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
Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Lubnaniyya).
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.
Photos and text © by Aaron Liles