April 21, 2016 in Aviation
Hello folks, seem to have been absent from iM for a few weeks, so apologies for that:
To the point – Isn’t it odd how things work-out. Over on another site I’ve been ruthlessly lobbying for a SAR themed build for a long time and this year, I managed to get enough votes to have it added to the timetable.
This is the first of two builds I’ve entered there, but coincidentally there’s a Helicopters GB happening on not one but TWO other unrelated sites all at the same time, so this wee project is getting far more exposure than it normally would.
So, the kit – Well it’s the reissued Italeri 1:48 AB-212/UH-1N, built (almost) completely from the box (I made my own belts & buckles), painted with Tamiya acrylics and decorated with the kit decals. It went together without too much fuss at all however the finished model is, not surprisingly, very delicate and I’m certain if it ever goes to a show it will require a fair bit of rebuilding upon arrival !! – Like the RoG Hunter I last posted here, it’s been a joy to build, so much so that I ‘impulse bought’ another Italeri kit as a second entry for both the aforementioned Helicopter GB’s !!
Thanks for taking the time to look and/or comment, hope you enjoy the photo’s.
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