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 Post subject: 1/35 Super frelon
PostPosted: 09 Feb 2020, 16:35 
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I got hold of a Heller 1/35 Super Frelon for about R300.00 at our local model show (JAXCON 2020) here in Jacksonville FL.
The question I have is does anyone have some tips for me on how to convert this into a SAAF version and who makes decals for it?




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 Post subject: Re: 1/35 Super frelon
PostPosted: 09 Feb 2020, 20:10 
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P40B, good to one at that cheap price!

The SAAF utilised the SA 321L version that didn't have sponsons on the rear undercarriage, only struts.

It's a very nice kit to build.

I have recently sent some photo's of the SA 321L to Dean to upload on one of the galleries.

Decal wise, I'm sure that MAV could help in this regard, one would have to select which era you would want to depict?

Early SAAF had the French Olive drab overall with white and yellow numerals (besides the Castles) and then the camo scheme version.

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 Post subject: Re: 1/35 Super frelon
PostPosted: 10 Feb 2020, 09:36 
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The SAAF versions had filters fitted above the cockpit.

The SAAF Super Frelons used had generic markings; castles, black serials and squadron crest on the nose. There is some stenciling as well. The best though is research a particular tail number and base the markings on that airframe as there were a few variations

As AT6C mentioned Mav decals would be able to assist as well as the Aviation Shop.

https://www.facebook.com/theaviationshop/

https://www.mavdecals.co.za/shop/


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 Post subject: Re: 1/35 Super frelon
PostPosted: 13 Feb 2020, 21:51 
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The kit is indeed excellent for its age. Main differences for a SAAF bird are :
1. No sponsons on main undercarriage. Simplified leg arrangement used
2. Intake filters
3. Minor differences on tail folding area

Blades could fold as per the Frelon at Ysterplaat. This is great to save display cabinet space.


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