Bo-105C from James Bond 007 movie "A view to kill"
After the James Bond movie "A view to kill" (from 1985) was on TV, I had the idea to make the
"Russian" Bo-105 from the opening scene out of my old Airfix kit.
For its age the kit is really good. There are very filigree details on its surface and the transparent parts are very clear. The parts
fit well. Sad that this kit is so hard to get and out of production.
The skier on the base is a modified figure from Zvezda - Soviet Ski Troops. The figure had a rifle on its back, I replaced it by a scratch built backpack, like Roger Moore had it in the movie. Further I had to modify the head a bit, so that the hood looks a bit more like in the movie.
All was painted with brush. To make the surface
look like snow, I waited some minutes after painting it white until the colour starts to get dry and when pressed a sponge on it.
I enjoyed making this special Bo-105. The original had a
Swiss registration HB-XFN.
Photos and text © by Thomas Brückelt