wesex ha3 title

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Revell's Westland Wessex HAS3, 1/72nd scale.

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Mixed and airbrushed from Tamiya paints.

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Westland Wessex HAS 3 "Humphrey"
I brought this model for the monthly competition at Milton Keynes Scale Model Club, but only managed to finish it for a later competition. The kit went together okay, just a minor issue with the fuselage joint. Otherwise the general build was without any problems. I broke the pigot on the nose after it was assembled, so I turned up a new one from a piece of aluminium rod to replace the broken one. My main niggle with this kit was the decals. Even after a few coats of clear, the decal film could still be seen spoiling the finished look of the model. So I decided to weather the model to try and hide the film as best as possible. So a muddy up draught spray from the rotors was simulated over the fuselage for hiding the worst of the decal film. This seems to cover the worst of it.
To set the scene for the weathering, I built a display stand to represent some moorland for the model to sit on. Muddy areas in the turf were created with a pile of chopped logs placed at the front of the stand.
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