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Skycrane kits?
Posted by J-Hulk on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 11:22 AM
Howdy, helo specialists!

I was just wondering, have there been any kits of the Skycrane other than the old 1/72 Revell and 1/100 Tamiya kits?
~Brian
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 11:50 AM
There's one in Revell's catalogue but it must be the re-re-re-re-release of the old kit...

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Posted by J-Hulk on Thursday, December 4, 2003 8:21 AM
Yeah, probly, eh?
That's a very cool helo that has been ignored for too long. A nice 1/35 version from Trumpeter or somebody would be appreciated! ( I mention them because they're the most likely to do one. Or maybe Panda...)
~Brian
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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Thursday, December 4, 2003 9:06 AM
If Panda did one....you might get it by 2006?

Yep! at least in 1/32 scale would be nice!
Straighten up and fly right.....
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Friday, December 5, 2003 5:43 AM
Brian, they have to do a large scale Rafale first!
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Posted by wibhi2 on Monday, December 8, 2003 3:40 PM
I think oldhooker posted a thread of a french guy scratch building a 1/48th version
3d modelling is an option a true mental excercise in frusrtation
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Posted by oldhooker on Monday, December 8, 2003 4:48 PM
"Right you are, wibhi2",

The individual's name is Philippe Dognon. He has coverage of an incredible scratch-build in progress of a 1/48 CH-54 here:
http://www.hkngallery.org.uk/hkngallery.nsf/9e7858703c56bfb280256b960044cd7b/084b7535e42f390380256bca00371f66

For those who are unaware of this website, here's the link,
http://www.hkngallery.org.uk/, which contains all kinds of additional goodies, check it out! Smile [:)]

I'd be happy with a 1/48 "Crane"! Wink [;)]
Frank

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Posted by J-Hulk on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 9:41 AM
Wow, that 1/48 Skycrane is incredible!
Thanks for that link, guys.
~Brian
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 11:11 AM
Wow indeed!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 12, 2003 4:37 PM
Gosh-Thath 1/48 is something else! Nice Work!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 3:23 AM
It has been my experience on this forum that once a really difficult scratch build has been started, a kit will appear within 6 months - heres hoping !.

On a different note, a friend id mine has started looking at a project to build an Irish Air Corps Sikorsky S61N.
Is there a conversion kit available in 48th for the Hasegawa/Revell kit?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 11:07 AM
As a postcript,
Philippe won a gold at Telford with this model.

P.
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Posted by oldhooker on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 10:48 PM
QUOTE: Philippe won a gold at Telford with this model.


That's great, he really does nice work! I wish I could find some pictures of the finished product, I bet it's something, and...
QUOTE: It has been my experience on this forum that once a really difficult scratch build has been started, a kit will appear within 6 months

...it sure would be nice to see a larger scale production of the Crane!

Speaking of such, for those of you who were in Vietnam, I'm sure you saw Crane's slinging Chinooks.... but.... I bet you can count on one hand (probably one finger), how many times you've seen a Chinook slinging a Crane, even in pictures!

Honestly, the ONLY time I've even heard of such a thing, was in 2002, while CH-54 #66-18409 (an old 147th "Hillclimber" bird), was being lifted to Ft. Hood to be restored and put on static display.


Frank

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 5:28 AM
Frank,

Try the following, prepare to be amazed!!!
http://r.gire.free.fr/vos%maquettes/philippe%20dognon/ch 54 skycrane.htm

You may also want to try
www.hkngallery.org.uk/
Open the forum and scroll down to "Telford tasters". Philippe also has some pic's in the "Models by scale" gallery.
Check out his "Stallion" scratchbuilt also.

Regards.
P.
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Posted by oldhooker on Thursday, December 18, 2003 8:01 AM
Thanks for the link, Pops, unfortunately it doesn't work[:0]

I have the HKN Gallery featured in the links on my webpage and have Philippe's ACH-47A included in my "Visitors Projects" section. He does Truly Fantastic work, and has been an inspiration to me.

I've noticed a marked deterioration in my vision since completing my last complex scratch build a couple years ago, and my doctor said that it was directly related to the "Prolonged Eye Strain" which occurred during the 8 month project. He prescribed glasses for me to wear while I'm modeling, but said the damage had already been done.Black Eye [B)]



Take care




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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 4:38 PM
Frank,

That was my faultBlush [:I], gave you incorrect url.

Try this with the _ added.

http://r.gire.free.fr/vos%20maquettes/philippe%20dognon/ch_54_skycrane.htm

Sorry to hear about the eyes. The same happened to me, you have my sympathies.
I find one of those large mag' lamps with a day light tube works very well.
I can work for far longer without strain.

Regards.
P.

Ps. Just tried it and it worksApprove [^]Approve [^]Approve [^]Approve [^]
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Posted by oldhooker on Thursday, December 18, 2003 10:18 PM
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Philippe is the MAN!!!
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Thanks for the link, Pops, it's nice to just go look through some
of his stuff when I'm having trouble on a relatively simple construction
step.... very inspirational!

Tally Ho....
Frank

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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Thursday, December 18, 2003 10:42 PM
OK....there goes my crown!!

HOLY COW!!!

Hey guys! I have a 1969 issue 1/72 scale Revell of germany Sky crane kit for sale or trade! ....open but complete with decals and instructions. Box in excellent shape!

ttenlow@prodigy.net
Straighten up and fly right.....
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Posted by oldhooker on Friday, December 19, 2003 1:04 AM
Yo Troy....

Got one of them myself, in my bedroom closet amongst the others that's been begging to
get built for the last year... Cool [8D]

Frank

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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Friday, December 19, 2003 9:02 AM
CORRECTION:

It's a 1968 kit.

Alright Frank! get to building!Tongue [:P]

If those new 1/72 scale U-BOOTS don't get to the U.S. soon I may just build my 1/35 Super Frelon!!

( the one under the tree that I don't know nuttin aboutWink [;)] )
Straighten up and fly right.....
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 20, 2003 9:19 AM
Naughty, naughty, Papa, you been peeking Approve [^]Approve [^]Approve [^]Approve [^]Approve [^]Approve [^]

Have a great Christmas everyone.
Pops.
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Posted by oldhooker on Saturday, December 20, 2003 9:59 AM
You guys are really blessed, getting these great models for Christmas (did you see that ACLU, I said CHRISTMAS!!)... as I don't recall ever getting a model under the tree. Don't know why, I've been building them for as long as I can remember, but what I end up with is another addition to my Historic collection of Old Spice Gift Sets!!!! When asked what I want to Christmas, I'll tell them of a model I've been looking at for a long time, but it never quite makes it home... "Well, one looks just like the other and I'm afraid I'd get one you didn't like" "That's why I wrote the name & manufacturer on the wish list, remember?" hehehe

Oh well.... anyone want some Old Spice? Dead [xx(]

Frank

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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Saturday, December 20, 2003 10:56 AM
Hooker I will trade your old spice for some soap on a rope!....or maybe a ugly tie?Dunce [D)]
Straighten up and fly right.....
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