     
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    I have this model on the shelve. Looking good.
     
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    Nice work Busted! Certainly the Whirlwind is a good looking plane.
     
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    #13 vajled, May 13, 2012
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    I see I wake up many nice memories :)

    Little of scratch build, nothing to mutch but I think cockpit now look mutch better

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    And just comparation to see how is this big, better to say miniaturistic :)

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    Nicely done Roman.
     
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    Not much detail for sure. If I remember right I picked my Whirlwind up at a toy store in Brussels along with a Boulton Paul Defiant back in the early 70's, back then they were on cardboard with a blister pack over them, no box. My uncle Ian who was an RAF Wing Commander was stationed there with NATO at the time.
     
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    Fantastic work Roman!
     
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    Like it Roman...doin' good!
     
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    thx guys

    here is little progress, all is story is written on the pictures

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