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  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
1/72 Trumpy CH-47D wip
Posted by fermis on Monday, November 13, 2017 9:17 AM

 

So far, this kit is alright...on the outside. The inside is severely lacking in detail. Eduard PE and some fine wires help out up front, but there is nothing for the cabin area, other than the floor.

Got the office finished up...not sure yet, exactly what route I'm going to go for the rear.

 

 

 

 

That's all for now.

  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:07 AM

The office really looks great.  I especially like the wiring in front of the dash.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:31 AM

Nicestart, and ye, great work on the wiring.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, November 13, 2017 3:28 PM

Lookin' good so far!

I'd like to see what you are going to do with the cargo bay - I plan to built an "A" some day and closed ramp somehow doesn't look quite right for Vietnam.

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

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Monday, November 13, 2017 4:32 PM

Thanks dudes!Toast

 

Pawel

Lookin' good so far!

I'd like to see what you are going to do with the cargo bay - I plan to built an "A" some day and closed ramp somehow doesn't look quite right for Vietnam.

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

 

I have a plan now.

Since the rear is complete divoid of detail...one option was to scratch the soundproof padding and seats...for an empty cabin. None of which is overly difficult...until it comes time to close the halves around the floor and NOT break things. 

I'll still be doing a lot of work...scratching the detail toward the front of the cabin...padding, crew chiefs seats, and various details. I'll also scratch up the detail toward the rear of the cabin AND the passenger seats will also have to be scratched, but will be folded up in the stowed position. I'll load some crates inside, which not only depicts the majority of the missions this was used for (haulin beans and bullets), but also serves to hide the lack of detail in the center section. Will also save me a lot of bad words!!!

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:52 PM

I started work on the rear cabin.

Started the padding by scoring thin plastic sheet...I did not like it.

 [hmm]  [hmm] 

I remembered some PE mesh that I have...some aluminum foil, burnished down over the mesh with a q-tip did the trick!!!

 

 

The pattern looks pretty good to me. It's not particularly accurate in its application, but looks better than what the kit gives! For what little will be seen, I think this will "pass".

 

  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:17 PM

It's very clever, and it looks good.  I believe it could be sound insullation, so "Pass."

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 2:07 AM

I think that looks pretty good fermis, its certainly realistic enough for how much will be seen.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:46 PM

Agreed, and the wrinkles help the effect.  Nice little trick. Will look great when painted and weathered.

Did the same with making diamond plate corner protectors on a Jeep CJ build many years ago, using the wrecker bed floor on the old Revell Midnight Cowboy kit.

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Sunday, November 19, 2017 5:22 PM

Thanks dudes!

 

Added some detail to the rear section of the cabin...with some "artistic license"...

 

 

 

Tamiya tape and brass rod for the seats...

 

 

Painted and in place...

 

 

 

 

I used this pic for inspiration...

 

 

I used some cardboard (what looks more like cardboard...than cardboard?!!!) from an old Eduard kit box...folded and used a fine razor saw to cut in the individual boxes. Scratched the pallets with cut strips of thin plastic...

 

 

 

 

 

Also had to scratch the crew chiefs jump seat...

 

 

Closed up and finished up the detail for the ramp area...

 

 

All these details are loosely based on actual events....but not a true story!!!

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, November 19, 2017 7:21 PM

fermis
All these details are loosely based on actual events....but not a true story!!!

As long as the names were changed to protect the innocent.

Nice job on the box's ! What did you use for the "banding" holding the box's to the pallet ?

I use Chart tape AKA graphic art tape, but your's looks different.

Come to think of it... Nice job on everything so far !! 

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:13 PM

littletimmy

 

 
fermis
All these details are loosely based on actual events....but not a true story!!!

 

As long as the names were changed to protect the innocent.

Nice job on the box's ! What did you use for the "banding" holding the box's to the pallet ?

I use Chart tape AKA graphic art tape, but your's looks different.

Come to think of it... Nice job on everything so far !! 

 

Thank you!Toast

I used clear packing tape, cut into thin strips(obviously!), for the banding on the individual boxes. Tamiya tape, painted dark grey, to band them together and to the pallet. Also Tamiya tape for the tie down straps. I drilled holes in the floor to pull the tie downs through, CAed to the bottom....we're pretending the ratchet is on the other side...that can't be seen!

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 19, 2017 9:38 PM

Orange you glad this is 1/72!

I tried that once but it wasn't nice like yours.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, November 20, 2017 4:03 AM

Stunning job on thjose seats, those have come out perfetc. And i do like that palletized loads. I used to look forwardto going out in the back of a Chinook to drop those out in the desert. Bloody dicey but great fun.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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