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"Fling Wing" GB 2016

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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 3, 2016 11:34 PM

Theuns, 

I would give you my MASH Bell 47 if you weren't literally on the opposite side of the earth. The shipping alone would be twice what the kit cost and the GB would be over before it got there.

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    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Monday, October 3, 2016 11:39 PM

LOL, that was a really kind offr mate, but as you said its impractical. Besides out postal servive might "help themselves" to the kit anyway :-(

 

I am sure I will find something easy to build soon. I have been looking at the range of small Revell series of EC-135 to 145's

I remembered that I have a 1/144 dragon Blackhawk I can do if all else fails. I would rather look for something easier though.

I am just a tad ticked off at myselff for the stupid painting mistakes I made thereby chucking about 30$ away with the MH 53....ah well it must be like golf maybe. It keeps you humble  ;-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, October 6, 2016 11:11 AM

After som net trauling I see my local HS has a 1/72 Revell BK 117 in stock for a good price, hope it it still there this weekend!

 

Theuns

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    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Saturday, October 8, 2016 1:59 AM

Hope you got it Theuns. I managed to acquire an Italeri UH-1C yestrerday.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, October 8, 2016 2:13 AM

Tony, what scale?Shall I add your UH1 to the roster?

 

Thuns

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    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, October 16, 2016 6:10 AM

So I bit the bullet and got mtself a new tool Airfix 1/72 Westland Sea King. I like it because it comes standard woth the option of having a folded tail and main blades.

I really hope my building luck with this one is better than with the 53!

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    March 2009
  • From: Middletown, OH
Posted by Buffirn on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:59 PM

Late to the party as usual!  I'd like to be added with the 1/72 Special Hobby AH-1G "Over the USA and Europe".

Jim Williams

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, October 20, 2016 2:46 AM
You picked a good bullet to bite Theuns, I'm jealous as hell ! REALLY looking forward to that one. Cheers Tony

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

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:26 AM

I added you to the roster :-)

I am inbetween projects at work and only need to report at the start of Nov so I am going to try get some build time on my sea king. It is cool to have time off but as a contractor it is a hassle if you get paid ony when you work :-(

Looking at the "tiger camo" on the sea king box art I was struck with an idea to do a what if scheme like this one 

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    March 2008
  • From: Charleston, SC
Posted by kg4kpg on Friday, October 21, 2016 7:02 AM

Anyone got a completion yet? I'm still waiting to start. Hoping to close on my new home by Thanksgiving, then I can start and still finish by 12/31. Sucks having almost everything I own in storage. :(

Looking forward to seeing what everyone ends up with.

Chris

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, October 21, 2016 11:26 AM

Yup, both Rob and Keyda have completed models :-)

I als hope to get started on my sea king next week.

 

Theuns

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    April 2014
Posted by B_one fixer on Friday, October 21, 2016 11:29 AM

I'm getting close to being  complete. But work keeps getting in the way Tongue Tied

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Saturday, October 22, 2016 7:32 PM

That's a beauty Theuns. I've been thinking fo running a Tiger Meet GB next year, or maybe just a Tiger GB that includes Tiger Meet aircraft, F-5Es, Tiger tanks, King Tigers, Sturmtigers, Jagdtigers, Tiger Moths, RAF 74 (Tiger) squadron aircraft and whatever else we thing of. I've got a Hawker Hunter in Swiss Tiger Meet colours on my mind.

I'd love you to do tjhe TIger Meet Dea Kinf now though.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, October 22, 2016 11:45 PM

Tony if you do a tiger meet gb I am sure I will join :-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:02 AM

Here is the start...

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, October 31, 2016 9:21 AM

I got the basic interior done, I hope to join the fuse tonight.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 11:23 PM

I got the fuselage closed up, interestingly the windshield is made up of 3 sections that have to be glued on. It was a little fiddly but with carefull application of tamiya extra thin in the joints it woked out well.
Next is to sand the jointlines on the the fuse then add all the little "lumps and bumps" in form of the sensors ect.

Theuns

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 2:32 AM

Looks good Theuns.

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

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:45 AM
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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, November 3, 2016 5:41 AM

Here it is sofar...

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 8:02 AM

update

 

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, November 11, 2016 1:07 AM

Ok guys, I am calling this one done.

The detail of this kit is nice, I would have liked more detail in the main and tail rotorhead assembly, they are very basic. I added pitch likns to the main rotor head.

The decals wer OK, a little unreactive to microsol, but not to bad.

The folded rotor head and tail is a nice touch. This model needs to be mounted on a base, there are many things to break off when handling it, I did so with the port side mounding ladder/door.

Otherwize a good little model, a vast improvement ovr the old tool sea king :-)

 

 

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Saturday, November 12, 2016 4:54 PM

Nice job Theuns!  Need to add that one to the stash.  The new tool Airfix stuff keeps getting better and better.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, December 5, 2016 10:26 PM

hi all, just under 1 month to go....tick tock ;-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, December 12, 2016 9:54 PM

Hi all peeps, I assume no one is going to start a new model now?

Theuns

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 12, 2016 10:20 PM

No, I guess I'll have to wait for the next helo build to build my Bell 47

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:22 PM

cool, looking forward to seeing that one :-)

 

Theuns

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