Airfix Sea King

OK, so what to build next? After the last tranche of kits I feel the need for something a little more modern

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Cue Airfix’s latest retooling of the Westland Sea king, now available as a starter kit with paints, glue, and a brush. not that I will use the paint, although beloved likes the resealable pots so she can have those.

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The plastic is lovely and crisp, with lots of spares (Count those rotor blades!) and an interesting way of presenting the door glazing.

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The nice modern two tone instructions nice and clear. Even with a suffix for those who want to motorise their model.

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Only one colour scheme, for the Prince of Wales’ Search and Rescue ship. However much as I like the yellow, I have already built the earlier pressing in this scheme. So I have elected to go with…

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A Royal Navy SAR scheme in marine grey

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This means I can pretty much use the supplied decals as is with only slight modification of the serial numbers.

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