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Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212 AH.1 WiP

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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 21, 2021 9:16 AM

Thanks Greg. I would deffinetly like a new tooled Lynx and am amazed we don't yet have a single kit of the Wildcat. But from what i have heard from people who have contacted Airfix, Helo's don't sell.

And its rather fitting as theire is a Gurka battalion base in Brunei along with these helo's.

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On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by gregbale on Sunday, March 21, 2021 8:22 AM

Stellar work as usual, Bish!

The 'eggbeater' is the star; it doesn't miss the figures. Those Army markings look great. (And a hearty 'second' on the new-tool kits!Yes)

[BTW...I love that 'Gurkhas' poster in your signature!]

Greg

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 21, 2021 5:58 AM

Decide that there were no figures that fit this scene. British army pilots don't wear the flights suits that RAF Helo pilots where and there are no decent British army soldiers. So i decided to finish it without figures.

Thanks for following. Really pleased to get another British army helo in the stash. There are a few more i would like to do but i'd like to see some new tooled kits.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 12, 2021 5:15 PM

Thanks TB. I have never seen a real Huey, i never got to do jungle training but i know some guys who did in Belize and i am sure they flew on them. Its nice to get a chance to add such an iconic aircraft to the collection. Should have the completed pics up at the weekend, won't be adding any figures as i just can't find anything sutable.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:20 PM

Well;

        After looking at all these photos I gotta say-Dats a fine looking Whoily Boidy thingy! Ryte up me alley! I'm be likin any Hooey! Didja you know? I saw one once that was whoite and had Angel Wings.It was a hot exfil L.Z. Only one of us got hit, Forrest Gump style. One guess who. The Navy Corpsman! Never told any of the other guys in my unit though!

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Posted by Bish on Monday, March 8, 2021 1:59 PM

Thanks Gino.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, March 7, 2021 1:48 PM

Looking really good.  Nice job.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 7, 2021 12:28 PM

Thanks Lee.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, March 7, 2021 8:33 AM

Well done.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 7, 2021 4:13 AM

Finally able to get back to the Huey. I got the Humbrol enamel paint and decided i didn't like that. Its not sold as a clear colour but it is and after 3 coats it still wasn't right. So i cleaned it up, re-primed and just thought i would try my own mix with Tamiya. I ha not done this as i didn't think i could get a match, but some orange with a small drop of red and i thinks its actually a better match than the humbrol. Should have just trie that to start with, would have had this finished over a month ago.

The pics i have of the underside are at an awkward angle so i am not completly certain the markings are correct. These are a bit thick after numerous layers but i am happy enough.

Then the decals were added. The kit dates from 97 but the pics i have are from 2019, while the camo is not the same the markings are mostly good. I did have to close the gap between the letters and numbers in the serial. The Danger stencil on the tail should have a red background with yellow writing. But i didn't have one to suit in the spares box.

The stencils around the doors are from 2 different sopurces in the spares box. Each one is a seperate decal, so they took a couple of evenings to apply.

Then a light Flory wash, these things seem to be kept nice a clean. Followed by a mat coat.

And then all the last bits added to finish it off.

Just need to add it to the base and try and find some decent figures. If i can't, i will just have it on the base with personel.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:37 AM

Thanks guys.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, February 1, 2021 5:02 PM

Looking great.

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, February 1, 2021 4:44 PM

Sweet. 

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 1, 2021 2:59 PM

I got the Huey all together a ready for painting a couple of weeks ago. The Antenna fit is based on photo's of the real thing not the kit instructions. Fortunatly both the kit and PE set include them for the other versions. The rail on the roof i made with some wire. I have also made some extra antennas for underneath but will add those later.

But then i realised they didn't have the right shade of green for British Army helo's. Xtracolor used to have it, but stopped it a few years back. After doing a search i opted for Hataka acrylics. They do a complete set for British helicopters, but i just got the green and grey. I was wary after my experiance with MiG Ammo. But this stuff was really nice and even in the cold damp winter it was touch dry over night.

I'll give it another night then mask for the Orange.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 18, 2021 3:20 PM

Thanks Pawel, that is the area i thought you emant and that explains it well. The kit instructions just has the hook glued to the base of the kit. I can just drill a hole there, once glued to the base, it should work fine.

I used to be a Hooker, most aircraft i hook loads onto had the hooks attached to the underside. But i have hooked onto a couple, Hip's and a Sea Stallion, that had the hook hanging through a hole in the floor. The rail around the edge would certainly stop the airframe being damaged. Thanks.

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, January 18, 2021 2:37 PM

Hello!

For a long time I couldn't get it, too - and I guess people who designed most of the Huey scale models neither. But for example Bob Mason mentions "hell hole" in his classic book "Chickenhawk" often enough for me to start wondering about it. Here's what he means:

Well that black shape between the "A" and the "C" is a hole that goes all the way up to the transmission - where the hook harness attachment point is. And the edge of the "hole" has a rail for the hook to ride on. When the chopper/helo rolls or pitches just a little bit, the hook is still hanging vertically from it's attachment point. When the roll or pitch increases, the hook comes to a stop on the mentioned rail on the edge of the hole and the rail takes some of the forces from the load on the hook. And inside the hole, I read, there are fuel system valves for draining and hydraulic lines and the likes. But just cutting a hole there and painting the insides black makes the model much more realistic.

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 17, 2021 1:21 PM

Thanks guys.

Pawel, i could not find any really good pics of the underside so not sure what hole you mean. I know there is the round raised piece where the hook should go but the AAC aircraft don't carry that, and on the pic i did find i can't clearly see whats there, though i know its not painted as the rest. It will be fixed to a base so not to much of an issue, but if its an easy fix i might put that in.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, January 17, 2021 1:16 PM

Hello Bish!

Lookin' good! I'll be following this.

Any plans on detailing the underside and cutting the big round hole there?

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:59 PM

Looks great Bish. So much detail for 1/72!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:55 PM

Looking good. 

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212 AH.1 WiP
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:07 AM

This is my first helicopter for a couple of years. I am doing the British version based in Brunei with 7 Flight AAC.I had planned on doing it last year, but finally made a start on it a couple of weeks ago after picking up a Revell boxing which included a part i was missing which is not used in the Revell kit. I am adding an Eduard PE set to this. The instructions are a bit off in a few places, but fortunatly i can find some decent pics on line, includeing a couple of the aircraft i am doing on the 7 flight AAC twitter page from a couple of years ago.

I started on the interior, the instructions indicate useing OD for the side and roof padding, but the pics i found show a medium grey. I use Xtracolor blue/grey for the floor and Tamiya medium grey for the padding.

Then got the interior fitted and fuselage together. I had read that the fit was not good and it wasn't wrong. On this side the fuselage floor is fine.

But on this side there is a slight gap and the floor is low. I had planned on having one set of doors shut, so i will do it on this side.

Should have more soon. I need to work out what antenna's to fit and may also need to scratch build some. This kit dates for the late 90's, soon after the AAC started useing these in brunei. I pics i have are from 2019, so it looks like its been updated quite a bit since the kit was made.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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