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Westland Wessex by Woodie

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RAF Rescue helicopter at Hurn Aircraft Museum, Bournemouth Airport.
The Westland Wessex is a British turbine-powered version of the Sikorsky S-58 “Choctaw”, developed under license by Westland Aircraft (later Westland Helicopters), initially for the Royal Navy (RN), and later for the Royal Air Force (RAF). The Wessex was built at Westland’s factory at Yeovil in Somerset. First saw service in the 1960s.

My main interest is painting Aviation Art.
I get a lot of enjoyment researching the historical background behind the picture I’ve been commissioned to paint.
I work in acrylic on my big paintings on canvas board but use water colors, pastels, soft and oil, for smaller pieces.
I also enjoy doing pet portraits in soft pastels on tinted paper, from photographs. Ideal presents for Xmas and birthdays.

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    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 3 years ago

    Good clear shot Mate, have you flown in one ?

  • Hi, I’ve never flown in a chopper George and I don’t know if I really want too !!LOL

    – Woodie

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 3 years ago

    Nice close-up Neil. – Ted

  • It was a nice sunny day as well

    – Woodie

  • James J. Ravenel, III
    James J. Raven...about 3 years ago

    Great shot, Neil.

  • Thanks James
    Based on the Sikorsky S-58 “Choctaw”

    – Woodie

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 3 years ago


  • Cheers Bob

    – Woodie

  • Colin  Williams Photography
    Colin William...almost 2 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Thanks Colin. This is straight from my old compact camera. Cheers

    – Woodie

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to the group – we look forward to seeing more!
    Click the banner to see your work in the group!
    10th May ’13

  • Thanks Pamela

    – Woodie

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