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1/72 Boeing Vertol model 234LR (British Airways) - Civvie Chinook


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Hello,

 

I would like to present my 1/72 Italeri Chinook with whirlybirds 234 conversion kit, finished in British Airways livery.

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Thanks for looking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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That's nice! The weathering looks really good too. As an aside, I've always liked that Negus & Negus design; I thought it was great when it came out and it still looks smart even today.

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Nicely finished. It seems rather counter intuitive to see a brightly painted Wokka!

 

Trevor

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11 minutes ago, zebra said:

Brilliant! Would like to build one of these myself, how was the conversion?


thank you ever so much everyone. 
@ Zebra. It would have been about 4 years ago (I think?) when I first started the kit. From what I can remember, the conversion wasn’t that bad. A bit of time was taken filling and Sanding the gap between the resin cabin window insert and the fuselage body but other than that it was okay. The delay was more just me loosing my mojo and having other kits on the go. I never bothered with the resin rotor blades though, I just used the Italeri kit ones

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And that's lovely too Aaron! New one on me actually - didn't know BA operated "Chinooks". 

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Hi,

Wow I love this! Superb paint job and weathering.

I'd forgotten BA used to fly these, that's another type I'll have to add to my BA Negus project!

Cheers,

Ian

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On 4/1/2020 at 11:06 PM, milktrip said:


thank you ever so much everyone. 
@ Zebra. It would have been about 4 years ago (I think?) when I first started the kit. From what I can remember, the conversion wasn’t that bad. A bit of time was taken filling and Sanding the gap between the resin cabin window insert and the fuselage body but other than that it was okay. The delay was more just me loosing my mojo and having other kits on the go. I never bothered with the resin rotor blades though, I just used the Italeri kit ones

The Italeri ones are the composite blades, which is why we give you the metal style blades with the conversion. Lovely job though.

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50 minutes ago, WhirlybirdModels said:

The Italeri ones are the composite blades, which is why we give you the metal style blades with the conversion. Lovely job though.

 

Unless you get the early edition of the MH47E kit, which had the metal ones (They noticed half way through the production run of the first Revell edition and swapped it to the composite blade drop in)

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1 hour ago, WhirlybirdModels said:

The Italeri ones are the composite blades, which is why we give you the metal style blades with the conversion. Lovely job though.

1 hour ago, Dave Fleming said:

Unless you get the early edition of the MH47E kit, which had the metal ones (They noticed half way through the production run of the first Revell edition and swapped it to the composite blade drop in)

Similar with the Airfix re-box of the Italeri HC.1/D kit - the initial Airfix issue had the metal blades, the later one saw them replaced with the correct composite type...

....I've got both, so if I do a civvie Chinook from one of my Revell Es, I can simply swap the blades with a set of the earlier Airfix ones - the windows I can do myself...

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