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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 20, 2020 11:03 AM

Theuns

Hi Steve please put me down for a 1/48 MRC H34 , I just started the cockpit this week.

 

Theuns 

You got it buddy, I'll update when I get back this evening.

Steve

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:00 AM

OK, the basic iterior has been done, a little fiddly but the PE belts give nice detail, I just added some wire looms to the side of the port cabin aswell as collectives that were not supplied.

 IMG_20201222_184027 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20201222_184246 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 27, 2020 1:16 AM

Nice work Theunis!

Steve

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, December 27, 2020 2:46 AM

All I can say is wow, Theuns.  That looks great!

 

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, December 28, 2020 11:51 PM

I got the fuselage rear section joined but the front upper section just ahead of the windshield simply will not fit, there is a 2mm gap that I can not figure out, somthing must be fouling the fit, I will have to get in there with a blade to trim plastic away .

 

Theuns

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:03 AM

Nuts! There must be something in the way. 

Steve

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Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:16 PM

I'd like to start off 2021 with a contribution of a Monogram 1/48 UH1 Huey Hog.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO; Monogram 1/48 UH-1C Huey Hog; and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:51 PM

Awesome Tomcat, I'll put you down.

Steve

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:31 AM

I had one bad time to try to get the nose to fit, the cockpit was to wide and after gittig it OK-ish the canopy was the next thing to wrangle into place but under primer it looked acceptable

 IMG_20210108_154757 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

The PE grills do look really nice I must say.

Then the dayglow I wanted to show as starting to fade. I have worked on and sprayed military aircraft with the same dayglow and it tends to fade from the top down and the bottom surfaces and bottom sides remain relatively orrange and the upper surfaces fade to a pale yellow over time. The faded areas are also patchy as the paint is thicker in some areas than others as the painter sprayed it on.

 IMG_20210109_080853 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20210109_080915 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

The grey I did noy want to go to dark as it will loose the effect I am after.

 IMG_20210109_162142 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:43 AM

Hapy with the paint sofar

 IMG_20210113_135331 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20210113_135154 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:50 AM

falconmod

Since I'm coming into the GB late I'm finally getting a picture posted.

Found out that "vintage classic" means lots of flash warped parts and lots of filing and sanding to come.

John 

 

Doing some work on the nose.

next up I'll post some pictures of the clear parts!  talk about bad fit, I almost chucked it in the bin last night!

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:59 AM

Sorry guys, the notifications have been going to the Spam folder for some reason Confused

Theuns, despite the fit issues you H34 is looking good.

John don't do that! It'll come together and look great. It's a 55 year old mold. First produced when I was 5!

Steve

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Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:33 AM

that me means I was 3!   I was only tempted to toss it.  not gonna let a little piece of plastic beat me!  besides I got lots of putty and a whole box of evergreen plastic shapes to fill in the gaps.Big Smile

John

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1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 Me-210

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Posted by falconmod on Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:39 AM

Here's a couple of more pictures looking at the worst part of this model, not sure how to deal with a gap this big in the glass.

I'll have to superglue a piece of clear sprue in there.  the framing for the windows is very thin so this should be fun!

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:31 AM

Ouch, that is a big gap Surprise.

I don't have anything off the top of my head for an issue such as that. That's a challange for sure.

Steve

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:58 PM

Thats awful!

John

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Posted by falconmod on Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:05 PM

jeaton01

Thats awful!

 

Ya it is, and there's no real way to get them closer.  the top clear part that the wings attach to has lip on the bottom side that the side glass fits into.  And believe me I tried both sides of the lip to get the glass closer and that's as good as it get.

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Posted by oortiz10 on Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:06 PM

Hey Steve,

I'm wondering if I can get back in on this GB. I finished my Cobra demonstrator, but I'd like to contribute two more Cobras. I'm hoping to get them both done by the deadline. One will be a Vietnam era Army AH-1G (kitbash), and one will be a Gulf War era USMC AH-1J in gray camo. 

I've started the -1G but haven't done more than cut up the doghouse and scratch the chin turret. 

Let me know if it's OK. Having such a short time to build these will keep the fire lit under my...chair.

Thanks!

-O

 

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:09 PM

You bet O, it's always a pleasure to have you aboard.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:04 PM

Was looking for a possible replacement canopy for you but don't see one. Maybe someone has an idea on the Airfix forum. 

Steve

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Posted by falconmod on Friday, January 15, 2021 7:32 AM

Well I decided to add some wedges in the canopy from some  clear plastic and some evergreen where the framing rails are.

I'll need to polish the center one up a little but this should fix the problem.Bang Head

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 15, 2021 10:21 AM

I must say John, you have more patience than I do.

Steve

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Posted by oortiz10 on Sunday, January 17, 2021 2:27 PM

Hey FSM, I wanted to share the little progress I've made on my helos. 

I got I started on my AH-1J. My plan is to build it in the 3 gray camo scheme used during Desert Storm. I want to build every version of the Cobra that served with the Marines. This will Cobra be the second of the series. I finished a kit-bashed -1G in '19 and the 4-bladed demstrator last year. I purchased the Cobra Company resin cockpits for the the J, T, and W for my project. I decided to go ahead and use the resin for this build. 

I have never used a resin cockpit before. My experience with resin hadn't extended beyond an ejection seat or a set of wheels. Overall, I'm happy with the way it turned out. There are a few little mistakes here and there, but they really won't be noticeable under the canopy. The only addition I made was a pair of scratch built ECS hoses.

I also got the cockpit done for my Army AH-1G. This is mostly OOB except for a couple of small changes. I scratched the ECS hoses, used some tape for some simple seatbelts, and added a piece of acetate for the sighting glass. Oh, and since I removed the molded ECS detail from the rear bulkhead, I covered it in aluminum foil to represent some soundproofing. Not perfect, but I think it passes muster.

I'm ready to move on to the airframes. I'll be sharing my progress as I make it. Comments, questions and criticisms welcome. Thanks for looking!

-O

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:44 PM

Looks goos O. I never used resin pits either and am thinking of getting one for my 1/48 F-18A. Curious to see how they generaly fit.

Steve

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Posted by falconmod on Monday, January 18, 2021 11:57 AM

I got the space in the front widscreen fixed.  now taping the glass in prep for painting,  I kind of did things backwords as the there are very few frame lines to mask around,   I cut thin strips of tape and taped where the frames should be.

then I put tape over that and cut out the mask part the goes over the clear glass then removed the frame strips and waa-la masks ready to paint.

then onto the spindley landing gear,  this old airfix kit never put in some of the bracing,  there's a V shaped one on each side midway on the lading gear to the fuselage that needs to be added as well as a couple of vertical ones from the bottom of the wings to the wing struts that I still need to add.

John

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 18, 2021 2:20 PM

Great fix John Yes looks good.

Steve

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Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:45 AM

Well I think all the bracing is done.  The white evergreen rods that are kinda hard to see I had to add as the kit didn't have them.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 Me-210

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Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:46 AM

Thanks Modelcrazy!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:53 AM

Good addition John. I'm surprised tha Airfix didn't have them. Their old stuff didn't fit worth a darn but I allways thought they were accurate to a point, and those are major details to omitt.

Steve

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Posted by falconmod on Friday, January 22, 2021 6:24 AM

Got the bottom all taped up.  Now to tape the top side and start painting the top camo.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 Me-210

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