2016 I built an Italeri SAR AB-212 and really enjoyed it, mentioned then that I'd like to do a couple more SAR builds (especially since it was my 'day job' for nearly twenty years), I bought a Wessex HU.5 and then put it away until I could decide how I wanted to finish it. Still can't decide but definitely want to build it this year. Got the decals for all of these (yes I know the green one isn't a SAR bird) - so what do you folks think ?? (and why ?)
IAN wrote: Not even cracked the cellophane yet, Kane !!
I'll be following along when you do. I acually bought the Warpaint Series book on the Wessex for when I get the chance to build one. I can flick it down to you for your build if you think it might be helpful. Or you can just look at it here, I've just found.
Mainly cause I have fond memories of them flying up and down Westward Ho! Beach and the guys in the back waving back to us when we waved at them.
When we first moved there 22 sqn had Whirlwinds for a short while then the Wessex arrived which we’re around for most of my childhood then Sea King after I’d left home . I seem to remember I built the matchbox one as a yellow RAF SAR machine as a kid.
Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.