Tonys revell 1/72 air ambulance

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Heres my contribution to daves GB, the Revell 1/72 medicopter 117 - in the limited edition East Anglian air ambulance boxing . Its basically the complete 117 medicopter kit but with extra decals and an outer sleeve with the photo and colour / decal schemes on . It looks a nice little kit , nice easy paint job for a change ! I say easy but yellow is a notoriously difficult colour to use , all too often being very translucent and requiring many coats. I think i might get a car aerosol and just give it a blast , ive done it before with yellow and it gives a good finish . Heres the pics 140B0B18-D7D4-4AFE-BE8B-0994C6EB426F.jpeg33FF760E-F07E-4539-BB2D-E4B8E509D9E0.jpeg5C641234-E9AB-48CF-AB1E-6C171AFE4EC3.jpeg2CCE0D89-AEDA-4BDE-8B49-3F81ECFC68D5.jpeg22DBCC01-804F-4B23-A731-B07ADF68F766.jpeg0621F263-9185-4CAA-8CD4-C3F23118AC78.jpeg
 

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Tony i think a yellow humbroll rattle can will do the trick an give you a very good finish as has been stated that its yelllow anyway good luck should be a nice little build
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Took the words out of my keyboard :smiling3:

FWIW, I’d also just find an aerosol of car paint in the right colour for a model like this. It’s bound to be some standard RAL yellow, I suspect.
Ive used Fiat Broom yellow in the past jakko ( Hycote aerosol ) , just blasted straight out of the can , gives a lovely finish and doesnt obliterate all the detail , as for if its the right shade - its yellow so its near enough for me !
 

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Heres my contribution to daves GB, the Revell 1/72 medicopter 117 - in the limited edition East Anglian air ambulance boxing . Its basically the complete 117 medicopter kit but with extra decals and an outer sleeve with the photo and colour / decal schemes on . It looks a nice little kit , nice easy paint job for a change ! I say easy but yellow is a notoriously difficult colour to use , all too often being very translucent and requiring many coats. I think i might get a car aerosol and just give it a blast , ive done it before with yellow and it gives a good finish . Heres the pics View attachment 471043View attachment 471044View attachment 471045View attachment 471046View attachment 471047View attachment 471048
Blimey that`s tiny!!
I`ll look forward to following this one Tony:thumb2:
 

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Made a start on this , got the cockpit painted up and assembled , didnt go to town on it as not much will be seen after it goes together . Decals used for the instrument panels and I painted the moulded belts blue just for a bit of colour, dont know if its right but hey ho. 0DFD7672-5C90-49CD-A291-0EFD0AD566B5.jpeg97953728-CD8E-4CE0-AC13-DCDBF55E29B9.jpeg2CCD18CB-BB00-427E-B259-AFAA1E4B1E13.jpegE3FE5C0A-D9A8-45FD-ABDD-5F432FEEF41E.jpeg
 

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That is small and yellow Tony and looking good. Tiny compared to the box. How's the fit as I can see some sanding coming up at the seam line.

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That is small and yellow Tony and looking good. Tiny compared to the box. How's the fit as I can see some sanding coming up at the seam line.

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Fits not bad but not brilliant either richard , for example the two fuselage halves dont have any locating pins whatsoever . It looks like an old tooling as theres also a bit of flash in places and some hefty seam lines to clean up .
 

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Fits not bad but not brilliant either richard , for example the two fuselage halves dont have any locating pins whatsoever . It looks like an old tooling as theres also a bit of flash in places and some hefty seam lines to clean up .
Yup...symptoms of old Revell molds.

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You've done a fine job with the cockpit, Tony. I do like the blue belts. Even if they weren't blue they should have been. Fits OK too :thumb2:
 

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Seams cleaned up ok , didnt need any filler and the two engine covers have now been fitted . Ive cleaned up and started assembling the rotor head and blades , this will be placed on loose last off. Ive been looking at the transparencies and dry fitting the windscreen ( not a stellar fit ! ) , all the windows are fitted from the outside so it might make painting a little easier .7D635177-1DC3-406B-A39A-C0EB5680057A.jpeg8C980B0D-A68E-4348-AF04-C7F572C3333F.jpeg412AB7C9-F80B-43C2-9E20-D331920B6A00.jpeg
 
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