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NealParkes    161

Hi everyone,

 


This kit was given to me by my brother in law for Christmas, it is going to be air ambulance as I have a soft spot for these choppers seeing that I am a Paramedic, Helimed have helped me out more than once on a bad job. So I'm quite keen to try and do a decent job of this kit.

First update is going to be the usual box, instructions, decals and sprue shots:

The box with a nice piece of artwork:

35911764633_a088de3b04_c.jpgIMG_1061 by Neal, on Flickr

Instructions in the usual Revell layout and their normal pain in the backside paint call outs:

36582136601_7875f1775d_c.jpgIMG_1062 by Neal, on Flickr

36325654150_07074d01ba_c.jpgIMG_1063 by Neal, on Flickr

36325654870_93795147fb_c.jpgIMG_1064 by Neal, on Flickr

36582140021_b2b44fe867_c.jpgIMG_1065 by Neal, on Flickr

36582140821_ef24dfbae6_c.jpgIMG_1066 by Neal, on Flickr

A small sheet of decals:

36325657190_57aae2b901_c.jpgIMG_1067 by Neal, on Flickr

The sprue, not much flash on this kit compared to my previous EC-135, nice level of detail too for a small scale:

36325658190_7cf0514554_c.jpgIMG_1068 by Neal, on Flickr

36721054905_e694444eb3_c.jpgIMG_1069 by Neal, on Flickr

35886257834_28d702f3b6_c.jpgIMG_1070 by Neal, on Flickr

36721055905_4521f42a23_c.jpgIMG_1071 by Neal, on Flickr

So I've already made a start on the build but will wait a bit to an update as I really need to finish my "Planes on a pole" sig entry before getting carried away with new builds.

Take it easy guys.

Neal

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Courageous    320

Hi Neal, I'll take a seat for this as I'll be interested to see what you turn out. I completed this kit last year, RFI here: 

I'm currently building the REGA EC-145 and will be interesting whether I've learned anything from the Agusta build??

 

Stuart

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Darby    5,117

Never seen an air ambulance modelled before so will be interested in this one. May I also offer my admiration to yourself and fellow Paramedics for the work you do.

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NealParkes    161
5 hours ago, Darby said:

Never seen an air ambulance modelled before so will be interested in this one. May I also offer my admiration to yourself and fellow Paramedics for the work you do.

Thank you, you know it is my job and I try to do it to best as I can. Most of the time the stuff I deal with is far from life threatening and probably doesn't need an ambulance. However from time to time we help to make a difference but we are just one part of the team.

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NealParkes    161

Quick update on the build:

First of all he build starts with the interior, surprise surprise!! So I clipped off everything I needed for the cockpit and interior, well almost I forgot one seat:

35886259614_2a27f6ed6b_c.jpgIMG_1072 by Neal, on Flickr

Then I gave everything a coat of AK Black primer:

36325662840_8040a196d2_c.jpgIMG_1074 by Neal, on Flickr

36325663810_1c38f0afc8_c.jpgIMG_1075 by Neal, on Flickr

36674714946_f1cff9d1a5_c.jpgIMG_1076 by Neal, on Flickr

35886251464_efa32a1609_c.jpgIMG_1079 by Neal, on Flickr

35886262974_0378811985_c.jpgIMG_1077 by Neal, on Flickr

35886263694_9afdb97b5a_c.jpgIMG_1078 by Neal, on Flickr

36325666790_f701d61fd4_c.jpgIMG_1080 by Neal, on Flickr

36721059215_85dc67a18f_c.jpgIMG_1081 by Neal, on Flickr

36721050565_b03c75b87a_c.jpgIMG_1092 by Neal, on Flickr

36582134051_f9bd966723_c.jpgIMG_1090 by Neal, on Flickr

36582134621_8d863a530f_c.jpgIMG_1091 by Neal, on Flickr

That has got me started, since then I have started to paint the interior using some old school Humbrol Enamels ( I still think enamels are better for brush painting), so just waiting for the first coat to dry before putting the second coat on and getting some photos for the next update.

Good night everyone.

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NealParkes    161

So as with most helicopter builds it starts with painting the cockpit insides:

36542972930_c840d2985d_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr

36939218765_de01404083_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr

36799627161_8a269e528f_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr

36542972990_54f153051b_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr

36939218655_d223377172_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr

36542973300_9eac855f08_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr


My next post will show the pit with a wash on. That is it for now.

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Scimitar    2,379

Looking good Neal.

This is on my list to do and will be an Air Transport Europe one which I used to watch on a regular basis as they flew into the hospital behind my son's house in Bratislava.

This link has some good pics

http://www.ate.sk

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banzaiduke    23

Hello from one Neal to another Neal.Coincidently i'm only round the corner from you in Rubery B).All medics deserve medals in my opinion.Anyhoo will be watching this with interest ,only built one rescue chopper and that was Revells Huey ,nice little kits.

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