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On the bench 1/24 huey PICS.

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On the bench 1/24 huey PICS.
Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Sunday, March 30, 2003 8:00 PM
I started this one a few years back.....I know....GET TO WORK!
It helps to have some parked a few miles away.





The floor is thin alum sheet imbossed with the typical huey floor texture in sections w/ the cargo hooks made from wire looped around a small rod...... after I paint it you can see where it will be easy to get that worn look by just some buffing! Big Smile [:D]

Straighten up and fly right.....
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Posted by weebles on Sunday, March 30, 2003 11:17 PM
Nice work! Is this a kit bash or are you scratch building the whole bird?
Dave

PS. I'm not going to give you any heat about getting to work. I have no room to talk. Smile [:)]
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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Monday, March 31, 2003 12:05 AM
Hey dave!

Kit bash/scratch build kinda thing.

It's aken two kits so far:

One was the SWISS rescue version from Revell of Geramany ( in white plastic ) and the other was the Tour of Duty version from the late 80's. like the RAMBO version but with better decals!...though I might use the decals from the newer Monogram release...better known outfit.

I sawed the front doors off the swiss and will have them in the open position on the final. I have not decided if I should go all the way with the open engine panels or not....that would mean having a "Pocher" of Huey kits at that rate.

Hmmmmmm......Tongue [:P]

Straighten up and fly right.....
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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Monday, March 31, 2003 1:25 AM
OUTSTANDING! Makes me wanna scratchbuild sumthin'...

I've got a question for 'ya. The circular recesses on the floor, are those tie-down points or access fastener-type thingies? Tongue [:P]

Just curious, I know I've seen them close up, but I can't remember what they looked like or what they were for.

Fade to Black...
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 31, 2003 1:54 AM
Great work! Keep posting pics so I can plagarize for one i'm gonna do for a local 1st Cav vet.Big Smile [:D]Evil [}:)]
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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, March 31, 2003 4:09 AM
Too cool. Just started mine. How did you do the seats and inst. panel?
Lee

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Monday, March 31, 2003 8:51 AM
The seat cushions were made from super sculply before I found out about MAGIC SCULPT! the seats are just stock styrene with odd parts and alum rods. ( and NO the seat belt actuators do not work )Tongue [:P] but the seats will rest on tracks on the floor ( that will not slide) Tongue [:P]

The Consols are sheet styrene that I first used a panel line scriber to spereate the different control sections then I drilled them out for wires and what not for the toggles and stuff.......not 100% accurate but good enough.

Ever since I saw the news footage of Nam when I was VERY young I LOVED Huey's!

oh yeah.....

The floor is not trimed yet so it will glue to the body door edges nice and neet like.
Straighten up and fly right.....
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 31, 2003 9:08 PM
PE64,
Beautiful work.... you just can't rush perfection. Thanks for the photos. Maybe one day we'll all get a high quality 35th scale long-cabin bird.
Paul
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 7:42 AM
I also love the "huey" and really appreciate your detail. This one screams to be finished - can't wait to see the end product.
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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 9:08 AM
Thanks all!Smile [:)]

I think I will.....may not be till this early winter cuz of other stuff for a big fall contest.
Straighten up and fly right.....
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Posted by FITTER on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 12:47 PM
Jeeeze... those pics are an inspiration. Now I'll have to finish that SOTB 1:24 Huey that I started on a few years back (!).



If I ever get around to finishing it, then perhaps I'll consider doing a detailed version. Those seats sure look good!

FITTER out
IBTL
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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 4:47 PM
Thanks for the kind words!Big Smile [:D]

On the other hand it sure looks cool to see one as far along as yours!

Lets have a race!Wink [;)]

Straighten up and fly right.....
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 7:40 PM
This thing's cool, but you guys haven't seen anything until you get a look at Papa-Echo-64's 1/32 Huey! That thing is insane. Of course, if he ever finishes this one with the stainless steel firewalls and all, this will be his best yet.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 8:14 PM
FITTER has been draging that out of the closet for years every time I visit. Only he dusted it before he took this picture! Trust me, none of will live long enough to see it finished! Just like several of my projects......Brings up a good thread subject: "The project I have worked on for the longest time, have never finished and HONESTLY think I will finish one day...."

RickWink [;)]
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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 9:01 AM
Oh Fitter......

What is that in the background?.....looks like a 1/48 Sea knight or Chinook?....hmmmmmm

qtan just wants something.......Wink [;)]
Straighten up and fly right.....
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Posted by FITTER on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 9:56 AM
Ummm... 1:48 CH-53; just one MORE project I'll never finish, right?

Maybe Rick is right... we need to start a thread along these lines. Maybe I'll start it myself. (Look behind the Huey... you'll see a 1:32 UH-1D in a baggie that falls into that category)

FITTER out
IBTL
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