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"Fling Wing" GB 2016

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 AM

Nah mate the pic does not show the real "horror"

 

Theuns

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Posted by Rob S. on Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:23 AM

what is 'distinctive oil canning'? Can you put up a pic of what that looks like in real life? I can't find anything about what that is.

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, September 11, 2016 9:36 AM

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, September 11, 2016 9:37 AM

Look around the "Navy"

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Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, September 11, 2016 10:39 AM

Well my little Hughes 500 is done.  It's certainly not my nicest model, lol.  I do better with a little bit bigger stuff, lol.  I had some fun doing building it though. 

And with the 1/48th AH-64 Apache I did.

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, September 11, 2016 11:31 AM

Wow that was fast, thanx for taking part - I have updated the front page.

Collect a badge if you want :-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, September 11, 2016 12:44 PM

Stay at home mom, and wife for the most part.  So sometimes I can devote an entire day to modeling.  6-10 hours if my back can handle it.  :)

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, September 11, 2016 11:23 PM

I think you have one of the hardest jobs in the world! I know my 7 and 9 year old "ladies" can drive us crazy most of the tme LOL

 

Now how about building that Kiowa?

 

Theuns

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Posted by Keyda81 on Monday, September 12, 2016 10:18 AM

It is a bit tough sometimes, lol.  But the perks of the job make it all worth it.  I started on the Blue Angels F-18, I'm sure I'll get to the Kiowa soon though.  I'll probably be at the dining room table for a week straight come winter.  I hate snow, and leaving the house in the cold, lol. 

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, September 12, 2016 10:34 AM

Last time we had snow here in Africa was 4 years ago and it only lasted 2 days :-(

 

Let me know when you want to sign up the Kiowa I will put it on the roster.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Rob S. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 10:53 AM

Looks great Keyda!!! Love the little ones too! My fat fingers can get quite a workout doing tiny kits.... YesCoolYes

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Posted by B_one fixer on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:28 PM

Got the scratch build rear seats and the seatbelts for all seats completed.

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 11:13 PM

Now that adds nice detail, well done :-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:38 AM

I think it snowed on Melbourne's outskirts when I was 3...that makes it 1970 if my memory is correct. I can just remember it. 

Thanks for the inspiration Keyda, thats fast, and neat work.

Here is were my Huey is at. My club had a build day on Saturday, so I took it as far as I could before something needed to dry, in this case the Mr Surfacer 1000.

Unfortunately I pushed in a couple of windows, that's going to be a delicate job to reposition them without splitting the thing open.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:51 AM

Started on the little Kiowa today.  It's all of 3 sprues, lol, and one is just the windows.  So I don't see this one taking me all that long either. 

What the kit calls for to be painted.  I'm sure I'll add some more detail to it as I go.  I tend to notice stuff more when I'm putting it together.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, September 15, 2016 4:42 PM

Some more progress this afternoon.  Might be able to work on it some more tonight after my daughter goes to bed.  We'll see how my back is doing by then, lol.  I have to take my mom grocery shopping, and I'll be carrying everything. 

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:30 PM

Very nice :-)

 

At the airfield I work there are some Jetrangers and I have always liked the looks of this helo.

My 53 is still as is, I have heard a tip I will use to get the oilcanning better and if I can get it sorted I might have some more moejoe to continue with it.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, September 17, 2016 12:41 AM

I made a turn at a hoby shop in the nabouring city yesterday to see what they have, to my surprize I saw a 1/48 Italeri Bell 47 (I have been looking for a 1/35 Bell 47 but no luck) and decided I will take it.

With the  bell in hand I turned a corner and saw a 1/48 Revell/Eduard Albatross Dv I have also been loking for for a long time..........

So I took the Albatross and had to leave the Bell 47 witch I am convinced will be gone by the time I go there again :-(

 

Damn having to stick to a modling budget!! LOL

On the 53 side, I tried to smooth out the oilcaning a little and lost some of the rivet detail so I just sanded all the rivets off leaving the pannel detail. I think the rivet detail was to heavy for 1/72 anyway.

I hope to get close to be able to start priming next week.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Keyda81 on Saturday, September 17, 2016 9:57 AM

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:20 AM

I would say it is brushpainted , looks very smooth well done!I will update the pix page

Interesting to see that they leave off the tail drive shaft deck. Those bearings that support the drive shaft really don't like to get dirty.

 

I have been putting all sorts of bits onto the 53, the engines are on, tail is on and I really just want to get it done now.

As for choosing only the one kit, well my modling budget is very limited with the 2 kids in primary school. Mayby oneday when they are working that can repay their old man with models.....if my eyes last that long LOL

 

Theuns

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Posted by B_one fixer on Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:31 AM
That Kiowa looks pretty good.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Saturday, September 17, 2016 8:43 PM

Thanks!  I had fun with it.  Which is surprising since I seem to like the bigger stuff, lol.  But this one is kind of cute, lol. 

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, September 19, 2016 2:11 AM

Wow, you're quick Keyda, but its a good clean looking model. I hope you go again in this GB.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Rob S. on Friday, September 23, 2016 8:10 PM

Fantastic work Keyda...I like it!! Very cool paintjob, and, by hand. Well done!!

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, October 2, 2016 8:56 AM

I have finally decided that the italri mh53 is just not worh any more of my tim, th painting on it has gone so bad that it is beyond any fix :-(

 

So it seems that I am in the market for another helo kit ....damn!

 

Theuns

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Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, October 2, 2016 11:27 AM

That sucks.  It's no fun when something you put so much time into has to be given up on.  On the bright side you can go shopping for another kit, lol.

I picked up a Huey gunship last week.  1/32 scale.  Never done one of those before.  Maybe I'll get to it in the near future.

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, October 2, 2016 12:21 PM

I am tralling the net now for an easy to build kit that falls within my limited modest budget  :-(

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, October 2, 2016 11:03 PM

This doesn't help you Theuns, but I was at a club meeting a couple of months back. Someone had contacted them to clear out some kits, and I got an armful of them for $1 each. I already had the Huey, but that's what got me on the road to building it.

I've now pushed in three of the plastic parts that were fixed before joining the fuselage sides. The first lesson learned from this initial helo build is that white glue won't cut it as a fixing agent for the clear pieces on this.

I've deliberately left the side doors off until last, to allow me some chance to fix these parts, but I won't do it now until all filling/sanding/rescribing is complete.

Regards

Tony

 

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

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, October 3, 2016 12:34 PM

I had to get clear tamiya X22 as the hoby shop today and looked at the helo kits in my price range and non of them were any good....the search continues.

 

Theuns

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, October 3, 2016 8:53 PM

Theuns, I think I have a way forward for your MH-53. I posted it in the Modern GB. Let me know what you think.

Cheers

Tony

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

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