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I recently did my last WIP post on these, so its time for a final post for these.

 

Both Gazelles are the Airfix offering, one from the 80s and the other from the 90s/00s. 

 

The first one i started (back in March) got to the end of the painting stage and it all went a bit wrong when i found out i had completely messed up the canopy. It took me a fair few months to know what i will do with it. I decided to do it in the scheme of XX453 used by Qinetiq in a fictional diorama with it in storage, getting brown paper getting applied to the glass. (The wonky antenna has since been fixed)

 

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The later kit had decals for a pair of HT.2s, but had the GOA on the top section of the canopy. Due to this of course i had to look at AH.1s and found a very nice desert scheme. This one is XZ347 used by the AAC. This one also has a base but it is very quick, and one day i will make one it deserves.

 

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Very nice indeed,...... it is hard to get the Airfix Gazelle to look so nice.

Cheers

         Tony

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Cracking pair, love Gazelles both very nice especially like the maintenance diorama, great job with very fiddly kits, I've always broken bits

 

Darren

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Your fix of the messed up canopy is creative and recreates a scene seldom seen in modeling. Very well done! 

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Errr... Really?  They're the 1/72 Airfix offerings? Wow. They're really good, with quite a bit of scratch work by the looks of it.  How did you keep them from being tail-sitters?

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1 hour ago, Natter said:

Errr... Really?  They're the 1/72 Airfix offerings? Wow. They're really good, with quite a bit of scratch work by the looks of it.  How did you keep them from being tail-sitters?

Cheers, and yes, a bit of messy scratch building for both. Well for one i kinda cheated. The one in storage has a little piece of styrene glued to the wall which the tail sits on to stay up, the other i just put in a bit of weight behind the cabin to keep it up

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