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Hi everyone,

 


This kit was given to me by my brother in law for Christmas, it is going to be air ambulance as I have a soft spot for these choppers seeing that I am a Paramedic, Helimed have helped me out more than once on a bad job. So I'm quite keen to try and do a decent job of this kit.

First update is going to be the usual box, instructions, decals and sprue shots:

The box with a nice piece of artwork:

35911764633_a088de3b04_c.jpgIMG_1061 by Neal, on Flickr

Instructions in the usual Revell layout and their normal pain in the backside paint call outs:

36582136601_7875f1775d_c.jpgIMG_1062 by Neal, on Flickr

36325654150_07074d01ba_c.jpgIMG_1063 by Neal, on Flickr

36325654870_93795147fb_c.jpgIMG_1064 by Neal, on Flickr

36582140021_b2b44fe867_c.jpgIMG_1065 by Neal, on Flickr

36582140821_ef24dfbae6_c.jpgIMG_1066 by Neal, on Flickr

A small sheet of decals:

36325657190_57aae2b901_c.jpgIMG_1067 by Neal, on Flickr

The sprue, not much flash on this kit compared to my previous EC-135, nice level of detail too for a small scale:

36325658190_7cf0514554_c.jpgIMG_1068 by Neal, on Flickr

36721054905_e694444eb3_c.jpgIMG_1069 by Neal, on Flickr

35886257834_28d702f3b6_c.jpgIMG_1070 by Neal, on Flickr

36721055905_4521f42a23_c.jpgIMG_1071 by Neal, on Flickr

So I've already made a start on the build but will wait a bit to an update as I really need to finish my "Planes on a pole" sig entry before getting carried away with new builds.

Take it easy guys.

Neal

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Hi Neal, I'll take a seat for this as I'll be interested to see what you turn out. I completed this kit last year, RFI here: 

I'm currently building the REGA EC-145 and will be interesting whether I've learned anything from the Agusta build??

 

Stuart

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5 hours ago, Darby said:

Never seen an air ambulance modelled before so will be interested in this one. May I also offer my admiration to yourself and fellow Paramedics for the work you do.

Thank you, you know it is my job and I try to do it to best as I can. Most of the time the stuff I deal with is far from life threatening and probably doesn't need an ambulance. However from time to time we help to make a difference but we are just one part of the team.

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Quick update on the build:

First of all he build starts with the interior, surprise surprise!! So I clipped off everything I needed for the cockpit and interior, well almost I forgot one seat:

35886259614_2a27f6ed6b_c.jpgIMG_1072 by Neal, on Flickr

Then I gave everything a coat of AK Black primer:

36325662840_8040a196d2_c.jpgIMG_1074 by Neal, on Flickr

36325663810_1c38f0afc8_c.jpgIMG_1075 by Neal, on Flickr

36674714946_f1cff9d1a5_c.jpgIMG_1076 by Neal, on Flickr

35886251464_efa32a1609_c.jpgIMG_1079 by Neal, on Flickr

35886262974_0378811985_c.jpgIMG_1077 by Neal, on Flickr

35886263694_9afdb97b5a_c.jpgIMG_1078 by Neal, on Flickr

36325666790_f701d61fd4_c.jpgIMG_1080 by Neal, on Flickr

36721059215_85dc67a18f_c.jpgIMG_1081 by Neal, on Flickr

36721050565_b03c75b87a_c.jpgIMG_1092 by Neal, on Flickr

36582134051_f9bd966723_c.jpgIMG_1090 by Neal, on Flickr

36582134621_8d863a530f_c.jpgIMG_1091 by Neal, on Flickr

That has got me started, since then I have started to paint the interior using some old school Humbrol Enamels ( I still think enamels are better for brush painting), so just waiting for the first coat to dry before putting the second coat on and getting some photos for the next update.

Good night everyone.

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So as with most helicopter builds it starts with painting the cockpit insides:

36542972930_c840d2985d_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr

36939218765_de01404083_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr

36799627161_8a269e528f_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr

36542972990_54f153051b_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr

36939218655_d223377172_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr

36542973300_9eac855f08_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr


My next post will show the pit with a wash on. That is it for now.

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Looking good Neal.

This is on my list to do and will be an Air Transport Europe one which I used to watch on a regular basis as they flew into the hospital behind my son's house in Bratislava.

This link has some good pics

http://www.ate.sk

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Hello from one Neal to another Neal.Coincidently i'm only round the corner from you in Rubery B).All medics deserve medals in my opinion.Anyhoo will be watching this with interest ,only built one rescue chopper and that was Revells Huey ,nice little kits.

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So as with most helicopter builds it starts with painting the cockpit insides:

36542972930_c840d2985d_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr

36939218765_de01404083_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr

36799627161_8a269e528f_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr

36542972990_54f153051b_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr

36939218655_d223377172_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr

36542973300_9eac855f08_c.jpgPainting the cockpit. by Neal, on Flickr


My next post will show the pit with a wash on. That is it for now.

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So I put the wash (Flory dark dirt) on and then took it off to give this:

36312528674_8c0b178bd3_c.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

37148972775_af601694a2_c.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

36959722046_c18452901c_c.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

36312528544_e861c2553f_c.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

36312528584_88f681ae0d_c.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

I must say that the Flory washes are one of the best purchases I've ever made! I just seem to get on with them well, I find them really easy to use and give great results straight away!

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So after what seems too long I thought i should update you on how the chopper is going. I've started getting the internals into the fuselage halves. I need to give it a proper dry fit once the one side is glued in but so far the fit looks pretty good.

37167879275_dfe3500064_c.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

37025650611_000d64055d_c.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

More to come soon.

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So I have finally got an update on the Augusta 109:

I started to mask up the kit:

27319781489_1ba67425bf_b.jpgIMG_0795 by Neal, on Flickr

40082149525_9f39e25dcd_b.jpg by Neal, on Flickr

In preparation for the application of the primer:

40082149495_a2b168b027_b.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

The next step should be laying down some paint to get the wire and then the red colours on.

Neal

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Hi All,

 

Well it has nearly been a year since my last update on the Augusta A-109 and the reason is that I kinda lost the mojo for this build so she has been a bit of shelf queen since last April. 

Anyway I have recently decided to get her done, mainly because I am soon to be evicted from the man cave so that our daughter can move out of our room in to hers.

 

So here is what I have been up to:

 

First I painted the base colour for the underside of the aircraft using Tamiya X-2 Gloss White, then the masking fun started:

 

46375842385_ffb5fec2af_b.jpgPainting has finally started. by Neal, on Flickr

 

47238454182_9c228e018a_b.jpgPainting has finally started. by Neal, on Flickr

 

46375841015_ae96997598_b.jpgPainting has finally started. by Neal, on Flickr

 

Then I decided to paint a base coat for the red to go on to, I have read that pink makes a very good base for red to go over, so I put done a coat of Tamiya X-17 Gloss Pink:

 

32348755757_3d726263e7_b.jpgPainting has finally started. by Neal, on Flickr

 

And here she is drying off in preparation for the red coat:

 

33414943628_c9d852ab3d_b.jpgPainting has finally started. by Neal, on Flickr

 

Next to do is the main red colour, now I have some choices I have Revell Fiery Red in an enamel pot (I’m not a fan of spraying enamels), I could use some Tamiya X-7 Red or some MRP-184 Signal Red. At the moment I am thinking that I’ll use the MRP.

Also I need to spray the rotor blades, the masking there should be fun, not!

 

Anyway plenty to do but I’m glad to have the Augusta back on the bench.

 

Take care and thanks for looking.

 

Neal

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So here are the results of tonights efforts.

 

First of all a couple of photos before taking off the masking:

 

40329053493_7abce8bffa_b.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

 

46378883845_d77082497d_b.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

 

47241444902_d6bc0ee033_b.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

 

Then came the dreaded mask removal, I always get nervous in case the masks have not worked!:

 

47293599941_b87af9278c_b.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

 

47293599741_6fa8f4ffa2_b.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

 

47293599971_9c489388be_b.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

 

So there are a couple of bits of overspray that will need sorting out, nothing too bad though. However I’m not 100% convinced on the red being “right”, the Rega choppers red seems less “orangey”. Oh well I’ll live with it has I am not going to re-mask it up and re-spray it. 

 

Thanks for looking.

 

Neal

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So it is time for another overdue update!

 

After the painting session I applied a gloss coat in preparation for decals, and then got busy with them, fortunately there are not that many on this build:

 

40898133793_d24f8e17d5_b.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

 

I used some Mr Mark Setter Neo & Mr Mark Softer Neo as a setting solution and I was not very impressed by it, I don’t know if the formula has been changed but I had heard good things about the Mr Mark Setter & Softer in the non-Neo versions. Anyway I’ll be hunting for some decal solution that is strange than MicroSol & MicroSet in the future:

 

47075204324_52296eb801_b.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

 

47864660061_5553145ac7_b.jpg by Neal, on Flickr

 

After getting the decals on I sealed them with a coat of Mr Hobby GX100 Superclear III, this is my current favourite gloss coat especially when use with MR Hobby SLT:

 

32920512367_1af7c25377_b.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

 

That’s all for now folks, we are nearly finished with the little A-109 and I look forwards to getting it off the bench and into the cabinet.


Neal

 

 

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Hi all,

 

So I have finished the Augusta!! Hooray!!

 

For weathering I applied a coat of Flory Models Grey wash:

 

47946000403_fe8e15133b_b.jpgUntitled by Neal, on Flickr

 

And then removed that, I then added all the lumps and bumps, landing gear, main rotor and tail rotor. And then unmasked it, here is a photo of the finished kit I will upload a RFI post soon.

 

48183474467_db411e1fae_b.jpg1-72 Revell A-109 K2 REGA 04 by Neal, on Flickr

 

Thanks for following along with the build. And please head over to the RFI thread here for full photos.

 

Neal

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Beautiful work! Excellent paint work and weathering. I've always thought that A109 is the best looking helicopter there is.

 

Kind Regards,

Antti

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