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    June, 2016
1:72 Italeri UH-1N
Posted by Headhunter88 on Saturday, September 08, 2018 2:32 PM

Hello everyone :)

After longer absence i am publishing my newest work-1:72 UH-1N Twin Huey, USS Tarawa, Operation Desert Storm. I made it extremaly fast-3,5 week. Propobly i will give it to one of my workmates.

Parts match in about 90%, except cargo bay doors. You need to make bigger holes for windows, because they are way to small (both of them-those in smaller and bigger cargo doors). I am giving this clue because US Navy Italeri packing is out of production, but parts are repacked in other colour schemes by Italeri and other producers. Good news is that the Kittyhawk is planning to US Navy's UH-1N in 1:48 scale.
I painted it in oil chemicals from Humbrol and ModelMaster.

2 big issue which i had:

-problem with installing glass parts with Clearfix and Micro Crystal Clear. Both of them are very thick and when i am using them, they are causing some bad marks on model surface which sometimes is very hard to remove. Anyone had similar problem?

- i wanted to make very glossy surface, but after 3-4 layers of Humbrol Acryl i gave it up and failed. Which gloss varnish is giving the most gloss surface close to real one? My base coat was Humbrol 30 (very flat...)-maybe that was the problem?

 







I am waiting for all (bad and good) comments :)

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    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, September 08, 2018 4:10 PM

Well, well, well - look who's here?

I'd say your helo looks very nice and maybe this is even your best helo yet. Of course there's always a room for improvement. For example things that Italeri could have made better - like that whip antenna on the tail that could be thinner. The exhaust could be drilled out - it looks better then. Those wire antennae along the boom are nice, but they could be thinner, too. But like I said, those are nice to have.

As for paint - yes, trying to make a matt coat gloss can sometimes be a problem. It's sometimes better to start with a gloss coat. If you're airbrushing humbrols it might help to thin the paint more - then it dries more glossy.

One more thing - I sure would like to see some more close-up photos.

In case you would like to arm your Huey here are nice 1:72 M60D machine guns that I have designed:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/FULG9JFQP/1-72-m60d-machine-gun-12x?optionId=69070500

Otherwise pllease keep 'em babies comin' and thanks for sharing, have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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

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  • Member since
    June, 2016
Posted by Headhunter88 on Sunday, September 09, 2018 5:19 AM

Hi there Pawel !

Thanks for comment. Like i said, my plan was to give it to one of guys in my work...but maybe i'll find time to make photos not only by mobile phone camera.

About M-60-i'll think about it maybe with one of mine future projects. I have in my stash one more 1:72 UH-1D (currently Italeri packing) in ESCI edition from 80's or 70's :))

BTW on reference photos i never saw any UH-1N in Navy's service with ofensive equipment, so this is second reason why i dont want arm this baby :)

  • Member since
    July, 2018
  • From: Ficksburg, Free State, South Africa
Posted by Andrew on Monday, September 10, 2018 5:42 AM

 

Hi Headhunter

 

That helo looks really good - i have one in my stash and after seeing yours, think i'll go find mine Smile.

I use humbrol paints a lot - it is almost the only paint that is always readily available in South Africa. I haven't tried this yet, but have been told by the suppliers here that if you add a few drops of humbrol gloss-cote with the colour you are spraying, when you then spray additional gloss-cotes, they finish glossier over the base coat. It obviously takes longer to dry, so you'll need to cover the model like you would when you spray gloss.

I just finished an Italeri Weesex HU5 that also has antennaes running down both sides. I used very very fine copper wire from a small electrical motor winding from one of my kids broken toys - it is so fine i struggle to see it on a picture. I use a felt tip permanent marker to colour the copper wire.

Looking forward to seeing more of your helo's Big Smile!!

  • Member since
    June, 2016
Posted by Headhunter88 on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 3:18 AM

Hello Andrew,

Thanks for nice idea for Humbrols. Its definately wirth of trying with some glossy aircrafts. 

Can you tell me where I can see your Wessex?

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 4:09 AM

Nice job on that. I know nothing about the type so couldn't comment on accuracy, but the build looks very well done to me.

 

Andrew, would love to see that Wessex, is that the 48 or 72nd kit.

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    January, 2013
Posted by seastallion53 on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:11 PM

We had A UH-1N squadron across the tarmac from my squadron and they were all painted engine gray same as our RH-53D Seastallions.

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    December, 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:58 AM

seastallion53
We had A UH-1N squadron across the tarmac from my squadron and they were all painted engine gray same as our RH-53D Seastallions.

What timeframe are you talking about?  There have been a few different UH-1N color schemes.  I depends on when we are taking about.

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Posted by seastallion53 on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 4:08 PM

It was 1979 through 1982

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    July, 2018
  • From: Ficksburg, Free State, South Africa
Posted by Andrew on Saturday, September 22, 2018 6:59 AM

Hi Bish

 

It's the italeri 72nd hu.5. Did it in the box top scheme because I really liked the Union Jack acreoss the nose Stick out tongue

I have a pic of it almost done, but don't know how to post pics here Embarrassed.

 

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: The Boonies
Posted by Snake36Bravo on Thursday, October 04, 2018 10:27 AM

Really nice build for an older kit. I remember these UH-1Ns at NAS Corpus Christi and NAS Chase Field in the mid to late 70s. Here's a couple of 35mm slides in my collection from that time frame.

SAR mission scramble

And another from 1973

 

 

Si vis pacem, Para Bellum!

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    March, 2007
  • From: The Boonies
Posted by Snake36Bravo on Thursday, October 04, 2018 10:58 AM

As Gino mentioned markings and even AC color changed over time and decade. Here in late September 1979 you can see the doghouse intake warning markings not present on the ealier mid to early 70s have changed  and are similar to USMC markings on their UH-1Ns. Photos from my collection

 

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  • Member since
    June, 2016
Posted by Headhunter88 on Monday, October 08, 2018 2:00 AM

Wow! Thank you all for these informations. There not many refence for Navy's Twin Hueys so good to have experts on board :-) 

I will also very useful when Kittyhawk will release their 1:48 UH-1N.

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