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Italeri 1/72 Wessex UH 5 FINISHED

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  • Member since
    September, 2017
Italeri 1/72 Wessex UH 5 FINISHED
Posted by Builder on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 8:37 PM

Hi all,


This is my final reveal for the Italeri 1/72 Wessex UH 5 Helicopter. This kit came in a 2 in 1 with a 1/72 Harrier as part of the Italeri Falklands War Anniversary set. This was built in January last year.


Build Summary

I had a lot of fun with this one. It has been painted using Humbrol and Tamiya Enamels. Weathering is done in the form of preshading with highlighting the panel lines with a Copic Marker and minor dirt marks using Tamiya Panel Line Accent. I did scribe in a few panel lines and details as well. No scratch building was done. Some silvering occured on on one of the decals with the Helicopter number as can be seen in the photos, but apart from that I did not have any major issues. The exhausts are of a different colour as well, this is just personal choice. As always accuracy is never my concern, the build and paint job however are. The canopy is also not my best job, but hey live and learn.



Final Reveal Video

Final Photos




















  • Member since
    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:20 PM

I believe you've accomplished your goal, the paint job is superb as is the build.Yes






 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:28 PM

Awesome build 



  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 2:24 PM

Outstanding work! Toast

Jim  Captain

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  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 4:45 PM


I've always thought the Wessex is so ugly it starts to be cool again. And your model captures this feeling so nicely! So congratulations on this build and thanks for sharing! Have a nice day


All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 4:53 PM

Thats very nicely done, looks great. Might have to get one of these as i flew in them a few times in Ulster. Thank you for posting this.


'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

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  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 5:16 PM

Very Nicely done.

Your friend, Toshi

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  • Member since
    September, 2017
Posted by Builder on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:15 PM

Thanks all, really appreciate the comments.


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