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Well what else could a Minion do? I tried to resist for as long as possible but I am a truly weak willed Minion at the best of times, and as we all know this isn't the best of times! So in the ebst Minion style I reached into the stash and pulled out a BANANA!!! No not a large bendy yellow herb but a 1/72 Italeri Piasecki H-21 Shawnee or as it is usually referred the "flying banana".

 

I really like the early helicopters and this has long been a favourite of mine, in fact this will not be the first time I have built one as I built a RCAF machine in a rather fetching red, white and blue rescue scheme. this time around I shall be building her as a USAF machine assigned to the flight test centre at Edwards AFB as my model clubs theme for this year is "testing times" and as it was my idea I thought I needed to build something else along the theme, I have built an AV-8B and am part way through a B-57E already ( really must finish that!) so this will join the line up.

 

As usual lets start with box and contents shots;

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And the decals, some of which will come in handy;

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Now as I said I am still building for a model club theme so I intend her to end up like this;

 

https://www.helis.com/database/cn/41702/

 

Now it might take me a week or so to get started as I have other projects to finish and two GB's to co-host with another on the way so don't go expecting rapid progress, or any at all to start with, but I am looking forward to this one.

 

So until I get started,  poopaye!

 

Craig.

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8 hours ago, stevej60 said:

Nice to see one of these bendy birds being built Craig.

Cheers Steve, I do like the bendy banana shape of the early twin rotor choppers.

3 minutes ago, desert falcon said:

Now there is a banana you don't want to meet after dark ... 

Ha! No, you don't want to mess with this banana!

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It definitely has some a peel.

 

:coat:

 

AW

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Now that's going to be a Top Banana in your chosen scheme :wub: 

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8 hours ago, Andwil said:

It definitely has some a peel.

 

:coat:

 

AW

I'll try not to slip up during the build then.

4 hours ago, Col. said:

Now that's going to be a Top Banana in your chosen scheme :wub: 

Thanks Col, glad you have faith in me!

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Hi there,

 

great choice.

A shame nonetheless that you are not doing the French version, as they are the ones who invented the concept of the armed helicopter!

Never trust someone wearing a beret!

 

JR

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2 hours ago, Hockeyboy76 said:

Less chat, more build! :rofl:

Looking forward to this Craig. 

We are turning into a proper little @trickyrich aren't we! I'll be getting the pokey-pokey stick before you know it!

I'm actually really looking forward to starting this one too and as of this evening I am one build closer to it!

19 minutes ago, jean said:

Hi there,

 

great choice.

A shame nonetheless that you are not doing the French version, as they are the ones who invented the concept of the armed helicopter!

Never trust someone wearing a beret!

 

JR

Thanks Jean,

Yes I am well aware that you crafty Frenchmen invented the airmobile concept and used it to great effect in Algeria, I like the fact that in many cases whichever weapons were at hand were used such as ex-German 20mm MG-151 cannons in the cabins and .30 calibre Brownings fixed under the forward fuselage. I want to build a helicopter from the Algerian war and am leaning towards a H-19 at the minute but that is a project for another day before the usual suspects come along and try to pressure me into building one here, you know who you are!

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16 minutes ago, modelling minion said:

that is a project for another day before the usual suspects come along and try to pressure me into building one here, you know who you are!

We all know who they are, and if that makes you feel any better, just know that you are not the only one who is being coerced in this GB, or any other one for that matter.

We are being watched!

But keep having fun, no matter what!

 

JR

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16 minutes ago, Hewy said:

Top choice craig,a cool looking helicopter

Cheers Glynn, I like them a lot and will be trying to get my mits on some more of them for future builds, including a French one for Jean. :) 

5 minutes ago, jean said:

But keep having fun, no matter what!

That's what this is all about! Keep smiling, and filling and sanding.

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what's this not building one with guns and rockets thing!!!!  :fight:

 

Try as you can you can't hide!!!!

 

Broccoli: I look like a tree.

Walnut: I look like a brain.

Mushroom: I look like an umbrella.

Banana: Dude! Change the topic. 

Q: What did the banana say to the monkey?

A: Nothing, bananas can't talk! 

Why did the Minion take his banana to the doctor?

Because it wasn't peeling well!

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25 minutes ago, trickyrich said:

what's this not building one with guns and rockets thing!!!!  :fight:

 

Try as you can you can't hide!!!!

 

Broccoli: I look like a tree.

Walnut: I look like a brain.

Mushroom: I look like an umbrella.

Banana: Dude! Change the topic. 

Q: What did the banana say to the monkey?

A: Nothing, bananas can't talk! 

Why did the Minion take his banana to the doctor?

Because it wasn't peeling well!

And it begins!!

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it's like one of those dodgy C grade horror movie.....where you mention the evil characters name and they appear to wreak havoc for the rest of the movie!

 

That's me! :D

 

What's yellow and always points north?

A Magnetic Minion!

 

How can you tell the difference between a monster and a banana?

Try picking it up. If you can't, it's either a monster or a giant banana. 

Why did the kid keep falling off his bike?

It had a banana seat. 

 

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This is just getting plain out of hand. 

I love it!

 

JR

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What is yellow and goes bzzzzzz?

An electric banana. 

Banana: Doctor, Doctor. I feel like a pair of curtains.

Doctor: Pull your self together. 

What is yellow on the inside and green on the outside?

A banana dressed up as a cucumber ! 

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What do bananas say when they answer the phone?

Yellow

 

Why don’t bananas snore?

Because they don’t won’t to wake up the rest of the bunch. 

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