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Dermo245

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Dermo245 last won the day on January 13 2018

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  1. Hi all and am taking the plunge with this one, as displayed to the public about a month before my arrival in the summer of 1968! Heller Alouette III_Box by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr The Aircraft Alouette III's Nos 195 and 196 entered service with the Helicopter Flight of the Irish Air Corps on November 25, 1963. The first helicopters to serve with the Air Corps, eight in total flew in SAR, air ambulance, army co-operation 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. The 1968 Ballyfree Air Rally...and Tim Philips Tim Philips was an English entrepreneur and businessman whose father invented and patented the Ziplock. After selling that patent, his father moved the family to Ireland and bought Ballyfree House and grounds in Glenealy, Co Wicklow just outside Dublin. Educated in England, Tim worked in insurance following a short commission in the Royal Dragoon Guards before joining the family business in Ireland which was eggs - by the mid 1960's, their farm in Glenealy had over 120,000 hens supplying eggs to the Irish market. He also diversified the business into poultry farming and convenience foods which became highly successful. It was sold to global food company Kerry Group in 1985. Tim also had a passion for flying and kept his own plane in Glenealy. One of his personal aviation achievements was competing with co-pilot Vyrell Mitchell in the England to Australia Air Race in 1969, finishing fourth out of 75 starters in his Piper Twin Commanche. At home, he also staged and arranged a number of hugely popular Air Rallies (Flying Displays) in the 1960s at Ballyfree……...which is where Alouette 195 displayed in June 1968, the month before my arrival. A generous donor & charity supporter, Tim Philips passed away in 2010 aged 72. You can watch Alouette #195 in action on this 8mm cine which I found online - this was a big help for me getting going with this GB and excellent refs for the scheme she wore. 1968 Ballyfree Air Display The Kit I built this kit as a kid but it's long gone so time to give it another shot. Heller Alouette III_Contents_1 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Lovely red sprues with tiny parts! Heller Alouette III_Contents_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Heller Alouette III_Contents_3 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Clear parts and decals. Apart from stencils, the specific Irish ones will be from the stash. Heller Alouette III_Contents_4 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Sorry for the long read, good luck with your builds and model-building to follow shortly! Cheers, Dermot
  2. Thanks for all the feedback With the final weathering done, two aerials added and a Matt Coat, she's done. Revell Star Wars AAT_Done_1 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell Star Wars AAT_Done_3 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Some of my attempts at weathering are a bit heavy-handed and I need to practice being more subtle with it. And some of the scratchbuilding is a bit crude but again, learned some good lessons there. But I'm happy how it's turned out from where it started as a Snap Kit bought for £2 and I think it looks ok. Revell AAT Before_After by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Will post some more pics in RFI, thanks for looking. Happy modelling. Dermot
  3. So after touching up the paint and a coat of Future, we get to here.. Revell Star Wars AAT (7) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Next up was a coat of Flory Models wash and some chipping with Aluminium paint applied with a scouring pad. Revell Star Wars AAT (8) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for looking. Dermot
  4. Wow....love it and what a great gift for your brother. Der
  5. So two years on, this is being rescued from the shelf of doom - the club are having a display of Sci-Fi models at an upcoming Comic-Con event and thought it would be good to include at that. Here's where she sat until , in all her badly brush painted tan colour.... Revell Star Wars AAT (1) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr The kit guns are the later dual type with barrels made out of some kind of soft plastic, I guess to avoid sticking kids in the eye. I cut off the barrels but then decided to replace the lot. Revell Star Wars AAT (2) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Some plastic card, sprue and odds.. Revell Star Wars AAT (3) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Looks better I think.. Revell Star Wars AAT (5) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr And since I've started using an airbrush, I thought i'd give the old girl some fresh paint - not the cleanest (or most accurate) but weathering should cover up most of my mistakes. Revell Star Wars AAT (6) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Cheers Dermot
  6. So cockpit installed and will join up the fuselage later tonight. Frog F-4K M Phantom_(19) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Cheers, Dermot
  7. Well that's a bit cr*p I was enjoying that one. Hope you get something else built soon Steve.
  8. Wow... Absolutely stunning...love it. Bookmarking this build for whenever I get the courage to build mine!
  9. Nice one and look forward to more of this
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