**** DONE: 1/48 EC Tiger ARH - Home Country Modern Aircraft/Spitfire Marks GB

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  1. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

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    #1 Vic Balshaw, Jun 8, 2012
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    Username: Vic Balshaw
    First name: Vic
    Category: Judge – Non competing
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Revell kit No 04430
    Model Type: Eurocopter Tiger UHU converted to the Australian Army ARH

    Extras: Southern Sky Models decal and colour sheet. Some scratch building.

    As my first entry is just a couple of weeks from possible completion I've decided to forge onward with a second. For a change this one is definitely OOB with the exception of scratch building and decals required to convert it to the Aussie Army version.

    The tiger ARH (Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter) was order for the Australian army to replace the Kiowas and Iroquois helicopters. The initial delivery from an order of 22 units was in 2004 and the fleet was progressively increased through to 2008 the final 18 being assembled in Australia.

    The Tiger ARH is a modified and upgraded version of the Tiger HAP that has an upgraded MTR390 engines, Lockheed M299 launchers as well as a laser designator incorporated in the Strix sight for the firing of Hellfire II air-to-ground missiles. Instead of the French SNRB unguided air-to-ground rockets it uses the Belgian 70 mm (2.75 in) rockets from Forges de Zeebruges (FZ). It is also fitted with the Nexter 30mm cannon and four Stinger air-to-air missiles.

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    That is one evil looking machine. Nice choice.
     
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    Mmmm...like the look of that Vic!
     
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    wow that paint scheme looks a challange
     
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    Great choice Vic, and an impressive machine. The only one I ever saw very close up, was the full-size, working mock-up on the set of the Bond movie, Goldeneye, and even that looked mean!
     
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    #6 Vic Balshaw, Jun 8, 2012
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    Thanks Guys.

    My first sighting of these babies was here in Canberra. We were down at the lake which is smack in the middle of the city and two of these mean machines had been shipped out to do a sales demo for the politicians. It was 'no holds bar' flying and after a couple of heart stopping loops our poor old black swans had to duck heads if they wanted to keep them.
     
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    Nice choice Vic. Looking forward the final effect.
     
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    Yea man.... let's see some serious construction !!

    Good choice, BTW.

    Charles
     
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    With all here Vic. Great choice. Really like the camo scheme.
     
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    looking forward to see what you do with this one!
     
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    That'll be a sharp one Vic.
     
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    Yikes...............
    Is that a handrail going down the side and up the tail????
     
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    Some pics for you Vic, hopefully be of some help?
     

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    Whoops! Need my eyes checked! :lol:
     
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    Two more from '07.
     

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    Nice shots Andy, even the odd one out! :D
     
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    Thanks a bunch Andy even for that foreign body. Luckily I've heaps of detail pics and it's that pea shooter at the front that's going to give me the most headaches. So if you got something on that I'd be much obliged.
     
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    Sorry Vic, thats my entire collection of Tiger shots.
     
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    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

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    You’re a good'un Bill. You wouldn't believe that I have this site flagged and never even gave it a thought to look at. Thanks mate.
     
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