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Hi all, Here's my latest finish, for the French Fancy GB II here on the forum. The short build thread is here but to recap: Kit: DreamModel 1/72 AS-565 Panther Number: DM720008 Build: OOB Paints: Tamiya and Mr Hobby Acrylics. Klear, Homemade wash (a bit chalky) Decals: From kit Extras: P/E and resin bits from kit The build was fairly straightforward but the clear parts needed a good bit of test-fitting and fuselage trimming to make them fit. While there's lovely P/E and resin bits supplied with the kit, they don't include the collectives for the cockpit or the port side searchlight. There's also nothing in the back of the cabin which is a pity and the rotorhead is a bit simplified. The kit-supplied decals were super thin (which helped with putting them on) but had a mad desire to curl up if left too long. But happy how it turned out, it's a cool scheme and looks good from across the room! Dream_Model_1_72_AS_565_Panther_Marine_1 (11) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Dream_Model_1_72_AS_565_Panther_Marine_1 (7) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Dream_Model_1_72_AS_565_Panther_Marine_1 (10) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Dream_Model_1_72_AS_565_Panther_Marine_1 (8) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Dream_Model_1_72_AS_565_Panther_Marine_1 (13) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Dream_Model_1_72_AS_565_Panther_Marine_1 (9) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for looking and happy modelling. Take care Dermot
Bonjour mes amis! Hello Friends! So I'm in with this French Navy rotor in centenary scheme for the Aeronavale Dream Model Dauphin_Box by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Kit contents Dream Model Dauphin_Sprue_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Nice recessed details and correct large tail unlike the Matchbox Dauphin... Dream Model Dauphin_Sprue_1 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Resin nose, bits and small P/E sheet Dream Model Dauphin_Sprue_3 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Clear parts Dream Model Dauphin_Sprue_4 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Simple two-sided instruction sheet.. Dream Model Dauphin_instructions by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr And three decal schemes - a regular two-tone helo, a two-tone with tail & fuselage art and the all black box scheme with tricoleur tail which I'll do. Dream Model Dauphin_decals_1 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Dream Model Dauphin_decals_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr I've built this kit before but as an earlier AS-356 Dauphin II and it's a little gem.. Dream Model_Irish_Air_Corps_SA365_Dauphin (2) rs by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Dream Model_Irish_Air_Corps_SA365_Dauphin (3) rs by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Enjoy your builds and happy modelling! Cheers, Dermot
Hi all and this is the latest finish from me, Revell's Dauphin II modified and wearing Irish Air Corps markings. Not my best build and the fit of the canopy pieces was a challenge. There's also some shape issues with this kit in the tail, around the engine and the canopy 'brow' which I think is too flat or tall? Anyway, you can read the brief WIP here but in summary: Kit: Matchbox issue of 1/72 SA365 Dauphin II Extras: Scratchbuilt bench seat for cabin; collectives for cockpit; rescue winch, fuel dump line, open rear door, searchlight. Resin aftermarket nose for Irish SAR version (model was pre-started so don't know by whom) Paints: Halfords white from a can, all others Revell Acrylics brushpainted. Klear, Flory Models wash Decals: Max Decals for Irish Air Corps (donated by Britmodeller Lazlo Woodbine - thanks Gary!) This a/c 244 was the first of 5 Dauphin 2s delivered to the Irish Air Corps between June and December 1986. Operated by SAR Squadron, No 3 Support Wing, a/c 244 was also equipped for naval ops by the Irish Naval Service aboard the LE Eithne (P-31). The five aircraft served with great distinction and bravery in the SAR/Air Ambulance role. Sadly a/c 248 was lost in a fatal crash along with its crew returning from an SAR mission in July 1999 in Co Waterford. This a/c 244 was retired from service in 2003 with 5,400 flying hours. Along with the three remaining a/c, they were sold in 2006 and now operate with the Chilean Navy. . by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr . by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr . by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr . by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr . by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr And along with the Irish Gazelle I built earlier this year - both of these are now off to a collector and you know, I'm a little bit sad to see them go! . by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for looking. Dermot
Eurocopter SA365N Dauphin, F-WQAP, C/N.6001 at The Hekicopter Museum, Weston-Super-Mare. The aircraft in the Museum was donated by the French manufacturer Eurocopter. The helicopter, the first production SA365N, was modified by Eurocopter to test a fly-by-wire flight control system. Pictures are mine.