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Special Hobby has shared a new update on the development of their upcoming Westland Whirlwind Mk.1 model kit in 1/32 scale.

The kit’s (SH32047) development has been talked about for some time in the modeling community and its release is anxiously awaited. Previous updates have focused on the the molds, which are reportedly being created using an electroplating process sometimes also known as galvanic deposition, as well as test fittings of parts.

The newly released renderings detail the cockpit, which will reportedly be “very detailed.” According to the company, the kit will be plastic, with the gold parts being PE fret. Click below to see more.

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Special Hobby has shared the first test photos of their upcoming Westland Whirlwind Mk.1 model kit in 1/32 scale.

The newly released images show the first test shot of wing and engine nacelle molds, as well as the first raw wing sprue fit test. According to the company, corrections are necessary, but it looks good.

As previously reported, the molds are reportedly being created using an electroplating process, sometimes also known as galvanic deposition. The kit’s (SH32047) development has been talked about for some time in the modeling community and its release is anxiously awaited.

Click below to check out a selection of images.

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Special Hobby has released new photos of the galvanic molds for their upcoming 1/32 Westland Whirlwind model kit. The new images add on to previous mold photos released last year, this time showing the fuselage and small parts.

As previously reported, the molds are being created using an electroplating process, sometimes also known as galvanic deposition. The kit’s development has been talked about for some time in the modeling community, and although a timeframe has not yet been announced, its release is anxiously awaited.

The twin-engine single seat Whirlwind fighter-bomber was developed in the 1930s and went on to serve in WW2, where it saw use in a variety of roles including bomber escort and ground attack. It was eventually withdrawn from service in 1943 and succeeded by the Hawker Typhoon. No examples of the type exist today, although a full-scale reproduction is reportedly under construction.

Click below to check out the new mold images.

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Special Hobby has released new images detailing the production of molds for their forthcoming 1/32 Westland Whirlwind model kit.

The molds are reportedly being created using an electroplating process, sometimes also known as galvanic deposition. The kit’s development has been talked about for some time in the modeling community and its release is anxiously awaited.

The twin-engine single seat Whirlwind fighter-bomber was developed in the 1930s and went on to serve in WW2, where it saw use in a variety of roles including bomber escort and ground attack. It was eventually withdrawn from service in 1943 and succeeded by the Hawker Typhoon. No examples of the type exist today, although a full-scale reproduction is reportedly under construction.

Click below to check out the mold images.

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