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Atlantis Models 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant

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I am disappointed they are releasing the Aurora HH-3.  I understood they bought all of Revell's tooling as well.   I would like to grab another Revell 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant as I understand it is superior to the Aurora version.  

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My understanding is that Atlantis purchased the tools located in the U.S. which Revell no longer wanted.  Revell may have retained the tool for the kit you mentioned.  

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As a builder of at least 5 of the Revell Jolly Greens since the 70's, and the current owner of an Aurora kit now, I can definitely say the Revell kit is by far the superior kit.  It is not without it's faults; limited cockpit and NO cargo cabin detail, over-sized rivets, thick clear parts, thick rotors,   and limited rotor details.  With some TCL and a LOT of scratch-building, it could be made into an award-winner. 

 

I was once thinking of building the Revell kit as an Italian "Pelikan" S.A.R. bird but I just don't think I have that many years left to work on all the scratch-building details needed! 

 

Take Care,

 

WARDOG

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On 12/19/2018 at 5:18 PM, Glynn Jacobs said:

I was once thinking of building the Revell kit as an Italian "Pelikan" S.A.R. bird but I just don't think I have that many years left to work on all the scratch-building details needed! 

 

Take Care,

 

WARDOG

This might be useful:

http://air-graphics.co.uk/shop?olsPage=products%2Fcs-04-hh-3f-pelican

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Works just fine when I use it but basically there is a mail order firm in the UK called Air-graphics that does 1/72  decals and resin parts/conversions and they do a resin Pelican conversion consisting of 9 parts plus instructions........I've ordered decals and other resin stuff from them O.K........

 

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Thanks Cubs2Jets,  that worked.  I am familiar with them and has e a number of their products lined-up for purchase (hopefully) soon.

 

WARDOG

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Curious.....using my laptop and chrome my link takes me right to the detail page for the actual conversion but C2j's link gives a 404 error instead of what I assume would be Air-graphics main page........

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What I never liked about the Revell kit that the Aurora had was the debris shield in front of the engines. 

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On 1/5/2019 at 3:25 PM, JEFlint said:

What I never liked about the Revell kit that the Aurora had was the debris shield in front of the engines. 

Pretty easy to scratch build. Just copy one from a Sea King (or steal an unused one) kit.......

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