RAF Rescue Seaking HAR Mk3 - 1:48 Hasegawa

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There are some interior shots of a HAR3 in the post marked #4 with the caption "Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:08 PM Westland Seaking HAR.3 SAR ZA105 pics from Bootneck (Mike) taken at RAF Mount Pleasant in the Falklands."

There is a photo taken from the aft cabin looking forward with a couple of guys in the way but you can see the role equipment rack on the RH side. I also stand corrected as in a shot from the outside looking into the personell door the crew's NVG google cases are bungee strapped to the top shelf of this rack. Other good reference pic's include the stretcher and the large amount of role equipment that clutters up the cabin.
 
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Sorry Rick, what I meant to say was that there were no good interior shots around the Crew Door/ Radar Operator interior.

Progress a little slow this week. Have lowered the stbd bulkhead as suggested by Rick, and added a roof and a box. Have left the port shelves as they are, in order to avoid damaging work already done. Have made up the passenger seat frames and rail for the seat straps.

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Cheers Derek

p.s. One of these guys just about took our roof of on Wednesday lunch time, must have been heading for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary; probably an RTA

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Derek thats some great pe work on the doors,really looks sharp!
 

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Love the door and the tape seats are a good idea.

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That door looks amazing. How big is it, I'm guessing about 20mm x 20mm ish ?
 
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\ said:
That door looks amazing. How big is it, I'm guessing about 20mm x 20mm ish ?
Thanks Colin - good guess, the steps are actually 19mm x 23mm and comprise 21 pieces, must confess I seriously super glued my fingers together twice. Had to soak them in soapy warm water and tease the skin apart with a wooden cocktail stick. Cheers Derek

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Great work on both the PE and the seats derek
 
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Don't forget the wet fit floor. No SAR cab should be scrambled without one!
 

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That is some great building Derek.

Nice work mate.

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Great work on the interior Derek, top work mate.
 
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Got the fuselage closed up after closing off the door apertures with card and fitting the main rotor bushing and engine exhaust; still to clean up the seams, also added the underside panel.

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The fit of the nose was a pain; kept wanting to twist. If I were going to do it again I think it would be easier to fit the underside panel before trying to close the nose seam. Going to deviate from the plans and fit the remainder of the fuselage/tail and undercarriage sponsons before fitting the fiddly bits. Cheers Derek

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I'm realy enjoying watching this come together Derek
 

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Looking very much the part now.

Having seen this build, I can see that I am going to have to get hold of one of Mr. Parkins' conversion sets....

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Thanks Lads for your comments. Have now added the tail and engine casings; also made up the landing gear sponsons. I think a better fit will be achieved if the diagonal brace for the sponsons are made up at final assembly to the fuselage. Must compliment Hasagawa on some brilliant moulding around the engine casing and sponsons; very tricky geometry. Some of the best I have ever seen.

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These are the main components assembled, so will now start the boring job of dressing up the seams. Cheers Derek

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Made up the Flightpath rear port side light, I cut out the brass at the lens so that I could fit a clear lens I took from my scraps box.

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Tackled the Sand Filter next, this is from the Flightpath upgrade. To make it more realistic I have added a back plate and floor from some 0.5mm evergreen. Last photo is a trial fit, got some cleaning up to do before the final fit.

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Cheers Derek

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Great work Derek your even scratch building on the PE
 
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