23rd June 2013
It has begun!! The 72 practicing this year to date has been getting me back into the techniques and I’m ready to take this on. Initial painting and a couple of sub structures together but no real progress so far, but it’s early days.
3rd July 2013
Small update today, some work completed around the pit.
8th February 2014
It’s been a while………
The first update from 3rd September shows the fuselage together (with a pesky mistake made, with the radar kit air vent pointing to the sky instead of the ground): –
The next update from the 16th October showed the Orange crop lumps and bumps sprouting from the fuselage, leaving the American SH-3 behind, and welcoming a British looking Westland affair to the party for the first time since starting this kit. Also note the air vent has been turned to be pointing downwards in the right direction: –
And so to today’s update (8th Feb). Colour on the external surfaces, with primer applied prior to the overall main colour being applied (Humbrol 165): –
A large update of all that’s happened to the Sea King since the 8th February.
9th February 2014: –
Undersides masked and ready for two coats.
10th February 2014: –
Orange crop hardware painted up.
21st February 2014: –
First decals in place.
10th March 2014: –
Most decals now in place apart from those that need to go on other parts yet to be added.
12th March 2014: –
Sponsons and struts now in place, and tail wheel added.
26th March 2014: –
Main wheels added, and all wheels painted and given an oil wash. Also given the initial weathering to the airframe.
12th April 2014: –
Tail and all aerials added, canopy and side windows in place, ‘green’ upper windows painted, and air filter added.
30th May 2014: –
All weathering complete, and tail rotor added, as well as all nav lights painted as required.