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Hajo L.

Eurocopter EC-135 SOF in 1:72

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As promised my first entry will be a "what if"-build. I´m going to convert the 1:72 Revell EC-135 into a SpecOps-Support bird. Mostly by hanging some additional stuff on it and I plan also to add a sniper-team.

 

I had started some months ago, but stopped after having cut off the doors, glued in the seats and painted the cockpit. So now I will officially start this build.

 

This is how it looked on march 1st:

 

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In progress of the two pilots, one still missing his head:

 

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I used pilot figures of the Revell set, but changed the heads, using some of the old Esci/Italeri Ground Crew and Pilots set:

 

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Glueing the fuselage halves together:

 

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HAJO

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Yeah, compared with the Lancaster I just built it is really small. But good thing is that this small thing is a fast to build.

 

After mating the fuselages I added armor-plating to the pilot seats:

 

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The two guys don´t seem to be much impressed:

 

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The next two additions were the gear and the FLIR. The gear struts came in the Revell EC-145-kit. Which is strange, since you can´t use them there, but they work fine with the EC-135. The FLIR was done by scratch using various stuff:

 

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It also took me some lead to get the helo standing straight, but now it sits good!

 

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Clear parts of this kit are known to have some problems, but it worked good enough for me this time:

 

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This morning I received a little parcel with stuff I ordered in Bulgaria... It´s the equipment for my Sniper! 😄

 

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Another addition is the new exhaust which will help to cool down the hot gases, so the helo won´t be that attractive to heat-seeking missiles anymore:

 

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You can also see new antennas and RWR-sensors:

 

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Now it´s time for some paint!

 

 

HAJO

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Color evolution:

 

Green:

 

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Another green:

 

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Black:

 

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I also finished the Sniper-Team, using a US-GI and a SAS-soldier (with the M82) by Ceasar.

 

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As you can see, the helo is basically finished. I hope to be able to take pictures soon.

 

 

HAJO

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I like the colors/pattern that you chose for the camo, looks right on that helo.

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I went outside during the weekend and came up with some pictures.

 

The starport-side with the spotter of the sniper-team:

 

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Cal. 50 BMG ready to rock!

 

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Love my little sniper with the big gun!

 

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Close-up on the spotter:

 

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Playing outside:

 

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This was fun! Stay tuned for my next project.

 

 

HAJO

 

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