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Westland Wasp HAS.1

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 21:09
by littoralcombat
Hi All,
Apart from scatchbuilding, the only options available for a 1/72nd Wasp HAS.1 that I am aware of, have been either a converted (expensive and often critisized) Airfix Scout, or the (VERY expensive, but very good) Shapeways 3D printed version.
Another option may soon be available from a Company called Freightdog Models, who have advised me via their Facebook page that they hope to release their version around November this year. :clap: No details on price at his time, I will keep you all posted on progress.

Nige

Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Posted: 27 Dec 2015 10:00
by littoralcombat
Hi All,

Just to state the obvious here, but also to confirm that the Wasp is still an ongoing project for Freightdog Models, although now to be released "sometime in 2016".

Nige :)

Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Posted: 02 Jan 2016 12:36
by MajorTom65
There was a 1/72 white metal conversion kit available once. Long out production I think. The mob we're called C-scale from the UK. I got one via mail order in the 1980's. Got mine through either Hannant's or ED models I think. It's not for sale because I am going to build it(hahahahahaha) one day....its been waiting 30 years whats a couple more eh!!!
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It's in white metal only with a very nice replacement engine. I will probably stuff it up anyway...Happy New Year to all.

Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Posted: 03 Jan 2016 13:44
by MichaelB
They are a pain to build but they don't come up too bad. One is now over 20 years old and the other about 10 years old.

Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Posted: 03 Jan 2016 16:14
by littoralcombat
Guys,

There is another possibility for Wasp seekers, although it has a slim chance of actually happening I suspect.

On the Airfix Forum, there is a section called 'Kitstarter'. As it's name suggests, it allows members to suggest old kits that they would like to see updated and then put back into limited production. A vote then takes place and the winner gets a re-release.

There have been several requests from members for either a Scout re-run, Scout/Wasp combination or just a stand-alone Wasp as a new kit.

Just maybe.................. ;)

Michael, is that Tartar I see in two of the pics?

Nige

Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Posted: 05 Jan 2016 10:56
by MichaelB
Nige,

That's my Ratrat.

Michael

Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Posted: 05 Jan 2016 12:11
by littoralcombat
I have never seen any pics of the lifts Michael and didnt realise they were 'made to measure', very interesting. :o

Nige

Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Posted: 05 Jan 2016 18:22
by SwissBenny
Just found this one:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/5TU27 ... d=39938146

Hope this helps...

Cheers from Switzerland and Happy New Year :beta:

Benny

Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Posted: 05 Jan 2016 21:13
by MichaelB
You don't often see the lifts in action as they are either up with a wasp on them or up with the covers over the lift.

Landing on looked to be fun.

Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 02:45
by littoralcombat
Great pictures Michael, especially the overhead of Ashanti which shows the covers perfectly. Thanks for posting.

Nige