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Aussie OH-13S at Nui Dat.

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Aussie OH-13S at Nui Dat.
Posted by Centaur567 on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:00 AM

This is Italeri's 1/48th scale OH-13S. The tailboom is molded a little thick and I was going to build a new one from metal rod. Too many bends and having to transfer mounting points. I decided to thin the plastic down with the back of a zacto blade. So far it's seem to work ok. Gary

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:07 PM

Hello!

That frame was even greater problem in Italeri's 1:72 version of this chopper! Looks like you're off to a great start - 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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Posted by Centaur567 on Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:00 PM

I was initially worried that I would have some modifications to do. I since have discovered that the Aussie B47G-3 and the US Army OH-13S are both the supercharged models. Yea!!  Gary

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:53 PM

Yeah, the -S model sure is a cool machine!

Good luck with your builds 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: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Monday, August 01, 2016 10:34 PM

Looking forward to seeing this one come together.....Cheers mark

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Posted by Centaur567 on Monday, August 08, 2016 1:10 PM

Most of the tail boom is together.
Gary

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Posted by Centaur567 on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 1:36 PM

 The engine is a little jewel. Making flight controls. Gary

 
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Posted by DDonSS3 on Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:31 AM

Probably a little late to be helpful, but I took these H-13 photos at the US Helicopter Museum in West Chester, PA. I'm not sure of the version, but I hope they prove to be helpful:

http://s20.photobucket.com/user/DDonSS3/library/OH-13%20Sioux

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Posted by Centaur567 on Friday, August 19, 2016 7:48 AM

Thanks,  while finding pics of OH-13's used at Nui Dat with the 161st Recce there was a Cobra with I think is in Aussie markings.
Gary

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Posted by Centaur567 on Thursday, August 25, 2016 6:43 AM

          Finally, the engine is painted and installed. Gary

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Posted by rotorwash on Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:58 PM

Centaur567

Thanks,  while finding pics of OH-13's used at Nui Dat with the 161st Recce there was a Cobra with I think is in Aussie markings.
Gary

 

 

Nice OH-13 you got going there, Gary.  I think the roo was just an Aussie zap.  Here's a 334th Cobra with my dad at Bien Hoa and you can see the roo here as well.  The 334th also supported Aussie units so perhaps that is also the case with this bird.

   Ray

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, August 26, 2016 12:12 AM

Very cool, I love your exhausts :-)

I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a 1/35 or 1/48   47G as a mate has the full size in his hanger they restored to the '60 Bat Copter but I can only get the 1/72 :-(

 

It is actually surprizing how big a 47 really is, we are all so use to Robbies and such LOL

 

Theuns

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Posted by Centaur567 on Friday, August 26, 2016 2:11 PM

Thanks Ray, That's what I suspected. The Cobra's have such a mean eligant look to them.

My favorite!!!! Gary

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Posted by Centaur567 on Friday, August 26, 2016 2:15 PM

Thanks!! The exhaust was first painted flat black and bry brushed with white oils. Then small amounts of chalk pastels were ground down on sand paper and applied with a small brush. White chalk was then use for the inside. Gary

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Posted by Centaur567 on Thursday, September 01, 2016 6:56 AM

  Push/pull tubes for flight controls were installed. Made from spares and bits and needs paint. Seat and crew member temporarily installed. Gary

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Posted by Centaur567 on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:05 AM

F   Finished main flight controls. Added more detail underneath for tail rotor and sync elevator control cables. Installed fuel tanks with plumbing. Not going to add any more though, it's a plumber's nightmare. Seat also painted and installed. Gary

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Posted by Centaur567 on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:50 AM

Sync. elevator and control cables installed. Gary

 
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Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 4:07 PM

Sure is lookin' good!

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

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Posted by Centaur567 on Friday, October 28, 2016 1:32 PM

 Decided to detail the tail rotor by drilling out the hub and using a rod for the shaft. On the kit the tail rotor shaft glued into a retainer that was suppose to be the gear box an to spin with the tail rotor. It's not supposed to do that so I glued it to the proper place and inserted a small metal tube to receive the shaft. A smaller part will be used for the tail rotor on the back side of the gear box for the control cables. the hub will be further detailed with bearing cap and pitch change links. Gary

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Posted by Centaur567 on Friday, October 28, 2016 1:34 PM

  Made the tail rotor bearing cap from a Japanese bomb fuse. Sill needs painting. Added some detail to the hub also. Gary

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Posted by Centaur567 on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:30 AM

     Calling this DONE. Still needs a base though. Gary

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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, December 04, 2016 10:45 AM

Absolutely nice detailing.  The build turned out fantastic!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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Posted by Centaur567 on Monday, April 17, 2017 1:18 PM

Thanks, Toshi! Gary S.

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, April 17, 2017 5:11 PM

Hello!

That looks very nice. That tube frame sure looks a lot better in 1:48 than in 1:72 :-( Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by Centaur567 on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 12:00 PM

Thanks. The tubing was quite thick out of the box. It took a lot of shaving down useing the back edge of a zacto knife to thin them down. Still too thick for scale. Gary S.

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