#684 Westland Whirlwind HAS.22
Building the Westland Whirlwind HAS.22 from Airfix (no electronics in this one)
The Westland Whirlwind helicopter was a British licence-built version of the U.S. Sikorsky S-55/H-19 Chickasaw. It primarily served with the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm in anti-submarine and search and rescue roles.
Airfix released the latest Vintage Classics No. A02056V boxing in 2022. The tooling is from 1956.
|70.969 Park Green Flat + 70.975 Military Green
|wheel hubs ans struts
|cockpit interior walls
|cockpit interior features
|Satin Medium Sea Grey
Maybe bobble heads, but nice that Airfix actually include a couple of figures in the kit.
For a 1956 tooling, the fit is not to bad at all, though the clear parts don’t fit all that well.
The new 2022 decals are very nice, and the overall result is quite pleasing. I didn’t sweat the details too much - a nice simple little build.