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Jose Pedro

1/72 CASA C-212 Aviocar - Portuguese Air Force - Special Hobby

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Hello!
This model was finished on the first half of 2019, and was published on the June issue of Airfix Model World.
It`s the Special Hobby offering of the C-212 Aviocar.

This build had a special impact in me. These Aircraft saved a lot of lives on the archipelago of Azores (were i live) transporting patients from the smaller islands to the ones with hospital.

There are even some Azoreans born aboard the Aviocar!

The kit is well detailed and the decals stunning. The presence of putty on the lower surface of the fuselage is mainly due to a mistake of the modeller.
I used paints from the  Vallejo and Mission Model Paints ranges.

Hope you like it!

 

José Pedro

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Nice!B)

 

Mike.

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That's a wonderful build of an airplane you don't see modeled that often, or so it seems to me.

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What an excellent job you've done of a cute little utility workhorse.

 

The back story also adds to the worth of the project.

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Really nice build of an amazing workhorse,one of my favourite light transporter.(The others would include the Skyvan,just too bad Airfix isn't producing it anymore)

 

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7 hours ago, binbrook87 said:

That is Stunning! 

Hi!

Thanks for the feedback!

7 hours ago, MikeR said:

Nice!B)

 

Mike.

Hello Mike!

Thanks for the reply!

6 hours ago, alex_stela said:

Fantastic! Seems that it`s not easy-to-make kit, but you did just great! :worthy:

Hello!

The kit has some pitfalls, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Thanks!

6 hours ago, junglierating said:

I love that the Portuguese keep a lovely traditional camouflage....looking good👍

Hello!

Thanks for the feedback!

Sadly, the Aviocar left service in 2012, and with it, the camouflage scheme also vanished...😑

6 hours ago, SAT69 said:

That's a wonderful build of an airplane you don't see modeled that often, or so it seems to me.

Thanks for the reply!

Cheers!

6 hours ago, desert falcon said:

Superb 👍

Hi!

Thanks!

6 hours ago, Shashman said:

What an excellent job you've done of a cute little utility workhorse.

 

The back story also adds to the worth of the project.

Hello!

Thanks for your comment!

This aircraft was a familiar sight for a long time!

I know amazing stories from aeromedical evacuation missions performed by some colleagues aboard this little plane!

6 hours ago, Kampartiger said:

Really nice build of an amazing workhorse,one of my favourite light transporter.(The others would include the Skyvan,just too bad Airfix isn't producing it anymore)

 

Thanks!

These airframes provided sterling service to the FAP and to Azores in particular!

We are now with the C-295 in aeromedical and SAR missions!

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Beautifully built and finished model of this unsung hero Jose - really nice. What a great little aircraft this is/was - in use all over he world. You could spend the rest of your days modelling all the wonderful colour schemes and variants.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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9 hours ago, Jose Pedro said:

Sadly, the Aviocar left service in 2012, and with it, the camouflage scheme also vanished...😑

Like so many other aircraft from many other nations. Everything is just boring grey now ☹️

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12 hours ago, Jose Pedro said:

Hello!

Thanks for the feedback!

Sadly, the Aviocar left service in 2012, and with it, the camouflage scheme also vanished...😑

Ah yes to be fair you have the mighty Merlin to do that job now still in camo I believe ....your next project?

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Outstanding Jose!!!!!  That`s a great “mini” instructional also!!!!  :clap:

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On 3/26/2020 at 9:53 PM, Baldy said:

Beautifully built and finished model of this unsung hero Jose - really nice. What a great little aircraft this is/was - in use all over he world. You could spend the rest of your days modelling all the wonderful colour schemes and variants.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

Hi Malcolm!

Thanks for the feedback!

It was only when i was searching for photos of the Aviocar online that i realised how many nations and privates operated the C-212. There is, in fact, o lot to choose from.

Even the other special portuguese scheme provided in the box is very beautifull!

 

On 3/27/2020 at 2:20 AM, Lupo Rosso said:

Wow! Beautiful work! Your paint and weathering is awesome! Very, very impressive!

Hello!
Thanks for your reply!

 

On 3/27/2020 at 7:28 AM, binbrook87 said:

Like so many other aircraft from many other nations. Everything is just boring grey now ☹️

Hi!

let`s see it as an oportunity to model the special schemes that are avoided by the majority of aircraft modellers!😆

 

On 3/27/2020 at 8:13 AM, Wulfman said:

Lovely build and paint job, well done.

 

Wulfman

Hi!

Thanks for the feedback!

 

On 3/27/2020 at 10:33 AM, junglierating said:

Ah yes to be fair you have the mighty Merlin to do that job now still in camo I believe ....your next project?

Hello!

In fact, the Merlin is providing sterling service with the FAP.

I had the opportunity to seat on the cockpit of one, and what an impressive piece of machinery.  Some of the staff that performs the sanitary evacuations work with me at the hospital, and certainly that will be a project!

22 hours ago, Sky Keg said:

Outstanding Jose!!!!!  That`s a great “mini” instructional also!!!!  :clap:

Hi!

Thanks for the reply!

If you are interested, you can find here a more detailed description of the build.

 

https://imodeler.com/2020/03/1-72-casa-212-aviocar-portuguese-air-force-by-special-hobby/

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