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1/35 CH-47D Chinook ... Finished, APR 2011

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Posted by Medicman71 on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 8:25 PM

Lol. Sorry about the hijack. I'll take pics and get my own WIP post. Looking forward to more of the Chinook.

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Posted by modelchasm on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 10:58 PM

Hahaha! No problem, buddy .... I'm lookin' forward to seeing the Osprey ... might just have to break open my kit just to handle it for a minute. HAHA!!!

Getting some painting done, but want to get more done before I post an update ....

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Posted by SuppressionFire on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 6:54 AM

Medicman71

Hahhaha! You did hijack your own thread. Don't worry. I see it happen all the time. As far as the interior of the Osprey, i've done a little detailing. Not as mush as you did with the Chinook though. There's no roof to the rear cargo area so it's a little difficult. I did add some to the side walls. But the interior of the cargo area is extremely busy with wiring and plumming. I have no idea how to make a roof/ ceiling for it.

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John Voltec (spell?) would have a field day super detailing that interior! I never realized how complex it really was, thanks for posting the pictures.

Looking forward to this diorama being finished, excellent theme & subject!

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Posted by Killjoy on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:55 PM

Hehe..yeah, I remember riding in those and thinking how much stuff there was hanging down!  Now are you going to model he crewman doing in-flight repairs and wrapping 100mph tape around stuff?  Surprise

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Posted by modelchasm on Thursday, July 22, 2010 10:28 AM

Yeah, the Osprey kit is going to be a beast for detailing ...

Hey Ish ... here's a question for you ... as well as others that may know ... I'm working on getting the cockpit painted up, but I'm afraid that I might be painting it all wrong. And the instructions aren't any help and reference pics just confuse me .... Is the cockpit on a D model black, OD, or A/C grey? I've seen a little of everything. Also, the padding in the cargo interior ... what kind of grey-green color is that? ...

... Just when I think I've got things figured out....

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, July 22, 2010 2:20 PM

Cockpit is all blacked-out for NVG compatability.

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Posted by modelchasm on Thursday, July 22, 2010 3:14 PM

Well now that makes sense now that I think about. Thanks Heavy!

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Posted by Medicman71 on Thursday, July 22, 2010 4:06 PM

Ok. I started a thread on the Osprey. That's all i'm gonna say bout that.

When you gonna post more pics of the Chinook? Want to see more.

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Posted by Ish47guy on Thursday, July 22, 2010 7:48 PM

Heavy Arty is 100% correct about the cockpit color.

The cabin soundproofing nowadays is pretty much a straight medium gray.  

 

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Posted by modelchasm on Thursday, July 22, 2010 8:11 PM

Ish, thanks for confirming that .... and for the information on the padding. I don't think that I'm as bad or as far off as I first thought .....

Hopefully, I'll be able to get some more paint laid tonight.

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Posted by modelchasm on Friday, July 23, 2010 12:28 AM

Here's a short update .... I was able to get some black laid down on the interior so I could get started on the cockpit. Everything else from here on in the pit will be hand painted, so I should be able to finish it up this weekend.

Before painting though I added a little scratch work to add in the upper door/ window on the crew's entrance. This will be stowed in the up position.

... and here's the inside of the hatch with some PE added.


Here's everything that got painted tonight. The cargo area floors were taped off and given the black "textured" non-slip strips, as well as the entrance to the crew door, and the ramp. The pit was painted all black to include the dash and the seat frames. The seat cushions will later be painted a tan color. And last but not least ... quickly becoming my favorite part of this so far ... the M134 Mini's. Enjoy....


Just a quick update. Hopefully, I'll have more after the weekend's done.

As always ... all C&C is welcome. Thanks for following.....

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Posted by modelchasm on Monday, August 2, 2010 9:59 AM

Here's a little something of an update. Not a lot, but we're getting there....

First off, I took the US Flag sticker that I had and stuck it to the roof section and then added thread to act as the bungie cords used to secure it. The sticker followed the folds I added to the milliput pretty nicely. I was going to then glue it all the way down, but then decided to leave it as is since a real flag would droop a little.

Here's a little idea of the view that you'll get from the open window....

The pilots are not glued down yet as I plan on securing them in once all the washes, etc are down in the pit. But here's an idea of one of them secured in the seat with belts and all that. Since this is the co-pilot, I added a map to his lap. Nothing too fancy, just something that will hopefully be seen the 3rd or 4th time to look inside.

... and an idea of them added to the pit.

One thing I wanted to note in the above pic is the fire extinguisher. All extinguishers in the "hook" were painted all red. Then black and metallic silver Sharpie markers were used to finish them off. WAY TOO EASY ... this method is really beginning to rub off on me. Too easy ... too lazy ... too AWESOME!

Another quick look at the pit ... again, before washes and highlights.

Cargo seating is done, except for adding in the belts.

 

That's what I've got at the moment for the 'Hook. Check'r out and let me know what you think. And as always .... all C&C welcome. Give'r hell, boys!!

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Posted by Killjoy on Monday, August 2, 2010 10:41 AM

I'll say it again.  WOW!  Your attention to detail is really impressive.  I am loving watching this build come along.  Can't wait to see it in the dynamic final position!

Plus, those mini-guns rock!  I am sure they'll look sweet painted up.  I can almost hear the ripping sound now!

Chris

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Posted by modelchasm on Monday, August 2, 2010 10:52 AM

Thanks Chris! ... love that "smiley" btw. HAHA!!!

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Posted by Medicman71 on Monday, August 2, 2010 10:59 AM

Man it looks great!! Awsome looking so far.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, August 2, 2010 2:26 PM

The interior is looking very good.  Great job so far.

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Posted by modelchasm on Monday, August 2, 2010 7:20 PM

Thanks MM & Gino ....

... now back to work!

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Posted by tonka on Monday, August 2, 2010 10:00 PM

Great job on the interior! The 'pit' is looking great,,nice job on the detail level and I love the flag!!

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Posted by rtfoe on Friday, August 6, 2010 5:38 AM

I love all of it, the pit, interior, flag, and pilots. Great job. Your progress is mind boggling. Keeping a bead on this.

Cheers,

Richard

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Posted by modelchasm on Sunday, August 8, 2010 11:19 PM

Thanks again for all the feedback guys .....

Got the rear ramp areas nearly completed. Detailing is complete, they're sitting in the booth with Future curing getting ready to have washes applied tomorrow. All clear parts are Futured as well and drying.

Here's pics of all the plumbing in the ramp area. I could have added more, but after looking at a quick test fit, I think that any more would just have been a waste of time and made things to look too busy back there. Hopefully, things will be easier to see (not to mention a little more interesting once washes are applied).


That's it for now. Will be washing tomorrow, highlighting the next hopefully closing it up soon after .... and working on the building while things dry.

As always, all C&C welcome.

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Posted by jetmodeler on Monday, August 9, 2010 12:46 PM

Wow. Looks pretty good so far.Toast

 

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Posted by modelchasm on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 10:26 AM

Thanks Jet.

Happy to say that this one is still coming along ... The interior is drying w/ a coat of dullcoat and then she'll be ready to be closed up. Got the cargo seat seatbelts in, get it a good oil wash and added a few more details to the reae ramp area. Just been working in a groove so I don't have pictures to post just yet. Will soon though ...

I can already tell that closing up this thing is going to be a beast. Hate to say it, but I'm going to have to get creative in this close up. This is "strike 2" for this kit .... the first being that OBVIOUS lack of detail for the interior and the lack of a crew.

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Posted by Medicman71 on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 5:53 PM

At least you have a roof on yours!!! LOL!!

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Posted by dupes on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 5:27 PM

Wow, man...great build! Just picked this kit up - I can tell now that it's going to need some extra work!!!

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Posted by modelchasm on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 11:59 PM

Thanks for all the comments guys. Dupe, the kit is pretty good except for the interior detail, or lack thereof, and the fit of the fuse halves, which I just got done dealing with .... TONS of Tenax and CA Glue.

Here's an update for tonight ..... The fuse is all closed up as of right now. Just letting it sit and cure/ dry. After posting this, I'll be working a little more on the engines and maybe the rotors tomorrow.

I know that I posted one like this before, but I added a little more detail to the rear fuse by writing small inscriptions in various places w/ a fine Sharpie. (Love that Sharpie...) I also added a couple of small red and blue markings/ bandings on the plumbing for super-small details. Can you see them?

The top of the ramp ....

The interior bulkhead w/ the radio and comms equipment ....

Cargo seating with belts complete. (1/2 done to show you the difference) ...

Here's a test fitting of the support frame. It's not even glued together and it already holds the helo! Dare I say this thing MIGHT be indestructable! .... ok, maybe not.

Couple of shots of the how I pieced the structure together ... First, the pieces that make up the support ... long rod with a hole drilled, glued together vertical rods to support the helo, and a nail to attached the two together.

Next, the bottom of the cobbled together base. I cut out two channels to hold the two rods that run the length of the base. Glued these in and put everything together.

After that, I got into a little bit of the artistic license part .... From the picture you can't see much below the building, but you can tell that it's got to be on the side of a hill or mountain. So, I took some foam board and got to work making some typography. This will be attached to a wooden, stained based and then filled in later with "earth" material.


That's pretty much it for now.  As always ... all C&C welcome! Enjoy!

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 9:53 AM

The interior looks great.  I like the stenciling and finer details great job on it.  The supports look like they will be perfect as well.  The only thing I would change is the base.  I would angle the building so it is slightly askew to the rectangle base.  Whenever doing diorama bases, its always better to angle the pieces on them so they don't look as posed.  Other than that, it is coming along great.  I can't wait to see this one finished.  Definitely a winner.

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Posted by modelchasm on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 10:44 AM

Thanks for that Gino! ... I woke up this morning and looked at it and thought the same thing. Since I haven't started in on the ground work, I should be able to "fix" the foam board base a little so that I can angle the building. Right now, it's just too tight a fit to get a good angle going. I figure that I shoud be able to get three different angles out of it ... 1) the foam board base will be 90 degrees to the wooden, stained base that I'll be building this weekend, 2) the building will be angled on the foam board terrain, and 3) the helo wil be at another angle on the building.

Thanks for the opinion ... did nothing but help solidify what I was thinking!  THANKS AGAIN!!!

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Posted by Medicman71 on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 12:56 PM

Looking great!! I do have a question for ya. How did you weather the floor and ramp of the cargo deck? Mine doesn't look all that great (first time i've done weathering).

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Posted by modelchasm on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 3:45 PM

Thanks buddy! Appreciate that.....

The weathering was done using an oil sludge wash. I mixed some artists oils with mineral spirits (a little different than using terpeniod, but not as hazardous). After spraying the surface with Future and letting that fully cure for 24 hrs, I sludged up the surfaces to be weathered and then let it dry for about 20-30 minutes. (This is one of the differences in using mineral spirits ... they tend to dry a little faster than using terpeniod. ) After drying, I took a q-tip saoked with spirits, dabbed it on a paper towel to get the excess off, and then proceeded to "clean" off the sludge. Just be careful not to apply too much pressure as this will lift it out of the panel lines and recesses. The q-tip will get dirtied up in a hurry but you can use this to make streaks, etc. I used burnt sienna and a little black in some places. When done, let it sit and fully dry for about 24 hrs and then spray it with a dull coat sealer. .... and that's it. Too easy.

I plan on doing something similar to the exterior, except I'll be using a mixture of methods like preshading, sludge washes, dot filtering, etc.

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Posted by Pawel on Thursday, August 19, 2010 10:32 AM

Scott, nice progress on this one, the interior looks really good. On the base, there is the question of the angles Gino brought up, I wonder how you are going to adress this one.

One thing that worries me a bit is that connection of two different metals, I mean the nail (iron) and the pipes (copper). In this situation the nail could develop corrosion (electrochemical effects) and this could cause you problems later. I don't know if you can still fix it, but I thought I'll let you know.

Good luck with your project, have a nice day

Pawel

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