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REVELL 1:32 HUEY UH-1D BUILD

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REVELL 1:32 HUEY UH-1D BUILD
Posted by BEDLAM on Sunday, May 01, 2016 10:33 PM

Ok everyone..... Bear with me ... This is my first aircraft build.... And first kit under 1:24/25 build. I'm usually a car guy.. .. But I'm doing this for my Father in law (Vietnam vet 67 -73 , 101st Airborne, 117th AHC Little Annie Fannies, 5th Special forces and crew chief/door gunner) so I hope I get this right.... Some of you know me from another thread... But here we go... 

 

Parts purchased

Helio 1:32 Revell

Cobra door guns

CMK cargo kit ( 1:35 but I can deal with that)

1:35 verlinden Green Beret figure kit ( once Helio goes on diorama will place them so they don't look out of place

Fireball Decal set for Slicks

And a ton of scratch building styrene...

First images coming up

 

Tags: Huey , Revell , Vietnam

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Posted by BEDLAM on Sunday, May 01, 2016 10:43 PM

Cargo interior, Revell detail lacking..... No Ring pulls/locks on cargo floor.... Solution small drill and styrene

 

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Posted by BEDLAM on Sunday, May 01, 2016 10:48 PM

Cargo roof...... Not enough Lights ( one in cago area....none at gunner position Solution...drill out positions place styrene rod in voids as mini dome lights

 

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Posted by BEDLAM on Sunday, May 01, 2016 10:52 PM

Lastly the cabin divider lacks detail so I'm planning to use the CMK kit as a template....

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, May 02, 2016 8:20 AM

Looks like it is coming along nicely.  Keep up the good work.

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Posted by BEDLAM on Monday, May 02, 2016 8:44 AM

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Posted by BEDLAM on Monday, May 02, 2016 8:46 AM
Thanks HeavyArty.., I'm hoping it'll go as I planned... Please feel free to point out mistakes or make suggestions as I go along.... Ian

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, May 02, 2016 5:17 PM

Looking forward to this.

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Posted by BEDLAM on Monday, May 02, 2016 6:12 PM
Me too Lee.... Lol

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Posted by BEDLAM on Monday, May 02, 2016 6:15 PM
Can anyone advise me.... Would instruments have been in the flat voids in the roof panel....

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Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Monday, May 02, 2016 7:27 PM

BEDLAM
Can anyone advise me.... Would instruments have been in the flat voids in the roof panel....

Hey Ian, looking like an awesome project in the making! It's been a long time since I've been in a Huey, but IIRR, the recessed boxes in the roof were for communications gear.  The team leader/squad leader/platoon leader would plug their headset into the center roof panel so that he could speak with the aircrew, or at least monitor conversations and pass along critical information....

Good luck with your project!

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Posted by BEDLAM on Monday, May 02, 2016 7:36 PM
Thanks Tal... So a couple of switches and headset wires hanging down.. Is that correct...

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Posted by BEDLAM on Monday, May 02, 2016 7:40 PM

If this goes anything like my Scale 1:25 garage turned out I'll be well please...

Link here....http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/39/p/123026/1133266.aspx#1133266

 

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Posted by BEDLAM on Monday, May 02, 2016 8:08 PM

Ok pilot seats covered in armor....based on the CMK version... Unfortunately I knocked off one of the upper seat belt mounts as I was creating this.... Well that's what styrene is for.... I'll fix it later.... revell seats have a holow back ... Not now!! ... Any bad points please let me know

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, May 02, 2016 8:41 PM

BEDLAM
So a couple of switches and headset wires hanging down.. Is that correct...

Pretty much.  An intercom control box is in each side opening.  The middle opening can also have one.

Intercom Control Box

Roof section showing IC box in far side opening

Cobra Company has the IC boxes in their 1/35 UH-1 Detail / Correction Set (35011).

CC also has a couple nice sets for the 1/32 interior.

UH-1 Huey Armored Pilots' Seats (32002)

XM-23 M-60D weapons set (32004)

 

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Posted by BEDLAM on Monday, May 02, 2016 10:57 PM

HeavyArty

 

 
BEDLAM
So a couple of switches and headset wires hanging down.. Is that correct...

 

Pretty much.  An intercom control box is in each side opening.  The middle opening can also have one.

Intercom Control Box

Roof section showing IC box in far side opening

Cobra Company has the IC boxes in their 1/35 UH-1 Detail / Correction Set (35011).

CC also has a couple nice sets for the 1/32 interior.

UH-1 Huey Armored Pilots' Seats (32002)

XM-23 M-60D weapons set (32004)

 

 

 

Thanks HeavyArty

I have the XM-23 already... Just scratch built those Armoured seats... Might have a look at that detail  correction set if I run into big trouble.....

 

Ian

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Posted by Huey638 on Tuesday, May 03, 2016 7:31 AM

 

In the stock UH-1D/H the center roof controller is the cabin light control panel.  Note I said standard, there were as many modified Huey’s out there in the Nam days as there was creative Crew Chiefs.  To expand the L/H and R/H C1611 ICS capability we used “Y” cords. This allowed additional helmet connections to each box.  Again standard was 1 cord per C-1611

 

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Posted by BEDLAM on Tuesday, May 03, 2016 8:13 AM
Thanks Huey that's very helpful...

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, May 03, 2016 8:37 AM

Huey638
In the stock UH-1D/H the center roof controller is the cabin light control panel.  

An example of the center opening cabin light panel.

 

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Posted by GlennH on Tuesday, May 03, 2016 8:44 AM

Love what you did with the lights. I can offer up a small detail on the door guns if this works. Gonna enjoy following your build.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, May 03, 2016 10:14 AM

GlennH
I can offer up a small detail on the door guns...

 

It was a common practice to add a C-Rations can (or beer can apparently) to the feed side of an M60 MG when using belted ammo.  The belt had a tendency to kink and jam the gun if it fell to a 90 degree angle due to the links.  The can prevented the belt from falling and kinking. 

 

This was not needed when using the feed chute though as part of the M23 door gun system.

 

 

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Posted by BEDLAM on Tuesday, May 03, 2016 11:39 AM

Thanks Glenn.... Thanks Heavy... All you guys rock.... It's great to have reference.. Especially as I was just being born at the time of this war... And I'm a limey too.... Found some good Huey walk around on the net.... The best 2 I found were from Australia... Nice pics of all the main detail.... But it's the little things you can't see that matters... I can't keep asking the father in law as this build is a surprise for him and I think he's getting wise as I have just started model building again recently.... And with my 5 yr old daughter who can't keep her mouth shut I have to do this late in the evening...lol

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Posted by BEDLAM on Thursday, May 05, 2016 10:49 PM

Ok latest images..... Cabin divider detailed... Cabin roof has had equipment pods deepened so I can do switches etc. Yeah I know not needed but I'm mad like that... Hopefully I'm going to lay down some primer and base colour over the weekend ( light ghost grey or Light grey is it?) Then get some more detailing done... Cargo seats, fine details etc...

 

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Posted by BEDLAM on Sunday, May 08, 2016 3:46 PM

Ok cabins painted.....(Not bad for my first attempt at airbrush I think). Crew seats painted( still need belts ... Scratch build) ...pilot/co needs finishing... Blast shield needs to be proper colour and seat belts need to go on ( scratch building those).. Details on instruments will be done this week( got some oil based sharpie fine tip pens coming in mail tomorrow... Red ,white, black, blue, gold, silver)

Is it better to weather the interior before the crew seats go in.... And does anyone have tips on weathering ( new to this) ... I don't want to over do it... But interior looks too clean at the moment....

As usual any critiques and advise will be helpful....

 

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Posted by BEDLAM on Monday, May 09, 2016 11:52 AM

Wiring done yesterday... Model car garage HT wires I had lying around..... I hope it looks ok.

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, May 09, 2016 12:35 PM

Looking good.  The cabling came out really nice.  I usually weather the interior w/the seats in, but before closing it in the fuselage.  I give it an overall wash of a light/medium brown color for some dust and dirt.  I also use some gunmetal on high traffic areas of the floor to show where the paint has been rubbed down from boots and dirt.  Lastly, a sparing amount of aluminum or silver for really worn areas.

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Posted by BEDLAM on Monday, May 09, 2016 12:49 PM

Thanks HeavyArty.... I appreciate that..... Would that be a very dilute wash then wipe off access.... Then dry brush the gun metal and aluminium... I gather that's for the floor and walls.. Any suggestions for the seats.... Oh also what colour for the interior walls of the body ( main fuselage) grey, black..( just so I know before gluing the two halves together). I've seen both but I'm not sure on this...

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, May 09, 2016 1:18 PM

I add the wash to everything; floors, walls, seats, etc.  Go a little lighter on the fabric parts and heavier on the floors.  On a Vietnam Huey, the insides of the cockpit and cabin (fuselage) walls should be the same grey that you used on the floor. 

The black cockpits and cabins were a later feature not seen until the early '80 to make them compatible for NVGs (Night Vision Goggles).  The grey was too light and would interfere with the goggles by reflecting too much light, effectively washing them out.

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Posted by BEDLAM on Monday, May 09, 2016 1:27 PM
Thanks HeavyArty...... You're an absolute star....... Finishing details tonight and tomorrow.... I'll install the rear cabin seats as well then it's onto the weathering later this week.... Updates will be forthcoming...

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Posted by BEDLAM on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 3:41 PM

Just a quick question..... What colours are used on a 67/68 era UH-1D  slick cockpit panels and instruments.... I'm confused... I have seen grey panels with black instruments ( like in the Huey Slick osprey book) and black panels with black instruments ...... Which is correct?? Thanks

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