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1/72 Revell Sea King HAR.3A

Gallery Article by Amanda and David Jones on May 12 2009

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I thought it was time that I show off my first model that I have made jointly with my husband as a commission for a friend who used to work on the HAR.3A's on 22 squadron. The model kit is excellent, it has a good amount of detail and required little filler. We used the Eduard pre-painted photo etch set with skua missiles and a combination of the kit decals, a separate number and letter sheet so that we could make ZH543 and the Airfix decals for the 22 squadron logo. 

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To make the model more realistic we also scratch built a few parts including the stretcher, tool box, bags, life raft, many interior parts and search and rescue camera underneath the left hand sponson. The kit contains parts for the 3A but doesn't include them in the instructions so we had to research which ones went where, which took a long time but was well worth it as our friend knew every inch of the helicopter and if it wasn't on he wanted it included. The model was lightly weathered with pro modeller weathering wash. The case is perspex and came from from just bases. Other than that I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, I still wish I could have kept this model, it was so difficult to hand over to its new owner at the end.    

Overall this was an enjoyable build and an interesting exercise in modelling as a husband and wife team. It worked surprisingly well!

Amanda and David Jones

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Photos and text by Amanda and David Jones

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