Conversion of Lynx model in 1/32 scale of Revell (Mk.88A , kit ref no 04652)
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It was decided to do some rivetting and painting work now.
The next step is to apply rivet details as the Revell model is far to clean. On a real Lynx various rivets are clearly seen. Typical for most helicopters.
For the raised rivets, a new type
of after market set was used. MICRO-MARK
USA has, for railway modelling, decals set #84985 with resin
raised rivets! This is new to me, I think these type of rivets have only
recently become available.
The rivets were also applied to the
rear areas like the tailboom and tailrotor fin.
Once the rivet decals were dry, another
coat of light grey paint was airbrushed. This seals the decals and ensures
an even sheen.
PAINTING THE SH-14D MODEL
The Dutch Lynxes had a colour scheme op upper and side surfaces of "Extra Dark Sea Grey" (Dutch Sikkens paint 46504) and the lower surfaces of "Sky" (Sikkens 46510).
For the enamel paints Extra Dark Sea
Grey XTRACOLOR X-5 or X-376 of HUMBROL 123 enamel can be
used. I used acrylic from GUNZE SANGYO H333 .
The black anti-glare panel was also
masked on the nose and airbrushed matt black.
The yellow tail warning panel was
airbrushed MR.HOBBY GUNZE SANGYO Yellow H329 acrylic.
The rotorblades are dark green (Sikkens
46056), for which I used GUNZE SANGYO #340 acrylic. The new BERP
main blades also have a metal leading edges. A lot of masking was needed
here before applying REVELL Aluminium acrylic 36199 to the edge.
After drying, the overall model was ready to get its markings with the decals. This is done now as the model is easier handled at this stage.
As noted before, some extra detail was added to the model, particularly on opened up engine bay and engine and an opened access panel at the main rotor gear box.
The engine was made from a tube found in the spares box, loads of stretched sprue and rod, card etc.
Checking with photographs from the IPMS NL Walkaround, engine details could be seen and made as realistic as possible.
After completion, various paints of
metal, copper and aluminium were applied. The red air oil cooler fan intake
sealing is also seen.
Next step is applying the markings.
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