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8 months 1 week ago - 8 months 1 week ago #1 by air-graphics
RNZN SH-2G(I) Seasprite was created by air-graphics
I am working on the 1/72 scale SH-2G and SH-2G(I) conversion set including full interior set. One bit of information I am missing is the cabin machine gun mount, gun and details which I would like to add to the set. I am hoping this will be ready for casting within the next 2 weeks.



















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8 months 1 week ago - 8 months 1 week ago #2 by Phil
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If you can wait until next Thursday when I'm back at work I can get you photos and the manufacturing drawings. The Light Door Pintle System (NZ) is an FN Light Pintle Head Mk4 with an indigenously designed catch box and support assembly. PM your email address.

The machine gun is a MAG58M (without bipod), usually with an AN/PEQ15 ATPIAL aiming laser on the top cover.

Are you doing two different interiors? The NZ and the I are very different internally. The I has crashworthy seating and a glass cockpit, while the NZ has old fashioned canvas seats which look totally different to the I, a more F like instrument panel and a very obvious radar transmitter in the aft cabin which is absent from the I. Neither versions has the USN sonar operator station in the rear.

They also have some fairly significant external differences as far as sensors go, with the fine direction finding antennae fairings either side of the aft fuselage above the smoke marker dispensers and the satcom being probably the most obvious, but also the MAWS, RWS and LWS sensors as well. The outboard weapon pylons are different if the I model is configured for Penguin, with much longer nose fairing fitted. The Torpedo configuration is similar though. The flotation packs are quite different in profile than the fairings fitted to the F model, something to be aware of if you have modified the F model kit parts.

Photobucket sucks, but here's an album of my SH-2G(NZ) images:

s1233.photobucket.com/user/pgarmonsway/library/Seasprite?page=1
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8 months 1 week ago #3 by air-graphics
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Thank you Phil, really helpful and yes happy to wait. Also happy to send you conversion set as thank you if you would like.
My email if required is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Gary

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8 months 1 day ago #4 by Phil
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Email sent.

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8 months 1 day ago #5 by air-graphics
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Thanks

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7 months 3 weeks ago #6 by Phil
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Did you get the second email I sent a week ago with the additional images?

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7 months 3 weeks ago #7 by air-graphics
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Thanks Phil.I thought I had let you know. Colin is busy working on the new detailing.
I will send you pictures when ready.
All the best
Gary

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7 months 3 weeks ago #8 by Phil
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Great, let me know if you have any other Seasprite questions.

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