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Alouette, gentille alouette...

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...alouette, je te plumerai.

 

Everybody now!

 

 

 

Now that I provided you with a tune you won't garantueed get out of your head until at least monday morning, here's what this is all about:

 

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No funky birds, who got their feathers plucked out, but Revell's Aerospatiale Alouette II, first released in 1996, apparently. I was actually looking for something else on ebay, but then I made a successful shot on this one :)

 

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In the box, you find one grey, two green and a clear sprue, instructions and a decal sheet which allows you to build most, if not all specimens of the Alouette II in German service:

 

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Furthermore, I intend to use this goodie, which I aquired a couple of years back:

 

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Not much panelling on this one, but an openly visible tubular frame design without any cowling, so there might be some space for wire and cable works.

 

While the kit is pretty nicely done with a a very delicate represented frame, there is some mold shift, which is a bit of an concern for me:

 

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Not sure how to deal with this so far, maybe I have to replace the one or other tube.

 

So, off to glue some parts now! ;)

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Looking forward to the build and now I can't stop humming the song.

Keep 'em coming

peter

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I know Peter. My wife kept looking at me asking why I was singing it ! :rofl: ...........Harv

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Although I've heard the song since I was a kid, it wasn't until now that I looked up the translation. I can't believe that it's a kid's song with all the brutality inflicted on that damn bird! Yowza!

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Neat! I will be watching this!!!  Ive been in a "helo mood" lately whilst eyeing my Wessex...............this is pretty cool, and reminds me of the old MASH Bell 47s.

 

Will be watching with interest

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Love it !!  Can hardly wait to see how your project turns out :-)

I might try my hand on one of these after you're done...

 

By the way, I Iike that funky little song....can't seem to get it out of my head now, you ******* !! (insert expletive of your choice)

Happy Holidays everybody !!

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Looking forward to the build and now I can't stop humming the song.

Keep 'em coming

peter

 

 

I know Peter. My wife kept looking at me asking why I was singing it ! :rofl: ...........Harv

 

 

That makes 3 of us ... :whistle:

 

KOTR I am looking forward to seeing you build this.

 

quite a quick helicopter. ..

Nice to see a Rotor bladed machine ...

 

:clap2:

 

That was my goal! :wicked: And you can do so much mischief with that song. I once heard a death metal version of 'Alouette'. And it just sounded so right! :punk:

 

Although I've heard the song since I was a kid, it wasn't until now that I looked up the translation. I can't believe that it's a kid's song with all the brutality inflicted on that damn bird! Yowza!

 

I hear ya! Though, if I'm thinking of the Grimm brothers fairytails my mom used to tell me, oh dear! Witches simply pushed into a stove! Toes cut off! I'm surprised I haven't become a torturer of some authoritarian leader! :wacko:

 

Go Michael, Go........

 

Already working on it. How's the Cheyenne doin'? :ninja:

 

KOTR,

 

hello Just dropped by to see what you might have done... :popcorn:

 

how are you doing ?

 

good I hope...

 

Shut up and sit down! Slowly trotting forward:

 

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Still missing the belts. Otherwise the usual cleanup, filling, sanding routine that is common at the begining of a build.

 

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Cockpit floor and IP in progress, still missing a couple of details. I think, I gotta do something about my lighting and focus... :innocent:

 

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More CP parts. Cleaned up kit parts, PE parts and these white blobs on the control stickare a few extra details on the righthand side stick. They do look much better without magnification. What still needs some considerations is the rear bench. Revell saved themselves a few parts, even though you can hardly hide anything in that cupola.

 

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Working on a new filler for the fuel tank. And I think, I'll redo most of the details on the tank, as they are a bit undefined. Just gotta take care it won't get out of hands. I found a few walkarounds, and they show a lot, especially where the kit can be improved. Rotors, transmissions, engine leave a bit to be desired, and there's a gazillion of tubing that can be added. Has anyone acidentally an Alouette and Astazou (hey, six words starting with 'a' in a row!) workshop manual at home?

 

Neat! I will be watching this!!!  Ive been in a "helo mood" lately whilst eyeing my Wessex...............this is pretty cool, and reminds me of the old MASH Bell 47s.

 

Will be watching with interest

 

Go for it! ;) Had a chance of looking into the box, too. An awesome, impressive kit indeed. The '47 is on my list too. I saw a documentory a few years ago about controlling herd sizes and trade with mustangs. They used an old Bell 47 to herd the mustangs up. Very inspiring.

 

What I love about this old 'dragonfly' type helicopters with only a minimum of panelling, you can see each and ever component and detail through the framing. The major drawback: you can see each and ever component and detail through the framing. And the more you look at pictures, the more you see... :innocent:

 

 

Cool project! :) BTW, I think it would be a good idea to meet one day as we only live some 20km away from each other... :D

Indeed, I already wondered if that is that Raeren right behind the border. Raeren is raere name for a place (I think I owe you a beer for a bad pun now! :oops: )

 

Love it !!  Can hardly wait to see how your project turns out :-)

I might try my hand on one of these after you're done...

 

By the way, I Iike that funky little song....can't seem to get it out of my head now, you ******* !! (insert expletive of your choice)

Happy Holidays everybody !!

 

My pleasure, mate! :P

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