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Rick's CH-53E Super Stallion 1/48 scale

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Rick's CH-53E Super Stallion 1/48 scale
Posted by infofrog on Sunday, April 19, 2015 8:26 AM

This was my Christmas gift from the family 2014

 

I'm not  going to lie about this model , For a 1/48 scales this is a monster  beast. This will start in about week or two . 

Enjoy

Rick

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This kit is so big . I had to get a plastic tub out to was parts off ..

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Posted by Scotty T on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 5:31 AM

Awesome!!  Used to fly -53's and have a few of these in my stash....I will definitely be watching this build.

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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:25 AM

Scotty T

Awesome!!  Used to fly -53's and have a few of these in my stash....I will definitely be watching this build.

i wish ,I could see one one in real life  .Really can't imagine how big this bird is .

Rick

Work as pick up , so the model build will slow down .

I have been working on rotor head just little . These parts are big . That's a plus for tired eyes ..

Enjoy

Rick

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Posted by Scotty T on Saturday, April 25, 2015 8:02 PM

They are huge aircraft!  Figure that rotor head plate, pictured above, is 6' in diameter.  My feet used to dangle off one wen while I preflighted the other. The blades are 383", roughly 30' long and weigh 400 lbs.

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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:15 PM

Scotty T

They are huge aircraft!  Figure that rotor head plate, pictured above, is 6' in diameter.  My feet used to dangle off one wen while I preflighted the other. The blades are 383", roughly 30' long and weigh 400 lbs.

All I can say is WOW. thats big

Rick

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Posted by infofrog on Sunday, April 26, 2015 10:48 AM

This morning i was working in the blade / rotor hinges . I had one holding with my tweezers . It pop off and went lord only knows . It seems this happens a lot to me . HEHEHE

Now I'm in the process building a new hinge

Enjoy

Rick



model hinge

My hinge I'm building

My rotor head I thought , I would color match parts tell its glued in place . Since I'm going to fold the blades in . There is a one way these parts need to be . I'm sure glad i saw this . Those hinges were all in wrong . I fixed  and color code them

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Posted by infofrog on Sunday, April 26, 2015 12:14 PM

Picture of my new lawn mower

Rick

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  • From: Nampa, Idaho
Posted by jelliott523 on Sunday, April 26, 2015 1:41 PM

Nice work on the -53 so far!  I'd let you see my lawnmower too, but the wife doesnt like her picture being  taken.  LOL!

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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Posted by knox on Monday, April 27, 2015 8:49 AM

 I hope you keep posting progress reports.  This looks to be so much more fun than the progress reports  from my son's teachers.                           knox

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Posted by infofrog on Monday, April 27, 2015 6:35 PM

knox

 I hope you keep posting progress reports.  This looks to be so much more fun than the progress reports  from my son's teachers.                           knox

Yes i will . This will be a long build . This is a big and many parts model ..

Thank you

I thought the way the hinges work with top blade fold in ,I'm scared the small glued part will not be a good support .

I am going to drill the hinge and install wire for support . These are big blade .

Only 6 more to do ..

Enjoy

Rick

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  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Monday, April 27, 2015 11:51 PM

Good luck on the build, it looks like an awesome kit. I just haven't gotten around to picking up that model, only have the CH-46 in the stash collection with the fast movers. Gotta watch out for that carpet monster, he's certainly a hungry one and got his fill from kits of mine.

I use to catch hops on the 53's when I was station at K-Bay back in the 70's which was fun but nothing beats sitting in a Huey with the doors open and hedge hopping over the countryside or skimming off shore from Oahu.

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

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Posted by infofrog on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:54 PM

Thanks Archangel

I was almost finish making this part I lost Saturday .Then this evening Nigel Scot the baby toy poodle found it for me . My wife goes what have you got Nigie . Them boom the part falls out of his mouth . I was happy to have it , then same time that could been very bad .

then the wife jumps my a@@ hard . i may be sleeping on the couch tonight .

Enjoy

Rick

Below is one of the parts I lost Saturday

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Posted by knox on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 9:48 AM

 Since everything turned out ok, this is a funny story.  I suppose if any more small parts are lost you will feel the need to sort through Nigel's droppings:)

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Posted by infofrog on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 5:17 PM

knox

 Since everything turned out ok, this is a funny story.  I suppose if any more small parts are lost you will feel the need to sort through Nigel's droppings:)

YES  funny now .. These little dogs can find almost anything .. I looked everywhere for that part .. I have no ideal where he pick that part up ..

Rick

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Posted by infofrog on Sunday, May 03, 2015 6:50 AM

The rotor head is getting all plastic parts installed . The hinges work great . I can fold them in or out .. Now I need to start some basic piping ..

Enjoy

Rick

 

Reference Photo

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Posted by infofrog on Sunday, May 03, 2015 2:59 PM


I pulled out the body and re scribe the panel lines while watching Joe Dirt ..(HEHEH Funny show)
This is a big body for 1/48 scale ..

Time to grill BBQ Chicken

Enjoy

Rick

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Posted by knox on Monday, May 04, 2015 9:05 AM

 This model is not going to get lost on the display shelf.  If not too much trouble could you explain a little more about why you color coded the rotor head.  Thanks                            knox

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Posted by infofrog on Monday, May 04, 2015 6:01 PM

knox

 This model is not going to get lost on the display shelf.  If not too much trouble could you explain a little more about why you color coded the rotor head.  Thanks                            knox

That rotor head has several pieces . I'm going fold the blades in . With that said  , the head pieces and hinges need to be in correct order  for the blades to lay proper .. I had those parts apart several times . I colored coded them so I know where they need to be .

Rick

Glued the rear blade together . Drill holes into the body for later uses

Enjoy

Rick

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Posted by knox on Wednesday, May 06, 2015 9:18 AM

 Thanks for the reply.  This looks like the kind of kit that I could totally botch.                          knox

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Posted by infofrog on Sunday, May 10, 2015 5:01 PM

Working little on the rotor head piping ..

Enjoy

Rick

 

Reference photo

My  start

Glued parts onto the rotor head . Wait tell tomorrow if time allows to start routing the piping

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  • From: Lafayette, LA
Posted by Melgyver on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:11 PM

Amazing!  

Clear Left!

Mel

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Posted by infofrog on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 5:23 PM

thanks

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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, May 16, 2015 7:59 AM

Been working on the rotor head piping  ..Starting to look better .

Enjoy

Rick

 

Reference photo

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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, May 16, 2015 12:20 PM

Primer the rotor head

Enjoy

rick

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, May 16, 2015 6:55 PM

Wow!

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Posted by infofrog on Sunday, May 17, 2015 10:00 AM

midnightprowler

Wow!

Thank you

Started on the inside head liner . Well I have not started building yet ..

Enjoy

Rick

 

reference photo

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Posted by infofrog on Sunday, May 24, 2015 8:29 AM

Working on headliner . Building the braces , then install piping ..

I also can not cut plastic straight if I tried .. Cross eye I am , Sam I am .HEHEH

So I saw this tool in another post . I order Northwest Short Line Chopper 2 ,OMG its great . Highly recommend

Enjoy

Rick

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Posted by bigscaledave on Sunday, May 24, 2015 7:42 PM

Hello, your build looks good, but tell me where can I buy at Chopper tool, it would get a lot of uses if I had one. Well model on dude !

I am a creature of mind, soul, and heart. My body is just something I have to drag along with me

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Posted by infofrog on Sunday, May 24, 2015 8:24 PM

bigscaledave

Hello, your build looks good, but tell me where can I buy at Chopper tool, it would get a lot of uses if I had one. Well model on dude !

They have them on e bay and amazon. It also uses a reg. razor blade

www.ebay.com/.../221771052421

rick

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Posted by infofrog on Monday, May 25, 2015 12:06 PM

I'm finishing up the headliner .Not spending a lot on interior , due to may never be seen .

Almost ready to prime .

Enjoy

Rick

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