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Hi all. This I purchased this kit a couple of years ago at Telford when I had an idea of building a NI fit cab. As usual with my builds I build memories, having done 3 tours in Ulster starting in the 80’s these along with the Wessex are pinned in my memory. Moving on I wanted the boxing that had the PIP filters and the tiger meet boxing it was. The kit itself was obviously a design of the day so moaning is fruitless although the quality of the clear part is shocking and I feel I definitely got the Friday version. I wanted to add a bit of detail to the kit as I think for the pose I had in mind, too much would be on show. My original idea was a flyer with the 3 undercarriage legs lowered, a gun mounted and a Santa Clause in the other door. Alas I couldn’t find a suitable candidate so another option was chosen. Plan B was a 14 Int photographer hanging in the door way and I found a 3D printed figure on the bay in 1/32 scale. So the build pressed on and through research and advice from guys on here and on PPrune I modelled this cab of 1563 Flt which was part of 33 Sqn from Oct 94 and just prior to the application of the 2 tone green. The MRB are actually straight as the look slightly drooped in these photos. The whole disc is removable but the kit is mounted on the pole. The nose antenna were replaced with 0.28mm rod and looks quite well in this scale. Anyway I’m rubbish at photography but I took advantage of today’s sunshine and here we go. Build log is here 869E6AB0-A3D5-4738-8816-7ECCFAA46188 F74CCD14-2E19-46C9-9B44-4C515994B3F0 BF416798-7E39-4113-A388-F43D837EC97C 51852B87-275F-4B27-AC04-ED865CCE3436 7BD2D1F6-4D07-4739-8190-DF9332194839 B8AB78AB-D2FA-445A-9EAE-428FF4C9E3FE 5ECB3F9C-CF20-484D-A09A-6DF948084B91 4578ABA0-39B6-4EEA-8EA2-0E5C01394CA8 B907009A-F66D-4C72-A1D4-A9E64DEED7E3 6FFBCCD2-2008-49ED-88D1-B3D33AF877F2 6586A696-8DB6-47DE-9D88-7C2307470AF5 45E17CA2-DDD1-44D8-8309-6000ABB4C7D5 23B776BC-29C3-4A6B-9818-750FEE686E79 AA6E6796-6082-41E1-B64D-546DD06AF658 8397A977-8C37-4E69-A794-4874792698B3 5ECB3F9C-CF20-484D-A09A-6DF948084B91 My thanks go to Pete in Lins, Jabba, Rickoshea52, Benbow, tarlucan, Sammy da fish. I’m sorry if I’ve missed you out but it’s been a great example of everyone chipping in. I’m calling this one done and I’ll have a break before starting the next project. Thanks for watching, Steve.
Hi all, I’ve decided to build this from my stash (of 4) with it being built as a Puma in Northern Ireland. I’m intending to do something different as I always do with my modelling, so hopefully this pans out. At this stage it’s probably going to be a Green/Grey/Black cab of the Eighties early Nineties before they went two tone green, but we’ll see when we get to a decision point. I have already put up a post for info, which has been very well received by me. Anyway the build, I’m starting using this kit which I purchased some years ago now. Also I don’t normally do in progress builds but as there is so little info out there and I’m purely reliant on ex-service knowledge and would like to make a goodun. So if you see I’ve gone wrong please chip in. Lastly it’s a hobby for me and I’m a slow builder as I don’t do it every day. 938AAEB6-D8B6-431C-9202-F3DE63C74B37 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr The cockpit seats have been made and then plasticard added for the armour. I’m not altering the cushions as I intend to put crew in on them. 9374949A-D561-406E-9410-1AA1235C9BEE by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr C4255E46-4232-4F0B-8B2B-CF3E9D429397 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr more to follow.