Italeri models in 1/72 scale : kit review & modelling report
The models got
their additional painted details, somewhat half way shown....
[ NOTE: later on I was informed that these are "crash locator beacons" but only 1 is used on the Cormorant at the right/starboard side; the model still shows 2 at both sides ]
(Pre-)production and current helo's
show differences in areas, so study photos and choose a particular example
for your model.
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Cormorant in operational use has slightly different markings
than as provided in the kit:
ROYAL NAVY Merlin
(Pre-)production and current helicopters show differences in the detailing with different windows in areas, black (with yellow or red tipped) or dark grey tail (yellow tip) tail rotors and differences in markings.
Decals were adapted:
The grey walkways were added and used as provided in the kit; they were given a mat coating
The RN MERLIN kit has the option to fold the tail and rotor, this being shown above...this is not correct, as the outer blades should also drop downwards... shown below...
And here they are, two nice helicopter models with different attractive schemes... Thanks to Italeri!
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