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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:46 AM

Next step for the Pitcairn, the rotor was set up in a jig and the rotor rigging added. Going slow at the moment with life getting in the way of building.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:30 AM

I can't get over how good that rotor looks Piers. I get ya about slowing down.

Steve

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:01 AM

Thanks Steve,

Getting very close now - got the wndscreen bent up from clear sheet, and framed up with decals.

And the motor is installed too

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, June 12, 2021 11:12 AM

That looks spectacular and mate. All that gloss paint cannot be easy.

Steve

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Saturday, June 12, 2021 4:11 PM

Holy cow, lostagain!  That is some truly awesome craftsmanship you've got going!

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Saturday, June 12, 2021 9:44 PM
beautiful looking autogyro

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, June 18, 2021 4:44 AM

Thanks Guys, that means a lot.

So here is the finished product:

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 18, 2021 8:04 PM

Jeez mate that thing is goreous!

Which picture do you want on the wall? There are several good ones.

Steve

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, June 19, 2021 1:15 PM

Excellent, Piers.  Looks like things on your bench are all coming together at once.

John

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, June 19, 2021 3:55 PM

Beautiful job on the autogyro!  Really, really nice.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Sunday, June 20, 2021 7:19 AM

Thanks for the kind comments guys, I am pretty happy with the result.

Thanks very much for running the group build Steve, I have been wanting to build this model for a while and this GB was perfect for it. Happy for you to use the first photo please.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, June 20, 2021 7:55 AM

lostagain when I opened the page the top view popped up first and I practically jumped out of my seat! The completed model is stupendous. I love that thing Bow Down tough colors to lay down and they really really pop.

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! AND the local club build theme for November is Nose Art, I've gotta build something for that, let's add my Tamiya 1/48 P-38 Lightning

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:29 AM

lostagain
Thanks very much for running the group build Steve, I have been wanting to build this model for a while and this GB was perfect for it. Happy for you to use the first photo please.

You got it mate, got it up.

Steve

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, June 25, 2021 3:33 AM

Thanks Mongoose,

Very kind words, almost made me blush! The colours did cause me a few headaches, especially round the compound curves, but really happy with the way it came out.

If you want more bright colours, be sure to join in the Between the Wars GB next year - there are a few colourful planes I have for that one too!

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, July 2, 2021 9:45 PM

The painting has begun on the V22.  The tails are yellow and a black decal with clear numbers goes over it to reveal yellow on black.  Once dry I'll mask and do the 3 gray scheme.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Saturday, July 3, 2021 7:05 AM

Like the look of those marking keavdog

 

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, July 3, 2021 3:11 PM

Lostagain - That's a nice build of a rarely seen subject!  A+  Big Smile

Keavdog - That fin marking scheme is most cool!  We have V-22s at KMCAS now and they frequently fly by my house.  They make a weird, unique throbbing sound approaching, which then transitions to more or less an airplane sound as they go by.  But no noticeable "thup-thup-thup" like helicopters.  I notice their engine nacelles are always half transitioned - maybe that is the low speed flight setting?  I wonder if the full down position is only for flat-out runs?

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, July 3, 2021 3:21 PM

This squadron is stationed at Miramar which is about 20 miles west of me.  They fly over my house almost daily in full forward mode at a pretty good clip.   The make a prett deep rumble when they fly over. 

Thanks,

John

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, July 3, 2021 3:34 PM

Nice work there John. I built the same subject a few years back useing the Hase 72nd kit.

They have these based up at RAF Mildenhall and we often see them around here. They make a hell of a noise.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, July 4, 2021 1:32 PM

I love the markings John.

Bish, I've rarely seen them but yeah, they are loud.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, September 18, 2021 4:42 PM

I've totaly lost my *** on the F-35. The seams required so much sanding that I lost a lot of rivit detail. I'll finish it but not right now. SO I decided to change my entry from the F-35 to a 1/144 Revell Eurocopter Puma with Tigermeet markings.

I started with the interior of course. Next I'll give it a black prime coat and paint the interior colors. I believe I'll use oils on the interior. I want to try some blending that I just can't achieve with acrylics or enamels.

Steve

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 18, 2021 4:47 PM

Understand punting on a frustrating kit - see my JHawk Sad

That looks like a great project - love the tigermeet stuff.  Whew she's a little bird in that scale.  Does the kit come with the tiger stripe decals?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, September 18, 2021 7:50 PM

Yes thank goodness Big Smile

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 1, 2021 9:41 AM

To catch up with the Puma. I completed the interior, closed the fuse, masked the canopy. I spit with white primer and went over that with a white lower and orange upper. Next comes the decals.

    

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 1, 2021 9:10 PM

Whoa that Puma looks bright!  Can't wait to see the decals.

Light ghost gray is on the Osprey.  Two more shades of gray to go - not sure if I'm going to free hand or sausage mask.  The differences are so subtle but overspray here would be a factor.  And BTW - managed to only knock off one of the fiddley bits while handling - success.

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, October 2, 2021 7:12 PM

Nice looking Osprey, I go with the mask to be safe.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, October 7, 2021 3:45 AM

Progress

Thanks,

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 7, 2021 8:37 AM

Oh, nice! I really like that tail.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:08 PM

I finally completed the Puma. Not a bad kit at all. The decals went on rather well. The windoes are a bit fiddly though.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:56 PM

Man that turned out great Steve!  I real eye catcher indeed.

Thanks,

John

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