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  • Member since
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  • From: USA
Looking for a Bell
Posted by Prince of Styrene II on Monday, September 15, 2003 10:59 PM
I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I work for a news station (WPRI Providence) & we just got a helicopter not too long ago. Just for giggles I thought it would be fun to build it, (the live trucks, too, but that's another story) complete with scratched gyro camera, transmitter & edit bay in the back. And of course there'd be the honkin' logo on the side!Big Smile [:D]
Now the fun part is finding a chopper that I can start with. Our bird is a Bell 206 L-3 Long Ranger. I don't need the exact model (no pun intended) to create her, just something "close enough".
Anyone know where I can find a Bell Long Ranger? Question [?]

"Hold the weapons, Daddy. I'm going to go get my monkeys." The Dutchess of Styrene

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 4:18 PM
Too bad, Prince!

The Long Ranger, being a civil helo, is not available as a scale model. Maybe, if some army decides to attach rockets to it, or maybe if the USCG would decide to use it for short range recovery duty (Wink [;)]) you (and I!) would get lucky one day...

Good luck!

Gertjan
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 4:59 PM
AstroKit has a 1/48 scale model of the Bell 206 in Army and Police/Fire versions for around $25. It may take a little bit of conversion, but it would be a great starting point. Good luck!

demono69
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  • From: USA
Posted by Prince of Styrene II on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 6:32 PM
Thanks for the tip, demono69! I'll keep a look out for one. Are they still in production?

edit: Nevermind. Appears they still are. I Googled the chopper & it looks pretty close to what our station has. Just a bit of mods & it'll look close enough! Thanks!

"Hold the weapons, Daddy. I'm going to go get my monkeys." The Dutchess of Styrene

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 8:59 PM
I know that Great Models will special order them, as they are not readily available. Good luck in your quest!

demono69
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    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, October 10, 2003 9:22 PM
Revell did a military/civilian OH-58A/Bell Jet Ranger in 1/32 scale a while back and I think Revell of Germany reissued it lately. Might be close enough to fake it. Fujimi also did the same OH-58A/Jet Ranger in 1/48 scale. Either of these kits will "look" like a similar chopper to the casual observer.
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  • From: USA
Posted by Prince of Styrene II on Saturday, October 11, 2003 10:18 AM
Oooo, more good ideas! Thanks, Rob.

"Hold the weapons, Daddy. I'm going to go get my monkeys." The Dutchess of Styrene

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