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Scaleworx Agusta 109 QinetiQ ETPS


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Continuing my pattern of a resin alongside a vacform in this GB, the plan is to do this - photo from

 https://www.dgualdo.it/regs7/getpi.htm copyright Graeme Lovell & used only for reference.


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The kit is from Scaleworx and is intended as the LUH version as used by the South African AF

 

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Lots of parts cast in a pale blue resin and virtually bubble free, the vacform transparencies are nice and clear

 

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I shall have to have a good look at the instructions to figure out what all the parts are for, but I'm guessing some of them are for the military equipment that I won't need.

 

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I've drawn and printed the ETPS decals already and managed to find some blue backed decal paper so the white can actually be seen - makes it a lot easier to cut out rather than white on white!

 

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Probably be a couple of days before I get started on this one due to work getting in the way.

 

Steve

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I will admit to a certain amount of 'previous' when it comes to Raspberry Ripples and Griffins! The resin in this feels a bit weird and seems more flexible than normal so this build could get interesting. Once it's built the paint job should be straightforward.

 

Steve

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This look very interesting, and that colour scheme is fabulous. I will be watching!

 

All the best,

 

Ray

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Cheers Ray, I'm really looking forward to having this one in the collection.

 

Steve

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Not managed to get much done on this during the week but I have got a lot of the parts removed from the casting blocks and cleaned up the holes where the transparencies will be fitted. A lot of the small detail parts will need to be replaced with metal rod/tube as they probably won't survive being removed from the blocks. I would replace the resin undercarriage legs anyway as they look likely to bend under the weight.

 

Hoping to get some time on this over the weekend.

 

Steve

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wow a resin chopper, now that is something different, looks to be a nice model, and I do like the scheme you've chosen too.

 

good luck with her.

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Thanks Rich.

 

I've got the interior parts painted and assembled so next up will be to get them into the fuselage and then close that up.

 

Steve

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Just catching up on the photos, interior painted and added to fuselage. There's not a lot of room for nose weight but I managed to get a bit in there,  got some more in above the cabin roof after taking this picture.

 

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Fuselage halves glued together and the joints filled. It's not a bad fit and should clean up easily.

 

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The transparencies will be added next after the rubbing down is finished and all the dust removed.

 

Steve

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I decided to add the transparencies later so I don't have to mask them, as some of the small parts would have been difficult to clean up without breaking, I've replaced them from metal rod. Also given it a first coat of gloss white which has come out well and started on the instrumentation boom that goes on the right hand side.


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I've got the red on and about to start adding in the transparencies.

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

Steve

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The blue and grey have gone on and most of the transparencies added, I'll add the ones in the blue after I've tidied a couple of bits up. All the small parts are painted and ready to be attached, some will be after decalling so they don't get in the way or knocked off again.

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

Steve

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gee she is coming long nicely and looks great too! :thumbsup:

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Cheers Rich.

 

All the decals and kit parts are now done, I just need to do the very fiddly yaw/pitch vanes on the instrumentation boom which might take a while to get right.

 

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All done now, I'll get some photos uploaded later.

 

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Finished model is here;

 

 

Steve

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