Westland Wasp HAS.1

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Westland Wasp HAS.1

Postby littoralcombat » 31 Jul 2015 21:09

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.

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Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Postby littoralcombat » 27 Dec 2015 10:00

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 :)
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Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Postby MajorTom65 » 02 Jan 2016 12:36

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.
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Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Postby MichaelB » 03 Jan 2016 13:44

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.
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Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Postby littoralcombat » 03 Jan 2016 16:14

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?

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Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Postby MichaelB » 05 Jan 2016 10:56

Nige,

That's my Ratrat.

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Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Postby littoralcombat » 05 Jan 2016 12:11

I have never seen any pics of the lifts Michael and didnt realise they were 'made to measure', very interesting. :o

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Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Postby SwissBenny » 05 Jan 2016 18:22

Just found this one:

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

Hope this helps...

Cheers from Switzerland and Happy New Year :beta:

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Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Postby MichaelB » 05 Jan 2016 21:13

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.
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Re: Westland Wasp HAS.1

Postby littoralcombat » 06 Jan 2016 02:45

Great pictures Michael, especially the overhead of Ashanti which shows the covers perfectly. Thanks for posting.

Nige

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