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New 1/72 AS365 Dolphin/Dauphin from "DreamModel"

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9 hours ago, Dave Fleming said:

Not sure they've made any changes to the engine housing

 

Why should they? AFAIK, the HH-65 Charlie models run Turbomeca engines instead of Lycoming with tha A and B models. Therefore, with HH-65C the engine housing is the same as with any other ordinary Dauphin.

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8 hours ago, troschi said:

 

Why should they? AFAIK, the HH-65 Charlie models run Turbomeca engines instead of Lycoming with tha A and B models. Therefore, with HH-65C the engine housing is the same as with any other ordinary Dauphin.

 

because the base kit is wrong. It should bulge out more and have a more noticable angle back to the fuselage - the kit version is too upright

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True, think I mentioned it earlier.

But as stated above, the engine cowling is only the more bulgy one with HH-65A and B which used Lycoming engines. 

HH-65C have the standard dauphin Turbomeca turbines and therefore have standard "upright" engine cowlings.

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Upgrade set by Air Graphics in design

Source: https://www.facebook.com/airgraphicmodels/photos/a.891187194348484.1073741835.876430732490797/1185386761595191/?type=3&theater

 

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Preview of the 1/72 Scale USCG HH-65C Dolphin detail set just going for resin casting. This will be available early April 2018

 

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V.P.

Edited by Homebee

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Air-Graphics dedicated internal upgrade set for USCG HH-65C Dolphin - ref. 

Source: https://www.facebook.com/airgraphicmodels/posts/1273407752793091

 

 
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- ref. AC-009 - HH-65A Domphin
 
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V.P.

 

Edited by Homebee

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Okay, i snatched the MH/HH-65C off E-bay, $25.

 

The nose, winch, FLIR and some antennas are cream coloured pale resin. The FLIR is basically just a ball, no discernable features on it. To be honest, the winch looks a bit flimsy. Overall, the quality of the resin is not up to the industry leaders, but not bad either.

 

The rescue basket is etch, together with some details.

 

I'm happy because I finally got it, but there is still room for additional detail.

 

Cheers!

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1 hour ago, J.C. Bahr said:

I've got one coming, but am confused... there's something wrong with the engine hood(?)

 

Depends how much of a pedant you are - it has vertical sides, whereas it should have slightly angled outwards sides (wider at the top)

 

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Can anyone tell me what's different from the Z-9C and As565 boxings (besides decals)? Think an AS565 is closest to an IAC SA365Fi but not sure on the Z-9C.

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Unfortunately, one would have to kit-bash the AS-565 and the Z-9DJ models above to get a proper, correct french AS-565 (or Mexican, Brazilian and actually most military versions), at least in what concerns the doors.
One would need the Z-9DJ fuselage, which has the correct, wider BACK sliding-door, and the one-piece transparent parts (port ans starboard) that have the correct cockpit door (plexiglass on top and bottom portions of the door, with no frames on the top portion) and front fuselage door (large, almost frame-to-frame windows)...

... or you could try to be lucky enough to find the MP Originals Masters Models update set shown above.

Edited by Urubu-Rei

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3 hours ago, Urubu-Rei said:

Unfortunately, one would have to kit-bash the AS-565 and the Z-9DJ models above to get a proper, correct french AS-565 (or Mexican, Brazilian and actually most military versions), at least in what concerns the doors.
One would need the Z-9DJ fuselage, which has the correct, wider BACK sliding-door, and the one-piece transparent parts (port ans starboard) that have the correct cockpit door (plexiglass on top and bottom portions of the door, with no frames on the top portion) and front fuselage door (large, almost frame-to-frame windows)...

... or you could try to be lucky enough to find the MP Originals Masters Models update set shown above.

I guess you're right... On the other hand: the kit is not too expensive, so selling the house is not necessary for a kit bash!😉

I for one am extremely pleased with the DM Dauphin kits: after the countless Huey-, Blackhawk- and Cobra- kits by the other manufacturers at last something that can be used by modellers of civil helicopters!

I am anxiously awaiting possible new releases by Dream Model.

 

Gertjan

Edited by GeejeeZ

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On 9/30/2018 at 6:20 PM, Homebee said:

New variant  - ref. DM720008 -  Aerospatiale AS-565 Panther

 

This is going back aways, 

 

Would one be able to make the grey bird minus the flashy decals with what's in the box in this one? 

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