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Offline Robomog

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Metropolitan Police Apache Helicopter
« on: December 20, 2020, 01:15:43 AM »
Hi all

Just a marker at the moment, I am assembling paint/decals before starting.

I have the Hasegawa Apache kit ready.

This is inspired by one of the many excellent Clave graphics I will probably adopt a slightly different paint scheme depending on how the decals line up.

More when it happens........

Mog
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« Last Edit: January 23, 2021, 11:53:01 PM by Robomog »
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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicoptor
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2020, 02:05:34 AM »
Just the thing for these Radar speed traps...

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Offline Robomog

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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicoptor
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2020, 02:18:36 AM »
Oh yea !  :smiley: ;D ;D
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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicoptor
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2020, 06:13:37 AM »
Would give a new meaning to being underway with "two's and Blue's"

Jam Sandwich scheme might look nice as well.
I have a relo in the UK who was a Met Motorcycle Policeman, so I am very interested in the result to show him. After hearing some of his wild M25 stories, one of these might have been just the ticket.

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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicoptor
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2020, 10:17:09 AM »
Thanks buzz will probably be a "battenburg "  sort of colour scheme, I've recently had a very bad experience with orange paint and its put me off that colour big time.  May change my mind if I can find some day-glo  decals and I may retain the Hellfires for anti smuggling patrols.

Please share some of the wild stories ;)

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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicoptor
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2020, 02:10:26 AM »
Two days ago we (Goonie and I)were looking at these profiles. Great choice for Apache :)
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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicoptor
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2020, 07:13:24 AM »
Hi Artoor,  sorry can't see a link, is anybody else having this trouble ?

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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicoptor
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2020, 03:25:44 PM »
Exactly what was needed in this case.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzRGBqwLO40

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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicoptor
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2020, 02:22:33 AM »
Hi Artoor,  sorry can't see a link, is anybody else having this trouble ?

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Sorry, I meant that we were looking at profiles at Clave's Graphics and noticed Police's Apache. There was no link :)
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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicoptor
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2020, 10:48:16 PM »

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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicoptor
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2020, 08:45:00 AM »
Hi all

Artoor get what your saying now,  Clave is a very rich source of whiffs, his profiles are excellent.

Construction has begun,  the body is together and the prop assembled. There is a bit of filling but on the whole it's going together pretty well.

Once the engines, wings and ancillary stuff are on it will be ready for painting.

by Robomog, on Flickr

Thanks for looking ..........


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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicoptor
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2021, 11:22:25 AM »
Hi all

Theres gonna be a bit of a delay, for some unknown  reason the second coat of primer has crazed on one side of the fuselage, its gonna take some time to rectify. Hopefully i will still make the deadline.

Mog
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P.S.  i have noticed that some wag has tweaked my profile regarding my comments about orange paint  ???.  I will be posting a reply/explanation shortly about my " bad experience" ;)
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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicoptor
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2021, 12:19:01 PM »
AAAH  --  Paint demons show up at your place too.

Offline Robomog

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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicoptor
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2021, 11:08:49 AM »
 :to right they do !  They say things happen in thees im bracing myself for the next demon strike  :o

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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicoptor
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2021, 11:52:25 PM »
Hi All

Managed to defeat the paint demons only to be visited by the decal elves, first time I've had any problems with home made decals but I think the result is acceptable although not perfect.

Here's the finished model.....

by Robomog, on Flickr

202] by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

And a couple of scale shots........

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr


All comments and criticisms gratefully accepted, as always

Thanks for looking............

Mog
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« Last Edit: January 23, 2021, 11:56:18 PM by Robomog »
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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicopter
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2021, 11:58:06 PM »
It looks very good! Well done!
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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicopter
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2021, 02:58:24 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicopter
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2021, 05:57:37 AM »
Just the Ticket... although with the not sure I would welcome receiving one of those wing mounted "tickets"

Nice work :smiley:

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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicopter
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2021, 07:59:41 AM »
Wow - it looks so different in white. I guess guns and rockets is an effective way of stopping freeway chases...

Offline Robomog

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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicopter
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2021, 11:02:20 AM »
Thanks guys,

I figured that the British police would need some teeth in the future, so what better than a cast off army Apache helicopter  ;) :D :D

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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicopter
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2021, 05:06:03 AM »
beautiful!!  Now you need a scaled-down version of one of those "Road Patrolled by Aircraft" signs.

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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicopter
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 01:18:39 AM »
And for your follow on acts:



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Re: Metropolitan Police Apache Helicopter
« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 07:05:56 PM »
Thanks guys.

For some reason I have a diorama idea with the Apache behind the trees and a cop at the roadside with a speed camera  :D

hmmmm a metropolitan police Tiger tank    aaah !   Stop putting ideas in my head !!!   ;D ;D ;D  ;)

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