Airfix A50113 Royal Navy Westland Sea King HAR.5 1:72 Scale Diorama Gift Set
- 1:72 scale plastic scale model kit
- Construction and painting required: yes, glue and paints included
- Skill level: 2 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller)
- Dimensions: length: 236mm x width: 262mm
- Number of parts: 105
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The Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm also provide Search and Rescue cover to large sections of the United Kingdom coastline, 24 hours a day and 365 days per year, typically at 15 minutes notice. Based at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall and Prestwick in Scotland, Royal Navy helicopters are constantly available and fly missions that are as varied as they are far-reaching
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With hindsight, I'm not certain that a helicopter is the best choice for a first go at model kit assembly. The experience was great fun, however, and I learned much during the construction
Update: April 2016. My Sea King Still dangles above my head in my study as I write this. It still satisfies immensely that it was my first model build. I have to admit a strong feeling for it. So much so, that my car Reggie Number reflects my great affection for it. It suggests that I am still seeking youth and that I seek rescue from old age! I have no intention of giving out my car number plate! You will have to use your imagination. That's why I also bought a Honda scooter some three years ago! Suffering from second childhood depression!
Unfortunately, whilst the new HAR 5 (and AEW 2) parts are all nicely moulded, the basic tool is one I first built back in about 1970, as the USN machine which did the Apollo 11 capsule recovery. This shows in some of the mouldings, like the "Airfix rivetter" fuselage detail outside, the moulding pin divots inside, the "bottle glass" cabin windows and the bare cabin floor. I knew about these in advance though, and just really wanted to model an RN SAR bird.
Parts fit together perfectly and paint adheres nicely.
Would definitely recommend A+++++++++
now that it is completed it looks good. will complete the diorama of a sea rescue.
Happy with it now.looks great.