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CedB

SARO Skeeter - Aeroclub 1/72

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I'm always very pleased to be gifted kits by kind fellow BMers and this is no exception.

This one's a very kind gift from Bill (perdu) - thanks Bill - as a reaction to my new found interest in helicopters.

 

I must say it's a challenging kit and it's tiny (see below). That said, the encouragement I've had here and the help I've received from the custodians of the subject, the Historic Army Air Flight, made me want to try to do a good job. Thanks everyone.

 

The kit is from Aeroclub of course and there are various bits and pieces added as described in the WiP here.

Colourcoats paints, of course, in this case brushed - the airbrush would have blown it away.

 

 

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Here she is with her sister Sioux from the HAAF:

 

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…and, for some perspective, the Spitfire from 'An Unexpected Journey' with Ida still clinging to the back:

 

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Untitled by Ced Bufton, on Flickr

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:clap:

 

It's so tiny and cute! Well done, Ced, on taming the Scary Skeeter!

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Yep, neat result on that at all.  Well worked on tiny things, which I like the most!.

Cheers.

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Lovely looking Skeeter there Ced.

A very well done for tackling her with such aplomb.

 

She is small.

 

Simon.

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That's mighty impressive work Ced, detail on top of detail on this one.

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Marvellous job there Ced. It's size belies it's magnificence! So enjoyed the WIP.

 

Terry

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Excellent finish , I remember laughing when john did it , have a picture of one on  the wing of a certain V bomber released at the same time and think the skeeter kit had the same amount of plastic in it as the Vulcans U/C doors !!

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Another cracker Ced, great job again....!!

 

Keith

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Blimeyoreilly Ced what an anniversary present, for the rest of us

 

The Skeeter looks wonderful mate, I am really glad I sent it to you

 

I am aware that I didn't have a clue how to go about making the masterpiece of it that you have, tour-de-force describes this perfectly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now what else do I have in the Army copter stash?

 

 

 

;)

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Nice work Ced. Hope your eyes recover!

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Tiny little gem, Ced :clap: :clap:

 

Ciao

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Great result, although I couldn't work with something as small as that. Job well done!

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Very nice. Followed the WIP and it fought a bit but you won in the end.

Always looks like a Scout and a Bubble Car had a baby.

 

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Congrats Ced !!

The result is well worth the journey...

Have a beer on my behalf !! Well deserved !!

Sincerely.

CC :cheers:

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That’s a rare one! Great job.

 

Wulfman

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That came out really nicely, Ced - I didn’t realise it was so small!

 

Lovely job!

 

Tom

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17 hours ago, Heather Kay said:

:clap:

 

It's so tiny and cute! Well done, Ced, on taming the Scary Skeeter!

Thanks Heather :) 

17 hours ago, Head in the clouds. said:

You must have the patience of a saint, that is one tiny kit, nice job CedB and not something we see very often.

Thanks gary :) Patience? Not me I'm afraid, I was close to insanity with this one!

16 hours ago, Marklo said:

Nice work Ced. So small, but such detail.

Thanks Marklo! :) Time for something bigger!

16 hours ago, bbudde said:

Yep, neat result on that at all.  Well worked on tiny things, which I like the most!.

Cheers.

Thanks Ben :) 

16 hours ago, Mattlow said:

That's a great little 'copter...

 

The glazing has come out really well, very clear.

 

Even if you're having a break from rotorcraft, you'll have to do one of these at some point  https://www.scalemates.com/kits/amp-72002-fairey-ultra-light-helicopter--1087817. Even tinier..

 

Matt

Thanks Matt :) Yep, I have that on my wishlist. One day…

16 hours ago, Spookytooth said:

Lovely looking Skeeter there Ced.

A very well done for tackling her with such aplomb.

 

She is small.

 

Simon.

Thanks Simon :) 

16 hours ago, Cookenbacher said:

That's mighty impressive work Ced, detail on top of detail on this one.

Thanks Cookie :) Taxed my patience a bit but pleased enough with the end result.

16 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Lovely build Ced... Very nice comparison it puts it into perspective size wise.   

Thanks Dennis - tiny isn't it? :) 

15 hours ago, Terry1954 said:

Marvellous job there Ced. It's size belies it's magnificence! So enjoyed the WIP.

 

Terry

Thanks Terry, very kind :) 

15 hours ago, Paulaero said:

Excellent finish , I remember laughing when john did it , have a picture of one on  the wing of a certain V bomber released at the same time and think the skeeter kit had the same amount of plastic in it as the Vulcans U/C doors !!

Thanks Paul - appreciated! :) 

14 hours ago, keefr22 said:

Another cracker Ced, great job again....!!

 

Keith

Thanks Keith :) 

13 hours ago, perdu said:

Blimeyoreilly Ced what an anniversary present, for the rest of us

 

The Skeeter looks wonderful mate, I am really glad I sent it to you

 

I am aware that I didn't have a clue how to go about making the masterpiece of it that you have, tour-de-force describes this perfectly

 

Now what else do I have in the Army copter stash?

 

 

 

;)

Thanks Bill, especially for the kit. It's been an 'experience'! I'm having a rest from rotary for a while and then I'll be doing the Belvedere that Adrian kindly sent me; once you've done yours and shown me how to do it! (Just joking, mine will be OOB I think!)

13 hours ago, JasonC said:

Nice work Ced. Hope your eyes recover!

Thanks Jason :) Eyes are taking a while to re-focus on normal sized things but hopefully OK!

13 hours ago, giemme said:

Tiny little gem, Ced :clap: :clap:

 

Ciao

Thanks Giorgio :) 

13 hours ago, mackem01 said:

Great result, although I couldn't work with something as small as that. Job well done!

Thanks - it'll be a while until I go this small again! :) 

13 hours ago, ForestFan said:

Amazing job

Thanks :) 

13 hours ago, John_W said:

Very nice. Followed the WIP and it fought a bit but you won in the end.

Always looks like a Scout and a Bubble Car had a baby.

 

Thanks John :D 

11 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

Congrats Ced !!

The result is well worth the journey...

Have a beer on my behalf !! Well deserved !!

Sincerely.

CC :cheers:

Thanks CC - I will have a drink with you, of course! :D 

3 hours ago, Wulfman said:

That’s a rare one! Great job.

 

Wulfman

Thanks Wulfman :) 

2 hours ago, tomprobert said:

That came out really nicely, Ced - I didn’t realise it was so small!

 

Lovely job!

 

Tom

Thanks Tom :) 

 

 

Next build starting soon:

 

 

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A tiny miracle, beautifully presented. 

 

I wouldn't even be able to find it never mind build it. 

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Lovely build and a great subject to paint, I'd love to do one like this. 

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Thats a Smashing little chopper ced 👍

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