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SAR Queen of the RNoAF, Italeri's Merlin rises yet again.


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Here is the AW-101 Merlin under the name SAR Queen as she is known in Norwegian circles.

 

A short preamble begins:

 

Back in July last year I began a double build of the Italeri Apache and their RAF Merlin HC3.

Having already built the Merlin HM2 a while back I felt like trying to sort out the Italeri kit's windows which are frankly dire and unrepresentative. Deep recesses into the fuselage and raised rims round them. Dohh!

 

As I was thinking of picking up my trusty Swann-Morton and beginning I spotted the build beginning of  Steve's @IV(AC)Plumb Norwegian Merlin in 1/48th scale in which he posted lots of brilliant internal detail shots.

 

As I have already built a Norwegian Sea King resplendent in Redningstjeneste markings I decide to follow up with this ultra modern one.

 

My link to an untidy and over protracted thread.

 

 

With  that out of the way here is the latest helicopter to come off the bench.

 

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Excuse fingers.

 

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Late afternoon sunlight, because I had begun to forget how nice it is.

 

I hope you like this, my latest Merlin.

 

They are becoming slightly addictive, I've another to play with.

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Waoow !! of course I like it Dear Colleague !!

Congratulations !! One more for your collection !!

Impressive job and really interesting WiP of course !!

Another flying piano done !!

CC

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Congratulations on a beautiful colourful model ,looks fantastic well done 👏

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This has turned out a magnificent piece of work, Bill - artistic,  I dare say :worthy:  :worthy:

 

Ciao 

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Beautifully done!  It looks very delicate, with numerous breakables throughout.  It must have been a real sweat to get everything to stay put!  

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I got well left behind in the WiP, low concentration threshold or... something, I 'spose. :( but now I'm here, I'm most impressed, a beaut looking model nicely done in a fantastic scheme. :) 

Steve.

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Nice model!

 

Apart from a few governmental officials, the type is still referred to as AW101 in Norway, though.

 

Nils

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1 hour ago, Vingtor said:

Nice model!

 

Apart from a few governmental officials, the type is still referred to as AW101 in Norway, though.

 

Nils

Not a surprise Nils, but I enjoy a little light humour.

🤣🤣🤣🤭

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Stunning paint scheme. Congratulations on a fine job. Handsome aircraft indeed.

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  • perdu changed the title to SAR Queen of the RNoAF, Italeri's Merlin rises yet again.

Oops, I forgot when I typed it.

 

Apologies.

 

I've rectified the error, cheers

 

 

 

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Outstanding work beautifully finished love all that dayglo very well  done

 

thanks for sharing

 

Eamonn

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Hello Perdu,

A stunning result on this RoNAF AW 101.

I did keep up with your WIP. Thanks for all the effort to keep us informed.

Regards, Orion

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Brilliant scheme, great build

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On 4/4/2021 at 11:18 AM, perdu said:

 

 

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I think the natural light captures best the line of the helicopter and the quality of your work.

 

Would it be possible to take some photos outside with the natural light so, we can enjoy better your very good job?

 

Cheers,

Bill

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It takes skill to pull off a SAR scheme as precisely and neatly as that.

A very impressive build indeed!

:goodjob:👍

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