Tonys revell 1/72 air ambulance

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Great job Tony. They had one of these at an air ambulance organisation I used to work for an age ago. I have walk around photos somewhere; if you need any sing out, but it looks like you have it well and truly sorted
Thanks joe , the photos would be appreciated , mind you theres not a lot of the interior that can be seen so it would mainly be for any exterior details .
 

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Seams now sorted and the tail boom is on . Not far off starting to paint now , a lot of the parts still to be fitted will be best left until after painting to prevent getting knocked off . The windows all go on from the outside so I think I’ll add them after painting ,still got to mask up the openings though . Heres a shot of the chopper and a wide shot to illustrate the chaos of the bench and the obligatory A4 building space !5CC8FE17-DE5F-4924-8308-A76E4CFF44C7.jpeg6CE97F9E-CE00-4B10-9EE9-C34DD22D31A1.jpeg
 

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The main airframe is together now and the skids are glued on and setting . The masking of the windows was a bit tricky as they all fit in from the outside so theres just a load of holes to mask. I managed to feed some masking tape through the windscreen hole to stick on the inside for the side windows and stuck the windscreen area up after this. The two windows under the nose were filled with sponge .889C161B-465F-4344-9762-38643003A974.jpegB761EAB5-55AD-4141-B873-1CC2F51E5E10.jpeg2668A3C1-3DF8-49AC-9A0C-3A281FA946D3.jpeg The airframe is going to get a coat of white primer next session .
 

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Looking good Tony. Can't get over how bright that yellow is or how small it is. Sounds a good idea to be able to fit the windows later but masking the empty holes is awkward. Bring on the primer.
 

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Coming on very nicely Tony. Sorry I missed the start of this.
 

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Sorry Tony.........late as usual. Looks like you're kicking Butt on this little yellow bird. keep it coming Sir. :thumb2:
 

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The chopper has now had a misting of white primer ( vallejo polyurethane acrylic - rubbish really , extremely transparent , would have needed about 10 coats to cover the yellow !) . Next up is blasting it with some Hycote acrylic aerosol , FIAT broom yellow. CED527AD-873C-4892-BE3A-FB55661C9781.jpeg8837AAF8-AAB3-4085-AB24-F393F3DE740D.jpeg
 

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Careful! I've only force-dried a model once, with a fan heater on its lowest setting - warped the undercarriage on an Eduard La-7!
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Careful! I've only force-dried a model once, with a fan heater on its lowest setting - warped the undercarriage on an Eduard La-7!
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Yes ive made that mistake before too pete , with the Eduard mig21 - melted the nose ring trying to dry a touch up before taking pics . Needless to say I had to repair it ( after attempting to kick my self in the backside!)
 

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I usually dry painted models in front of a fan heater during winter, but always at more than 1.5 meters away. The main airflow hits the ground 1 meter in front of the fan, thus the model is not directly affected by the hot air flow.
 
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