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Westland Wessex Mk2
Here’s a few photo’s showing the build stages for our recently completed turbine powered Mk2 Wessex.
The full sized subject XT604
Marking out the position of the 3D printed parts before cutting out the opening’s,  windows and removal of the nose section.
Mounting the undercarriage legs. The pipework in this photo was added before it was decided to model a Mk 2 , this was  later removed and the windows reshaped from the original Mk5 version.
Installation of the woodwork to hold the turbine mechanic braces.
Battery tray added as far forward as the nose will allow, this will get the batteries as far forward as possible to help with the CofG
Tail boom support and tail drive shaft added.
Assembling the turbine mechanics
Completed mechanics with fuel tanks added.
3D printed parts added.
Vario four blade tail fitted to the tail gerabox.
Building the FOD Guard for the turbine air intake
First stage of the painting process, yellow all over.....................
then add all the lettering and logo’s.
Once all the paint work was done and allowed to dry we used quite a heavy weathering technique to “dirty” the model to give a well used look.
Stage 1 Add the dirt !
Stage 2 Once the dirty bits have partially dried, rub most of it back off. Leaving just the panel lines and details highlighted.
Cockpit assembled ready for installation.
Photo courtesy of Sam Turner
Photo courtesy of Dr Paul Hazell
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