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Offline minerva

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1/96 westland wasp
« on: 05 October 2014, 08:24:29 »
I have just received delivery of Shapeways 3D printed westland wasp kit in 1/96 scale.
A superb gem of a kit. It is hallow, so ideal for you R/C builders.
It is designed by Mark Hawkings who is a good friend of Deans. Mark also produces
several other fittings for WW2 and post war R.N. warships.  I would certainly recommend
 these fittings to anyone. The wasp will need the overhead floatation gear fitted by scratch
building as it doesn't come with any. Delivery was within a few days and considering the kit
came from Holland it is great service. If you google shapeways and then search for the wasp,
you will also see all of the other fittings which are available.
I commend it to the house !!
« Last Edit: 05 October 2014, 08:26:35 by minerva »

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Re: 1/96 westland wasp
« Reply #1 on: 06 October 2014, 11:40:18 »
What a superb find, thank you
I have both versions of the Wasp from another manufacturer of 1/96th scale fittings, both of which have drawbacks (especially as they both claim to be 1/96 but are different sizes), I will order one of these right away.
However if anyone here builds other models besides ships be warned you could spend hours lost in this site, I have already found items for my Z scale model railway, 1/144 and 1/48 Apollo Moon landing programme kits and science fiction items as well
It looks as though the stash is about to grow once more  :smiley1:
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Re: 1/96 westland wasp
« Reply #2 on: 10 October 2014, 14:32:56 »
Good recommendation, got mine.... luv it.

Just got to work out the paint colours now.

Thanks

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Re: 1/96 westland wasp
« Reply #3 on: 10 October 2014, 22:15:11 »
I've used Humbrol 96 for Minerva's wasp.
Also added the central rib over cab, a winch and floatation devices.
plus nav lights and 3 more antenna.
« Last Edit: 10 October 2014, 22:17:39 by minerva »

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Re: 1/96 westland wasp
« Reply #4 on: 11 October 2014, 17:04:00 »
Thanks....Was caught between 96 and 104, looked at loads of online pics and some wasps seem to be blue'r than others. I was sure Mohawks was the darker blue in 1974. I have painted some card with both and will decide. Have you got a picture of you finished Wasp?

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Re: 1/96 westland wasp
« Reply #5 on: 17 October 2014, 10:58:57 »
My Shapeways Wasp just landed, I thought it would be interesting to compare it with the new Sirmar kit and the old Sirmar "kit" (supposedly also 1/96 but looks way oversize compared to the other two) which I show with a 1/72 Airwaves detail set.  This pack was originally intended for modellers intending to convert the Airfix Scout to a Wasp.
To my mind there is a clear winner here (if you will excuse the pun)

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Re: 1/96 westland wasp
« Reply #6 on: 17 October 2014, 11:22:21 »
With regard to what colour Blue to paint a Wasp can I add to the discussion?  There is a never ending debate amongst modellers about correct colour.  Memories and colour film stock never help it seems.  here I attach three photos all taken in 1977 of HMS Zulu's Wasp 442.  Two are close ups of a similar part of the airframe, yet due to variations in the colour film stock, printing process and natural light they look quite different. I also attach one of 442 overall with what seems to me at least, to be fairly representative of the colour scheme - but which paint to use?

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Re: 1/96 westland wasp
« Reply #7 on: 17 October 2014, 11:29:28 »
Good point Troy..... but unless my memory and eyes are failing me, picture No.1 is the colour.
In my world anyway!  ::)

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Re: 1/96 westland wasp
« Reply #8 on: 17 October 2014, 18:44:32 »
As I have mentioned , I use Humbrol 96 but finish off with a bit of a shine.