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PostPosted: Sat 01 Apr 2017 14:55 pm 
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The Revell 1:72 kit 04939 for the Airbus EC135 Medical Air Assistance helicopter of the Dutch ANWB (see my portfolio) looks very realistic, and both the interior and exterior are very detailed. The nice decals can be handled very easily.
There are many utilities, like suitcases, tool boxes, medical devices and a stretcher.

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Next to the stretcher is a special seat for a physician.

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A nurse has a place behind the pilot.

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The controls and control panel are very detailed.

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Still, the kit turns out to have some minor glitches.
First of all, unfortunately all those nice interior details in both the cockpit and the patient area cannot (or barely) be seen once the model is assembled. It would have helped if the doors could have been opened (or built in open position).

Even worse: the rear window in the rear door was absent. I used a dark blue decal to mimic the rear window, as creating a real window was quite impossible because of its bended shape.
(As I said before: windows seem to hate me).

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Another issue was the canopy: it did not fit well. So I sanded the edges to make it fit. Perhaps I was a bit over-active? Before I knew, it was too small.
(Again: windows seem to hate me).

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Now I had to devise a trick: I compensated this issue by giving the pilots two nice sun roofs.

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When I studied photos of the real helicopters in various publications of the ANWB, it turned out that the call sign is incorrect. The nice and detailed decals seem to have been made for the PH-MAA (for Medical Air Assistance). But probably just before publishing the kit, someone at Revell decided that something that looks like P-HELP would better reflect the tasks of this helicopter.
By accident, this call sign suits me well, because I once saw the real PH-ELP nearby my home. And then again, who will ever notice the mismatch?

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PostPosted: Sat 01 Apr 2017 16:19 pm 
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You have been doing the rescue work on the Medic chopper very well. :thumb:

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