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1/72 Revell OH-58D Finished

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  • Member since
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  • From: hamburg michigan
1/72 Revell OH-58D Finished
Posted by fermis on Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:14 AM

Been a long while since I've done a chopper. I have always liked the look of the 58, and found a decent deal on this kit...so...

 

 

Scrapped the seats, control sticks in favor of making my own, as well as some other details...

 

 

Pit stuff painted up...using stretched sprue to fill up the panel trenches. It's retarded...very fine raised detail, along with trenches that would be huge in 32nd scale.

 

 

Outer details have been stripped and all sanded smooth...cut the openings for the vents. Gonna fill those with some scrap PE stuff (not accurate, but will look better)

 

 

Fuselage together...scribed, riveted, some details added.

The door windows fit like... [hmm] ...like something that doesn't fit good. Used some stretched sprue and CA to fill in around the edges...sanded/polished. She's a tail sitter right now...but just the windscreen piece is enough to make it sit right (I also crammed lead in behind the IP, before I knew if it was needed or not).

 

 

 

The rotor blades are stupid thick, so I made some new ones...

 

It's not likely to be 100% accurate, but I'm okay with that...it'll look good on the shelf!

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:33 AM

You build with an amazing variety and quality!  I'll be following this one.

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, February 11, 2017 4:29 PM

Fermis - 

Looking great there buddy....I have a Huey in the stash so I'll be here the whole time so I can learn from your build. Great looking detail so far on the interior. 

Hunter 

      

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:50 AM

Nice work, Jeremy.  Is this another kit with no collectives?

John

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, February 12, 2017 6:21 AM

Looking great so far.

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:15 AM

Thanks guys!

 

jeaton01

Nice work, Jeremy.  Is this another kit with no collectives?

Yes...it was. Nothing a little stretched sprue can't fix though.

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:52 PM

Scratched up some final details....cable cutters, a few antennas, and "helped" the tail rotorhead.

 

 

 

To the paint booth!

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:30 PM

Its looking really good so far.  One note, the rear door windows on an OH-58D are painted over in the same color as the rest of the fuselage.

A later version than you are building, but the rear door window was/is the same.

   

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:26 PM

HeavyArty

Its looking really good so far.  One note, the rear door windows on an OH-58D are painted over in the same color as the rest of the fuselage.

A later version than you are building, but the rear door window was/is the same.

   

 

I appreciate that...and discovered that is 99.9% true. I thought I was going to have a lot more work ahead of me...not only with that extra detail, but also with having to scratch up some weapons, as well as some other smaller details.

I did find 2 pics of D models with rear windows and no weapons. I was actually searching for a pic of one without the "robot head"...no luck there though.

Here's one with windows (still has a weapons bar though)

Yes...it's an excuse to be a bit lazy!!! I wish the kit did have the more standard version.

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:57 PM

Got it painted up.

I got some real nice variation in the paint...camera doesn't even try to pick it up though.

Here's a boring ole green 58...

 

 

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:55 PM

I appreciate that...and discovered that is 99.9% true...I did find 2 pics of D models with rear windows...

I don't think that is correct.  The only time I have seen the aircraft w/rear windows is when it was on display, not operationally.

This first pic looks to have the blanked off windows/solid doors, just not as dirty as the rest of the aircraft.  I think you may be seeing a reflection off of the sensor that is in that position as well.

This pic looks like a museum bird that has the door from an OH-58C (with windows) attached so you can see the electronics in the back.

Here is another that looks to be on display at an air show or open house that has doors from an OH-58B/C with the windows so the crowd can see the rear area without having access to it.

I have never seen an operational OH-58D with rear windows in my 23 years in the Army.  You can build it how you like, but I stand by my statement that they do not use the rear windows.  All Ds also have the targeting head.

 

What does the kit have in the rear area anyways?  On the actual aircraft, it is full of wires and black boxes.

 

 

 

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:45 PM

I believe you...fully! 

I'm building this as a display/museum piece, that has had all the gear stripped out of the back....yea, that's it!Propeller

Like I said, finding a pic or two was enough for me...to be lazy with it! The kit provides nothing, other than a bulkhead with a "bench" for the back. I'm plenty capable of doing the work to make it a more accurate representation of an operational airframe....but, this is a bit of a "decompression" build / break, from a more ambitious project. I do appreciate the input though.Toast

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:57 PM

The kit provides nothing, other than a bulkhead with a "bench" for the back. 

In that case, I would paint over the windows so you won't see the nothingness in the back.

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:14 AM

Got this one wrapped up.

Marked as this one...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:47 AM

It came out looking good.  It just looks strange to me with the rear windows and w/o weapons hanging off it.

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:03 AM

HeavyArty

It came out looking good.  It just looks strange to me with the rear windows and w/o weapons hanging off it.

 

ThanksToast

..and yes, it does seem odd...especially when you go through google images for an OH-58D. I do like stuff that's just a bit out of the norm though too. I think, had I seen that pic of 24724 earlier in the project, I would have thrown some boxes and wire bundles in the back, as they can be seen in that pic. However, if you don't go looking for it, you don't notice that it's not there! It looks good on my shelf...right where it will stay!

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:25 AM

Really nice build!

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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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:18 PM

Looks great. And tiny!

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Friday, February 17, 2017 11:08 AM

Thanks guys!Toast

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, February 17, 2017 11:50 AM
Man you have a huge hand......That really is a small bird.

 

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Posted by Revenant on Friday, February 24, 2017 4:04 PM

Stick out tongueNicely done...finish looks great.  The coptors with the Bell Jetranger look have always seemed attractive to me...

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  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Thursday, March 02, 2017 8:41 PM

Nice !

Very fine work on the little bird.  I agree with Revenant - it is an attractive chopper, but with an added kind of "creepy-ness" with that head on top of the rotor.  

Chris

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