Time to open my account in the Helicopter GB. Hasegawa's Seaking is a reasonably simple kit which can be enhanced with the edition of some aftermarket etch. I'll be sending away shortly for the HAR Mk.3 interior and exterior sets available from Eduard to help with this build. In the meantime its out of its sprues and I'm working on the window fit-out and lumps and bumps that need deleting and adding to the basic fuselage halves. There is a need to cut out a couple of spaces on the fuselage halves for windows at the rear and one window in the middle of the port side needs to be inserted and blanked off. The basic kit is the US Navy SH-3H so depending on which country's or service's Seaking you are modelling you will likely be doing a cutout for the side windows.
The side windows are now in and the undercarriage sponsons glued together. At this point you have the option of opening the side door in the rear but you do so on the basis that you scratchbuild an interior. I think I'll pass on that exercise but opening the door for cockpit entry could be on the cards once my etch arrives.
Looking forward to seeing this build too...like the SAR SK...
If I could, I'd do the anniversary Oz Navy types or SH60 USCG SAR
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.
Finally got myself some Eduard etch for the interior and exterior so I can progress this one over the Xmas break.
The kit has a nicely moulded consul for an SH-3H Seaking but I'll need to wipe this and add the HAR.3 consul instead, which is a bit different. It'll be good to blacken out that yellow plastic while I'm at it.
That's a pretty extensive set of PE you got there Vb.
I'd say we're in for some real nice detail here.
I'm looking forward to watching this.
My preference - WW2 RNZAF & Pacific Theatre, Allied & Axis, ETO, Mediterranean, AFV & figures
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