Bausatzbesprechung / Kit review Revell Bell UH-1D SAR/Heeresflieger 1 48


Hello and welcome to my channel To the kit review of the Bell UH-1D from Revell in 1/48 scale. And the things that I bought especially for it. Let’s look at everything. The Bell UH-1D SAR/Heeresflieger will be my next project. I will build the Bell as a SAR version. The scale is 1/48 The model is 27.1 cm long and the diameter of the main rotor is 30.8 cm. The Kit number is 04452. The kit is a bit older. It is from 1999. On this site we see photos of the original machine The photos are also from a SAR version. With the stretcher, the winch an the rotor head. The required colors. Here you can see the box art again. And here Revell is typical, the History about the helicopter. The same is shown here. Now let’s take a look at what’s inside the box. I have to mention that the kit is used. All parts are present, but the packaging is open. It is a typical Revell bulk carton. Here we have a large plastic bag with all sprues. And the instruction. On the front is the History of the helicopter. I’ve already made notes here. I will build the Christoph 29 from Hamburg. This helicopter is known in Germany through the TV series Die Rettungsflieger. The safety instructions are on the first pages. Then comes an overview of the colors. And all the sprues. Parts that are not needed are blackened. Here it starts with the floor of the helicopter. Steps 3 and 4 are about the seats and the controls. Here is the partition to the gearbox. More seats will be installed here. But that depends on the version you are building. Here there is a clear distinction between the Army and the SAR version. Different equipment will be installed. Either to accommodate medical devices or to transport troops. More brackets and stretcher are installed here. The winch is then assembled and installed here. This is used for abseil and recover. Here cupboards are installed and the painting of the ceiling and the overhead instruments. Here is everything put together. Holes have to be drilled there. Depending on the version. The rotor head is put together. Both halves of the fuselage are assembled here. Insert of the first windows and attach the roof. Assemble the turbine housing. Attaching grids, installing cable cutters and antennas. Cable cutters, antennas and runners are also installed on the underside. Additional parts are mounted on the tail boom, also windows and doors are installed. Optionally, the sliding doors can also be positioned open. I will leave the right sliding door open so that you can see inside. Attaching the rotor blades and installing the main rotor. And here are the painting variants. This is the version of the LTG 63 from 1999. Here is an army version from Bückeburg. Or a machine from the IFOR Mission 1996 from Bosnia, with a red cross on the side. Here are the decals. With the insignia of the machine, the SAR and emergency doctor lettering. The red cross and the IFOR emblem. The decals are from 1999. They are well preserved and not yellowed. The decals also have very little carrier film. Here you can see the instruments, an older version and a newer one. Now let’s take a look at the sprues. This are the clear parts. Although the kit is older, the parts look great. There are no discolorations and the windscreen is nice and clear. As well as the side windows. With this complicated shape, there is of course an enlarged effect. These windows have a fish-eye shape. The kit contains two large sprues. There are sprue A and B With this sprue one of the fuselage halves has already been released. It has broken off due to the age of the kit. Here you can see that the cabin and the tail boom are one part. Here you can see nice details, with panelines and rivets. It is a beautiful surface and I will try to give you a closer look. The same applies to this half of the fuselage. You can already see how big the helicopter will be. These are the pilot seats. The separation to the gearbox. Sliding doors and other smaller doors. Benches and antennas. And parts for the tail boom. As well as the instrument dashboard. And the tail rotor. At the end of the video there are detailed photos of the sprues. There you can pause the video and look at the details. This is the second and last sprue. Here we see the floor of the helicopter. This has an anti-slip surface. It almost looks like diamond plate. That is the roof. The main rotor blades. Benches with molded belts. The stretcher. Medical equipment and cabinets. The runners are made of one piece. The control units, joysticks and pitch. Parts from the main rotor with the swash plate. The covers of the turbine. The covers have nice details, like grids and rivets. My conclusion about the kit is very positive, even though he is older. I hope that the fit is as good as the model looks like. You know me. What would a helicopter be without a crew? Don’t let the name fool you. This is a Royal Navy Lynx crew. But this is also for a rescue helicopter. That’s why the crew member has such a posture here on the sliding door. I will simply paint the figures in the colors of the Bundeswehr uniforms. The figure set is from PJ Productions. In 1/48 scale and the kit number is 481125 They are figures made of resin. I’ll get them out of the bag. As you have seen, there are three. Pilot and copilot, as well as the winch operator. The pilot has an open visor. He has a microphone and a life jacket He has a kind of map in his hand. The other pilot looks to the side and also has a microphone on his face. The hands can hold the control units. And that’s the winch operator. His visor is closed. He also has a microphone. The figure is shown kneeling. I am curious how the figures will look painted. At the end of the video there are detailed photos of the figures. The last thing I have here is a detail set from HELOSTUFF The company comes from Germany. The set has the same name as some model builders. The Rivet Counter Edition. This is for people who want a lot of precise details. I’m not such a modelbuilder. I would like to consider a higher level of detail. Here you can read what is included. The set is for a SAR version. Two new rotor blades and PE parts are included. A new floor, new seats and a new instrument dashboard. It is especially for the Italeri kit. The revell kit is a reboxing from the Italeri kit. That’s why everything fits together. When the box is open. The resin parts are in a bag. Here is the guide. One of the two PE carriers. With the new instrument dashboard. New seat belts. New window frames. New decals. It can be used to display other SAR versions. Here you can also see the LTG 63 emblem again. And the second PE carrier, with hooks and cupboards. I unfold the building instructions. Here is an overview of all the parts that are included. It is written here that it is only for the SAR version. As well as the processing instructions. A completely new winch is included. New shelves and cupboards as well as radio antennas. Here you can see an overview of the new medical devices. Photos from the original helicopter are always very helpful. Here you can see where the individual things are stored. What the winch looks like when its folded in. And what the medical devices look like. There are even detailed photos of the hydraulic lines of the winch And there are painting instructions. Here are more photos of the original machine. I suspect that a vacuum mattress with straps can be seen in the photo. The Seats. The window frames with the rivets. And the rotor head. Fitting the parts into the machine will be a lot of work. I am nevertheless happy to achieve a higher level of detail. We are now just looking at a few of the included resin parts. This is the new floor. You can already see a clear difference to the original plastic part. The new gearbox cover. This has a completely different surface. Here is the new vacuum mattress A finely designed dashboard. And the two new main rotor blades. Here you can see a metal wire inside You can easily bend the rotor blades as you want them There are a lot of small parts in the other bag. Here you can see the new stretcher and oxygen cylinders. Here are parts of the winch and the new pilot seats. The next videos are about assembling the helicopter. I will also build a small diorama base. I’m still not quite sure what I want to represent. Either on an airfield or at an emergency location. Thank you very much for your attention I would be happy about a comment and a thumbs up. Please also write in the comments how you like my new lighting. The lamps I’m using now have a different light color. I have installed daylight lamps. Please write to me if it looks better on your screens. And the colors can no longer be falsified. See you soon Ben.

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