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PostPosted: Thu 30 Jun 2016 23:13 pm 
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Hi everyone,

I recently (last summer) bagged a bagged issue of the old Airfix Westland Whirlwind HAR Mk I and a Rotorcraft HAS9 conversion set for the Italeri kit. I would like to finish the Airfix kit as a HAR10 of 22 Squadron, but as a conversion set for the HARI0 doesn’t seem to exist I am wondering if this would be possible using the Rotorcraft HAS9 set, and I am looking for advice. Were there any visible differences between the two varieties, and if so what do I need to do? I have searched the web but cannot find anywhere that compares the two types. Any advice most gratefully received.

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul 2016 02:20 am 
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Airwaves has two conversion/detailing sets for the Whirlwind,

Airwaves SC72123 Westland Whirlwind HAS.9 conversion;

Airwaves AC72171 Westland Whirlwind HAS.22 (PE set).

I look forward to seeing your build :thumb:

Hope this helps :thumb:

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul 2016 20:08 pm 
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Kitsforcash.com do a har10, it's in their heritage conversions section (1/72, near the bottom of the page)


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul 2016 20:11 pm 
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Thanks to both of you,

Your suggested conversion sets are useful, but what I really want to know is if there are any external differences between the Royal Navy's HAS9 and the RAF's HAS10? If there are not, apart from any Navy-specific equipment, then I think I'll go with the Rotorcraft HAS9 set that I have: it is rather good looking: having the HAS9/HAR10 cranked tail-boom, a new nose, new floor and PE details. I think the PE is probably where any noticeable differences may lie: type of winch etc, but I will willingly bow to anyone (however many that may be) more expert than my less than expert self.

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2016 00:29 am 
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There are no structural differences between new build Gnome powered HAS.9 and HAR.10, as one led to the other. It would be service specific equipment that would be different, winches etc.
Try this; https://www.scalemates.com/kits/156016- ... wind-has-9
Or just go to Whirlybirds; http://www.whirlybirdmodels.com/ and download their price list.

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Jul 2016 18:02 pm 
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FAA Man,

Thanks for the links - the Whirlybirds price list is very interesting.
Bob


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PostPosted: Mon 24 Oct 2016 20:26 pm 
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So did you do the conversion? Please share as I did my 22 from the italeri kit of the H 19 and its now on display at our museum at newark.


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PostPosted: Mon 24 Oct 2016 21:31 pm 
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Jag636,
Not yet. Looks like a lot of work, but I will get around to it when I've finished a couple of other projects. TBH I'm not sure my skills are up to the challenge, but I'll attempt it sometime and will let you know the results - for good or ill. Even if for good, I rather doubt it will be suitable for display in a museum. But thanks for reminding me, and keeping me interested!
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Oct 2016 12:31 pm 
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Many thanks for the heads up but don't give up honest it's worth the attempt even if its just to hone your skills, if I can do it anyone can


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PostPosted: Sun 30 Oct 2016 00:04 am 
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Cheers for the encouragement.

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PostPosted: Tue 31 Jan 2017 23:22 pm 
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So have you done it yet, I'm looking forward to seeing it


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