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AS 365 N2 Dauphin II

by Helonewb (1:48 Trumpeter)

AS 365 N2 Dauphin II

This is the 1/48 Trumpeter kit, Dauphin (#2818). I built it to depict the “Chidori” of the Tokyo Fire Department. The main reason for this decision is that I also have the old Fujimi kit of the “Chidori” while it was an Alouette III. “Chidori” is the callsign of one of their helos.

This is the first time I used photetch. I used Eduard Photoetch to upgrade the interior details.

I have read many bad reviews of the Trumpeter Dauphin kits. It’s true that the main rotor blades are ugly, and the windows are very thick, however, I think that with a little bit of work, one can make a decent model. Of course, my expectations are not as high as the ones from the other expert modelers on this site!!!

I was not too happy with the red color I used for finishing the model. I think it came out too dark. Also, the decals were difficult to apply. If I were to build this model again, I would paint the white stripes and only use the Japanese markings.

AS 365 N2 Dauphin II

AS 365 N2 Dauphin II

AS 365 N2 Dauphin II

Helonewb

Published on 14. June 2009

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