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Author Topic: 1/96 Westland Wasp 2  (Read 2554 times)

deadbeat

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1/96 Westland Wasp 2
« on: February 03, 2011, 05:06:13 pm »

Following on from my earlier post.
I broke up the Airfix Scout model, luckily without damage. I reduced the width of the two body halves by about 3mm each side. I then cut them into three as the length had to be reduced by about 2.7cm, I reduced the tail by about 1cm and the body by the rest. The main and tail rotors, engines and other components also reduced in size.

Ther main difference between a Scout and a Wasp is the Wasp has a wheeled undercarriage and the Scout has skids. This inlvolved some head scratching as the body also had a wedge shaped box and wing stubs to support the rear undercarriage.

The final conversion is shown here. I'd be the first to admit its not totally accurate in its proportions, but for what I need - mission accomplished.








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Rex Hunt

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Re: 1/96 Westland Wasp 2
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2011, 02:01:50 pm »

Havea look on ModelwarshipsUK forum for a post by Snowwolfslair ref 1:96 aircraft.

He's now moulding Wasp/Wessex/Seavixen in 1:96

Rex
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snowwolflair

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Re: 1/96 Westland Wasp 2
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011, 06:18:08 pm »

I just completed the pattern for the 1/72 scale castings (coming to a warship supplier near you soon).

Here is the 1/96 already available direct from myself.




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snowwolflair

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Re: 1/96 Westland Wasp 2
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2011, 06:51:24 pm »

Havea look on ModelwarshipsUK forum for a post by Snowwolfslair ref 1:96 aircraft.

He's now moulding Wasp/Wessex/Seavixen in 1:96

Rex

Also Scimitars, Whirlwinds, Gannets, Walrus, Dragonfly (early RN helo), + modern ~ harriers etc later.
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