WIP 1/48 RAN Seahawk SH-60B

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WIP 1/48 RAN Seahawk SH-60B

Postby Peter W Jones » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:13 am

Following on from my recently completed Sycamore, Wessex and Scout, I seem to have accelerated my collection of finished Aussie helos with more on the production line.

This is the Italeri kit currently under construction. Calum’s recent build and also Andrew Perren’s older build provided the impetus to get one of these into the collection and I have referenced their builds along the way, Thank you gents.

I used the old Rons Resin SH-60B resin upgrade set along with Eduards Interior/Exterior detail sets and with their pre-cut masks. Various scratch built details were added according to references.

There has been comment about the fit of this kit and to be honest I didn’t have any issues at all. Something that may have contributed to this was that during the construction (and considerable dry fitting) I did not cement any of the internal floor or ceiling pieces as they slotted into their various location points nicely. This allowed for adjustment when cementing both fuselage sides and the joins required very little filler. Interestingly I have experienced the same situation with an Italeri Blackhawk that I am also a long way through.

The airframe was coated with Tamiya grey primer straight from the rattle can. This was left to harden for a few days and the colour coats where done with the airbrush.

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Re: WIP 1/48 RAN Seahawk SH-60B

Postby Peter W Jones » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:17 am

A few more construction shots - cheers and regards PJ

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Re: WIP 1/48 RAN Seahawk SH-60B

Postby AndrewPerren » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:52 am

Excellent progress Peter. What decals are you planning to use?
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Re: WIP 1/48 RAN Seahawk SH-60B

Postby Peter W Jones » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:02 pm

Hi Andrew,
Thanks for the kind words. Decals were from an old Southern Sky Models/Ronin set and also Aussie decals which are very nice and went on with minimal fuss.

An interesting aside to this, I have now decaled the Seahawk and was concerned at how little contrast there is between the various low vis markings and stencil data. Coincidentally, I was delivering a yacht from Fremantle to Rockingham and as we neared Garden Island, one of the navies Frigates was arriving along with an airborne SH – 60R. The crew flew very low over us and I was most pleased to see that the markings were very hard to see, almost non-existent. Also the aircraft was very dirty.

I am almost finished this one and will post some pics soon.

Cheers and kind regards,PJ
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Re: WIP 1/48 RAN Seahawk SH-60B

Postby RayS » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:53 pm

Nice work Peter, extra detail you have added looks very good.
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Re: WIP 1/48 RAN Seahawk SH-60B

Postby DesTROYer » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:09 pm

Great work. I'd hoped to build this kit myself this year, but if this lack of Mojo keeps up, I doubt it will happen. It's great to see yours coming out so well.
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Re: WIP 1/48 RAN Seahawk SH-60B

Postby pacificmustang » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:34 pm

Fantastic work Peter

Looking forward to seeing the completed model.

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Re: WIP 1/48 RAN Seahawk SH-60B

Postby rodenlee » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:40 pm

That's looking great Peter

Your scratch building looks like it will pay off nicely.

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Re: WIP 1/48 RAN Seahawk SH-60B

Postby bell209 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:13 pm

You've done a very nice job with this, too.
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Re: WIP 1/48 RAN Seahawk SH-60B

Postby Calum » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:26 pm

That's looking pretty damn fine Peter, The interior is excellent.
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