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Westland Whirlwind

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6. December 2014, 20:02
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Roland Sachsenhofer
First pictures of the Whirlwind project: I did some further detailing to the cockpit area, which did look quite busy judging from original photographs.
6. December 2014, 20:05
Roland Sachsenhofer
Some new pictures. Without any sanding and filling this little Whirlybird looks still quite crude... :)
7. December 2014, 14:44
Christian Ristits
Nice Start Roland, I am definitly in!
7. December 2014, 14:44
Roland Sachsenhofer
Nice to see that!
7. December 2014, 14:44
Martien Lourens
extraordinary aircraft. Nice start ( wie immer) :)
7. December 2014, 14:46
Bill Gilman
Nice work in the cockpit - which markings will you use?
7. December 2014, 15:13
Stefan Fraundorfer
I'm in too. Interesting projekt.
7. December 2014, 15:20
Soeren .
Really nice cockpi! looks awesome!
7. December 2014, 15:21
Bart Goesaert
nice build so far
7. December 2014, 17:21
Christian Bruer
Fast and nice progress! Looking forward to some more. Cheers, Christian
7. December 2014, 18:19
Christian Meyerhoff
Very nice! I like Special Hobby and I like this one as well!
7. December 2014, 18:33
Martyn Fox
Looking nice so far :)
7. December 2014, 19:55
Roland Sachsenhofer
Hello all! Thank you for all these kind comments!
Bill, have a look at the new picture: Special Hobbies painting guide for HE-J, the Whirlwind I am going to build.
7. December 2014, 20:41
Roland Sachsenhofer
The first pics show all the areas where I had to use filler; in the following you can see the Whirlwind having been already sanded. Next step will be masking the canopy and to preshade the surfaces...
8. December 2014, 16:19
Dave Flitton
Watching this one
8. December 2014, 19:47
Bill Spargo
Great build Roland, the Whirly looks like a pleasure to build.
8. December 2014, 20:38
Roland Sachsenhofer
indeed, so far... I am looking forward to mask and glue the canopy, hoping for a good fit.
10. December 2014, 12:35
Roland Sachsenhofer
Masking of the canopy has been done, so some preshading -and "pre-lighting" could be untertaken...
I will have to correct some minor issues, then "Sky"/ Gunze H74 will be sprayed on the underside.
13. December 2014, 20:17
Soeren .
Looks really nice now :)
13. December 2014, 21:06
Dave Humphreys
I'll be following your build with interest. I've always liked the Whirlwind and should really add one to my collection.
13. December 2014, 21:12
Christian Bruer
looking forward to the first coats of paint :)
14. December 2014, 09:00
Roland Sachsenhofer
Hello mates, thank you for these words! I also feel eager to see paint on that Whirly...
14. December 2014, 09:30
Es-haq Khosravi
Great job!
14. December 2014, 09:40
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Es-haq!
A few steps further: the masking is ready for "Dark Green"...
After having applied "Dark Green" I will soften up the edges of the colours with my airbrush held hand free.
21. December 2014, 20:08
Roland Sachsenhofer
Added some new pictures: all colours have been painted- the color-edges have been "softened" with free hand airbrush- and the decals got applied.
What will follow is the sealing of the surfaces with clear gloss and some wear and tear...
26. December 2014, 13:22
Marc Schimmler
Coming nicely. Alway wondered how such a nice looking aircraft could be such a fail.
26. December 2014, 13:41
Roland Sachsenhofer
That´s nice, mates, thank you!
Marc, it seems as if the look was alright- but the engines fitted did make the trouble...
26. December 2014, 16:08
Christian Ristits
Sieht Klasse aus Roland!
26. December 2014, 17:05
27. December 2014, 00:40
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you mates! Next pics will come soon... :)
27. December 2014, 09:25
Es-haq Khosravi
Excellent job!
27. December 2014, 09:40
Burkhard D
A little gem in the making
27. December 2014, 10:12
soheil moghisi
very nice.
27. December 2014, 15:08
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you all for these kind and encouraging words! The Whirlwind is now in the home straight: the surfaces will be finished with Gunze clear matt before assembling all the minor parts.
Till now I have applied a decent wahing, some wear and tear and, with black, brown and a shade of gray, the exhaust stains.
28. December 2014, 11:45
Soeren .
Really really nice work Roland! Looks awesome! Is this a homemade stand? ;)
28. December 2014, 12:46
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Soeren! Indeed, this stand is "scratched", just for fun, depicting nothing in specific :)
28. December 2014, 14:28
Soeren .
Great idea for that :) Definitely better than my Lego stand :P
28. December 2014, 15:05
Christian Bruer
Good paint work Roland. The black and white lower wing looks pretty nice too!
28. December 2014, 16:48
Martyn Fox
Progressing well Roland. Looking forward to the finished model.No pressure :)
28. December 2014, 23:36
Roland Sachsenhofer
The end is near...
just a few finishing touches with the drybrush -and all will be done what I am willing and able to do in that scale... :)
2. January 2015, 09:37
Martyn Fox
Turned out a nice build Roland :)
2. January 2015, 10:55
Martien Lourens
nice work Roland
2. January 2015, 12:18
Hanno Kleinecke
Great looking bird ! Always liked the " baby Mosquito ". ;)
2. January 2015, 14:02
Vorya hidaryan
Outstanding
2. January 2015, 14:43
Bill Gilman
Superb work, Roland! Now I have something to copy once this kit works its way to the top of my stash!
2. January 2015, 15:35
Lionel Marco
beautiful work on this beautiful plane..
2. January 2015, 15:39
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for these very kind and quite motivating words! Bill, I adore your work- your words are quite a special honor for me!
I added a few final pictures to this Special Hobby experience... thank you all for interest and comments!
3. January 2015, 10:10
Christian Ristits
Toll gelungen deine Whirlwind, perfektes Finish und sehr stimmiges Modell, gratuliere dir!
3. January 2015, 12:46
3. January 2015, 16:11
Stefan Fraundorfer
Ein sehr schönes Endergebnis Roland. Besonders das dezente Weathering gefällt mir gut.
3. January 2015, 16:36
Christian Meyerhoff
Suberb work !
3. January 2015, 19:26
MICHAEL WOODHOUSE
Great result - especially after fighting all those nasty seams - lovely little and not often modelled aircraft.
3. January 2015, 19:34
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you all, I am impressed by your very kind words- that´s quite a pleasant boost for me!
5. January 2015, 08:17
Bill Spargo
Fantastic build Roland,very impressive you should be very happy with the finished model.
5. January 2015, 21:15
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you very much indeed! Hmmm.... yes, I am not unhappy with the result :)
6. January 2015, 08:54

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