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#628 Westland Lynx

Building the Royal Navy Westland Lynx HAS.3 from HobbyBoss (no electronics in this one)



The Westland Lynx was introduced in 1977 as a multi-purpose twin-engined military helicopter. It served with the Royal Navy and British Army amongst other operators. The Royal Navy retired the Lynx in 2017.

The Kit

The HobbyBoss No. 87237, 1:72 kit portrays the Royal Navy Westland Lynx HAS.3.



I’ve chosen the scheme as used by 829 Naval Air Squadron

The official color chart:

Ref Color Feature Recommended Vallejo Used
A medium sea grey body 70.870 70.870
B black tires etc 70.861 70.950
C red doors, nose, tail 70.908 Mr Hobby H3
D copper n/a 70.999  
E white n/a 70.842  
F grey n/a 70.990  
G blue n/a    
H clear orange n/a 70.935  
I blue torpedo 70.899 Mr Hobby H5
  Bronce Green interior seats   70.897


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LEAP is just my personal collection of projects. Two main themes have emerged in recent years, sometimes combined:

  • electronics - usually involving an Arduino or other microprocessor in one way or another. Some are full-blown projects, while many are trivial breadboard experiments, intended to learn and explore something interesting
  • scale modelling - I caught the bug after deciding to build a Harrier during covid to demonstrate an electronic jet engine simulation. Let the fun begin..
To be honest, I haven't quite figured out if these two interests belong in the same GitHub repo or not. But for now - they are all here!

Projects are often inspired by things found wild on the net, or ideas from the many great electronics and scale modelling podcasts and YouTube channels. Feel free to borrow liberally, and if you spot any issues do let me know (or send a PR!). See the individual projects for credits where due.