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Revell Marine UH-34D 1:48 WIP

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Revell Marine UH-34D 1:48 WIP
Posted by Josh Ryder on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 11:55 AM

I wanted to dump a few pictures toward the end of my build of my first helicopter. I took an interest in this specific helicopter with its connections to NASA.

First test fit and priming.

 Pre-shading in my homemade lightbox.

 

 First coat of US Olive Drab (came out a little darker than I was aiming, I tried to work with it as I post-shaded individual panels)

 

 Most of the major decals applied. I got an unintentional water marking effect around the decals after using Micro Set/Sol. However, it was easily removed after the fact with water.

 Almost there: landing gear, an oil wash, and some pigment work. More photos to follow.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:18 PM

Looking real good so far!

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:23 PM

Looking really good so far.  One note though, USMC helos in the Vietnam-era were not OD Green, but a brighter, lighter color called Field (Marine) Green, FS34097.  Testors Model Master makes a perfect match for it.  The Murcury program NASA support ones were also Marine Green.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:39 PM

Looking good. Correct about the Marine green, although it's 1961, pre-Vietnam. Not much you can do now.

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Posted by Josh Ryder on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 2:50 PM
Thanks so much about the color correction- I'll update my paint collection for future projects.
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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 3:31 PM

That's a nice model of a great subject. There's some black and white on youtube. The 30 rescued Grissom, the 32 tried and failed to save Liberty Bell 7, and the 52 is covering. There's one point where the landing gear gets under water.

It's one of my favorite scenes in the movie too.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 5:27 PM

Nice!

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Posted by allan on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 9:03 PM

Nice indeed.  Reminds me of Full Metal Jacket.  "Anyone who runs ..."

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 6:28 PM

Looking great!

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 6:53 PM

allan

Nice indeed.  Reminds me of Full Metal Jacket.  "Anyone who runs ..."

 

I just watched that clip on youtube again. There's a Kubrick signature moment where the shadow of the Seahorse passes through the scene in the background behind the crazy gunner. Just like the B-52 shadow on the ice cap.

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Posted by Josh Ryder on Sunday, October 25, 2015 8:52 PM

Finally finished! I'm real happy with the efforts to produce my first helicopter. For sure a subject that I'll return to after a few more winged flyers. I only had a few major issues- the nose decal didn't want to cooperate with me, even with regardless applications with Micro Set/Sol. The weathering/wash turned out a little heavy, but who hasn't gotten excited about a new technique? Enjoy, and thanks for your encouragement. 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, October 25, 2015 9:28 PM

That is one weary looking whirly bird! Very nice job!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, October 25, 2015 10:48 PM

Next time use Solvaset on decals that won't cooperate. 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, October 25, 2015 10:53 PM

Or paint the yellow with a match to the decal, cut out and use the ###. It often looks better.

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Posted by Buckeye on Monday, October 26, 2015 11:38 AM

Nice build.  I'm working on the same kit!  Just have to get off my butt and get back to the bench.

Mike

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Posted by Josh Ryder on Monday, October 26, 2015 12:12 PM

Buckeye- I'd love to see how your build is going!

Build Trivia: I managed to break two seperate rotors. For the first time out, I considered this a success.

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  • From: Lafayette, LA
Posted by Melgyver on Monday, October 26, 2015 5:41 PM

Looks like a nice job!  Got a couple in my stash!

 

Clear Left!

Mel

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Posted by Matthew Meador on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 12:16 AM
Yes, except the helecopter used in full metal jacket was a Wessland Wessex, the British version of this helicopter. It was supposed to resemble an H-34 though.

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