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7 people found this helpful
on 5 September 2012
Having completed the Sea King model to my own satisfaction, I am quite pleased with my very first attempt at model construction and would recommend the hobby to others who might like to have a go. Before starting, I noticed that one or two parts were missing, but, as they were not of major importance, I decided to carry on with the materials to hand. I purchased an additional modelling kit comprising tweezers, a sharp knife, a file and pincers and these proved very helpful in completing the task. I also bought additional cement with a fine needle supplier which proved invaluable. While some parts were missing, I also found that several parts were duplicated while other additional bits were not referred to anywhere on the instruction sheet that came with the kit. Overall, the instructions were rather vague and left much to your own imagination. For all that, the finished item came together quite neatly and, after a little painting and the application of some of the included transfers, is now dangling from my study ceiling really looking the part.
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!