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Starting up a CH-146 424 Tiger squadron Griffon. Now, this one could have been built for the SAR GB but as I like to participate in as many of the ARC GBs as I can I figure THIS will work.

Itelari CH-135 Twin Heuy being modified with Belcher Bits resin and Canmilair decals.

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Excuse the blurry shot, my eyes are not what they used to be of late.

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Photo bucket is playing games. Had a photo of the cockpit and pre resin but they won't load.

Anyway. Here is the main body with the Belcher Bits resin engine housing, Also the resin thing under the nose hood and the GPS. All of it is simple drop in place. Especially the big resin on top.

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Talk about someone who likes a challenge, good luck with those resin rotor blades !!!

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Yeah, those blades look "interesting".

So far this is SO much easier then the Cormorant. I have flown in Griffons and Twin Hueys. Always thought they were big till I finished that Cormorant. This kit so far is much easier.

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Phantom,

This one is on my "got to get me one of those someday" list too - so it'll be interesting to see how the conversion goes.

How may aircraft have you got on the go now... :)

Hard to keep up with them all.

David

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Just the one. A couple mostly built s (by DonG) coming up for the Shelf Queen GB. This conversion is quite easy. Compared to the Cormorant.

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Hmmmmm..... Wondering if I should continue with a 424 (CFB Trenton) Tiger or go for 439 (CFB Bagotteville) Tiger with Tiger stripes on the tail.........

Weird how both RCAF Tiger squadrons now fly SAR Griffons.

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Hmmmmm..... Wondering if I should continue with a 424 (CFB Trenton) Tiger or go for 439 (CFB Bagotteville) Tiger with Tiger stripes on the tail.........

Weird how both RCAF Tiger squadrons now fly SAR Griffons.

Go the tiger stripes!

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Some more work.

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And then some more. Its drying now.

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I do not do close ups often. But I really like the way this spotlight turned out. A lamp from the spare box and another piece of twisted clothes hanger for the support arm.

Just finished the rotors and they are drying so hopefully can finish this tonight.

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The resin rotor base fell apart. Its just too thin. So I used the kit parts to form the base. Wrong but it should at least hold the flimsy rest of the assembly together.

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Hey, that is ├╝ber-cool!

I've seen that machine flying often around the base here. I'm glad you chose the "right" squadron...

ALF

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Nice job! If it was just the red and yellow it would be a great paint scheme but those tiger stripes really do bump it up to the cool zone like ALF said earlier.

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Nice one Phantom - The paint scheme looks great.

May have to order this conversion as this is one of the few aircraft I had a chance to fly in.

Cheers,

David :cheers:/>

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Thanks guys. I remember repelling once form a Griffon when they still had that fresh helicopter smell. Rumour had it the other Griffons ( in the flight of 2) skid bent a wee bit from the weight of the 3 guys getting ready to drop. Don't know if it was true or not but I had fun.

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