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Noobly Revell 1:24 Huey build

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  • Member since
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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Noobly Revell 1:24 Huey build
Posted by SafferScale on Thursday, June 01, 2017 7:32 AM

Ok so here goes my Virgin project.I've always been a huge fan of the Huey choppers even though I only saw them in my country growing up on TV(Tour of Duty)

So inspired by infofrog's thread on this forum I went looking for a Huey kit.....and I found the exact same one....Revell's 1:24 UH-1 "Huey".

First thing when opening the box.....the seats and ammo box needs to go!.....so I will hone my skills first by trying to scratchbuild more realistic parts

 

Any and all advice is very much appreciated....especially from guys who actually flew these awesome machines!

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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Friday, June 02, 2017 12:32 PM

I took a look at the OOB ammobox and kinda thought it might be a risk cutting it off....so I am thinking about covering it with a "shell" which would make up a new ammo box that I can customise to my own liking.

 

i made a VERY rough ABS plastic construction at the same time practicing my newly found glueing skills(lol).The real shell I will make from proper styrene later.

 

 

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, June 02, 2017 1:13 PM

Not sure why you want to cover the ammo box.  It is one of the more accurate aspects of the kit.

The interior on the kit is actually not that bad.  

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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Friday, June 02, 2017 1:19 PM

Thx for the advice....I dont really like the tapered form of the one they have on the kit....also being new to glueing stuff together this gives me a chance to practice lol.I googled around for pics of the interior and the seat as in your pic doesnt have "curtains" as in the model but canvas backed seats which I want to try and replicate.

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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Saturday, June 03, 2017 1:49 AM

after a bit of sanding this is how the shell came out.....I must say I did not think  Tamiya's extra fine cement is THIS tough......I sanded and handled my little project and its solid

 

 

 

PS....My donor plastic used to be a plastic ruler.....lol

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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Saturday, June 03, 2017 1:14 PM

started on the piping for the seats

 

 

 

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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Sunday, June 04, 2017 1:16 AM

here is the shell ammo box idea I tried......made a few calculation errors here and there and have a few gaps so thinking whole redo

 

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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Sunday, June 04, 2017 8:02 AM

I reworked the ammo case shell today...looks cleaner now.

I also added the rear bar for the passenger seat,had to add a support for the rear pipe to strengthen it

 

some pics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, June 04, 2017 9:39 AM

Excellent scratch work! Beer

This is a real nice kit, big and easy to super detail. I built one as a comission a while back and have no complaints about the fit.

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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Sunday, June 04, 2017 9:52 AM

thx for the compliment......was my first few tries and I"m pretty stoked with the outcome......next thing to worry about....learning to paint....haha

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Posted by mustangbob51 on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 7:08 AM

im very excited about this build. i've been slowly working on this kit for a few months (i've had the kit in the stash for 30 years). i'm excited to see where you go with upgrades to make this a real show stopper. keep up the good work.

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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 7:17 AM

mustangbob51

im very excited about this build. i've been slowly working on this kit for a few months (i've had the kit in the stash for 30 years). i'm excited to see where you go with upgrades to make this a real show stopper. keep up the good work.

 

Thx still have a few things I'm playing around with,real canvas for the seats,intercom system fabrication and real wiring on the engine.This being my first scale model I have a lot to learn still and the process will be slow.

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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 1:01 PM

got this project on hold for a little while to practice a bit by building a 1:72 diorama.

Heres my progress so far.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskYtQGBH

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:03 PM

Hey, SafferScale! Great job for your first kit! And scratch-building parts, too! Much braver than I am. Good Luck!

Gary Mason

 

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Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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