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There's something very special about scale helicopters, more so when they're beautifully detailed one-of fs that are made to the highest of standards and just ooze the character of the full-size from every nut, Jesus bolt and rivet. We've called Martin Fraser's scratch-built Westland Wessex a masterpiece in miniature but, in truth, that doesn't do it justice. Take a closer look on page 50 and admire its awesomeness. Photo: Alex Whittaker
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