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My Reintroduction to Modeling....
Posted by Egilman on Friday, February 24, 2017 11:20 PM

This is the first time I have ever participated on a modeling forum. Now in the past I've been a bit of an ecclectic modeler, building anything that tweaked my interest. But I've decided to build a few that have greatly iterested me from my youth. some of these things I want to build were unavailable to me when I was a kid, and I would like to rectify that now.  My passion is for certain articles/equipment, and certain images from history. Ranging from a simple M-48 tank to fully complemented aircraft carriers. I even at one time had the idea of building Kido Butai at the first decision point, where the tankers turned back. but alas, they didn't have the tanker kits needed to accomplish the ideal. But I assembled kits as I could find them eventually having all but said tankers and one certain heavy cruiser. (the tankers are available today and the cruiser has been reissued at least twice)

Of course it never came to fruition, even at 1/700 scale it was a large, no huge proposition. The wife finally convinced me that there would be no place to complete it much less display it. (Kido Butai in 1/700 scale taking up about 12x5 feet of space from lead submarine to trailing tankers)

Eventually I sold them all off. But my love for naval spots in history still exists, as does my love of equipment.

But I digress,

Sice I re-starting my modeling career, I need to start with something simple. and I believe I'm going to start with the Revell H-13H, nominally known as the "Mash" H-13, although we all know it was never a "H" model that served so gallantly.Revel 1994 #4334 H-13H "Mash"

The "H" model had pretty much quiet career serving in the artillery branch during the Vietnam conflict with a few being some of the first armed helocopters used in actual combat. My build will be of one of those artillery spotter/scout aircraft which is probably the only version the Revell kit is qualified for OOB.

Should be a straightforward build as there really will be nothing to add except for some minor details that were obvious to anyone seeing one sitting on the ground. Like the small antennaes that sit on both sides of the tail boom and wiring and other little stuff that would easily be seen..

Instructions

Ten years ago would be an easy model for me to complete.

One thing to note, I'm not much of a rust bucket creator, so my models have a bit of the shiny polished look of new equipment. I build for the example not the depiction so to speak and I know most military model builders are the opposite, so please bear with me on that side of the ideal. Not that I don't think of such as great modeling cause what most of you do is fantastic in your vision and skills, but that much realism is not what I'm aming for. Like if I ever get to my Trumpter USS Hornet build, which with 16 B-25C's on the deck, requires a point in time I will be looking to do the spot in time thing. but my Early Idea/Korean Tamiya M-48 with it's remote control will be pretty much rolling out the factory door so to speak.

But it's all good, the whole point is to have fun isn't it?

For all those years I've been painting the wrong color....Whistling

ON THE SHELF:

Idea/Tamiya 1/35 M-48A3

Seminar 1/35 UH-1B/C

Peerless Max 1/35 M1A2 155mm Howitzer / Mirror Models 1/35 Diamond "T" 968 Truck

AFV Club "Long Tom" M-59 155mm Gun / Hobby Boss 1/35 M-4 HST

Tamiya "88" KwK 36/37 / 8 Ton Semi Track Sd.Kfz7

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, February 24, 2017 11:25 PM

as you said egilman , do it your way and have fun , by the way welcome to the forum

steve

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Posted by Egilman on Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:22 AM

Thanks Steve,

I'm glad to be here. In many ways it's intimidating with all the great modelers here...

Still collecting images for my soon to come Sioux Scout. Daunting to say the least...

Oh, gotta get some batteries for the camera also, seem like the guys around here want pictures.... {chuckle}

For all those years I've been painting the wrong color....Whistling

ON THE SHELF:

Idea/Tamiya 1/35 M-48A3

Seminar 1/35 UH-1B/C

Peerless Max 1/35 M1A2 155mm Howitzer / Mirror Models 1/35 Diamond "T" 968 Truck

AFV Club "Long Tom" M-59 155mm Gun / Hobby Boss 1/35 M-4 HST

Tamiya "88" KwK 36/37 / 8 Ton Semi Track Sd.Kfz7

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:51 AM

Hey !

 Is the Sioux Scout that funny little Whirly-Bird with the Beagle Nose ? T.B.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:01 AM

Egilman

Thanks Steve,

I'm glad to be here. In many ways it's intimidating with all the great modelers here...

Still collecting images for my soon to come Sioux Scout. Daunting to say the least...

Oh, gotta get some batteries for the camera also, seem like the guys around here want pictures.... {chuckle}

 

Nobody intimidates anyone here,there is some great work going on here,but there is no harsh criticism going on just post your work,ask questions,learn and enjoy yourself.

 

Don't worry Cool

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:45 AM

Welcome aboard! I do like your modeling philosophy. Occasionally similar thoughts and concepts will creep into my head and I'll start buying kits for this or that theme until a dose of reality steps up.... I'm looking forward to seeing your work shared here.

Just curious, but what do you have in mind for the M48 build? That is one good looking tank with lots of possibilities.

 

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Posted by Egilman on Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:37 PM

Tanker - Builder

Hey !

 Is the Sioux Scout that funny little Whirly-Bird with the Beagle Nose ? T.B.

 

 

Drats! Foiled again!

For all those years I've been painting the wrong color....Whistling

ON THE SHELF:

Idea/Tamiya 1/35 M-48A3

Seminar 1/35 UH-1B/C

Peerless Max 1/35 M1A2 155mm Howitzer / Mirror Models 1/35 Diamond "T" 968 Truck

AFV Club "Long Tom" M-59 155mm Gun / Hobby Boss 1/35 M-4 HST

Tamiya "88" KwK 36/37 / 8 Ton Semi Track Sd.Kfz7

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Posted by Egilman on Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:48 PM

stikpusher

Welcome aboard! I do like your modeling philosophy. Occasionally similar thoughts and concepts will creep into my head and I'll start buying kits for this or that theme until a dose of reality steps up.... I'm looking forward to seeing your work shared here.

Yeah, that what the wife keeps reminding me of, the reality thing.

Just curious, but what do you have in mind for the M48 build? That is one good looking tank with lots of possibilities.

I haven't really decided what I'm going to do with it, The kit has the dual electric motors/transmission and all the wiring and control parts and the little kid in me wants to build it motorized.

But, the adult modeler wants to do it sane as an addition to the start of my new collection. Probably as it rolled out of the DTP or ALCO tank plant onto the pad for acceptance. (probably add aftermarket tracks to it for a better look)

I also have an M-60A2 from Idea/Tamiya also with the motor and wiring. I aquired it back when there wasn't an M-60A3 kit around so I aquired all the Accurate Armor parts to turn it into one. But that is going to take some practice....

For all those years I've been painting the wrong color....Whistling

ON THE SHELF:

Idea/Tamiya 1/35 M-48A3

Seminar 1/35 UH-1B/C

Peerless Max 1/35 M1A2 155mm Howitzer / Mirror Models 1/35 Diamond "T" 968 Truck

AFV Club "Long Tom" M-59 155mm Gun / Hobby Boss 1/35 M-4 HST

Tamiya "88" KwK 36/37 / 8 Ton Semi Track Sd.Kfz7

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:57 PM

Welcome home, er to the forums, this  place is the coolest. Don't worry about being "ecclectic" you wouldn't be a modeler if ya weren't. Lots of good helpful folks checking in here. Welcome

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Egilman on Monday, February 27, 2017 12:23 PM

Thank you.

Glad to be here.

Getting ready to open up my first build thread, wish me luck....

{chuckle}

For all those years I've been painting the wrong color....Whistling

ON THE SHELF:

Idea/Tamiya 1/35 M-48A3

Seminar 1/35 UH-1B/C

Peerless Max 1/35 M1A2 155mm Howitzer / Mirror Models 1/35 Diamond "T" 968 Truck

AFV Club "Long Tom" M-59 155mm Gun / Hobby Boss 1/35 M-4 HST

Tamiya "88" KwK 36/37 / 8 Ton Semi Track Sd.Kfz7

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:12 PM

Luck phew, all you need is a good sharp xacto, some stiff glue, a stong knowledge of "colloquial"english, and your good to go. Jump in and have fun.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by echolmberg on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 2:48 PM

Tojo72

 

 
Egilman

Thanks Steve,

I'm glad to be here. In many ways it's intimidating with all the great modelers here...

Still collecting images for my soon to come Sioux Scout. Daunting to say the least...

Oh, gotta get some batteries for the camera also, seem like the guys around here want pictures.... {chuckle}

 

 

 

Don't worry Cool

Ditto  Exactly!  In fact, I'd say it's quite the opposite!  You should not feel intimidated in the least.  I think in all 40 years of my modeling experience, I've only ever built four helicopters.  Seeing builds like yours, however, serves as inspiration!  

As a huge fan of the old MASH tv show, I'm greatly interested in watching this build progress.  Seeing your work here just might inspire me to go out and pick up this kit which I've been eyeballing for a while now.  Each time I see it, it makes me think of Trapper John, Hawkeye, Radar, Hot Lips and even ol' Ferret Face!  LOL!

Eric

PS.  Was this the type of helicopter that airlifted Col Blake's oak desk away?

fox
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Posted by fox on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 12:16 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard!

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Posted by Egilman on Thursday, March 02, 2017 5:15 AM

echolmberg

 

Ditto  Exactly!  In fact, I'd say it's quite the opposite!  You should not feel intimidated in the least.  I think in all 40 years of my modeling experience, I've only ever built four helicopters.  Seeing builds like yours, however, serves as inspiration!  

As a huge fan of the old MASH tv show, I'm greatly interested in watching this build progress.  Seeing your work here just might inspire me to go out and pick up this kit which I've been eyeballing for a while now.  Each time I see it, it makes me think of Trapper John, Hawkeye, Radar, Hot Lips and even ol' Ferret Face!  LOL!

Eric

PS.  Was this the type of helicopter that airlifted Col Blake's oak desk away?

 

Thank you for the welcome, I'm not intimidated with modeling, just typing about it on a forum.... (but I have to do something to get away from the insane political forums)

I still watch Mash, every chance I get, but this kit will not do a Mash chopper. The Kit you want is the MRC/Academy H-13D kit it's the right version of the chopper for a Mash Medi-Vac. This kit (Revell 4334) builds a nice late 50's early 60's OH-13H pretty much used as an observation/scout or general liason aircraft. There were a few gunship versions in Nam, but they were mostly field mods. (there were a few retrofits of the gun/rocket system developed for the "S" model also) but in general it was a simple observer...

Nice little model though...

Looking for one more reference pic and I start putting glue on plastic....

Anyone have a pic of the fuel crossover on an OH-13H? I have pics of the "S" model, but the "H" (a "G" model will work also) has escaped me. (and they weren't the same) It's clearly noticeable from almost any angle from above rear that shows between the tanks.

And thank you all for the wondeful reception....

For all those years I've been painting the wrong color....Whistling

ON THE SHELF:

Idea/Tamiya 1/35 M-48A3

Seminar 1/35 UH-1B/C

Peerless Max 1/35 M1A2 155mm Howitzer / Mirror Models 1/35 Diamond "T" 968 Truck

AFV Club "Long Tom" M-59 155mm Gun / Hobby Boss 1/35 M-4 HST

Tamiya "88" KwK 36/37 / 8 Ton Semi Track Sd.Kfz7

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    February, 2003
  • From: Green Bay, WI USA
Posted by echolmberg on Thursday, March 02, 2017 8:48 AM

Egilman

I still watch Mash, every chance I get, but this kit will not do a Mash chopper. The Kit you want is the MRC/Academy H-13D kit it's the right version of the chopper for a Mash Medi-Vac. This kit (Revell 4334) builds a nice late 50's early 60's OH-13H pretty much used as an observation/scout or general liason aircraft. There were a few gunship versions in Nam, but they were mostly field mods. (there were a few retrofits of the gun/rocket system developed for the "S" model also) but in general it was a simple observer...

Nice little model though... 

See?  I told you I know nothing about helicopters!  LOL!  Thank you for the info regarding the appropriate kit to get for a MASH helicopter.  I never realized there was a difference.  I learned something new today!

Sorry I can't help you out on the reference pics you're seeking.  Have you tried asking in the helicopter section of the FSM forum?  I'll bet there might be some folks there who have what you're looking for.

Best wishes,

Eric

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Posted by Bossman on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 5:28 PM

Welcome Egilman,

I like seeing both showroom quality models and down and dirty rust buckets - they all have their merits.

Chris

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Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, March 09, 2017 11:14 AM

Welcome to the forums Egilman!  Like you have seen...no intimidation here!  Just a bunch good folks here more then willing to pass on tricks and tips.  There is a wealth of knowledge here....so jump on in and have fun!  And build those models how you want.  They're yours!  Have fun with it.  

Eagle90

 

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, March 09, 2017 11:30 AM

Welcome to the forum, Egilman!  That's a great subject for a build, too.  If you get crazy, you can look for the rest of the "M*A*S*H" kits that were in the catalog, back in the day.

I look forward to a build thread from you!

Best regards,

Brad

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, March 10, 2017 10:13 AM

You Know;

 Aurora had one of these .I think it was probably 1/32 though .If my memory is right .It was quite large .  And you could get it with and without floats . T.B.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, March 10, 2017 10:15 AM

That fascinates me ;

 I seem to remember that chopper was a Hawk or Renwal kit in Olive Drab and White .The cockpit looked a little like a 49 Chevy sedan . And it came with Rockets !

T.B.

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