SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48

SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKING ​I decided to build a plastic model of a helicopter for the first time in quite a while. ​What I chose this time was Seaking of Hasegawa. ​I haven’t decided yet, but I think it will be made the JMSDF helicopter. ​Is this kit a special version for replacing decals? ​It also includes the decals of the helicopters that carried out the return mission of the Apollo spacecraft. ​It seems that a different kit of the same scale has been released from Hasegawa to make a JMSDF plane. ​That model number is PT2, so it may be quite old.

SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKING ​It’s been a long time since I’ve had a helicopter plastic model, and it’s been a while since I’ve had the JGSDF Apache, so I don’t really know what to do. ​​This kit has a lot of work other than sticking the parts together, such as shaving various parts, filling holes, and cleaning the surface. ​It’s pretty difficult. ​The number of parts may be larger than the other 1/48 scales.

SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKING ​Blue screen.

SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKING These are a pilot seat and a seat belt. ​At this stage, I don’t know how the parts are assembled, so I’m very worried if the parts fit properly.

SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKING​There are also many switches on the cockpit panel and on the upper and side of the cockpit seat. ​I’m glad that decals are prepared for them.
(2020/11/17)

SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKING ​This kit has a pretty big cockpit window, so we can see inside well. ​But I can’t make it​ detailed extra parts.

SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKING SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKING ​The fuselage is now glued together.

SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKING ​I felt like I knew the shape of the seaking body, but I didn’t know the details until I picked up the parts. ​After I build these parts, I can see the shape of the fuselage more.

SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKING​For me, not only masking but also fitting the helicopter window is a difficult task. ​I usually don’t mind the dirt of the parts because it’s an AFV modeling, so I care about these parts, ​polishing it with a compound.
(2020/11/19)

SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48 PAINTING
At the end of the assembly, there are more protrusions than I expected, so it is hard to handle. I should make it as strong as possible.

SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48 PAINTING
​The rotor can be folded. ​My personal preference is here.

SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48 PAINTING
​The painting process has begun.

SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48 PAINTING
​Masking tapes are consumed in large quantities.
(2020/11/21)

SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48 PAINTING Wow, it’s hard to paint so much. ​It’s big, so it’s pleasant to blow airbrush.

SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48 PAINTING ​Apparently, this kit was released in 2010. ​I think it’s a decal replacement kit. ​There were no particular decal problems with Hasegawa kits. ​It is good that there is no yellowing or deterioration.

SH-3D/HSS-2A SEAKING JMSDF HASEGAWA 1/48 PAINTING​I pasted almost the decal first because I wanted a change. ​As an image before making it, I thought the painting would be completed if I painted it in white, but there are quite fine details with different colors. ​To be honest, it is quite hard. ​I have almost never made a kit of Helicopter, so it might just be a little awkward.
(2020/11/25)

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