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Do you mean a redo? It's been done for years

 

1540-1.jpg

 

And even that has been redone, if you buy the Revell BGS version it includes the original shown with updated parts such as better seats, loadpole etc, and PolyV intakes as used on the later RAF Puma force, Though not the decals..

 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/120879-revell-04412-sa-330-puma-bgs

 

as you can see both versions of doors, sponsons, intakes, different seats etc

 

http://www.scalemodellingnow.com/hn-aircraft-revell-eurocoptersa330j

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Do you mean a redo? It's been done for years

 

1540-1.jpg

 

And even that has been redone, if you buy the Revell BGS version it includes the original shown with updated parts such as better seats, loadpole etc, and PolyV intakes as used on the later RAF Puma force, Though not the decals..

 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/120879-revell-04412-sa-330-puma-bgs

 

as you can see both versions of doors, sponsons, intakes, different seats etc

 

http://www.scalemodellingnow.com/hn-aircraft-revell-eurocoptersa330j

Is the kit good? I mean it's matchbox so I know we are not talking Tamiya here but on a scale of 1-10?

 

Zach

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Is the kit good? I mean it's matchbox so I know we are not talking Tamiya here but on a scale of 1-10?

 

Zach

 

It is getting on Zac, I have them I think in the stash will try and take a photo, it's reasonably accurate.

 

build of the original version from matchbox

 

http://tedtaylor.hobbyvista.com/72-matchbox-puma/page-72.html

 

review of Revell version

 

http://aviatim.com/sa330j-puma-revell-132-review/

 

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/16/t/167676.aspx

 

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=40073

 

ebay £24

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-32-Revell-04412-SA-330-PUMA-BGS-/162498589990?hash=item25d5abb526:g:vZoAAOSwux5YLEXD

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From our very own Derek

 

 

From what I remember Michael, the old Matchbox (now Revell I guess) SA 330 Puma was a good kit - accurate in shape and size if a little sparse on detail as already related. Back in the mid-80's, I used to be part of the Royal Air Force Exhibition Production Flight (EPF) based at RAF Henlow. One of my tasks there (as a full time model maker) was to produce Puma display models for the RAF Careers Information Offices (CIO's). For this purpose, we used the 1/32 Matchbox Puma kit, but left out all of the internal detail and any external bits that might get knocked off - I remember having a production line of 33 of them in the spray booth, all hand sprayed in Humbrol authentic enamels!

I have seen some very stunning award winning models made from this kit, so go for it (I will get one again one day).

D.

Edited by Derek B, 07 July 2012 - 07:45 PM.

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No fair using Ted Taylor's build as an example of how good the kit is. The kit could have sucked and he would have made it look good. He was the King. 

 

Met him at the US Nats one year. Really nice guy.

 

MM

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He did an excellent job, but he would have struggled with that, he has the ladder on the wrong side, the lock for the sliding fairing is on the other side so you wouldn't be able to open the cowls from there.... EX RAF Puma Engineer BTW ;)

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:hmmm:  :hmmm:

 

hotelicopter1.jpg

 

nu-da-check-the-largest-transport-helico

 

  v0_master.jpg

Interesting

Some of the worlds largest.

 

:D  :blush:

 

You're talking 1/32 scale aren't you???

I'd need another house......... :frantic: :frantic: :frantic:

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