Gern's Emergency services GB - Chat thread

Jack L

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This will be my entry, if that’s ok? I built this (earlier mould) as my first ever model with my Dad after a holiday in Anglesea (after hours sat watching the runway at RAF Valley). Been looking for an excuse to build a Sea King again.

Despite being SAR and looking really nice, The box artwork is for a Falklands based aircraft, and the idea I believe was for 999 calls…so will aim to find a UK based squadron that would have been involved in such calls. My knowledge is non existent, so It may be the dreaded yellow paint option.

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Hi Gern

He is from the GRC or Royal Canadian Mounted Police in English.

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Hi Gern

He is from the GRC or Royal Canadian Mounted Police in English.

John

Aaahhh! I originally thought he was a scoutmaster which is why I wondered what he had to do with the emergency services! My mistook. Looking forward to how you get on.
 

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This will be my entry, if that’s ok? I built this (earlier mould) as my first ever model with my Dad after a holiday in Anglesea (after hours sat watching the runway at RAF Valley). Been looking for an excuse to build a Sea King again.

Despite being SAR and looking really nice, The box artwork is for a Falklands based aircraft, and the idea I believe was for 999 calls…so will aim to find a UK based squadron that would have been involved in such calls. My knowledge is non existent, so It may be the dreaded yellow paint option.

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You can build this one as shown if you like Jack - it is a rescue machine which is what I originally suggested. I only used 999 'cos I live in England. I'd have used 911 if I lived in the US.

The kit I picked has German markings so I'm not going to object to the RAF even if it is based in the Falklands!
 

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You can build this one as shown if you like Jack - it is a rescue machine which is what I originally suggested. I only used 999 'cos I live in England. I'd have used 911 if I lived in the US.
And that is why i altered the title a little to emergency services so all bases are covered;)
 

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Gern can you put me on the list? I have a couple in mind I’ll let you know soon
 

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'ey up Lee. 'ow come I got 13 'Likes' from you for my Emergency GB? I quite often get duplicates, but I think 13 is the record! :smiling:
 

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Not on the original list, but I bought this with Birthday modelling tokens…..
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Seems like a good time to build her, so I’m in with Katy…..desert finish of course!
I hope you have John Mills and Sylvia Simms figures to go with it........
 

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Not on the original list, but I bought this with Birthday modelling tokens…..
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Seems like a good time to build her, so I’m in with Katy…..desert finish of course!
Nice one Tim,
I shall follow your build of this with great interest as it's a kit I've liked the look of for a while :smiling3:
 

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Here you go, Dave.
You knew I wouldn't let my mate 'Big Box' down. Pounced on this for sensible money!

Can I join the party now, please?

Although the kit is the famous 'Black Cat' that caused all sorts of mayhem in the Pacific during WW2, I will be using this kit as a basis for a Maritime 'Search & Rescue' PBY-5A.

Also, I've never built one!

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Cheers.
Ron
 
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