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heloman1

Airfix 48th AW Merlin HC3a , Now a WIP...decaled, varnished and unmasked...

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it's not blue

 

specifically it's not RAF BlueGrey

 

boo

 

and

 

bah

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No, Junglie green but wait for the blue/grey "tactical" scheme ala the Wildcats...

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Gotta admit I have (shh, say it quietly) the Italeri naval Merlin to build during my naviation series

 

LOOKS OK but I haven't gone in deep yet

 

It will be ghost grey too.   :)

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Thanks Neil, no progress over the past two weeks, I just moved house...

 

Colin

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10 hours ago, Gedens87 said:

Any developments?

At present, I'm hosting the Wessex STGB, which still has a week to run. Then I need to rearrange my studio/den and then I can get back to it, maybe mid April, once my sister returns to the UK.

 

Colin

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I acquired this kit for £10 at Bovvy yesterday; by the time I get round to it I hope there are a few more ref pics for the Mk.4.  If I'm really lucky there might be some after market decals...

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Sorry not really any use on Rotary Wing stuff but I took this back in 2014 if you're interested..

 

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On 2/12/2017 at 11:01 AM, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

I acquired this kit for £10 at Bovvy yesterday; by the time I get round to it I hope there are a few more ref pics for the Mk.4.  If I'm really lucky there might be some after market decals...

Hi Crisp, I was wondering about AM decals, as the kit sheet is not one of Airfix's best attempts. I'll see what I can drum up once I'm back on the build, 72nd and 48th of course. With FLY NAVY plackards to boot...

 

Colin

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7 hours ago, heloman1 said:

Hi Crisp, I was wondering about AM decals, as the kit sheet is not one of Airfix's best attempts. I'll see what I can drum up once I'm back on the build, 72nd and 48th of course. With FLY NAVY plackards to boot...

 

Colin

 

I'd definitely be up for some of those.  I know very little about the Merlin, to be honest.  When I was training it was all "by the time you get to SPLOT, you won't be flying Sea Kings any more...", but somehow it all took much longer.  I have had a good crawl round an HM Mk.1, and recall being utterly gob-smacked by the sheer size of the thing, but that's about it.  I assume the main differences between Mks 3 & 4 is that the latter will have a folding head, tail, etc. plus other marinisation.  I know that it's possible to build a Mk.1 or 2 from the Airfix  Mk.3 (not least because of Andrew's stunning version on here), but it is probably more likely that I will build a token Junglie for my collection.  

 

But yes, definitely FLY NAVY placards!

 

This kind of stuff:

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Proper NATO Northern Flank Royal Marines, none of this Afghan nonsense!

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Content withdrawn - I will NOT be threatened by a moderator, simply because I queried the actions of another...

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I've not seen the 4+ book on the Sea King, maybe I need to if it's half as good as the Wessex volume.

 

Colin

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Content withdrawn - I will NOT be threatened by a moderator, simply because I queried the actions of another...

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