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MBB Bo 105 CBS

by Felix Troschier (1:72 Legato)

MBB Bo 105 CBS

This is my recently finished BO-105 CBS from Legato. Until the release of this resin kit made by Legato, only short BO-105 C or CB were available in any scale. Legato did the fuselage in one piece, so I had to mount the cabin interior through the front window opening. It was not that diificult as I thought at the beginning.

With all the other parts, Legato made copies of the well-known airfix-kit parts and I decided to use the plastic parts from Airfix rather than sanding the resin parts. The interior was "popped up" with parts of Revells EC-145. Unfortunately the instrument console delivered is as wrong as the one from Airfix is, so I took one out of a 1:87 scale kit made by Roco - the difference is minimal and it looks fine, I think. Some exterior details were added like the fuel jettison pipe, anti-sinking-plates on the skids, control rods, anti-vibration weights borrowed from a BK-117 and some antennae.

The painting was done by airbrush with Humbrol and Revell enamels. The red colour should not be so dark, but now I can't change it anymore :) The decal sheet is printed by TallyHO! and gives 5 (!) options: Czech Police, Virginia State Police (be careful it's a BO-105 LS with high skids), Swiss Air Rescue, the finnish rescue version shown here and last but not least a Hamburg Police bird.

I opted for the finnish version, because it's something unusual and something different than German EMS-a/c. The OH-HMS was based at Helsinki- Vantaa Airport. The operating company of the MediHeli- choppers replaced its Bo-105 now with EC-135.

This was my first kit made from resin and it was a lot of fun.

MBB Bo 105 CBS

MBB Bo 105 CBS

MBB Bo 105 CBS

MBB Bo 105 CBS

MBB Bo 105 CBS

MBB Bo 105 CBS

Felix Troschier

Published on 04. February 2010

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