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Allan J Withers
1/72 Heller, with a few small modifications, finished in MM and Revell enamels with Future over kit and spare decals.
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Craig Abrahamson said on August 24, 2016
Another outstanding build, Allan….looks like you have this rotary-wing thing down pat. Nice work.
Allan J Withers said on August 25, 2016
George Williams said on August 24, 2016
Very neat work, Allan, especially the canopy framing.
Tom Bebout said on August 24, 2016
Gee that looks nice, how big/small is that chopper at 1/72?
Thanks Tom, 178 mm length rotors turning, between a Kiowa and an Iroquois.
Greg Kittinger said on August 24, 2016
Very pristine build. Never seen whirly birds on a display team before – I pulled up a YouTube vid – wow – 4 rotary wings in aerobatic formation – by my calculation that’s about 120,000 parts all flying in formation!
Thanks Greg, I’ve only seen two helicopters flying together, but how many parts in a Chinook ?
Robert Royes said on August 24, 2016
An excellent build sir.
Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said on August 24, 2016
Allan, one I don’t see built very often, and in aerobatic(?) markings, to boot. Great work on the canopy framing, tough job. You are the whirlybird sensei.
I’m ruminating that aerobatic aircraft would be a nice group build, too.
Thanks Bernard, yes I think that could be an interesting group build.
Gábor Szabó said on August 24, 2016
Great build! I’m not a rotor-folk but this one is a little gem!
Dirk Derks said on August 25, 2016
Clean looking “Grashopper”
Excellent masking on the cockpit windows.!!!!
The Alouette is now history in the Dutch Air Force.
In service 1964, out service (last four) 01 January 2016, makes 51 years of dedicated service to the Dutch Armed Forces.
The last four were used for comms. and transport of members of the Royal Family. Also last helicopters that you could start by connecting some wires together, when the helicopter was US.
End of career for the remaining pilots. There will be no replacement for this type of chopper.
Few remain for the museums.
Allan J Withers said on August 27, 2016
Thanks Dirk, 51 years, quite a while !
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