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"Fling Wing" GB 2016

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Posted by Rob S. on Friday, August 19, 2016 11:00 AM

Here it is with gloss coat and wash to highlight panel lines

Nope, can't get PB to work. I'll try later.

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Posted by Rob S. on Friday, August 19, 2016 10:28 PM

 

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Posted by Rob S. on Friday, August 19, 2016 10:37 PM

 

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, August 20, 2016 1:22 AM

The shading and fading really works well on this model, what markings are those?

 

Theuns

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Posted by Rob S. on Saturday, August 20, 2016 7:06 AM

She's Ukrainian. I am in the process of trying a new photo sharing website. I sent you an email with my completed pix until I can get something sorted out.

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, August 20, 2016 9:55 AM

I wonder what those "stringers" are under the mid fuselage, may be stiffners of sorts.

 

I made basically no progress today :-( I just painted the armour plate I had to put behind the left pilot's seat (there was a gaping hole that could be seen through the cabin opening) and painted the box that I assume to be the tool chest or something located just behind the cockpit.

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, August 21, 2016 7:30 AM

Here are some pix of Rob's completed very nice Mil 4

Rob, that looks so cool, well done , thanx for taking part.

 

Theuns

 

 

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Posted by B_one fixer on Sunday, August 21, 2016 11:01 AM

She looks awesome.Rob. Great work.

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Posted by Rob S. on Sunday, August 21, 2016 11:41 AM

thanks guys, she's tiny, 'bout 5 inches long total. 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, August 21, 2016 11:19 PM

Rob, do another one....you know you want to ;-)

I did half the "passed lining" on the right side of my 53's fuse last night , hope to get that done and the fuse closed up by this mid week.

 

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Posted by Rob S. on Monday, August 22, 2016 2:34 PM

Ha!! Yeah, I should but I don't have another helo in my very tiny stash. The LHS has a Havoc I'm somewhat interested in, but, it reviews poorly.

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, August 22, 2016 11:18 PM

what kit havoc? I looked at the trumpeter one but not bought it yet.

I had also been looking (strangely enough) at the Italeri 1.72 Bell 47g of all things lol.

BUT I must first do the 53 !! ;-)

 

If you can get the Hobbyboss 1/72 MiL 24/35 , it is a great kit, I built is some years ago.

 

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 4:05 AM

Not allot of progress but every bit helps.

 

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, August 25, 2016 5:50 AM

Man the fit on thos kit is lacking! I wonder why they didn't just have 2 fuse halves instead of the 3 they have here.

I managed to wrangle the fuse together but I will have to do allot of filling and sanding on the bottom. Lucky for me I got a new re-scribing river tool so it should be OK.

 

I am starting to think my odea of folding the rotor and the tail was to optimistic for this kit, I am not sure all that work will add to the overall improvement of the final result. Maybe just build it and move on.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Rob S. on Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:59 AM

hard to tell that you are having some difficulty with the helo Theuns? Looks like it's going fine to me Yes

As for the Havoc, it's a blue boxed Revell Germany kit. I don't like how it reviews and it's a bit too pricey for a kit that may be a dud.

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:37 AM

I have been looking for a 1/72 Helix from Trumpeter, it is a really nice kit. My store however only has the Hobbyboss Helix.

When I googled the reviews it seems that the HB one has a poor fitting front canopy.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Rob S. on Thursday, August 25, 2016 4:06 PM

I've done the HB Helix. EXCEPTIONAL kit. I had no issues with it. There are some delicate struts for the landing gear, but, it goes together very well. It's what got me into helo's last year.

 

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, August 26, 2016 12:14 AM

OK, so the fit of the front clear bits to the fuse was not an issue then? 

That makes it a posibility then :-)

 

(EDIT) Ah yes, I recall ow why I was so concerned about the kit, I was reading about the Zvesda Helix that had the issues

 

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Posted by B_one fixer on Friday, August 26, 2016 1:42 PM

Sorry for the lack of updates, I have been busy with another project that needs to be done by mid September.

But here is where I am at on the Huey. I am in the process of building up the armor seats for the pilots. Since this kit does not come with cabin seating, I will have to scratch build some.

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:42 AM

Looking good B_one :-)

I also have a project deadline of mid sept of a large static display airplane I need to complete for a restaurant group. While I wait for parts to dry on that I work models lol

I got the 53's large sponsons made up only to find out that they cover the front side windows of the fuse. I did not see this on the plans so I need to sort it out and fill the windows from the inside of the closed up fuse....still no idea how I am going to make the roof section.

 

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, August 29, 2016 5:34 AM

Rob, there is a badge on the roster page if you want one ;-)

 

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Posted by Rob S. on Monday, August 29, 2016 5:42 AM

Theuns

OK, so the fit of the front clear bits to the fuse was not an issue then? 

That makes it a posibility then :-)

 

(EDIT) Ah yes, I recall ow why I was so concerned about the kit, I was reading about the Zvesda Helix that had the issues

 

Theuns

 

That would make sense. The HB kit was a real gem. I enjoyed that build.

 

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, September 2, 2016 1:35 AM

Hi Theuns,

Great work on the MIL Rob, that shading really enhances it. The interior of yours is coming along well too Theuns.

I've decided that would rather build a Huey than the Lynx. Would you mind changing it please. I've got three in the stash, but will commit to one for now.

This is the kit, I'm starting it today. I'' probably make an Aussie one, but I don't like the half starved Roo in the kit decals, so will replace them.

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, September 2, 2016 5:21 AM

No worries, I will gladly change it for you :-)

I built the 1/72 italeri UH1b and it is a reallt nice little kit. IIRC all I had to add were the yaw peddals.

It wil be nice to see a "Roo Huey"

I hope to get to my models within the next week or two after the deadline for the display model I am working on for the restaurant group.

 

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, September 2, 2016 5:48 PM

Thanks Theuns, appreciate it.

Here is where I've got to so far. Just basic cleaning up and some colour on the interior. I builts acouple of helos as a kid, but that was the late 70s. From memory they were the Airfix Westland Scout and a 1/48 Fujimi Alloute III in Danish colours. I haven't touched one since, so I'm just building this one without much modofication to get a 'feel' for it again. 

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, September 4, 2016 11:22 PM

I have been able to make up the roof section, its like building a boat in a bottle!

Now I need to figure out how I am going to glue it in place....

 

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Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, September 8, 2016 3:44 PM

Well I started the Hughes 500, so count me in, lol.  Probably won't take me very long to get it done.  She's tiny.  I think I'm going to go with a camo paint job too.  I'll post some pics later on.

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, September 8, 2016 11:14 PM

Welcome, I will put you on the roster :-)

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, September 11, 2016 6:13 AM

I tried to simulate the destinctive oil canning on the back of the fuselage but it was a spectacular failure  :-(

Theuns

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Posted by Rob S. on Sunday, September 11, 2016 6:50 AM

Theuns...not sure where the failure lies? Stick out tongue Everything looks fine in the pic above?

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