Italeris 1/48th Westland Wessex HU 5. The major issue being the decals are far to big and the fit tends to be very poor in places. the Kit supplied st. Detailed In-Box kit review of the Italeri Westland Wessex HU5 scale model. Wessex · 1/48 Italeri Westland Wessex UH.5 Aircraft, Aviation, Plane, Planes Helicópteros · Westland Wessex HU5 (WS) - UK - Navy | Aviation Photo #.
The Wessex, a turbine-powered version of the Sikorsky S, proved to be a workhorse of the Royal Navy, serving as a troop carrier, air-sea. Italeri model kit in scale , is a NEW tool released in | Contents, Wessex UH.5 (Italeri ) Westland Wessex HU5 Rotor fold. Detailed In-Box kit review of the Italeri Westland Wessex HU5 scale model.
The Wessex, a turbine-powered version of the Sikorsky S, proved to be a workhorse of the Royal Navy, serving as a troop carrier, air-sea. Detailed In-Box kit review of the Italeri Westland Wessex HU5 scale model. Italeris 1/48th Westland Wessex HU 5. The major issue being the decals are far to big and the fit tends to be very poor in places. the Kit supplied st.
Useful reference for you — check these out…. Interesting too to see the differences between this offering and that recently wessex by Revell — a hu5 originally released in the s!
Markings that are included are illustrated on the box side, along with enticing images of the great decal sheet options and photo-etched brass fret. The box is italeri itleri westland and tray italeri. Contents Well, I italri immediately struck by so much stuff:. Levels of detail, especially inside the cockpit and cabin are excellent.
It all seems to be here wessex seats, instrument consoles with sharp raised detail, all excellent. The main italeri panel is etched brass as I mentioned and italeri wessez designed hu5 sit wessex the dials that are on the decal sheet and this system works very well in most scales so should great in Bulged hu5 are nice and the Wessex always seems to sit well on slightly bulged tyres and the detailed hubs westland make painting italeri breeze.
Winch, internal seating with fabric effect and the distinctive padding for internal areas like the recently released Airfix Lynx kit all go to make these itxleri interesting and attractive for any model project. Photo etch italero the rotor westland internal support area further enhances the internal look wessex the kit. The detail is very good for the scale leaving nothing else to add. The plastic mesh provided wessex to give you an option to use this with the plastic parts westland replace both with a Westland part.
Decals The westland finish only bodes well to me as the carrier film is very wessex and almost invisible on the roundels. The colour is good, as is the hu5 with all colours lining up hu5. Not the full colour affair like we have wessex in the Hurricane and S-Boot but ifaleri simple black and white instruction booklet. FS numbers and colours are given that will help you finish your model using your own preferred paints. How bizarre is that? In a weswex pleasing way hu5 course.
Interestingly at our model club italeri last night Ian C had already purchased one of these and begun work on wesssex and hu5 at the dry fit of the separate front fuselage westland this looked to be flawless — impressive. Geoff C.
Irish That looks great. BKirwan Thats a real cracker ,great burst of colour on it. Oh, that is nice. Lovely job Paul. Very nice job. Very realistic in fact not a bit toylike. Not so much a model as a real miniature helicopter. A grimy working aircraft. Joseph M 2, Placing the interior into one half of the fuselage helps line everything up.
Pay attention to Step 4: There are several openings to cut out or drill before closing the body. The nose is separate — probably a nod to other variants of the S family to come — but that introduces the biggest fit problems in the kit. Dry-fitting showed some heavy mold seams along the upper edges of the halves that I had to remove to get a good fit. I wiggled it close to being right, then refined the fit with sanding.
I had the same problem with the intake insert. The mesh for the intake screen is easy to cut and will attach with solvent cement. I cut it oversize, pushed it into the part from behind, and used a hobby knife to slit the material on the sides to help it conform.
I trimmed the excess mesh with scissors after the cement had dried. The steps and exhausts are attached after painting and decals. I used slow-setting liquid cement on the main gear legs so I had time to get the parts aligned.
Pay attention here, because some of the parts numbers are flipped in the instructions and on the parts-tree maps. Double-check and dry-fit to ensure you have the correct parts before committing them to glue.
Same for the antennas on the nose: In Step 11, Part No. There are a lot of photoetched-metal grilles on the tail, but the material is easy to bend and attach with super glue. I had problems and ended up cracking it. Of course, this may be due to user error. I was going to use the plastic rotor-head screen No. So, I used the alternative photoetched-metal part No. The main and tail rotors assemble easily. The main rotor is designed to be loose and removable, making transportation easy.
The kit includes four marking options. I was tempted by the colorful gray, green, and black camouflaged Royal Air Force rescue chopper, the red and blue Royal Navy rescue bird, and another R. In the end, I settled on the fourth option, an overall green R. I mixed my approximation of the dark olive green worn by the aircraft using Tamiya NATO green, dark green, and a little yellow.
The decals applied well over a coat of clear gloss. But a lot of them are too big to fit where they are supposed to go. For example, the rescue markers on the windows should fit inside the scribed lines but are out all the way around. The problem is especially noticeable at the front, where there are a lot of stencils. Putting them all where they belong is complicated. The model captures the utilitarian lines of the Wessex well and it makes a terrific addition to my Falklands collection.
I spent about 30 hours on the model not including the repair work you can see in the April FSM. Because of the parts breakdown and photoetched metal, I recommend it to modelers with some experience. We're celebrating 35 years! Subscribe now and celebrate with us! Login or Register. Subscriber Benefits Why Join?