1/72 Revell Bell 212 BGS
September 2, 2016 in Aviation
This is the 1/72 Revell Bell 212 BGS (Bundesgrenzschutz) from the disbanded German Federal Border Protection Unit.
The kit is simple though contains enough details for its scale (i.e. engraved panel lines, floats and a crisp decal sheet for the instrument panels).
The build was pretty straightforward OOB with no obvious fit issues. My greatest concern was to find the right color match for this specific unit. Revell suggests “Mossgreen”, however I couldn’t come up with the exact Revell color (even with the conversion charts). My improvised solution was to mix Gunze’s gloss green with small amounts of dark gray in order to achieve the best homemade solution.
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