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Kitty Hawk UH-1D
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:32 PM

I just completed this 1/48 KH Huey as a comission.  Paints are Model Master enamels, and Flory washes for some light grime and artist oil paints for color modulation and streaks. Light chipping here and there using a #2 pencil.

I'm not a helo guy so I hope I did ok with it. All comments welcomed.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:36 PM

Looks great.  Good job on it.

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Posted by oortiz10 on Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:50 PM

Sharp!

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Posted by patrick206 on Friday, June 28, 2019 3:15 PM

Hi, Ernie - Now that is a first rate job, super realistic build and finish. Those enamel paints can turn out some good looking results, can't they?

Thanks for the post and photos.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, June 28, 2019 5:17 PM

Nice build. One question, what happened to the stabilizer bar? It shouldn't be right on the rotor head.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, June 28, 2019 6:20 PM

midnightprowler

Nice build. One question, what happened to the stabilizer bar? It shouldn't be right on the rotor head.

 

 

Visible on second picture. it's there.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, June 28, 2019 6:21 PM

Thanks Patrick. Yes Sir I'll take my enamels and oils over the acrylic ones any day. Thanks for looking.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, June 28, 2019 6:22 PM

Thanks Gino and ortiz.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, June 29, 2019 6:27 AM

I mean it sould be a bit above the rotor head. Yours looks even with or slightly below.

Here is a shot of a real Huey. Look at the stabilizer bar and refer to yours.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:09 AM

midnightprowler

I mean it sould be a bit above the rotor head. Yours looks even with or slightly below.

Here is a shot of a real Huey. Look at the stabilizer bar and refer to yours.

 

 

As per the KH parts it’s just a tad above the rotor assembly. It doesn’t bother me that it should be a little higher as in the picture. Why is the tail rotor in the picture on the opposite side of the boom?

 It’s a very nice kit with great fitting parts and fantastic interior detail.

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Posted by Strongeagle on Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:49 AM
Ahoy plasticjunkie, I noticed the "wrong-side" tail rotor too. However, I note that the TH-1H, HH-1H (both Air Force varieties) and UH-1J (Japanese built) have the tail rotor on the starboard side. All of the UH-1D's and UH-1H's I ran into in Vietnam (US Army versions) had the tail rotor on the Port side.
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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, June 29, 2019 10:20 AM

Strongeagle
Ahoy plasticjunkie, I noticed the "wrong-side" tail rotor too. However, I note that the TH-1H, HH-1H (both Air Force varieties) and UH-1J (Japanese built) have the tail rotor on the starboard side. All of the UH-1D's and UH-1H's I ran into in Vietnam (US Army versions) had the tail rotor on the Port side.
 

Thanks Eagle for the explanation. I wonder if the Stabilizer bar is located higher than on the D?

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, June 29, 2019 11:26 AM

It's the same height above on all Huey's. I just thought you might like to know. Yours is the only kitty hawk kit I've seen built with it like that so its not a flaw in the kit. Your build is great otherwise.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, June 29, 2019 11:52 AM

midnightprowler

It's the same height above on all Huey's. I just thought you might like to know. Yours is the only kitty hawk kit I've seen built with it like that so its not a flaw in the kit. Your build is great otherwise.

 

Thanks for the input, however here's another KH that has the part in question the same way as mine so it looks like a  flaw by KH, again no big deal to me. And by the way I used his decals which are excellent.

http://www.hyperscale.com/2017/features/uh1d48fw_1.htm

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, June 30, 2019 8:15 AM

I stand corrected. After looking at a number of builds, you are right, it is a flaw in the kit. Your pics made it more apparent for some reason, but it's there. When I do this kit I will have to correct it. That placement of the stabilizer bar  and the scissors placement to me are way off.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, June 30, 2019 8:44 AM

midnightprowler

I stand corrected. After looking at a number of builds, you are right, it is a flaw in the kit. Your pics made it more apparent for some reason, but it's there. When I do this kit I will have to correct it. That placement of the stabilizer bar  and the scissors placement to me are way off.

 

Yes it looks like a small whoops in their research and knowing that in advance I would have corrected it so lesson learned for the next one. Thanks for looking.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, June 30, 2019 6:10 PM

I never meant my comment as a criticism of your build itself, it's great.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, June 30, 2019 8:43 PM

midnightprowler

I never meant my comment as a criticism of your build itself, it's great.

 

No offense taken. We are here to learn from each other. Again, thanks for your input.

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Posted by 1943Mike on Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:55 PM

PJ,

I think you did a fabulous job!!

I have the same kit and plan to build it for one of my CFI's (husband and wife team). Wayne was a pilot in C/229th AHB, First Cavalry Division Vietnam 1966-67. I only hope mine will look 1/2 as good as yours!

Please forgive the reflections from the windows in the hangar offices. It's a painting of the Huey's Wayne flew.

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