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Italeri's 1/48 scale
Westland Wessex HU.5

by Brett Green

Westland Wessex HU.5

Italeri's 1/48 scale Wessex HU.5 is available online from Squadron




Here is Italeri's 1/48 scale Westland Wessex HU.5.



This is a well detailed kit inside and out, with restrained surface features.

Except for the nose, engineering and fit were generally very good.

I added Scalewarship Ltd's Wessex HU.5 Rotor Fold Detail Set available from their website - www.scalewarship.com, which comprises lovely detailed photo-etched blade holders and a fuselage support frame; plus 3D printed plastic blade heads and rotor heads.



These tiny printed parts are amazingly well detailed and mesh together perfectly.

I did make a couple of errors with regard to the painting of the rotor blades though. The top surfaces of the blades should be green, and the visibility markings are far too wide.

Decals were sourced from Xtradecal's 1/48 scale sheet no. X48111, Westland Wessex. As expected, they performed perfectly.



Construction, painting and finishing of this model will be covered in Issue 21 of Military Illustrated Modeller magazine.

Military Illustrated Modeller is available at WH Smiths and other newsstands.

It may also be ordered online directly from the Military Illustrated Modeller website.

The electronic version is also available for iPad, iPod, Mac, PC and Android devices.



Traders wishing to stock this magazine should contact ADH Publishing at enquiries@adhpublishing.com


Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2012 by Brett Green
Page Created 26 November, 2012
Last Updated 27 November, 2012

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