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Finally done. I see I started this around Christmas 2017, so it's been over three years in the making. There are lots of scratchbuilt mods and replacements, most of which are covered in the WIP, which can be found at: Just some are: Modified the main and tail rotor gearboxes and drives to more accurately represent their appearance Modified the attachments for the main rotor grips to give a more realistic appearance and provide a droop to the blades Removed the weird hump from the engine deck and scratched a tray in lieu Cut the engine up, placed joiners in the sections and added almost everything else you see from scratch Modified the oil cooler to look a bit more like the real thing using plasticard and wire mesh Scratchbuilt the hydraulic services on the forward left side of the deck Added hoses/wires/pipes to the engine, main transmission and hydraulic services Completely scratchbuilt the landing gear Scratchbuilt most of the interior and instrument panel Removed the Wasp bulges on the fuselage and added Scout ones, where applicable Scratchbuilt the horizontal stabiliser and attachments Removed the Wasp fin and scratchbuilt a Scout one in lieu Scatchbuilt the tail stinger and supports Cut open the steps in the fuselage and blanked them off Added landing, nav and anti-collision lights from sprue/spares Scratchbuilt the cargo hook and attachments Added/made all antennae (except the two on the nose which are kit items) Made the ground handling wheel mounts from scratch and modified the donated wheels to suit Painted with Humbrol enamel Oxford Blue, Tamiya acrylic Clear Blue and Modelmaster enamels flat black and silver. Clear coats of Future (gloss) and sightly flattened Future using Tamiya X-21 for the top coat. Modelled as N8-102 earlier in her career and before she was painted in the high-vis dayglo orange colours prior to her loss and subsequent recovery overboard from HMAS Moresby using the Hawkeye Models decal set (which was great) and some of the kit decals for the rotors (which were absolute rubbish but sort of worked in the end). Lots of faults but it'll do for me. I'll add the windscreen wipers after I retrieve them from my other workbench back in Adelaide as they're on the Fujimi Kiowa sprue I used for some AH-1P Cobra its in a previous project. Lots of frustrations along the way and there are still a heap of issues but I'm happy enough with it in the cabinet. Someone's sure to release a good 1:48 injection-mouilded Scout now but I won't be buying it as this will suffice.
Have been hunting though various online photo sites looking for a British Army Scout with unusual or bright/bold markings - whether they be temporary markings or zaps, or perhaps tactical markings. So far I have nothing. They seem to be all standard camo scheme (or one period or another) with perhaps a single letter code, and sometimes the unit badge at a small size on the door. The brightest markings are on those Scouts in the training school. I can't believe that in the years the Scout was in service that not once it was given a Christmas scheme, or 'end of deployment' art, or some special recognition scheme on an exercise! Can anybody help?