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AB 212 ASW - 1/48

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Hi there,

cleaning my stash I came across to the box contaning this kit. Opening the box I've found some details with putty on and tough.... "c'on just some minutes for sanding them..." but I was wrong... so the work proceeded...

cheers

Maurizio

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Excellent Maurizio!!!

I wondered how this was going.

Great to see her back on the bench

Cheers

Anthony

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412 and the 212 have the same nose. I think Rod is refering to the modification of nose into correct shape as all models available have a longer nose which looks like a duck-face.

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I know Panda's 1/32 AB-212 ha the incorrect nose If I'm not wrong....

thanks Phoinix anyway

cheers

Maurizio

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More pics for the engines cover. Some panel lines are not real.

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All the rivets have been rimoved since they are not enough. They will be replaced with the Archer raised rivets decal. Some panel lines and grilles are wrong so putty is needed.

I rescribed some panel lines, too. They were not deep enough for washing job.

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"Ciao" Maurizio,

happy to see you back again at work on the 212 ASW.

Work so complicated, takes a lot of time and concentration.

I hope to see more progress soon.

Sebastiano

p.s. this is my way for the AB212 ASW "Italian Navy", unfortunately still under construction

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That is just awesome.i love that rounded dish on top. Nice work all the way around.

did someone say Archer rivets?..oh boy u got work cut out for u with that.

oliver

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Very nicely done, Sebastianoand Maurizio. Your talent is amazing. That looks much better than the 1/72 Fujimi AB.212ASW I built back in the 1980s!

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Hi Sebastiano,

happy to read about you and your kits again.

Congrats for your ASW - Amazing job mate!

I can confirm you that this is a very difficult conversion!

I'm considering to remove the raised rivets on the doors made with alu tape and using the Archer rivets-decals (I just have...).

Cheers and stay in touch please!

Maurizio

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I'll use some custom decals made by a modeller (thanks Luca!) for the "MARINA" (NAVY) and the logo. I want a super equipped heli so I'll put on the FLIR, too. The choosen helis is the 6-67 so I have to custom made some decals. here are the first tests comparing the decals with the fuselage. I think some must be resized a little bit...

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I'll use some custom decals made by a modeller (thanks Luca!) for the "MARINA" (NAVY) and the logo. I want a super equipped heli so I'll put on the FLIR, too. The choosen one is the 6-47 so I have to custom made some decals. here are some tests.

All the AB-212ASW have the numer "6"

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Rear "stabilos" have been detailed with Archer rivet decals after a coat of Future wax for a smooth surface.

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How I've made the sonar bay/container.

After looking for a solution from 2008 the idea came to me seeing a pen... I've bought a pen with a clear body and cut it.

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The following photo is not very nice to see. I've decided to do this bad-looking cross of plasticard pieces for having a stronger piece using also CA glue.

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PUtty is on.

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The surface of the pen piece had several scratches so I've decided to sand all the part with a 3M used sponge in order to have a uniform surface. Later on the future Windows has been polished.

Note the oval shape of the base of the sonobuoy bay.

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When the piece is ready I've put it in a bowl with Future wax for sealing everything and bring the clear part shine.

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The 2 frontal louvers (correct in English?) are in wrong position so I cut them and positioned in the correct position.

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This is the result for the right panel.

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Some plasticard strips have been added. Also note the more and differente panel lines made with a Trumpeter scribing tool. Sharp and deep panel lines.

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Modification of the doors and related part on the fuselage adding a piece of plasticard:

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cheers

Maurizio

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Some plates and antennaes are made. I'm considering to reduce the anti-slip texture of the top adding some coats of Future wax. Just a little bit. I'm afraid it will be too much visible after painting.

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Starting witht he winch cover.

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Liquid putty has been added to the fuselage in order to obtain a completely smooth surface. Most of the panel lines and grilles are located in wrong position or too small. For a better rescribing job I preferred to delete all the details.

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