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Westland Whirlwind Build - Part 1
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Posted: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 06:33 AM UTC
Gary begins his build of the Trumpeter Westland Whirlwind in 1/48 scale.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 07:47 AM UTC
Hi Gary

Great presentation! And some really nice fixes on some of the omissions. You certainly seem a lot more positive about the kit overall than I'd have managed to be, though - for me, I fear it probably would have been all too much a case of the Spiteful revisited...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 08:19 AM UTC
Gary
I really enjoyed pt. 1 of your build videos. Just a stellar presentation.

Your pointing out issues and fixes based on actual references by using Google, is a quick and free way to gather some basic information.

Looking forward to following your entire video build.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 01:09 PM UTC
Hey Gary, wonderful video..! As a Canuck with a British and Scottish background, I REALLY love the easy going approach and charming language colloquialisms, you brought to this VERY interesting and informed shoot. I wish all videos were this laid back and user friendly. GREAT JOB MATE...keep 'em comin.
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Posted: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 02:40 PM UTC
Nicely done Gary, I'm really looking forward to the next episode(s) and especially looking forward to the weathering process!
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Posted: Friday, August 08, 2014 - 01:52 AM UTC
Hi Gary I have almost finished my Whirlwind in the green and grey scheme, I got it to compare it with the classic kit I built when it was first released. I finished that in the early scheme. Have a look on the Pathe news website there is some really good newsreel footage of Whirlwinds. Just type whirlwind in the search box on the site.
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Posted: Friday, August 08, 2014 - 05:46 PM UTC
Gary, if it isn't too late give me a shout and I will do you a set of masks for this at no cost
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Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 01:47 AM UTC
Gary,
As I posted back on August 7th, how much I enjoyed your build video part 1, and have been waiting for the next part to be posted. Any idea of when that will be?
Thanks,
Joel
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Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 08:32 AM UTC
Hi Joel

That's bizarre! I'm sure I watched the video reveal here on Aeroscale months ago. I can't find in now, though, but it is almost Halloween, so maybe some weird stuff is inevitable....

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 03:05 AM UTC

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Hi Joel

That's bizarre! I'm sure I watched the video reveal here on Aeroscale months ago. I can't find in now, though, but it is almost Halloween, so maybe some weird stuff is inevitable....

All the best

Rowan



Rowan,
Now that's really strange, as I'm here almost every day, and a few times per day isn't that all uncommon. I don't recall seeing it. Will try to pm Gary for an update.
Joel
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Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 - 08:54 PM UTC
Gary, I've posted a few times about part 2, if indeed it was posted, then pulled, or never posted. Could you clear this up for us? Any idea of when you'll be posting part 2 as many of us have been looking forward to it.
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Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 - 09:19 PM UTC
I have imbedded the second video into this review, so now both can be viewed on the same page.
Enjoy
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 09:34 PM UTC

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I have imbedded the second video into this review, so now both can be viewed on the same page.
Enjoy



Darren,
Thanks so much. Will be heading on over there now to watch it.
Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 10:21 PM UTC
Gary,
I just watched part 2, and it was just as impressive as part 1. Your explanation of how you did the various roundels and then the lettering was quite an education, and a fascinating story. Even the antenna mask was an enjoyable adventure. The end results looks excellent. As for your tip of drilling a pilot hole into the canopy, I just might try that.

The finished Whirlwind is quite impressive to say the least. Your reference picture certainly backs up the amount of paint chipping you did. Otherwise I would have preferred a lesser amount, but that's just me.

Joel