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1/72 Trumpy CH-47D Finished

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  • Member since
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  • From: hamburg michigan
1/72 Trumpy CH-47D Finished
Posted by fermis on Monday, November 13, 2017 9:17 AM

 

So far, this kit is alright...on the outside. The inside is severely lacking in detail. Eduard PE and some fine wires help out up front, but there is nothing for the cabin area, other than the floor.

Got the office finished up...not sure yet, exactly what route I'm going to go for the rear.

 

 

 

 

That's all for now.

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  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:07 AM

The office really looks great.  I especially like the wiring in front of the dash.

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:31 AM

Nicestart, and ye, great work on the wiring.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, November 13, 2017 3:28 PM

Lookin' good so far!

I'd like to see what you are going to do with the cargo bay - I plan to built an "A" some day and closed ramp somehow doesn't look quite right for Vietnam.

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Monday, November 13, 2017 4:32 PM

Thanks dudes!Toast

 

Pawel

Lookin' good so far!

I'd like to see what you are going to do with the cargo bay - I plan to built an "A" some day and closed ramp somehow doesn't look quite right for Vietnam.

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

 

I have a plan now.

Since the rear is complete divoid of detail...one option was to scratch the soundproof padding and seats...for an empty cabin. None of which is overly difficult...until it comes time to close the halves around the floor and NOT break things. 

I'll still be doing a lot of work...scratching the detail toward the front of the cabin...padding, crew chiefs seats, and various details. I'll also scratch up the detail toward the rear of the cabin AND the passenger seats will also have to be scratched, but will be folded up in the stowed position. I'll load some crates inside, which not only depicts the majority of the missions this was used for (haulin beans and bullets), but also serves to hide the lack of detail in the center section. Will also save me a lot of bad words!!!

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:52 PM

I started work on the rear cabin.

Started the padding by scoring thin plastic sheet...I did not like it.

 [hmm]  [hmm] 

I remembered some PE mesh that I have...some aluminum foil, burnished down over the mesh with a q-tip did the trick!!!

 

 

The pattern looks pretty good to me. It's not particularly accurate in its application, but looks better than what the kit gives! For what little will be seen, I think this will "pass".

 

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  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:17 PM

It's very clever, and it looks good.  I believe it could be sound insullation, so "Pass."

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 2:07 AM

I think that looks pretty good fermis, its certainly realistic enough for how much will be seen.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:46 PM

Agreed, and the wrinkles help the effect.  Nice little trick. Will look great when painted and weathered.

Did the same with making diamond plate corner protectors on a Jeep CJ build many years ago, using the wrecker bed floor on the old Revell Midnight Cowboy kit.

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    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Sunday, November 19, 2017 5:22 PM

Thanks dudes!

 

Added some detail to the rear section of the cabin...with some "artistic license"...

 

 

 

Tamiya tape and brass rod for the seats...

 

 

Painted and in place...

 

 

 

 

I used this pic for inspiration...

 

 

I used some cardboard (what looks more like cardboard...than cardboard?!!!) from an old Eduard kit box...folded and used a fine razor saw to cut in the individual boxes. Scratched the pallets with cut strips of thin plastic...

 

 

 

 

 

Also had to scratch the crew chiefs jump seat...

 

 

Closed up and finished up the detail for the ramp area...

 

 

All these details are loosely based on actual events....but not a true story!!!

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, November 19, 2017 7:21 PM

fermis
All these details are loosely based on actual events....but not a true story!!!

As long as the names were changed to protect the innocent.

Nice job on the box's ! What did you use for the "banding" holding the box's to the pallet ?

I use Chart tape AKA graphic art tape, but your's looks different.

Come to think of it... Nice job on everything so far !! 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:13 PM

littletimmy

 

 
fermis
All these details are loosely based on actual events....but not a true story!!!

 

As long as the names were changed to protect the innocent.

Nice job on the box's ! What did you use for the "banding" holding the box's to the pallet ?

I use Chart tape AKA graphic art tape, but your's looks different.

Come to think of it... Nice job on everything so far !! 

 

Thank you!Toast

I used clear packing tape, cut into thin strips(obviously!), for the banding on the individual boxes. Tamiya tape, painted dark grey, to band them together and to the pallet. Also Tamiya tape for the tie down straps. I drilled holes in the floor to pull the tie downs through, CAed to the bottom....we're pretending the ratchet is on the other side...that can't be seen!

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 19, 2017 9:38 PM

Orange you glad this is 1/72!

I tried that once but it wasn't nice like yours.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, November 20, 2017 4:03 AM

Stunning job on thjose seats, those have come out perfetc. And i do like that palletized loads. I used to look forwardto going out in the back of a Chinook to drop those out in the desert. Bloody dicey but great fun.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:47 AM

ToastToast

 

I need an assist here!

Looking at the "black box-like things" one the fuse/tail sides, and the angled "thing" between the last two windows.

What are those (technical name)?

The kit does not include them, so I'll either have to find resin a/m, or find a close up, detailed pic so I can scratch em(helps, if I know what I'm looking for....beyond "those thingies on the back of a chinook!".

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 2:06 PM

The three plates at the rear are Chaff/Flare launcher mounts as part of the Missile Counter Measures system.  The actual launcher boxes are not attached in your pic.  You can see them in the below pics where the mounts are in your photo. 

Also note that these are CH-47F models that come in this new color, which is FS34201, Woodland Desert Sage. CH-47Ds are still painted in FS34031, US Army Helo Drab.  

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 3:46 PM

Very creative.  This will be a very interesting display.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:48 PM

A bit more work on this one.

 

I ordered the "dust bin" intake filters through Shapeways. I like em...they're a bit rough, due to the process, but look the part. There is a part of some sort, that comes out of the bottom/front of the center pylon and into the filters. The kit intakes had this molded to them....the a/m filters had a slot, to accommodate said item. I cut and carved the part from the kit parts...

 

 

On to the paint booth.

Black and white to start with...

 

 

Then I went with a lightened (with OD) US Helo Drab overall...fairly thin, allowing the blotchiness of the blk/wht to show through. Then hit some areas with straight Helo Drab...then some more areas with a little grey mixed in. It will get some more colors after the decals go on...gotta weather them too!

 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 10:31 AM

Looks increadible!  Very nice detailing.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Saturday, May 05, 2018 9:18 PM

It has been a while!!!

I finally got the decals, with a little help from some friends.

Back on the bench....finally!!!

 

 

Stopped by my airport the other day, to bid a job...just happened to be a Chinook on the ramp...got some decent detail shots for the locations of the flare dispenser mounts. Scratched those up with sheet styrene...also made new pitot tubes with aluminum tubing.

 

 

Getting close to the end!

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Saturday, May 12, 2018 1:26 PM

Almost finished and ready to ship out...just waiting on the glass. I was told it should have been ready to pick up friday(yesterday)...still waiting.

 

Built the base out of some scrap I had in the garage. Painted sandpaper "concrete", some small gravel and sand. Scratched up a taxiway light just for fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thar she be!

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, May 12, 2018 3:09 PM

Wonderful work, inside and out! Yes

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, May 12, 2018 3:22 PM

Turned out great.  Really, really nice build - I'm sure the new owner will be pleased!

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, May 13, 2018 5:05 AM
Excellent....But I don't know how you're able to give it up to your customer. That would kill me

 

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  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by VA Spartan on Friday, May 18, 2018 7:59 AM
Excellent!

On the workbench: 1/35 Takom T-54B, 1/350 AFV Club TypeVIIC, 1/35 Tamiya Char B1bis w/French Infnatry

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, May 18, 2018 4:32 PM

Beautiful.

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  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:36 AM

Awesome!  And I love the taxiway light.

 

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  • From: The NYC.
Posted by Ish47guy on Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:42 AM

Man, I almost fell out of my chair when I saw this pic.  This pic is of one of my former units bird while at Ellington Field, Houston, during hurricane relief missions after Rita hit that area in 2005.  I've got a lot of flight engineer time logged on that bird, and I even know the guy sitting on the ramp. 

I've been away from the boards for a while, wish I saw this thread while you were building the kit, I could of recommended some fixes for the kits inaccuracies to make it a better representation of a D model.  Still, nice work, looks great.

 

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Posted by GlennH on Sunday, May 20, 2018 2:35 PM

Ish47guy

Man, I almost fell out of my chair when I saw this pic.  This pic is of one of my former units bird while at Ellington Field, Houston, during hurricane relief missions after Katrina hit that area in 2005.  I've got a lot of flight engineer time logged on that bird, and I even know the guy sitting on the ramp. 

I've been away from the boards for a while, wish I saw this thread while you were building the kit, I could of recommended some fixes for the kits inaccuracies to make it a better representation of a D model.  Still, nice work, looks great.

 

 

Love it! That's how I found this site in the first place. I was searching 155 towed builds and came across that beauty here and lo and behold the post showed a picture I took of one in our battery in RVN.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, May 20, 2018 4:30 PM

Fermis, you are a true craftsman. Great work all-around. Some of it is jaw-dropping, really.

I'm only sorry that this thread just got my attention, but glad to have found it!

-Greg

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