Author Topic: Bell V-22 for New Zealand  (Read 581 times)

Offline kitnut617

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Bell V-22 for New Zealand
« on: April 21, 2018, 09:13:45 AM »
I thought I had posted some pics of this but it would appear not. Anyway, here's a couple of the nearly finished model which I built and painted many years ago. The date showing on the photos only being the day I took pictures of it.

The idea it would be for New Zealand only came about after a comment from Evan a few years ago, I've since contacted OldModels in New Zealand about buying a sheet of his decals which I had said was intended for this V-22 and he replied that he had something in mind.

Offline kitnut617

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Re: Bell V-22 for New Zealand
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2018, 09:16:06 AM »
This pic is closer to when I built it

EDIT: which doesn't have a date on it but was at least 14 years ago. Also the photo was taken on my Olympus OM-10 where I had the photos digitized on a CD
« Last Edit: April 21, 2018, 09:18:21 AM by kitnut617 »

Offline Modelnut53

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Re: Bell V-22 for New Zealand
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 05:06:10 PM »
Nicely finished models.  I have a couple of V-22's, one of which is going to be in an RNZAF scheme.  Probably in  the Current C-130 scheme.   

Offline Camthalion

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Re: Bell V-22 for New Zealand
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2018, 05:44:22 AM »
very nice

Offline kitnut617

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Re: Bell V-22 for New Zealand
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2018, 07:04:32 AM »
Thanks Guys ---

I'm going to adapt these decals.  Not sure on how many I can use but a rough fit-up seems to show most could be used.

Offline LemonJello

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Re: Bell V-22 for New Zealand
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 07:13:34 PM »
That's a beautiful camo scheme it's wearing.  Nicely done.

Offline Madhatter

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Re: Bell V-22 for New Zealand
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 09:23:35 PM »
I have a soft spot for WHIFs relating to home. I love that idea - it looks so right. It almost makes me want to buy a kit of the Osprey
I'm thinking it would look good in Euro-1 too
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Bell V-22 for New Zealand
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018, 11:01:52 PM »
Thanks guys, I'm working on a couple of other V-22 projects too (see new thread)

Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Bell V-22 for New Zealand
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2018, 01:35:52 PM »
I live 30min drive from RNZAF Ohakea, where the majority of our stuff is based, and have had a 3 Squadron NH90 stooging around for much of the day...I'd love it to have been one of these!
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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Bell V-22 for New Zealand
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2018, 12:53:15 AM »
Wow is that fantastic!

Always a treat to see more Kiwi kit!

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