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Dermo245

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Dermo245 last won the day on January 13 2018

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  1. Lovely stuff Giorgio. Even on your workbench, it looks like it's going Mach 2 Dermot
  2. Thanks all. I pinched the tea bag idea from @Nigel Heath !
  3. Wow. My gob is well and truly smacked by this one. Phan-tastic. Cheers, Dermot
  4. Hi all and a little egg-beater from Heller just finished for the 'In The Year I Was Born" GB here on Britmodeller. This a/c 195 (along with 196) were the first helicopters to enter service with the Helicopter Flight of the Irish Air Corps on November 25th, 1963 and operated in the SAR, Air Ambulance, army co-op and emergency relief roles until 2007. It's a credit to the crews and maintenance teams that 6 of the 7 machines still in service in 2007 were airworthy on their last day of ops, 44 years on. 195 is finished as she looked in June 1968, a month before my quiet arrival into the world The canopy and rotor fit weren't great and some of the finer parts are a little big but did my best with them. The build thread (and some classic 60's home-move footage of 195 in action that Summer) is here but to recap: Kit: Heller 1/72 Alouette III 'Securite Civile' boxing Build: OOB except for tape for belts and tea-bag mesh for the engine. Paints: Revell Acrylics with an airbrush; Klear; panel line wash. Decals: Max Decals donated by @rs2man Heller Alouette III IAC_Done (15) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Heller Alouette III IAC_Done (22) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Heller Alouette III IAC_Done (21) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Heller Alouette III IAC_Done (10) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Heller Alouette III IAC_Done (17) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Heller Alouette III IAC_Done (13) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for looking and happy modelling. Cheers, Dermot
  5. Here's mine, an Alouette III of the Helicopter Flight, Irish Air Corps, June 1968 and just a month before my noisy arrival. This a/c 195 was the first to be accepted into service and served for more than 40 years in Air Ambulance, SAR and transport roles. Build thread is here but to recap: Kit: Heller 1/72 Alouette III "Securite Civile" boxing Build: Out of box with tape for belts and teabag (!) for engine mesh. Paints: Revell Acrylics with an airbrush, Klear, small panel wash Decals: Max Decals for Irish Air Corps courtesy of @rs2man Heller Alouette III IAC_Done (8) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Heller Alouette III IAC_Done (10) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Heller Alouette III IAC_Done (17) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Heller Alouette III IAC_Done (22) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Heller Alouette III IAC_Done (13) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks to @Rabbit Leader and @Sabre_days for a great GB and here's to the next one. Happy modelling. Dermot
  6. Thanks all and with final bits added, she's done. Some of the parts (like the steps) are on the heavy side and I was never quite happy with the fit of the canopy or main rotor. But she looks like an Alouette and happy to have finished it. Having done some more reading, this a/c 195 was Serial No 1151 and the first to be accepted in service by the Air Corps. So a nice coincidence there! Heller Alouette III IAC_Done (12) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Heller Alouette III IAC_Done (23) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Heller Alouette III IAC_Done (17) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Will post more pics in the Gallery and a big thanks to @Rabbit Leader and @Sabre_days for this one and for all your comments. Here's to the next GB and happy modelling. Dermot
  7. Now with decals - just some stencils, the Air Corps Celtic Boss and serial numbers, one of which went on upside down, grr) Heller Alouette III_wip_8 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Heller Alouette III_wip_9 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Cheers, Dermot
  8. So a little bit of progress on this one.. Started on the interior & cockpit Revell CL-415 WIP_1 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Quick dry fit Revell CL-415 Wip_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr There are some ejector marks in the main cabin but with the windows so small, I'm not going to bother with them as I don't think they will be seen. Revell CL-415 Wip_3 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for looking. Cheers, Dermot
  9. Thanks Dave and I'm sure there's a mask set somewhere alright..thought I would try and improve my masking skills! Back from the paint booth and with engine added...mostly happy with the result. Heller Alouette III_wip_6 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr A couple of small areas to fix. The nose canopy-to-fuselage fit isn't the best but I can live with that. Happy how the orange turned out. Heller Alouette III_wip_7 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Decals next and final small details. Thanks as always for looking and happy modelling. Cheers, Dermot
  10. Thanks. They're both very basic kits, reflecting their age...I'd say the Airfix one shades it because you can build it as three different versions. And shape-wise for me the Airfix kit looks more Phantomy if you know what I mean - the wings on the Frog kit look a bit small.
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