1/72 Heller Aérospatiale SE-3160 Alouette III 

Gallery Article by Aaron Liles - "milktrip' on Dec 8 2015



Aérospatiale SE-3160 alouette III Lebanese Air Force

I would like to present my Heller 1/72 Aérospatiale SE-3160 alouette III operated by the Lebanese Air Force (القوات الجوية اللبنانية‎  Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Lubnaniyya).

L-220 C/N 1393.  Unfortunately I don't have much more info than that.  I've found two photos on the internet of this particular aircraft; it looks like it has had a VIP fit so I tried to replicate that as best I could.

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I used the extratech PE set to add some detail to the kit.  There are also a number of scratch built details, these include the troop seats, interior parts, external parts, the gearbox area was ‘opened up’ and the transmission section scratch built too.  Paints used were Vallejo, decals were a mix of the Heller kit, my spares and Zotz roundels of the world middle east for the Lebanese markings.  

There a number of things that I wish I had done differently and on closer inspection a few flaws with the paint and finish (you may notice a crack on one of the front doors and some silvering on the decals) but overall a very enjoyable build and I'm happy with it.


Aaron Liles

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Photos and text © by Aaron Liles