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Swedish Merlin

Started by Mike Wren, December 05, 2003, 04:33:25 AM

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Mike Wren

not quite finished yet (needs canopy, rotors, undercarriage & details)

Swedish Merlin ASW/Transport Hybrid variant to replace Sea Knights. From Italeri Cormorant kit, with revised window arrangement, radome under fuselage (a Corsair cowling ring).

Hand painted camo with Halfords VW Mars Red for the bright bits. Decals from Revell Merlin kit (stencilling etc), Italeri Grippen (Roundels) and individually applied 'Forsvarsmakten' lettering (Modeldecal 6" white lettering)...

Mike Wren


Looking very nice that Mike (Just a pity Sweeden went with the bleedin NH-90 with only Denamrk selecting the the Merlin  :angry: ). The camo looks excellent perhaps we should get you to do a TSR-2 in Sweedish splinter camouflage for the SIG displays.

BTW can you do some in 1/700 for Retro's Sweedish carrier project ? !!! :o  :o  


VEry nice Mike!  I really like the way the red stands out!!!

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:o WOW! :o

Looking great Mike!  Can't wait to see it finished.
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I'm in LOVE!!
Does she date?
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Mike Wren

cheers chaps, just got to pull my finger out and get the little bits & pieces painted up & attached...  :huh:  


Quotecheers chaps, just got to pull my finger out and get the little bits & pieces painted up & attached

Pull it out of where?  Okay never mind I don't think I want to know.

Or do I?

Nah, maybe not.
"We can resolve this over tea and fisticuffs!!!"

Mike Wren

I don't think you do, Tom  :blink:  


Wow, that looks awesome Mike!

You're rivalling Ollie for quality AND quantity at the moment  :D  
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Wren, you ANIMAL!  :cheers:  :cheers:

fantastic cammo job (amongst other things) - makes me look like the cacky handed bepper that i really am...any hints or tips for a swedish mad, but paintbrush challenged fellow wulf?  ^_^

seriously mate, GREAT job.... :wub:  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:

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QuoteYou're rivalling Ollie for quality AND quantity at the moment  :D
Yeah and, oh-by-the-way:


Okay, end of jealous fit.  Time to go put a fin or two onto a drop tank and call it a night...!

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Merlins are available from WEM in 1/700.

I'm a bit confused. Why camoflauge combined with "HERE I AM!" orange?  :blink:

In want of hobby space!  The kitchen table is never stable.  Still managing to get some building done.