Jump to content


Photo

Puma HC-1 Matchbox 1:32nd scale.


15 replies to this topic

#1 HL-10

HL-10

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 613 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK

Posted 20 October 2017 - 11:15 AM

I did start a WIP on this, but the build developed momentum, and a life of it's own, and before I knew it, it was finished!

The kit dates back to the early 80s, and has some nice features, but lacks the refinement of newer kits.
It is still a very good basis to work on.

The detail added is all from scratch, as no after market, except for white metal undercarriage, exists.
Decals are the kits, salvaged as the protective sheet of grease proof paper had stuck to them.

Xtracolor enamels were used for the colour scheme, which is how the Pumas were painted when first in RAF service before all the upgrades that led the airframe to be covered in all those extra bits.

IMG_1418.jpg

IMG_1419.jpg

IMG_1420.jpg

IMG_1406.jpg

IMG_1408.jpg

IMG_1409.jpg

IMG_1411.jpg

IMG_1415.jpg

IMG_1416.jpg

IMG_1417.jpg

Thanks for looking,
Angelo :)
  • Dave Williams, florin13, Starfighter and 16 others like this

#2 Out2gtcha

Out2gtcha

    Senior Member

  • LSP Moderator
  • 20,428 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Omaha, NE US

Posted 20 October 2017 - 11:41 AM

Wow that is s lovely! The paint work is really well done Angelo
  • harvey, HL-10, MARU5137 and 1 other like this

#3 Phartycr0c

Phartycr0c

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,016 posts

Posted 20 October 2017 - 11:52 AM

Great result from such an old kit. Great work


  • harvey, HL-10 and MARU5137 like this
Eagles may soar, but weasles dont get sucked into jet engines!

#4 Bill Cross

Bill Cross

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,346 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:armorama.kitmaker.net

Posted 20 October 2017 - 03:34 PM

Glad to see more choppers.


  • HL-10 and MARU5137 like this

Contributing Writer at Kitmaker Network (http://www.armorama.com) & Campaigns Administrator at Model Shipwrights

Getting ready for ArmorCon: Meng M1A2 SEP TUSK; "Band of Brothers Meets Dead Man's Corner"

Recently completed: Meng FT-17

Future projects: Tamiya F-4E Phantom II "Kurnass" in IDFAF Service ("Shelf of Doom"?)


#5 MARU5137

MARU5137

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 19,090 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:16 PM

:wow: Angelo.

You have built another cracking STUNNING model.

As Bill said it's really lovely to see a Helo and your PUMA is OUTSTANDING..

:goodjob: :clap2:
  • HL-10 likes this

Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


#6 Jack

Jack

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,041 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:down south in the Netherlands....:O)

Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:33 PM

Great Helo, love it!!!


  • HL-10 likes this

everyone in the circuit switch off your radios....now switch 'em back on again......


#7 Gazzas

Gazzas

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,350 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Queensland, Australia

Posted 20 October 2017 - 08:07 PM

Very nice!


  • HL-10 likes this

​We don't have social skills.  We build models.


#8 Maxim

Maxim

    Hooked For Life

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 373 posts

Posted 21 October 2017 - 04:00 AM

Really nice job, and the camo is excellent.


  • HL-10 likes this

#9 LSP_Kevin

LSP_Kevin

    Senior Member

  • Administrator
  • 39,473 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia

Posted 21 October 2017 - 06:34 AM

Terrific work as always, Angelo!

 

Kev


  • HL-10 likes this

#10 Mr b

Mr b

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 566 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:33 AM

Lovely finish
  • HL-10 likes this

#11 Rod Bettencourt

Rod Bettencourt

    Hooked For Life

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 316 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 21 October 2017 - 03:51 PM

Very nice looking.

 

 

Rod


  • HL-10 likes this

#12 Uncarina

Uncarina

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,819 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tucson AZ

Posted 21 October 2017 - 04:31 PM

Great result! It's nice to see old kits come together so nicely.

Cheers, Tom
  • HL-10 likes this

#13 Mr scale32

Mr scale32

    Hooked For Life

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 223 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sweden

Posted 21 October 2017 - 06:15 PM

Very nice job on the old kit. I like your result!


  • HL-10 likes this

#14 HL-10

HL-10

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 613 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK

Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:15 AM

Thank you all very much for all your kind words and compliments, they are greatly appreciated

#15 MikeC

MikeC

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,331 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mighty Eighth and Pathfinder Country

Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:46 AM

Nicely Done :goodjob:


  • HL-10 likes this

Michael
IPMS MK
; IPMS Avon Life member; member of quite a few SIGs, including of course LSP/32SIG.
 

“A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one.” – Dmitri Shostakovich




Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users