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HELICOPTERS - CHINOOK Group Build

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HELICOPTERS - CHINOOK Group Build
Posted by balta1 on Sunday, September 12, 2004 8:46 PM
Okay everyone it's time to pay tribute to one of best choppers ever to grace the earth's sky!
Here are the details;
- Any scale
- Any manufacturer
- Any aftermarket and/or conversion
- Any markings
There will be no start date only a finish date of Dec. 31 2005. All I ask is that you post pics of your progress. Let me know what y'all think.

GB Member List
balta1 - 1/72 Italeri ACH-47 & 1/72 Revell CH-47D
oldhooker - 1/144 Revell CH-47D conversion
djmodels1999 - 1/144 Revell 234 Chinook conversion
albymoore - Italeri's 1/72nd MH-47E & Italeri RAF Chinook HC.1
Ron Gronovius - Matchbox CH-47D with Eduard PE set
lodni_k - Italeri's 1/72nd MH-47E
Tazman3 - 1/72 Italeri CH-47 C/D
Swedish Mick - 1/72 Matchbox Chinook
AusLexusJapan - 1/72 Italeri CH-47D

Stir not the bitterness in the cup I have mixed for myself!

 

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Posted by oldhooker on Sunday, September 12, 2004 9:02 PM
Count me in! Smile [:)]

Currently scheduling a conversion of the Revell 1/144 CH-47D, into the "Model 347" winged Chinook.

Great GB subject! Smile [:)] (of course, I may be a little prejudiced) Wink [;)]
Take care,
Frank

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Posted by djmodels1999 on Monday, September 13, 2004 12:33 AM
I have that 1/144 Revell kit too.. Was thinking about it.. Let me see how things go.
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Posted by Aaronw on Monday, September 13, 2004 2:43 AM
I have the Chinook on my list of things to build, so sounds good. Probably won't happen until after January though, getting too far behind on stuff I've already started and I'd really like to finish something.
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Posted by balta1 on Monday, September 13, 2004 5:25 PM
Aaronw, I'm also booked until the end of the year with builds. I won't start my chinook til Jan. as well.

Come on people! Let's get some more folks on this build!

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Posted by djmodels1999 on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 4:42 AM
OK, if someone can direct me to decent info on the Boeing-Vertol 234 Commercial Chinook, I'm definitely in. I know two were operated by British Airways, and that another one ended up in Colombia, but that's about it...

Are the side 'bins' bigger on the 234 than on the CH-47D? I know the rotor blades are wider, but how much wider??
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Posted by balta1 on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 3:50 PM
Here's my first try a a GB badge. Let me know what you guys think.

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Posted by djmodels1999 on Friday, September 17, 2004 1:54 AM
I want a badge with a more colourful Chinook! (just kidding!)
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Posted by balta1 on Friday, September 17, 2004 6:41 AM
How about this one dj?

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Posted by djmodels1999 on Friday, September 17, 2004 7:37 AM
Still very green and brown, huh..?! Evil [}:)]
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Posted by balta1 on Friday, September 17, 2004 11:10 AM
Well here are the colors available:
Olive drab, dark olive drab, faded olive drab, faded olive drab, dirty olive drab and faded dirty olive drab
LOL

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Posted by djmodels1999 on Friday, September 17, 2004 11:48 AM
I see...

Shame, 'cause this one did look real pretty!



Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by balta1 on Friday, September 17, 2004 12:12 PM
OK, how about this one?

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Posted by djmodels1999 on Sunday, September 19, 2004 1:53 AM
Balta, I swear I was only joking! The original badge was peachy!

Domi
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Posted by albymoore on Monday, September 20, 2004 10:22 PM
Hi Balta,

I would love to join if it is not too late.

Please put me down for an MH-47E SOAR Chinook. The kit will be Italeri's 1/72nd MH-47E with Cobra Co's US Army Olive Drab lettering. If there is time, I also have an Italeri RAF Chinook HC.1that I could contribute as well.

CHeers,
Albert Clown [:o)]

"I know what it wants now...the void has swallowed the light and the machine wants my soul"

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Posted by balta1 on Monday, September 20, 2004 10:32 PM
No problem albymoore I'll add you and your kits to the list, BTW I saw your cobra over at Kalamazoo. Congrats on the award! It looks even cooler in person.

If somebody has any ideas for the GB Badge other than mine feel free to show us anything.

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Posted by albymoore on Monday, September 20, 2004 10:52 PM
Thanks for the congrats Balta. I had a ball in K-zoo. I met some nice folks, scored some great deals on some kits, and bringing home the hardware made it that much more enjoyable Approve [^].

I'll get started on those Chinooks tomorrow.

Cheers,
Albert Clown [:o)]

"I know what it wants now...the void has swallowed the light and the machine wants my soul"

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 9:33 AM
I've got the Matchbox CH-47D and Eduard PE set, so I may give this a try.
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Posted by balta1 on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 12:06 PM
Welcome Rob!
I'll put you and your kit on the list.

Looks like we're getting a good group together.
Don't forget the in progress pics.

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Posted by albymoore on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 6:56 PM
Well I managed to get the fuselage mods completed on the MH-47E. The larger fuel tanks didn't want to cooperate this time around (they dropped into place on the first SOAR Chinook I built). I just need to do some minor filling in spots (especially around the window inserts) and the hardest part of the build will be done. I'll post some pics tomorrow, must hit the sack!

BTW, here's the first SOAR Chinook I built;


Cheers,
Albert Clown [:o)]

"I know what it wants now...the void has swallowed the light and the machine wants my soul"

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Posted by balta1 on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 9:36 AM
Great builds there alby! I've always liked the look of the MH-47E. I'm going to have to pick one of them up sometime.

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Posted by albymoore on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 4:20 PM
Here's the pic I mentioned last night. Really illustrates the difference in fuel tank size between the standard D' and the MH-47E. What's not mentioned anywhere that I've seen is that you could build an MH-47D from this kit and not have to deal with the fuel tank conversion, but I like the look of the E', makes it look like a 'Hook on steroids.



Cheers,
Albert Clown [:o)]

"I know what it wants now...the void has swallowed the light and the machine wants my soul"

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Posted by balta1 on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 9:06 PM
Looks like you wasted no time in getting started there alby.
I like the badge! Would you be able to help set up the other ones too?

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Posted by albymoore on Thursday, September 23, 2004 3:32 PM
I'd be more than happy to help. Just post the pics or send a link and I'll set up what ever you need.

Cheers,
Albert Clown [:o)]

"I know what it wants now...the void has swallowed the light and the machine wants my soul"

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Posted by balta1 on Thursday, September 23, 2004 10:29 PM
Here's a couple that I found which would look cool should anyone want to use them. I'd like to use the one with the gunship. albymoore you're da man!




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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, September 23, 2004 11:05 PM
Found some CMK helicopter crewmen for my kit. Nice little 3 figure set that will dress up the interior.
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Posted by albymoore on Sunday, September 26, 2004 9:28 AM
Hi Guy,
GB Banners are done. There are six different banners, hopefully they'll fit the bill. I'll upload them later as Photobucket is having technical issues at the moment. I'll post them here when they are uploaded.

Cheers,
Albert Clown [:o)]

"I know what it wants now...the void has swallowed the light and the machine wants my soul"

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Posted by balta1 on Sunday, September 26, 2004 9:59 AM
Thanks albymoore!

Rob Gronovius - I've thought about picking those up as well, would you be able to post pics of them?

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Posted by albymoore on Monday, September 27, 2004 4:32 PM
Photobucket finally got the act together, so here's those banners. I've left them in their original sizes, so that way you guys can resize them to your liking.













Cheers,
Albert Clown [:o)]

"I know what it wants now...the void has swallowed the light and the machine wants my soul"

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Posted by balta1 on Monday, September 27, 2004 6:28 PM
albymoore - Thanks for taking the time to do this for us buddy. They all look awesome!

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