by Paul Enderby
I’ve always liked the Helicopter cruiser conversions of Tiger and Blake, so decided after Eagle that this was what I wanted to do.
So managing to get the original Matchbox moulding (from 1979) second hand, as I thought the mouldings would be cleaner than the Revell reissue, on I cracked.
Lots of research online and through the book “Lion, Tiger and Blake”, I’d built up a good idea of the structure and details to be added.
The actual kit is a great start but really came to life with the Atlantic Models etch and the Shapeways 3D parts. That said I managed to lose both SCOT satellite domes to the carpet monster when trying to clean them up.
The flight deck decals held up remarkably well on a gloss coat and I couldn’t resist trying to super detail the Sea Kings (Atlantic Models) and even have a go at the deck handling equipment (I’ve been an aircraft modeller until recently)
Really enjoyed this one