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Next GB: Colour my World Blue

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you are going to have fun with the fitter!

 

 

I hope so, I'm sure I'll be PMing you with my tales of woe, asking for advice. I am certainly going to put in the 33mm spacer you invented for the nose intake part, but I'm not going to go whole hog on the interior, I'll build it with the canopy closed.

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Some swine decided UK Police helicopters should look like this: 

 

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Black and yellow! Didn't they consider this group build before making this decision???

 

Richard

 

(Looks pretty cool, that Eurocopter.)

 

Rich, 

 

Without boring you, for my sins, Back in the 90s I was involved in the colour selection for the forthcoming West Mids Police MD902 and as a result we ran a study with regard to visibility of aircraft at low level from the top down and the ground up, anyhow, the colours we chose were Signal Yellow and Dark Navy blue which in certain light almost looks black.

 

Youll find that all Police Helicopters subsequently adopted this colour scheme in one form or another. To my knowledge none of the aircraft are or were actually black.

 

UK helicopters be it AS 355, MD902 EC 135/145 or BK 117 are all very much in play. 

 

Im sure I have the photos somewhere

Edited by Phartycr0c

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Rich, 

 

Without boring you, for my sins, Back in the 90s I was involved in the colour selection for the forthcoming West Mids Police MD902 and as a result we ran a study with regard to visibility of aircraft at low level from the top down and the ground up, anyhow, the colours we chose were Signal Yellow and Dark Navy blue which in certain light almost looks black.

 

Youll find that all Police Helicopters subsequently adopted this colour scheme in one form or another. To my knowledge none of the aircraft are or were actually black.

 

UK helicopters be it AS 355, MD902 EC 135/145 or BK 117 are all very much in play. 

 

Im sure I have the photos somewhere

 

So, that swine was you!

 

So I'm wrong, they are blue, which means they are in for this GB

 

Our local Police helicopter would be G-POLA, and the Revell EC135 kit should do nicely. There are decals too, but only for G-SUFF which is a shame

 

Thanks for that PhC, what an amazing place this forum is

 

As it happens, I have another blue build in mind, with more wings and less prop blades

 

Richard

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