If you have any corrections or update, please send me e-mail.

Build of Gulf war Lynx HAS.Mk 3GM

The build of Airfix Lynx in 1:48.
Not so easy, as you need Eduard PE parts for HMA.8 version (their Exterior set has the correct tail rotor grill - part no. 108) and a set from Rotor Craft RC48-06.

Parts from the kit you DO NOT use:

armored seats - 9B, 10B, 56D, 57D, 26B, 34D
inflatable seat - 61D, 63D (probably removed to save some weight)
classic cabin seats - 6D, 7D (probably removed to save some weight)
rear seat - 62D (probably removed to save some weight)
undercarriage - 5A, 20A, 91B, 92B, 3C, 30B, 5C, 2C, 39B, 4C
nose - 3A, 4A, 29C, 7A, 8A, 34B, 33B, 12B, 7C, 8C
FLIR - 32C, 33C, 45B, 77B, 76B
left door - 31C
IR jammer - 42D, 45D
torpedoes - 2 x 51B, 56B, 48B, 85B, 56B
door gun - 18B, 19B, 84B, 81B, 82B, 63B, 69B, 78B, 97B
hoist - seen only in one pic - 25B, 71B, 70B, 93B
tail boom - alter the part 27B by removing the "dome", glue it to the tail and putty both lines around it and sand smooth
engine cover - 30C, 6C, 35D, 22D, and probably 20D

Now step by step. Steps are from the Airfix instructions:

Step 1 - choose subassembly no. 3 only, the boxes are for Sea Skua missiles
Step 2 - subassembly 2b, non armored seats were used in Gulf war
Step 3 - subassembly 3a
Step 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 - as it is + add Eduard PE parts
Step 8 - subassembly 8a + add Eduard PE parts
Step 9 - subassembly 9a + add Eduard PE parts
Step 10 - only one cyclic stick (part 2D)
Step 11 - use parts 111, 113, 114, 117
Step 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 - as it is + add Eduard PE parts
Step 17 - part no. 19A replace with a part from RC48-06 set
Step 18 - do not use the seat
Step 19 - use nothing
Step 20 - as it is
Step 21 - as it is + add Eduard PE parts
Step 22 + 23 - if you choose, drill holes for the folded rotors only, nothing else
Step 24 + 25 - drill holes for weapon racks+ add Eduard PE parts
Step 26 + 27 - as it is + add Eduard PE parts
Step 28 - as it is
Step 29 - as it is
Step 30 - use part no. 23D + add Eduard PE parts
Step 31 - as it is
Step 32 - use part no. 35D
Step 33 + 34 - as it is + add Eduard PE parts
Step 35 + 36 + 37 - as it is
Step 38 - as it is + add Eduard PE parts
Step 39 + 40 + 41 - as it is
Step 42 - as it is + add Eduard PE parts
Step 43 + 44 - do not use parts no. 5A and 20A, replace them from RC48-06 set
Step 45 - UPDATE
Step 46 - use nothing, replace the nose from RC48-06 set
Step 47 - 51 - skip
Step 52a - use part no. 16A
Step 52b/c/d + 53a/b/c/d - as it is
Step 54a - as it is
Step 54b - do not use parts 12C and 14C as they are missing the tail rotor folding mechanism - follow Step 127
Step 55a - tail boom - remove the "dome" from part no. 27B, glue it to tail and putty/sand down both lines around that part
Step 55b - skip
Step 56a - as it is
Step 57b - skip
Step 58 - as it is + add Eduard PE parts
Step 59 + 60 - glue the landing gear legs to part from RC48-06 set
Step 61 + 62 - use parts 30B/39B and 7B
Step 63 + 64 + 65 - skip
Step 66 - as it is + add Eduard PE parts
Step 67 - use parts no. 10B, 11B, 40B, 41B, 4B
Step 68a/b/c - use part no. 6B, part no. 32B replace by parts 22/33 from Eduard set, do not use the rest UPDATE
Step 69a/b/c - use parts no. 26D, 42B, 73B
Step 70 + 71 + 72 + 73 + 74 + 75 - as it is + add Eduard PE parts
Step 76 - skip
Step 77 - as it is
Step 78 - skip
Step 79 - as it is
Step 80 - skip
Step 81 - as it is
Step 82 - skip
Step 83 - as it is
Step 84 - skip
Step 85 + 86 + 87 + 88 + 89 + 90 + 91 + 92 - skip
Step 93 + 94 + 95 + 96 + 97 - you can choose, check weapon config part of my site
Step 98 + 99 + 100 - as it is
Step 101 - do not use part no. 1B
Step 102 + 103 - use as a guide for new intake screens from aftermarket mess
Step 104 až 106 - as it is + add Eduard PE parts
Step 107 až 120 - Gulf Lynxes had the old, metal rotor blades. There are only BERP blades in the kit, so you have to adjust them according to RC48-06 set. Everything else - as it is + add Eduard PE parts
Step 121 až 126 - skip
Step 127 - as it is + add Eduard PE parts
Step 128 - Gulf Lynxes had the old, ANTI-CLOCKWISE tail rotor. The kit has the new, clockwise rotor. There are two ways to solve this. One, easier, is to take parts from RC48-06 set, the straight edge of the rotor blades must be on the left side. Other, the harder way, is to sand down the bulge for revezing from part no. 24B and cut off the rotor blades and glue them back so the straight edge of the rotor blades must be on the left side
Step 129 - with the ANTI-CLOCKWISE tail rotor, the Lynx had LONGER stabilisator. Again, two ways to solve this. One, easier, is to take parts from RC48-06 set. The harder is to use the kit part and use a plastic card 1,1cm long but you need to provide the "Guerney" flap on the trailing edge
Step 130 - as it is
Step 131 - use the tail rotor from RC48-06 set or the modified one from kit
Step 132 + 133 - as it is
Step 134 - as it is + add Eduard PE parts
Step 135 - as it is
Step 136 až 141 - as it is